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 […]

CFPB Upgrades Complaint Database For Easier Reverse Mortgage Data Access

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on Friday that it has enhanced its previously controversial Consumer Complaint Database, providing additional information and context to new submissions. This allows reverse mortgage industry stakeholders to more clearly examine complaints specific to the product category, and to compare them with the broader figures of the data in […]

CFPB: Seniors in Better Savings Position Than Younger Generations

Consumers at or over the age of 62 reported less difficulty in paying for a bill or expense, though other factors including household income and whether or not they live in metropolitan areas also affected the standing of a person’s savings. This is according to the “Making Ends Meet Survey” conducted by the Consumer Financial […]

Supreme Court to Decide Lawfulness of FHFA Structure

The United States Supreme Court (USSC) will hear arguments in a case that challenges the single-director leadership structure of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), just weeks after a ruling in which it deemed a similar structure at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) unconstitutional. “The justices granted a pair of cases, Collins v. Mnuchin […]

Supreme Court Rules CFPB Director Structure Unconstitutional, Keeps Agency Intact

The President of the United States has the authority to fire the CFPB director with or without cause, though the Bureau itself is remaining intact, the United States Supreme Court decided Monday. Provisions of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requiring the single director the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) only be […]

CFPB Issues Guidance Related to LIBOR Transition

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Thursday issued several pieces of guidance related to the anticipated discontinuation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) index in 2021, in an effort to better facilitate creditors’ transition away from using LIBOR as an index for variable-rate consumer credit products. “The Bureau released an updated Consumer Handbook […]

CFPB: Seniors Face Serious Spending Challenges in First 5 Years of Retirement

In the first five years of retirement, American seniors are likely to face significant financial challenges in making ends meet. According to a survey of Americans who retired between 1992 and 2014 conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), over half (51%) had income, savings or other non-housing assets allowed them to maintain the […]

CFPB Eases Ability to Access Mortgage Credit, Relaxes TRID Waiting Periods

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken steps to make it easier for consumers with urgent financial needs to obtain access to mortgage credit more quickly in the middle of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, issuing an interpretive which applies to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule and Regulation Z rescission rules. This is according […]

CFPB Takes Action on Housing Matters During Coronavirus Crisis

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken several actions this week in an effort to assist consumers affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic with housing matters, including issuing a final rule on data reporting thresholds under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), and partnering with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on a borrower […]