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CFPB Releases Report on Mortgage Servicing Metrics

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report examining mortgage servicers’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The data, collected across 16 large servicers from May through December 2021, reveal homeowners continue to face significant risks and challenges connected to working with their mortgage servicers.

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CFPB Report Highlights Supervisory Findings of Wide-Ranging Violations of Law in 2021

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a Supervisory Highlights report, which shines a light on legal violations identified by the CFPB’s examinations in the first half of 2021. The report also highlights prior CFPB supervisory findings that led to public enforcement actions in the first half of 2021.

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Statement by CFPB Director Rohit Chopra on HUD Guidance on Special Purpose Credit Programs

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra issued the following statement: Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released guidance clarifying that special purpose credit programs that conform with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B generally do not violate the Federal Fair Housing Act.

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CFPB Report: Mortgage Servicers’ Pandemic Response Varies Significantly

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today published a report detailing 16 large mortgage servicers’ COVID-19 pandemic response. The report’s data metrics include call handling and loan delinquency rates, and they highlight the industry’s widely varied response to the pandemic.

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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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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Proposed Rule on Escrow Exemptions for Certain High-Priced Mortgage Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend Regulation Z to provide a new exemption available to certain insured depository institutions and insured credit unions from the requirement to establish escrow accounts for certain higher-priced mortgage loans.

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CFPB Issues Interim Final Rule on Loss Mitigation Options for Homeowners Recovering from Pandemic-Related Financial Hardships

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today an interim final rule (IFR) that will make it easier for consumers to transition out of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and easier for mortgage servicers to assist those consumers.

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Federal Agencies Encourage Mortgage Servicers to Work with Struggling Homeowners Affected by COVID-19

The federal financial institution regulatory agencies and the state financial regulators issued a joint policy statement providing needed regulatory flexibility to enable mortgage servicers to work with struggling consumers affected by the Coronavirus Disease (referred to as COVID-19) emergency.

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CFPB Issues Interpretitive Rule on Screening and Training Requirements for Mortgage Loan Originators

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today an interpretive rule clarifying screening and training requirements for financial institutions which employ loan originators with temporary authority. The rule will be effective on November 24, 2019.