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Cordray Addresses Income Inequalities

While many enjoyed their Labor Day Monday, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray attended the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations Labor Day Picnic to discuss three forms of financial inequality deepening the divide between those trying to stretch their dollar and the wealthy.

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CFPB Wins a Battle in Ocwen Case

For going on two months, Ocwen Financial Corporation, the country’s largest nonbank mortgage loan servicer, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have been at odds. Beginning in late April, the CFPB sued Ocwen and its subsidiaries claiming that they have been “failing borrowers at every stage of the mortgage servicing process.” Now, a federal judge has delayed Ocwen’s bid to test the constitutionality of the CFPB.

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Industry Group Launches Diversity Effort

The mortgage industry has taken a big step toward diversification thanks to one its largest professional groups. On Wednesday, the Federation of REO Certified Experts—or FORCE, for short—announced the launch of its Diversity Council, a team dedicated to embracing and encouraging diversity in the REO, default servicing, and mortgage industries at large. The council will consist of six unique committees: Latino Professionals in FORCE, Asian Professionals in FORCE, Black Professionals in FORCE, Women Professionals in FORCE, LGBT Professionals in FORCE, and Veteran Professionals in FORCE.

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Older Americans Lodge Reverse Mortgage Complaints with CFPB

Reverse mortgages are one of the most-complained about financial products for older Americans, with a new CFPB report showing servicing issues, communication problems, and difficulty changing loan terms as a common concern for consumers 62 and older. This group also reports issues with financial scams, confusion around deferred-interest credit cards, and being charged for unauthorized add-on products and services. Aging Americans are at a higher risk for financial exploitation, according to CFPB Director Richard Cordray.

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CFPB vs. PHH Case Reheard by Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals rehearing of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took place Wednesday to determine the constitutionality of CFPB’s leadership structure. Previously brought by PHH Corporation in October, the initial decision by the court determined the CFPB was, in fact, unconstitutional. Wednesday’s hearing was an “en banc” review, previously agreed upon in February.

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Director Cordray Addresses Dodd-Frank, Regulation

In remarks at the Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Capital Markets Summit, CFPB Director Richard Cordray discussed the Bureau’s recent efforts—specifically those to adapt regulations to improve compliance and implementation within the industry. The CFPB actively works to provide clarity, solicit feedback, and revise according to that feedback on all rules, he said. The Bureau will soon assess its Dodd-Frank remittances rule and its mortgage rules, as mandated by Congress.

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Senate Democrats Praise CFPB Director’s Record

As speculation persists that President-elect Donald Trump will fire Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray once Trump takes office, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pleading their respective cases as to why Cordray should either stay or go.

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House Democrats: Do Not Remove Cordray

CFPB DIrector Richard Cordray's term is up in July 2018, but a group of Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives does not want to see President-elect Donald Trump remove him before then.

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An Industry on Bated Breath for PHH v. CFPB

PHH Corporation’s appeal of the CFPB’s ruling may not only clarify the CFPB’s reach in interpreting statutes and doling out enforcement actions, but it also challenges the very structure of the bureau and its director. Editor's note: This select print feature appears in the May 2016 edition of MReport magazine.

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