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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

A bit of balance from a consumer advocate

Jeff Sovern and I come at most issues from different sides of the street but I want to credit him for the open mind he showed in his recent blog post on deposit advance loans....more

Bank Regulators Announce First Foreclosure Review Payments

On April 9, the Federal Reserve Board and the OCC announced that payments to borrowers impacted by allegedly improper foreclosure practices would begin on April 12, 2013. ...more

Federal Regulators Announce Additional Monetary Settlements In Lieu Of Independent Foreclosure Review

On January 16, the Federal Reserve Board announced that two additional mortgage servicers subject to consent orders issued in April 2011 agreed in principle to a monetary resolution of allegations that the firms engaged in...more

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Unfair Competition Claims Over Teaser Rates

On January 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action against a national bank over its adjustable rate mortgage disclosure and payment application....more

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