Richard J. Andreano, Jr.

Richard J. Andreano, Jr.

Ballard Spahr LLP

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CFPB settles RESPA referral fee charges against mortgage lender based on rent payments

The CFPB has announced that it has issued a Consent Order to settle charges that a mortgage lender and its principal violated RESPA Section 8 by paying illegal kickbacks to a bank in exchange for mortgage loan referrals....more

1/17/2014 - Banking Sector Borrowers CFPB Contract Drafting Disgorgement Dodd-Frank HUD Kickbacks Lenders Real Estate Market RESPA

CFPB updates Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide

The CFPB has issued Version 2.0 of its “2013 CFPB Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide.” The Guide, originally issued in July 2013, is intended “to help financial institutions come into and maintain compliance with” the...more

12/17/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules

Agencies propose changes to QRM exemption and additional exemptions

Federal regulators have issued their long-awaited revised qualified residential mortgage (QRM) proposal. The proposal, which implements Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act, was issued jointly by the FDIC, Fed, OCC, SEC and,...more

8/30/2013 - Borrowers CFPB Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve FHFA HUD Mortgage-Backed Securities Mortgages OCC QRM Standard SEC

CFPB files lawsuit challenging loan officer bonuses

It appears the CFPB wants to send a warning through the lawsuit it filed yesterday in a Utah federal court against a mortgage company and two of its officers for allegedly paying illegal bonuses to loan officers that were...more

7/25/2013 - Bonuses CFPB Dodd-Frank HOEPA Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Sales Commissions

CFPB issues Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide

The CFPB has issued a “2013 CFPB Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide” that is intended “to help financial institutions come into and maintain compliance with” the CFPB’s mortgage rules finalized in January 2013....more

7/12/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Mortgage Servicing Rules Mortgages

Cordray advises no delay in mortgage rule implementation

In a June 19 speech to the Exchequer Club, CFPB Director Richard Cordray advised that the Bureau fully expects all institutions to be in compliance with the new mortgage rules when they become effective in January 2014....more

6/21/2013 - CFPB Deadlines Dodd-Frank Mortgages Richard Cordray

TILA Ban on Mandatory Arbitration in Mortgage Loans Takes Effect June 1

The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) ban on mandatory arbitration provisions in certain mortgage loans becomes effective on June 1, 2013. Lenders now using mortgage loan documentation containing such provisions should take steps...more

5/17/2013 - Dodd-Frank Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Mortgages Regulation Z TILA

CFPB Issues Final ECOA Appraisal Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a final rule to implement Dodd-Frank amendments to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act that require creditors to provide to a first lien mortgage applicant a copy of all...more

1/25/2013 - Appraisal CFPB Dodd-Frank ECOA Liens Mortgages Valuation

CFPB issues final rules on mortgage servicing, appraisals and loan originator compensation

The regulatory barrage continued last week with the CFPB issuing the last batch of mortgage-related rules it was required to finalize by the Dodd-Frank Act’s January 21 deadline....more

1/23/2013 - CFPB Compensation & Benefits Dodd-Frank Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Regulation Z TILA

CFPB Issues Final Rule on Loan Originator Compensation Requirements

The CFPB has issued a final rule to incorporate Dodd-Frank requirements into the existing Regulation Z loan originator compensation rule that applies to mortgage loans....more

1/23/2013 - Arbitration CFPB Compensation & Benefits Dodd-Frank Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages

Agencies Adopt Final Appraisal Rule for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans

Today, the federal financial institution agencies (the FDIC, Fed, OCC, and NCUA), the CFPB, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency adopted a joint final rule to implement Dodd-Frank appraisal requirements for higher-priced...more

1/21/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Mortgages NCUA OCC TILA

CFPB Issues Final Mortgage Servicing Rules

The CFPB today issued its final rules implementing provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that relate to mortgage servicing, which will take effect on January 10, 2014....more

1/18/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Foreclosure Mortgages Servicing Policies

CFPB Issues Final Mortgage Escrow Account and High-Cost Loan Rules

Last week was a busy one for the CFPB. In addition to the final ability to repay/qualified mortgage rule, the CFPB also issued final rules on mortgage escrow accounts and high-cost home loans....more

1/15/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank HOEPA Mortgage Escrow Account Mortgages TILA

High-Cost Loan Final Rule Temporarily Averts FHA Loan Crisis

On January 10, 2013, the CFPB issued a final high-cost loan rule under Dodd-Frank that includes a modified version of a proposal that will temporarily avoid a crisis with FHA loans....more

1/14/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank FHA HOEPA Mortgages TILA

CFPB Final Ability-To-Repay Rule Prompts Cautious Optimism from Industry

The CFPB has issued its long-awaited ability to repay/qualified mortgage rule, and at first glance, it appears to warrant cautious optimism for the mortgage industry....more

1/14/2013 - Ability-to-Repay Borrowers CFPB Dodd-Frank Loans Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule Refinancing Underwriting

CFPB Adopts Mortgage Escrow Account Final Rule

Among other final rules published on January 10, 2013, the CFPB issued its final mortgage escrow account rule under a section of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to the establishment of mandatory escrow accounts on higher-priced...more

1/14/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Mortgage Escrow Account Mortgages

CFPB establishes when a final rule is “issued”

The CFPB has published a final procedural rule that addresses what constitutes official issuance of a CFPB final rule. The procedural rule establishes that the CFPB’s final rules, including interim final rules, are deemed...more

1/2/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Final Rules Mortgages

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