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We’ve updated our mortgage servicing rules to provide greater protections for mortgage borrowers and other homeowners

Today we finalized new changes to our mortgage servicing rules. These updates ensure that mortgage servicers treat homeowners and struggling borrowers fairly.  They also provide servicers with greater clarity about how to comply with the rules.

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Proposed changes to our Mortgage Servicing Rules: New protections for surviving family members and other homeowners

Since the Mortgage Servicing Rules went into effect, we’ve spent a lot of time talking to consumer advocacy groups, housing counselors, mortgage servicers, and trade associations, to better understand how the rules are working and whether we should make any changes to them. As a result, we’re now proposing some changes to the Mortgage Servicing Rules. The changes are intended to smooth the path for companies to better protect consumers and comply with the CFPB’s rules.

Consumer advisory: Don’t fall for a foreclosure relief scam or bogus legal help

Along with other cases from federal and state partners, today we charged that mortgage rescue scammers have taken $25 million in illegal advance fees from consumers. It serves as a reminder of how important it is to watch out for scam artists trying to take advantage of people who need help avoiding foreclosure. Read more to learn how to protect yourself from these scams.

Explainer: What the multi-billion dollar Ocwen enforcement action means for you

We’re taking action against Ocwen Financial Corporation for years of systemic misconduct that includes unfair shortcuts, unauthorized fees, deception, illegal foreclosures, and other illegal practices. Ocwen will be required to provide $2 billion in loan modification relief to its customers and $125 million in refunds to consumers whose homes were foreclosed. Learn more about what this might mean for you.