Complying With ATR While Avoiding Discrimination
In their efforts to comply with the Ability-to-Repay rule, some lenders have discriminated against applicants who rely on disability income. New guidance is intended to help them navigate this fine line.
HOA Super-Liens a Super Threat to Mortgage Investors
Mortgage investors in at least two states are at risk of total loss on loans where a homeowners association forecloses on the property without any notice to the first mortgage holder.
Lien Stripping Cases to Be Heard by High Court
The nation's high court has agreed to hear a pair of cases involving junior liens that were voided by bankruptcy courts because of negative equity.
Bank Must Pay $1 Mil to Frmr Mortgage Executive
A bank in the Midwest has lost an appeal of a judgment requiring it to pay a former mortgage executive nearly $1 million.
LO Comp Rule Violations Settled by Calif Lender
A company that paid bonuses to its loan originators for steering borrowers into home loans with high interest rates has agreed to a settlement.
Ocwen Affiliate Abandoning Force-Placed Insurance
In the current regulatory environment, Ocwen Financial Corp.'s service provider affiliate has decided to get out of the business of lender-placed insurance.
GSEs Add, Lose Executives
Two recent mortgage executive appointments were at the government-sponsored enterprises, while one former GSE executive has become general counsel at a loan servicer.
Hilltop Mortgage Biz Weak, PrimeLending Subpoenaed
The parent of PrimeLending disclosed a subpoena related to government lending at the unit. Home loan originations edged up, but mortgage staffing was slashed by more than a fifth.
Discrimination Lawsuit Dropped Against Santander
A discrimination lawsuit against Santander Bank, N.A., will be dismissed as part of a deal worked out this week.
Wells Working On FHA Settlement
Discussions are being held to resolve a two-year-old lawsuit alleging that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., falsely certified Federal Housing Administration-insured loans.