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.
Mortgage Demand Up as Standards Little Changed
Over the past three months, customer demand for agency mortgages was stronger, according to a survey of bank executives. There was little change in credit standards.
Proposal Eases HELOC HMDA Threshold
Fewer home-equity line of credit lenders will be subject to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act requirements under a proposed change.
TRID Amendments Finalized
Amendments have been finalized for integrated disclosures required under the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. In addition, comments are sought for a new proposal.
Another Settlement for Prospect Mortgage
Just months following a settlement over illegal fees paid to an appraisal affiliate, Prospect Mortgage LLC has agreed to a settlement tied to government-insured loans.
CFPB Provides Guidance for Mortgage Servicing Rule
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued policy guidance on early compliance with the 2016 Mortgage Servicing Final Rule.