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Evolving State Supervision: Issues Arising from State Qualification Standards and 'SAFE' Act Licensing, and Coordination with the... [Video]

oin Pepper Hamilton LLP, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and RECOVCO Mortgage for an engaging discussion about important recent trends involving state supervision as states shift an ever greater amount of...more

Evolving State Supervision: Issues Arising From State Qualification Standards and "SAFE" Act Licensing, and Coordination with the...

In This Presentation: - Events That Changed Our World; And Yours Too! - Current Issues in Licensing - State Coordination With CFPB - The Path to Coordination - Responsibilities of the...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2014 #4

In this issue: - Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - Bank Structure - Compensation - Consumer Protection - Derivatives - Enforcement - Financial Market...more

CFPB Report Highlights Errors In Mortgage And Student Loan Servicing

On October 28, the CFPB released the fifth edition of its Supervisory Highlights report. The report highlighted the CFPB’s recent supervisory findings of regulatory violations and UDAAP violations relating to consumer...more

CFPB updated mortgage servicing transfer guidance published in Federal Register

In yesterday’s Federal Register, the CFPB published the compliance bulletin and policy guidance (Bulletin 2014-01) regarding mortgage servicing transfers that it previously issued on August 19, 2014 (New Guidance). The New...more

CFPB Issues First Enforcement Action for Servicing Rules Violations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced a consent order with Flagstar Bank, F.S.B., alleging unfair acts and practices under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) and violations of the CFPB's...more

CFPB issues small entity compliance guide for RESPA/TILA integrated disclosure rule

The CFPB recently issued an 89-page small entity compliance guide for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (the “Guide”). As we reported previously, the CFPB issued the final rule in November 2013 to integrate the...more

CFPB Mortgage Servicing and Origination Examining Procedures

The beginning of 2014 marked the implementation of new rules for mortgage servicers, lenders and brokers. According to CFPB Director Richard Cordray in his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, the goal...more

CFPB sends warning to mortgage servicers

Describing his message as a “tough one,” CFPB Deputy Director Steven Antonakes told attendees yesterday at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference that “continued sloppiness” by servicers “is...more

CFPB Publicly Announces Changes To Exam Reports, Identifies Mortgage Servicing Exam Findings

On January 30, the CFPB issued a new Supervisory Highlights report. The report publicly announces changes to the CFPB’s examination reports and supervisory letters. ...more

CFPB supervisory report highlights exam report changes, non-public supervisory actions and mortgage servicing deficiencies

Last month, the CFPB began using new templates for its examination reports and supervisory letters (collectively, “reports’). The template changes were announced in the CFPB’s Winter 2013 Supervisory Report, which highlights...more

CFPB issues revised mortgage servicing and origination exam procedures

The CFPB has revised its examination procedures for mortgage servicing and mortgage origination. The revisions are intended to update the CFPB’s existing examination procedures to reflect the new mortgage rules which became...more

CFPB Seeks Information On Mortgage Closing “Pain Points”

On January 2, the CFPB issued a request for information about “key consumer ‘pain points’ associated with mortgage closing and how those pain points might be addressed by market innovations and technology.” The request...more

CFPB to hold mortgage servicing rule training event

The CFPB has announced that on January 10, 2014, the date on which most of its new mortgage rules take effect, it will host an event entitled “Protecting homeowners: New tools for empowering consumers and advocates.” The...more

Massachusetts Releases FAQs For New Loan Servicing, Collection Rules

On December 18, the Massachusetts Division of Banks published a short set of frequently-asked-questions related to new regulations intended to parallel and supplement mortgage servicing requirements promulgated by the CFPB...more

Litigation Exposure Under The 2013 Dodd-Frank Mortgage Servicing Regulations

In This Issue: - Introduction - Potential Litigation Exposure Under the New Mortgage Servicing Regulations Governing Responses to Borrower Inquiries ..Which of the New Servicing Regulations Governing Responses...more

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Issue Guidance Regarding CFPB Mortgage Servicing Rules

On October 11, Fannie Mae issued Servicing Guide Announcement SVC-2013-20 and Freddie Mac issued Bulletin 2013-21 to update their delinquency management and default prevention servicing requirements in response to the CFPB’s...more

CFPB Issues Interim Final Rules on Dodd-Frank Mortgage Loan Servicing Requirements

On Wednesday, October 23, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) published interim final rules (and a request for public comment) in the Federal Register to amend further its Regulation Z (Truth in Lending)...more

Mortgage Servicing System Still Riddled With Problems According To Financial Watchdog

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), the financial watchdog agency created following the 2008 financial crisis to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices in the financial products and...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - August 26, 2013

European Banking Authority Publishes Responses to Consultation Paper on the Definition of Material Risk Takers for Remuneration Purposes - The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a list of responses received to...more

CFPB Report on Mortgage Servicing Problems

On August 21, the CFPB issued a report which details mortgage servicing problems at banks and nonbanks, which include: (i) “sloppy” account transfers; (ii) poor payment processing; and (iii) loss mitigation mistakes....more

CFPB supervisory report highlights deficiencies in mortgage servicing, compliance management systems and fair lending compliance

Although its new mortgage servicing rules are not effective until January 10, 2014, the CFPB seems to already be using those rules as guideposts in its examinations of servicers....more

Special Alert: CFPB Proposes Additional Changes To Mortgage Rules

On June 24, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued another set of proposed amendments to its January 2013 mortgage rules....more

More small entity compliance guides from the CFPB

The CFPB has issued two more Small Entity Compliance Guides on its mortgage-related rules. The latest guides cover the mortgage servicing rule and loan originator compensation rule finalized by the CFPB in January 2013....more

CFPB Proposes Changes To Qualified Mortgage And Mortgage Servicing Rules

On April 19, the CFPB proposed a rule to amend and clarify certain provisions of its final qualified mortgage rule and final mortgage servicing rule....more

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