"Our goal, however, is not some one-sided aim to maximize consumer protection or industry deterrence at all costs. There is such a thing as doing too little, and there is such a thing as doing too much," Steven Antonakes, deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
2014 brought on a wave of new regulation from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but lenders are not empty handed. The CFPB continues to pump out online tools to help everyone understand everything.
This time around, Steven Antonakes, deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, significantly watered down his message at Nevada’s Common Ground Conference, especially when compared to his alarming speech at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference.
The good cop officially left the room when Steven Antonakes, deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stepped up to the podium: "Business as usual has ended in mortgage servicing," he said.
Melvin Luther Watt quietly slid into his office as the first appointed director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. It was the end of last year, in mid-December. Christmas was coming and the markets were in the middle of the harshest winter in years. As he took over the office of Acting Director Ed DeMarco — himself the unassuming lightning rod for the nation’s housing policy — Watt gave no indication of what he intended to do with his new position; arguably the most powerful job in mortgage finance..
Crowdfunding has swept through large verticals of consumer finance, including student loans and credit card debt. And so, naturally, in a market of rising property values, the real estate market is the latest frontier for crowd-based financing. Read More
Like oxygen, warehouse lending is one of the mortgage industry’s essential life-supporting elements. And fortunately, the warehouse segment is in much better health today than it was six years ago, as we are back up to around 70 warehouse lenders at my last count. Read More