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.
On March 9, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an interpretive rule clarifying that the prohibition against sex discrimination under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B includes sexual orientation discrimination and gender identity discrimination.
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.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its Outline of Proposals Under Consideration and Alternatives Considered for Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act governing small business lending data collection and reporting.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will provide an additional 60 days for public comment on its Request for Information on how best to create a regulatory environment that expands access to credit and ensures that all consumers and communities are protected from discrimination in all aspects of a credit transaction.
Chairwoman Waters, Ranking Member McHenry, and Members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to provide you with an update on the CFPB’s important work. I appear before you as the country is engaged in a national conversation on racial inequality and confronting the unprecedented pandemic.
Chairman Crapo, Ranking Member Brown, and Members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to provide you with an update on the CFPB’s important work. I appear before you as the country is engaged in a national conversation on racial inequality and confronting the unprecedented pandemic.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a request for information to seek public input on how best to create a regulatory environment that expands access to credit and ensures that all consumers and communities are protected from discrimination in all aspects of a credit transaction.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) took steps to make it easier for consumers with urgent financial needs to obtain access to mortgage credit more quickly in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today the President signed into law a bipartisan Congressional resolution disapproving a rule that was in the form of guidance issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) about indirect auto lender compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and its implementing regulation.
The exam procedures offer financial institutions and mortgage companies valuable guidance on what the CFPB will be looking for as the rules become effective. The new regulations include those on appraisals, escrow accounts, and compensation and qualifications for loan originators.
Potentially discriminatory markups in auto lending may result in tens of millions of dollars in consumer harm each year, and the bulletin provides guidance to indirect auto lenders within the CFPB’s jurisdiction on how to address fair lending risk.
“Today’s agreement is a critical step to better protecting consumers from illegal and discriminatory lending practices. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Justice Department under this new framework.”