CFPB lays pathway to compliance for lenders, servicers

Oversight of mortgage servicers is under way by the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, launched on July 21. Under Dodd-Frank, the CFPB will follow its mortgage servicing oversight manual, released today as part of a larger supervision manual it will use to enforce consumer financial protection today and in the years to come.

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“On the surface, these proposals look like a positive for consumer lenders but we think there is zero chance any of this happens,” Gardner said. "If such changes to the CFPB had a shot then. but.

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CFPB Proposes Minor Changes to Mortgage Rules to Ensure Access to Credit. The points and fees charged to a consumer on a Qualified Mortgage generally cannot exceed 3 percent of the loan principal. If a lender believes it has offered a Qualified Mortgage but afterwards discovers that it has exceeded the 3 percent cap,

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The CFPB has supervisory authority over banks, thrifts, and credit unions with assets over $10 billion, as well as nonbank mortgage originators and servicers, payday lenders, and private student lenders of all sizes. It also supervises larger participants of other consumer financial markets, such as

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CFPB: Compliance Management System On October 31, 2012, the CFPB issued its first issue of Supervisory Highlights: Fall 2012 , a newsletter to the public and the financial services industry about its examination program, including the concerns that it finds during the course of its completed work, and the remedies that it has obtained for.