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CFPB Asks For Comments on Enhanced Consumer Complaint Database


-+*The Bureau reported as of June 1, 2015, it has handled more than 627,000 complaints from the time it opened its doors in July 2011. According to the CFPB, about 28 percent of those complaints have been mortgage-related, making it the category with the largest share (debt collection was second with 25 percent). The Bureau says it forwards the complaints to companies and works to get a response, typically within 15 days.

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs To Receive Multi-Million Dollar Pay Increases


-+*The SEC outlined that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs' direct compensation will consist of an annual base salary of $750,000, fixed deferred salary at an annual rate of $2.05 million, and at-risk deferred salary with an annual target amount of $1.2 million, totaling $4 million. The at-risk deferred salary is based on performance and can be reduced. These amounts will be prorated for 2015 and both executives have the same structure that applies to other executives within the GSEs.

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Average Guarantee Fees on GSE Loans Are Two and a Half Times Their 2009 Level


-+*According to the FHFA report, the average level of guarantee fees charged has increased since 2009, when the report began. The guarantee fees are now two-and-a-half times their previous level from 2009 to 2014. The average fees increased from 22 basis points to 58 basis points from 2009 to 2014. From 2013 to 2014, average fees increased from 51 basis points to 58 basis points.

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Shapiro & Ingle Adds Four New Attorneys


-+*Default servicing law firm Shapiro & Ingle, with offices in Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee, has announced the addition of four new attorneys – William Harris, Megan Hawn Gilbert, Candace Turner, and Erin Roberts – to the firm.

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Monitor Reports One Failed Metric In NMS Compliance Update


-+*Smith reported that Green Tree had completed eight corrective action plans (CAPs) to address root causes of fails that had previously been uncovered, and that he found no evidence of any failures during the "cure period," which is the amount of time in which the servicer has a chance to fix the issues.

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GSEs Combine for Q1 Net Income of $2.4 Billion


-+*The average loan-to-value (LTV) ratio for new business decreased at both Enterprises as refinances surpassed purchase mortgage originations, which generally have higher LTV ratios. The report said that borrowers were more inclined to use the Enterprises’ refinance programs that focus mainly on deeply underwater borrowers, including the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).

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