On January 5, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched its nonbank supervision program.
This program has the goal of implementing supervisory audits and reviews of nonbanks, such as mortgage loan originators, lenders, mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, servicers, and loan modification or foreclosure relief services (including also payday lenders and private education lenders).
This nonbank supervision program is in many ways an extension of the development of CFPB's bank supervision program that began last July.
We have issued several newsletters about certain aspects of the bank and nonbank supervision programs, and I have written several articles about the CFPB.
Six days after the CFPB launched its nonbank supervision program, on January 11, 2012 the CFPB began its very first investigation of a nonbank mortgagee, PHH Corp. of Mount Laurel, NJ. The allegations against PHH Corp. involve violation of RESPA, with respect to the prohibitions against kickbacks. Although there is no mention of the PHH Corp. investigation on the CFPB website, nor is there a press release from the CFPB, we know of the investigation because PHH Corp. filed notice about it with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Our firm is committed to providing comprehensive audit and due diligence reviews in preparation for the CFPB's nonbank and bank Supervision and Examination Manual (Manual), a basic tool in the CFPB's supervision programs.
Our audit and examination group provides an independent and thorough due diligence review of the CFPB examination requirements, offering corrective actions for enforcement.
In this newsletter, I would like to give you a brief overview of the CFPB's nonbank supervision program.
-Scope of the Nonbank Supervision Program
-Supervision and Examination Manual
-Staffing and Training