Items Tagged with 'Laurence Platt'


  • Is the CFPB in dire need of a new direction?

    Which could mean a new director
    Readers don’t have to go any further than HousingWire’s search function to see the constant dialogue around the uncertain future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Regulation is king in mortgage finance, and right now the No. 1 industry watchdog is in limbo as the court and government try to overhaul its future. So where does this leave people in mortgage finance? These four CFPB and regulation experts have the answers.
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  • Industry Players Vie for a Piece of Mortgage Lending Reform

    The Financial Institutions Subcommittee on Wednesday conducted a hearing of mortgage industry participants to focus on comprehensive mortgage lending reform legislation the Financial Services Committee is expected to consider later in March. A part of the original H.R. 3915 -- the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007 -- managed to be signed into law within separate legislation. That one provision, the requirement of a nationwide licensing and registration system for mortgage brokers, has been criticized as not doing enough to reform the system.
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