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CFPB, Maryland AG Strike Against ‘Pay-to-Play’ Mortgage Kickback Scheme

Specifically, the complaint said that Genuine Title offered purchasing, analysis and consumer data to loan officers and created mailers on the officers’ behalf. In exchange for this, the officers then referred buyers to Genuine’s closing services. Loan officers also allegedly received cash payments through their individual companies.

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CFPB Issues Final Rule on Housing Counselor Requirement

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Wednesday’s update spells out how lenders are to provide mortgage applicants with homeownership lists of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, homeownership counseling lists, the use of a consumer’s mailing address to provide the list, and high-cost mortgage counseling qualifications.

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Black Knight and Five Star Release Study on CFPB Consumer Complaints

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In a report to be released Friday titled "Analysis and Study of CFPB Consumer Complaint Data Related to Mortgage Servicing Activities,” Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) and the Five Star Institute (FSI) seek to provide context and insight to complaints received by the CFPB by comparing the CFPB's two predominant mortgage complaint categories, servicing and default, with loan trends. The report includes publicly available data from both the CFPB and mortgage servicers, as reported from the CFPB database

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CFPB Releases New ToolKit

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The toolkit was developed as a part of the CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe” mortgage initiative and helps consumers take full advantage of the new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms that lenders are required to begin providing in August.

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NAMB Asks President Obama to Update Mortgage Industry Speech

In his speech, President Obama spoke of the important role the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has played in helping the U.S. recover from the financial crisis. However, according to Councilman, in an effort to praise the CFPB, the president signaled out mortgage brokers as “unscrupulous.”

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Senate Democrats Respond to Senate Budget Amendments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) said the GOP had put financial protections “in the center of the bull's-eye” with their new budget proposal. Warren, joined by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota), criticized the GOP budget Wednesday, targeting particular ire at a provision that calls for lawmakers to set the funding levels for the CFPB.

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