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CFPB to mortgage industry: Get out of MSAs

Industry calls move regulation by enforcement
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Articles by Trey Garrison

New study details impact of foreclosures on communities

Points to the role mortgage servicers, investors play in negative effects
A new paper published in the journal Housing Policy Debate points to the role of mortgage servicers as a critical factor in whether or not a neighborhood or community experiences the negative effects commonly associated with foreclosure sales. Are they onto something?
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The Wrap: Appraisals down alongside mortgage apps

Gap widens between appraisers and owners, appraiser lawsuits and more
Is the “home prices at all-time high” thing hype or hope, as appraisers see it? And why are Llano Financing Group and Carrington Capital Management suing so many appraisers? Plus, will homeowners and appraisers ever see eye-to-eye? Read on.
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From HW Magazine

The CFPB’s appalling double standard

On TRID, discrimination and accountability: “Do as we say, not as we do”
For months the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was adamant that despite repeated pleas that the mortgage finance industry would not be ready for the Aug. 1 effective date for the onerous TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, that it was a hard deadline.
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CFPB to mortgage industry: Get out of MSAs

Industry calls move regulation by enforcement
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants mortgage lenders to stop using marketing services agreements, and it’s using the stick rather than the rules process to do so. The industry says no fair, that's regulation by enforcement. What do you think?
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Regulatory uncertainty, toxic environment drive Wells Fargo, Prospect out of MSAs

Recent RESPA interpretation cited as top concern
Two major players in the mortgage space are discontinuing marketing activities that depend on Marketing Services Agreements because of regulatory uncertainty, recent interpretations of RESPA, and a generally toxic environment because of inconsistent CFPB enforcement. And more are rumored to be dropping MSAs, too. Here's why.
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Trending Thursday: Is the job description “financial press” or “palace guard?”

From the Fed to FannieGate, plus the impact of banking regulations and more
A lot of people are suggesting that many of the mainstays in the financial press aren’t asking the right questions in coverage — from the Fed to FannieGate. Truth, or trolls? Plus credit conditions and the impact of regulations on mortgage banking. Read on, brave soul.
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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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