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CFPB PROPOSES DELAY OF THE FDCPA RULES

On April 7, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed to extend the effective dates for two recent final rules amending Regulation F from November 30, 2021 until January 29, 2022. The comment period ends 30 days after the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. […]

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CFPB PROPOSES FORECLOSURE SURGE CHANGES TO RESPA

On April 5, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed changes to Regulation X to assist borrowers affected by the COVID-19 emergency. The CFPB is taking this action to: Help ensure that borrowers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have an opportunity to be evaluated for loss mitigation before the initiation of foreclosure. Establish a temporary COVID-19 emergency pre-foreclosure review period until December 31, 2021, for principal residences Temporarily permit mortgage servicers to offer certain […]

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CFPB WARNS OF FORECLOSURE SURGE AND COMPLIANCE RISK

On April 1, 2021, the CFPB issued Compliance Bulletin 2021-02 warning mortgage services of a pending wave of foreclosures when the pandemic-related federal emergency mortgage protections expire this summer and fall. Since the CARES Act was enacted, 6.9 million borrowers have entered a forbearance program. As of January 2021, more than 2.1 million borrowers in forbearance programs were more than 90 days behind on their mortgage payments (including borrowers who have forborne three or more […]

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CFPB RESCINDS ABUSIVE POLICY STATEMENT

On January 24, 2020 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) approved a Policy Statement that was intended to clarify the meaning of “abusive” in Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices. Compliance Resource informed you of this in our blog early last year. The statement provided a framework for the CFPB’s exercise of its supervisory and enforcement authority to address abusive acts or practices in an effort to provide a common-sense framework on how the […]

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CFPB ENFORCING BAN ON DISCRIMINATION BASED ON GENDER IDENTITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION

On March 9, 2021 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an interpretative rule entitled Equal Credit Opportunity (Regulation B); Discrimination on the Bases of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The interpretative rule: Clarifies that, with respect to any aspect of a credit transaction, the prohibition against sex discrimination in the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B, which implements ECOA, encompasses sexual orientation discrimination and gender identity discrimination, including discrimination based on actual […]

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