"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.
A wide range of companies making the 2014 HW Fast50 suggests that — are you ready for this? — maybe things aren't as bad in the U.S. mortgage and housing markets as some breathless press might otherwise suggest. After all, our rankings this year include mortgage insurers, investors, loan servicers, technology specialists and dot-coms, home builders, real estate services companies, mortgage bankers and more..
Last October, HousingWire highlighted several correspondent lenders and gave a broad overview of where this division of mortgage finance was heading. We are happy to report that those lenders are still doing a robust set of business, although the road remains no less rocky. But as we said last year, at least there’s a road to begin with. Read More
As our business moves into a new era of low profitability, increased expenses, and intense regulatory scrutiny, virtually every mortgage executive needs to experiment with ways to increase productivity and CFPB compliance while reducing overall operating costs. Read More