CFPB's Flatland Fee

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Kicked in the gut by a "flat fee" proposal, the already winded mortgage industry seems to be barely able to catch its breath from the CFPB's recent lurching toward yet another vaguely expected and somewhat ill-defined nostrum.

The pattern replays itself time and again: first the news, followed by the rulemaking proposal, which is then given a brief period for public acquiescence or remonstrance; and then inevitably the final rule, which is much like the initial proposal. Early on, industry associations issue a Call to Action!

Alas, when the Federal Register publishes the effective compliance date, everybody falls in line and scrambles to adjust. Sometimes, a few organizations even threaten litigation, though, when tried, litigating has not thus far brought about much satisfaction.

Exactly what is this Flat Fee debacle?

Let's take a peek at this flatland mystery.

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IN THIS ARTICLE:

DAY OF RECKONING

FLATLAND FEE

YET ANOTHER COMMITTEE

OVERVIEW AND QUESTIONNAIRE

BEFORE AND AFTER

CREDITOR-PAID COMPENSATION - BEFORE AND AFTER

CONSUMER-PAID COMPENSATION - BEFORE AND AFTER

BROKERAGE-PAID COMPENSATION - BEFORE AND AFTER

BRIEF DISCUSSION

RECAPITULATION

LIBRARY

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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