Does a lender have a duty to act in good faith when negotiating with a borrower during a commercial loan modification? In an order issued recently by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North...more
The Massachusetts Division of Banks recently amended 209 CMR 18, "Conduct of the Business of Debt Collectors and Loan Servicers." The final amended regulations clarify and establish new standards of conduct for debt...more
Loan servicers often receive payments on open-end home equity lines of credit (“HELOC”) that pay the balance down to $0. Sometimes that is because the borrower intends to pay off the loan through a refinancing or sale of the...more
On March 24, 2010, the United States Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division (“WHD”) issued an “Administrator’s Interpretation” declaring that employees who perform the typical job duties of a mortgage loan officer do not...more
Director Cordray’s prepared remarks for yesterday’s meeting of the CFPB Consumer Advisory Board contained some particularly ominous signs for student and payday lenders.
For the first time, the federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently opined on what constitutes a “qualified written request” under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), 12 U.S.C. Section 2605(e), in...more
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