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.
Loan securitizer DB Structured Products, a division of Deutsche Bank, recently agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle a Nevada Attorney General investigation into the firm’s packaging and selling of subprime and Alt-A loans.
The Nevada Attorney General is urging people to come forward if they have information related to a Las Vegas man recently charged with defrauding Nevada citizens through a series of real estate and mortgage scams.
"If you look at what we do, fundamentally, MERS is the mortgagee on behalf of the investor and its assigns, it’s not a whole lot more complicated than that. And that role as an agent is well rooted in the laws of this country. So when you get down to it, and when we get challenged, we typically prevail. We simply take away all the clutter and present what we do, and what the laws actually say, and we get there," MERS CEO Beckmann said in an exclusive profile only in HousingWire magazine..
The CFPB is currently paying close attention to the individuals/small players, as well as the larger institutional mortgage companies. With respect to the small players, the CFPB is looking at the loan officer, real estate agent and developer. A common violation that these smaller firms or individuals commit, in addition to possible violations resulting from social media posts, stems from agreements among themselves. Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been some time since the mortgage bond world felt shaken to the core. But shaken, right now, it feels, according to several recent conversations I’ve had on the subject. Read More