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Here's everything you need to know about the CFPB

Let’s celebrate the Bureau’s 4th birthday!
While it may seem like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been around forever, the CFPB actually opened its doors just four years ago: July 21, 2011. Here's everything you need to know about the agency synonymous with financial regulation.
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CFPB Watch: Congress fights for control

The Senate joins the House in trying to exercise oversight
“The CFPB undoubtedly remains the single most powerful and least accountable Federal agency in all of Washington,” Jeb Hensarling said. “When it comes to the credit cards, auto loans and mortgages of hardworking taxpayers, the CFPB has unbridled, discretionary power not only to make those less available and more expensive, but to absolutely take them away.”
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The awful truth about TRID

Even with a grace period, the remedy is worse than the disease
The CFPB left the grace period open-ended and most in the industry interpreted that to mean that it will last throughout the rest of 2015, at least. Unfortunately, as welcome as that grace period is, TRID remains a costly and complicated fix that has enormous implications for the whole industry.
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CFPB fines defunct Guarantee Mortgage $228,000

Violated the Loan Originator Compensation Rule
In the latest action from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the bureau ordered defunct Guarantee Mortgage Corporation to pay a civil penalty of $228,000 for paying its branch managers on the interest rates of the loans they closed.
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CFPB secures $27.7 million judgment against foreclosure relief scammers

Problem is, the scammers have only $655,737
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the State of Florida announced Friday that a federal judge granted final judgment against a Florida law firm and its associated companies, requiring the companies to pay $27.7 million for their part in a massive foreclosure relief scam that defrauded approximately 2,000 consumers.
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CFPB Director Cordray corrects “serious misunderstanding” about TRID

Plus, 3 circumstances that would allow for closing delays
The Aug. 1, 2015 implementation date for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure still stands, as of now. In a speech Tuesday, the director of the CFPB cleared some of the air on TRID misunderstandings, but looking at the fine print, talk of delaying TRID is not off the table. Still, some in Congress disagree, and are trying to do something about it.
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CFPB Director wants more from mortgage servicers

3 takeaways from Richard Cordray’s speech
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray’s disgruntled relationship with the mortgage servicing industry has deep roots. And judging by his latest speech at the Brookings Institution, not much has changed in his eyes.
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CFPB fines Lighthouse Title for kickbacks

Michigan agency allegedly paid real estate agents for referrals
“Today’s action sends a clear and simple message, that quid pro quo agreements for real estate referrals are illegal,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “The Consumer Bureau will continue to take action to ensure that the mortgage market is a level playing field where everyone plays by the rules.”
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