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Nutter Bank Report, July 2017

CFPB Arbitration Rule Will Prevent Firms From Blocking Class Action Lawsuits - The CFPB has approved a new rule that will prohibit banks and other covered providers of certain consumer financial products and services from...more

CFPB issues report on servicemember complaints

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A new CFPB report, “A snapshot of servicemember complaints,” focuses on issues related to VA mortgage refinancing. The report indicates that as of November 1, 2016, the CFPB had received over 12,500 mortgage complaints...more

2017 OCC Bank Supervision Plan, House Committee Passes Dodd-Frank Reform

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OCC Releases 2017 Bank Supervision Plan - The OCC’s Committee on Bank Supervision (CBS) yesterday published its Fiscal Year 2017 Bank Supervision Operating Plan and announced the following five oversight objectives...more

HUD/DOJ Settle with FHA Mortgage Lender for $52.4 Million Over Alleged False Claims Act Violations

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On September 13, 2016, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced a settlement agreement with a bank for allegedly violating the False Claims Act by improperly underwriting and originating of FHA-insured mortgage...more

CFPB’s Proposed Payday Rules Eerily Reminiscent of Mortgage Reform

This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a long-awaited rule on payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans – collectively. The proposed rule is open for comment through September...more

Mammoth CFPB Payday Rule Would Dramatically Change the Lending Marketplace

by Clark Hill PLC on

Originally published in "InsideArm" - June, 2016. In a 1300+ page proposal, exclusive of attachments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) laid out its plan June 2 to force a sweeping redesign of the...more

CFPB Releases Expansive Payday Lending Rule

by BakerHostetler on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its much anticipated proposed rule aimed at ending what it calls “payday lending debt cycles.” The 1,334-page rule will require small-dollar lenders to undertake...more

CFPB to Announce Small-dollar Lending Rule on June 2

by BakerHostetler on

On May 18, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will hold a field hearing in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 2 regarding small-dollar lending, commonly referred to as payday lending. It is...more

CFPB to Announce Small-dollar Lending Rule on June 2

by BakerHostetler on

On May 18, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will hold a field hearing in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 2 regarding small-dollar lending, commonly referred to as payday lending. It is...more

Summary of Final Rule Amending HMDA and What It Means for Covered Institutions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a final rule amending Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), requiring most lenders to report certain information about mortgage...more

First Round of ATR Cases Goes to Banks

by Williams Mullen on

The CFPB’s ability-to-repay (ATR) rule became effective in January 2014. It requires mortgage lenders to determine during underwriting that a borrower has a reasonable ability to repay a loan according to its terms. ...more

Atlanta federal district court interprets CFPA standard for “substantial assistance” liability

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Earlier this year, the CFPB filed a complaint in Atlanta federal district court targeting an alleged debt collection scam in which not only were the debt collectors named as defendants (Debt Collectors) but three companies...more

In Win for CFPB, Federal Court Clarifies Scope of “Substantial Assistance” and “Service Provider” Provisions of Dodd-Frank Act

by K&L Gates LLP on

In the first court decision to opine on the “service provider” and “substantial assistance” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, a federal district court in Georgia denied a motion to dismiss brought by payments processors who...more

CFPB Refers Another Auto Finance Company to DOJ on Disparate Impact Allegations

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Not long after taking action against American Honda Finance Corporation under the disparate impact doctrine for allegedly discriminatory auto loan pricing, the CFPB has struck again—this time reportedly referring Santander...more

Treasury Department RFI on Online Marketplace Lending Signals Potential Shift Towards Regulation of Small Business Loans

The Treasury Department recently issued a request for information to explore various aspects of “online marketplace lending.” The RFI seeks comment on a broad array of online financial services companies that lend not only to...more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Implements 'Ability to Repay' Regulations for Covered Mortage Loans

It is a widely understood that loose underwriting standards and practices by some creditors – including their abject failure in some instances to confirm their borrowers’ ability to repay mortgage loans – contributed in...more

How the Great Recession Has Affected Mortgage Securitization, Servicing, and Homeownership

The house price bubble and the financial crisis exposed significant weaknesses in mortgage underwriting, the packaging of mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and the mortgage servicing industry. Over the course of the Great...more

OCC and FDIC proposed guidance could effectively ban deposit advance loans

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last Thursday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation proposed guidance on deposit advance loans. The Federal Reserve Board declined to join the OCC and FDIC and instead...more

CFPB Issues Small Entity Compliance Guide

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a 45-page Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Ability-to-Repay (ATR) and Qualified Mortgage Rule. The guide, published on April 10, 2013, indicates that its purpose is to...more

American Bankers Association Real Estate Lending Conference - Qualified Mortgages: A Sea Change For Mortgage Lenders

by Dechert LLP on

In This Presentation: - The Qualified Mortgage (QM) Rule - Small Creditor QM Proposal - The Ability-to-Repay (ATR) Rule: What It Says and What It Means - Liability for Failure to Comply with the ATR and QM...more

Mortgage Banking Update - Febuary 06, 2013

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In This Issue: - Settlement of Michigan Lending Discrimination Lawsuit Underscores Regulatory Focus on Equal Access to Credit - Industry Employers Should Prepare Now for Health Care Reform - Title...more

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Finalizes the Ability-To-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) amended the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to provide for an expanded ability-to-repay requirement for the mortgage lending industry. The Consumer...more

CFPB Issues Final Ability To Repay Rule And ‘Qualified Mortgage’ Standard

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On January 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule, as mandated by provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DFA), which requires mortgage lenders to consider...more

CFPB Final Ability-To-Repay Rule Prompts Cautious Optimism from Industry

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has issued its long-awaited ability to repay/qualified mortgage rule, and at first glance, it appears to warrant cautious optimism for the mortgage industry....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - January 7, 2013

In This Issue: *Financial Industry Developments - OCC Guidance on Transition Periods under Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act - CFTC Reporting of Swap Transactions and Swap Dealer Registration - Department...more

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