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CFPB Points Out Illegal Mortgage Activities in Supervisory Report

In order to provide transparency, reduce risks to consumers, and comply with Federal consumer financial law, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently shared its eighth Supervisory Highlights report. The report covers the illegal practices that the Bureau uncovers in areas such as consumer reporting, debt collection, student loan servicing, mortgage origination, mortgage servicing, and fair lending for the first four months of the year.

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CFPB Investigates Mortgage Rate Compression Tool

As a warning to mortgage industry lenders, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is investigating Bankrate’s mortgage rate comparison tool on Bankrate.com. Bankrate discussed the CFPB investigation in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.

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CFPB Postpones TRID Effective Date to October 1

A proposal to delay the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule was announced on Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The proposal is requesting that the TRID rule be postponed until October 1, 2015 due to an administrative error. The TRID rule was originally set to go into effect on August 1, 2015.

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TRID Concerns Linger Despite Recent CFPB ‘Grace Period’ Announcement

Despite the recent announcement from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide a grace period for servicers attempting to comply in good faith with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) requirements that are scheduled to go into effect August 1, lingering TRID concerns remain. The Association of Mortgage Professionals (NAMB) and other housing associations, requested today in a letter that the CFPB implement a hold-harmless period on TRID enforcement. Many housing industry groups are supporting legislation that would above this period, the press release says.

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CFPB to Continue Limiting Credit Availability, Survey Says

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​The American Bankers Association’s (ABA’s) 22nd Annual Real Estate Lending Survey determined that 90 percent of the typical bank’s mortgage loans made last year were qualified mortgages (QMs). The survey also found that 78 percent of respondents expect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) mortgage lending rules will continue to limit credit availability, while 19 percent labeled the impact as severe.

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Fed Agencies Issue Final Standards for Diversity and Practices of Regulated Entities

Today, in joint release the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) agencies issued a final interagency policy statement establishing joint standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the entities they regulate.

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RPM Mortgage Ordered to Pay $19 Million by CFPB for Taking Advantage of Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a complaint in federal district court against RPM Mortgage, Inc. and its CEO, Erwin Robert Hirt, for illegally paying loan originators bonuses and higher commissions to encourage them to draw consumers toward higher mortgages, according to a recent press release. The CFPB also filed a proposal that would require RPM to pay $18 million to consumers and a $1 million civil penalty.

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CFPB Warns that Reverse Mortgage Advertisements Can be Deceiving

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a warning to consumers today about the misleading effects of reverse mortgage advertisements. The Bureau released results of a focus group study on reverse mortgage advertisements and found that many participants were left confused about the product. The study found that after viewing the ads, consumers did not understand that reverse mortgages were actual loans. Instead, they were left under the false impression that reverse mortgages are government-issued program that would help consumers stay in their home for the rest of their lives.

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