The Federal Reserve Board, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced the annual adjustment of the dollar amount used to determine whether a small loan is exempt from the special appraisal requirements that apply to higher-priced mortgage loans.
Perhaps constantly being under the microscope of regulators is having a positive impact on Ocwen Financial and its standing with its customers. According to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, complaints about Ocwen dropped by a significant margin in the last year.
Unlike some predictions, the mortgage industry did not implode once TRID went into effect. And according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey, the impacts so far are minor.
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to change the definition of “Qualified Mortgage,” opening the door to a potentially seismic change in the mortgage lending landscape. But will the President play along?
In addition to having the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau monitoring lenders’ compliance with its new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency told lenders Friday that it will soon be starting its initial examinations of compliance with the TRID rules.
For the second quarter in a row, PHH Corp. posted a loss, driving the company deeper onto the negative side of the ledger for 2015. Much of the loss was due to setting aside millions for the legal and regulatory battles the company is facing.
In the ninth edition of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Supervisory Highlights, the bureau records that its actions resulted in $107 million in relief to more than 238,000 consumers. The report includes details on exactly where servicers and originators violated rules.
For quite some time now, it appeared that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was out to get the servicing industry. However, a quick perusal of the new supervisory report from the CFPB might be a sign that servicers are no longer at the top of the bureau’s hit list. Can servicers finally breathe a sigh of relief?
Citi will pull out of its retail operations in the Massachusetts market early next year. The bank was careful to say it wasn’t abandoning mortgage lending in the Bay State, but the decision moves a lot of the lending pressure to the strength of its digital mortgage platform. And not everyone thinks digital is the best option.
The darlings of 2014, the single-family housing investment and rental businesses, didn’t dominate like last year, but they still had a strong showing. After snagging four of the top five spots on the 2014 HW Fast50, two SFRs placed in the top five in 2015 and three made the top 50..
Bank loyalty is not a factor for borrowers in shopping for a mortgage loan. Borrowers tend to select a mortgage originator based on product, price and their expectation for a convenient transaction process. Read More