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CFPB COMMENCES TRID ASSESSMENT

On November 20 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it commencing an assessment of its TRID (Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure) rules. The CFPB intends to address the TRID Rule’s effectiveness in meeting the purposes and objectives of Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act, the specific goals of the rule, and other relevant factors.  The public is invited to comment on the feasibility and effectiveness of […]

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FDIC SETTLES RESPA VIOLATIONS FOR $1.35 MILLION

On November 6, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced a settlement with HomeStreet Bank, Seattle, Washington, for violations of Section 8(a) of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). HomeStreet stipulated to the issuance of an Order to Pay Civil Money Penalty (“Order”) in the amount of $1,350,000. The FDIC determined that HomeStreet Bank, through its now discontinued Home Loan Center-based mortgage banking business line, entered into co-marketing arrangements in which the bank and […]

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ZILLOW?

Recently a member of our Compliance Masters Group inquired, “It looks like the CFPB has dropped their case with Zillow according to a statement by Zillow.  We had a lot of our lenders wanting to co-market with realtors on Zillow.  Now what?” Good question. What we do know – Zillow Group received a letter from the CFPB on June 22 stating that the CFPB “had completed its investigation, that it did not intend to take […]

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UPDATED RESPA AND TILA EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

On April 19, 2018 the Federal Reserve Board published a Consumer Affairs Letter (CA 18-3) regarding Revised Interagency Examination Procedures for Regulation X and Regulation Z. The Task Force on Consumer Compliance of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council recently developed the interagency examination procedures for the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The revised examination procedures supersede the examination procedures transmitted with CA Letter 15-6. The procedures […]

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CFPB LOSSES FIGHT WITH SMALL FAMILY-OWNED LAW FIRM

No question about it – the CFPB will bully you when they can. This time David fought back and defeated Goliath. In 2013 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued Borders and Borders PLC, a small family-owned law firm located in Louisville, KY. The CFPB alleged that the firm and principals Harry Borders,  John Borders, Jr. and J. David Borders accepted kickbacks in exchange for referrals of real-estate closing services. Most companies cannot afford to […]

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