The CFPB has announced that it has issued a Consent Order to settle charges that a mortgage lender and its principal violated RESPA Section 8 by paying illegal kickbacks to a bank in exchange for mortgage loan referrals. 

According to the Consent Order, the lender had entered into an agreement with a bank in which the bank referred borrowers to the lender in exchange for kickbacks disguised as payments made by the lender for renting office space within the bank. … Continue Reading