Bloomberg: Wall Street ‘Worried’ Over Possible CFPB Revival

The American financial sector is concerned about the potential actions of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2021, owing to changes that the incoming administration could make to the agency’s regulatory posture particularly as it pertains to the Bureau’s use of its enforcement authority. This is according to reporting at Bloomberg. “Banks should be […]

WSJ: Biden Presidency Would Mean Greater CFPB Presence for Mortgage Lenders

With less than one week remaining until general election ballots in the U.S. are counted, financial firms and traditional mortgage lenders across the country are preparing for the possibility that former Vice President Joe Biden could become the next President of the United States. If Biden wins, then the possibility accompanying that win would be […]

CFPB Enforcement Actions Rise to Highest Level in 5 Years

Regulatory enforcement actions made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have risen to their highest level in five years, to levels not seen since the Bureau was under the control of Director Richard Cordray during the Barack Obama Administration. This is according to an analysis of the CFPB Online Enforcement Database at Law360. While […]

CFPB Offers Guide for Avoiding COVID-19 Senior Scams

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has provided guidance for senior consumers on how to best avoid scams stemming from renewed efforts by bad actors in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Representatives from the Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) went over these practices […]

CFPB Announces New Members of Advisory Committees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the appointment of new members to four of its advisory boards including the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC). They will advise CFPB leadership on issues related to both market trends and emerging consumer financial […]

New HMDA Data Dives Deeply Into Reverse Mortgages, Top 10 Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released its updated review and analysis of data disclosed in 2019 by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) in an effort to better understand the landscape of the mortgage market. The new analysis features extensive amounts of mortgage information disclosed by financial institutions, and features a lot of […]

Reverse Mortgage Complaints to CFPB Slow During Pandemic

The amount of consumer complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) related to the reverse mortgage product category have slowed since the beginning of the national emergency stemming from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, RMD has learned. When averaged out to the amount of complaints received per month, the figure is lower than the typical […]

CFPB Director: More Enforcement is Coming in 2020

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathleen Kraninger indicated to lawmakers at a Senate Banking Committee hearing last week that enforcement actions in 2020 are expected to increase from their current levels by the end of the fiscal year, according to testimony provided by the director herself. Sitting as the primary witness in a hearing […]

CFPB Director, Sen. Warren Spar Over Mortgage Servicing in Virtual Hearing

As the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional strain on the American financial system in addition to driving millions of working people out of employment, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has failed to adequately respond to the needs of working Americans at a time in which assistance is sorely needed. This was the contention that […]

How Recent CFPB Enforcement Could Affect Reverse Mortgages

Due to a recent enforcement action taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) against a non-depository mortgage lender, the reverse mortgage industry may be able to take some lessons concerning its own compliance posture, according to an interview with a legal specialist conducted by RMD. Earlier this month, the CFPB issued an enforcement action […]