Force-placed insurance was a noteworthy facet of the foreclosure crisis in 2007-2008, and remains a continuing risk for homeowners. The CFPB is responsible for enforcing mortgage servicing rules related to force-placed insurance.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced that the 2024 threshold for whether higher-priced mortgage loans are subject to special appraisal requirements will increase from $31,000 to $32,400.
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced the availability of data on 2022 mortgage lending transactions reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) by 4,460 U.S. financial institutions, including banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies.
CFPB issues order against payment processor ACI Worldwide Corp. and its subsidiary ACI Payments Inc. (ACI) improperly initiating approximately $2.3 billion in unlawful mortgage payment transactions. This is the CFPB’s first action addressing unlawful data handling practices in processing mortgage payments.