The CFPB entered into a stipulated order and final judgment with Franklin Loan Corporation (Franklin) to settle allegations that Franklin paid its employee loan originators compensation based on the interest rates charged on mortgage loans in violation of the Regulation Z loan originator compensation rule. Without admitting or denying the allegations, Franklin agreed to pay $730,000 in connection with the settlement. … Continue Reading
On October 22 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., the FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection will host a teleconference as part of its periodic series of events for bankers on important banking regulatory issues in the compliance and consumer protection area. According to the announcement, the upcoming teleconference will focus on common questions and answers regarding the implementation of the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage and the Loan Originator Compensation Final Rules.… Continue Reading
For mortgage industry members wondering how serious the CFPB will be when enforcing the Regulation Z loan originator compensation rule (“LO Compensation Rule”) we now have an answer— $13 million dollars serious.
As we reported previously, in July 2013, the CFPB filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah against Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC and two officers of the company. … Continue Reading
As expected in light of Director Cordray’s comments last week, on Friday, the CFPB finalized several amendments and clarifications to the mortgage rules, proposed on June 24, 2013 (see our previous Legal Alert outlining the amendments as proposed). The amendments include revisions to the CFPB’s mortgage servicing rules, loan originator compensation rules, and ability-to-repay rules. … Continue Reading
It appears the CFPB wants to send a warning through the lawsuit it filed yesterday in a Utah federal court against a mortgage company and two of its officers for allegedly paying illegal bonuses to loan officers that were tied to the borrowers’ interest rates. The CFPB’s decision to go to court rather than proceed through an administrative enforcement action also suggests that the CFPB feels confident about the strength of its case. … Continue Reading
The regulatory barrage continued last week with the CFPB issuing the last batch of mortgage-related rules it was required to finalize by the Dodd-Frank Act’s January 21 deadline.
On January 17, the final rules implementing provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that relate to mortgage servicing were issued. The servicing rules will take effect on January 10, 2014. … Continue Reading