ECOA Rule Finalized
Proposed changes to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act that are intended to provide greater clarity for home lenders have been finalized.
Mortgage Conferences Cover Compliance, Technology
Topics to be covered at several upcoming mortgage-related events include compliance risk, housing risk and mortgage technology. One forum will tackle multifamily issues.
Varied Backgrounds for New Mortgage Executives
Executives who recently found new homes at mortgage banking firms come from a variety of backgrounds including financial compliance, information technology and subprime mortgage lending.
Compliance Services for HMDA, ATR, Day 1 Certainty
New and upgraded offerings recently unveiled by service providers promise to help lenders comply with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, the Ability to Repay rule and Fannie Mae's Day 1 Certainty initiative.
HMDA Examination Guidelines Issued
Federal regulators of financial institutions have issued new examination procedures for compliance with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
Mortgage LOS Updates, Acquisition
In addition to an acquisition involving a loan origination system, two LOS service provides have upgraded there systems -- with one labeled as a "major" release. Meanwhile, LOS integrations continue.
Biggest VA Lender Settles RESPA Violations
A firm that has recently claimed to be among the biggest home-purchase lenders for veteran programs has agreed to pay over $1 million to settle alleged violations of the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act.
Variety of Topics Covered at Mortgage Conferences
Topics to be covered at upcoming events related to real estate finance include bankruptcies, compliance and single-family rentals. Also on the docket are third-party risk and home building.
Social Media Mortgage Compliance Tool Launched
A new tool helps mortgage-banking firms with the daunting task of monitoring their loan origination staffs' use of social media and regulatory compliance.
CFPB Loses RESPA Lawsuit
A federal trial court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau against a Kentucky law firm accused of violating the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act's anti-kickback provision. The court said the title agencies set up by the Louisville firm were permitted under RESPA's "safe harbor" provision.