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CFPB Compliance Bulletin Warns Mortgage Servicers: Unprepared is Unacceptable

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today warned mortgage servicers to take all necessary steps now to prevent a wave of avoidable foreclosures this fall. Millions of homeowners currently in forbearance will need help from their servicers when the pandemic-related federal emergency mortgage protections expire this summer and fall. Servicers should dedicate sufficient resources and staff now to ensure they are prepared for a surge in borrowers needing help. The CFPB will closely monitor how servicers engage with borrowers, respond to borrower requests, and process applications for loss mitigation. The CFPB will consider a servicer’s overall effectiveness in helping consumers when using its discretion to address compliance issues that arise.

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2020 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending Now Available

Today, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Register (LAR) data for 2020 were published on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s HMDA Platform for approximately 4,400 HMDA filers. The published data contain loan-level information filed by financial institutions, modified to protect privacy.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues 1st Alliance Lending, LLC and Its Principals for Alleged Unlawful Mortgage Lending Practices

On January 15, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit against 1st Alliance Lending, LLC, John Christopher DiIorio, Kevin Robert St. Lawrence, and Socrates Aramburu for allegedly engaging in various unlawful mortgage-lending practices.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Mortgage Servicer for Illegal Practices that Impeded Borrowers’ Attempts to Avoid Foreclosure

On December 18, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a consent order against Seterus, Inc. and Kyanite Services, Inc., as Seterus’s successor in interest, based on the Bureau’s finding that Seterus violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 and Regulation X.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Settlement With Washington Federal Bank, N.A. For Flawed Mortgage-Loan Data Reporting

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau settled with Washington Federal Bank, N.A., a federally insured national bank, to address the Bureau’s finding that it reported inaccurate Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data about its mortgage transactions for 2016 and 2017.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Settles with Ninth Mortgage Company to Address Deceptive Loan Advertisements Sent to Servicemembers and Veterans

On October 26, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a consent order against Low VA Rates LLC, which sent consumers mailers for mortgage loans guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that contained false, misleading, and inaccurate statements.