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CFPB Takes First MSA-Related Action in Nearly Two Years; Orders Mortgage Lender to Pay $3.5M Civil Penalty for Kickbacks

On January 31, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it ordered a California-based mortgage lender to pay $3.5 million in civil penalties for an illegal mortgage kickback scheme.  According to the CFPB, the lender entered into several different referral programs with multiple third parties, each of which the CFPB contends violated…

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CFPB Secures $8.8 Million Consent Order Against Mortgage Servicer

On January 23, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it entered into a consent order with a mortgage servicer, resolving alleged violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s (CFPA) prohibition on deceptive acts or practices….

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CFPB Settles RESPA Claims with Mortgage Servicer for $20 Million

On January 23, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it entered into a consent order with a mortgage servicer, resolving allegations that the servicer violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). The CFPB alleged that, during 2014, the servicer informed borrowers seeking loss mitigation…

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New LLW Article on DC Court of Appeals Decision in PHH v. CFPB

Click here to check out the latest article from LenderLaw Watch – DC Court of Appeals Rules CFPB Director’s “For-Cause Only” Removal Unconstitutional; Reinforces Long-Standing RESPA Interpretation.  The article analyzes yesterday’s decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  LenderLaw Watch previously wrote about the PHH…

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CFPB Publishes Rulemaking Agenda Including Proposed Rule Prohibiting Class Action Waivers

On November 20, 2015, the CFPB published​ its current rulemaking agenda. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the CFPB drafts and implements new regulations governing certain consumer finance products and services. The CFPB publishes its regulatory agenda twice a year, which summarizes the proposed regulations (or “rules”) the Bureau is…

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CFPB Summarizes Recent Results of Supervisory Enforcement

On June 23, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its Supervisory Highlights report detailing the Bureau’s supervision efforts for the first four months of 2015. The report summarizes the most common “illegal practices” uncovered by the Bureau and identifies the areas where the Bureau has  focused on in its…

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CFPB and Maryland Attorney General File Complaint Against Title Company Alleging Improper Kickback Scheme

On April 29, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Maryland Attorney General announced the filing of a complaint and proposed consent order against a regional title insurance company, its principals, and certain loan officers. The title company allegedly provided payments to loan officers in exchange for referrals for…

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