Trending Thursday: Is the job description “financial press” or “palace guard?”

Trending Thursday: Is the job description “financial press” or “palace guard?”

From the Fed to FannieGate, plus the impact of banking regulations and more

Question remains: When will interest rates start rising?

3 different expert predictions

This is why you can't blame Millennials for low homeownership rates

Stop the blame game
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Servicing

CFPB fines Residential Credit Solutions $1.5 million for illegal mortgage servicing

Allegedly failed to honor loan modifications, drove borrowers into foreclosure
According to the CFPB, Residential Credit Solutions failed to honor modifications for loans transferred from other servicers, treated consumers as if they were in default when they weren’t, sent consumers escrow statements falsely claiming they were due a refund, and forced consumers to waive their rights in order to get a repayment plan.
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Servicer focus on mortgage delinquencies severely impacts current borrowers

J.D. Power survey shows current borrowers often feel ignored
Despite the percentage of loans in delinquency dropping to less than 5% of all loans in June, mortgage servicers are still paying an inordinate amount of attention to delinquent borrowers, severely impacting the servicers’ overall customer experience, a new report shows. Here's what servicers can do to fix it.
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Nationstar posts 2Q net income of $75M

Strong originations provide comeback after first quarter losses
Nationstar Mortgage Holdings reported quarterly net income of $75 million, or $0.69 per share, for the second quarter, compared to net loss of ($48) million, or ($0.53) per share, in the first quarter 2015. Want to know more?
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CFPB orders Paymap to repay $33.4 million for deceiving customers

LoanCare also fined for falsely promising savings with biweekly payment program
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday that it is ordering Paymap, a Colorado-based payment processing company, to return $33.4 million to consumers for falsely promising mortgage savings to borrowers who used their biweekly mortgage payment program.
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Sen. Ted Cruz introduces bill to abolish CFPB

Partners with Rep. John Ratcliffe on bill to eliminate "runaway agency"
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which celebrated its fourth birthday earlier this week, won’t see its fifth birthday if Sen. Ted Cruz has his way. Cruz, along with Rep. John Ratcliffe, introduced a bill in Congress this week that would abolish the CFPB.
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