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CFPB Warns Servicers to Follow Loan Transfer Rules

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin on August 19 for mortgage servicers, outlining how they should handle the loan transfer process. The bulletin includes a reminder to mortgage servicers to pay close attention to the new common-sense mortgaging rules implemented by the CFPB in January 2014, aimed at protecting consumers from being harmed during loan transfers.

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CFPB Raises Loan Thresholds For 2015

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it is increasing the loan thresholds used to determine the maximum points and fees for QM loans. The new rule, published in the Federal Register on Friday, updates the limits on points and fees that loans must meet in order to fit the QM definition and be considered a "safe" loan.

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CFPB Targets Missouri Lender over Alleged Kickbacks

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week ordered a Missouri-based mortgage lender and its president to pay more than $80,000 for funneling illegal kickbacks in exchange for real estate referrals. According to CFPB's complaint filed in mid-January, Fidelity Financial Mortgage Corporation (FFMC) in 2010 entered into an agreement with a Missouri bank in which Fidelity would lease an office at the bank in exchange for business referrals.

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New Lending Rules Inspire Criticism

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According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the new lending rules that went into effect on January 10 are meant to take a back-to-basics approach to mortgage lending and lower the risk of default and foreclosure among borrowers. However, many industry veterans feel the rules may hurt those they are designed to protect, primarily low income borrowers.

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Commentary: What’s in Store for Housing in 2014, Part 2

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Despite recent gains, which some of us believe are more of a mirage than an oasis, the economy still isn't creating enough good-paying full-time jobs to drive a full recovery in the housing market. At the same time, stricter lending requirements--and a lending environment likely to get more challenging before it gets easier--are the other major headwinds that could slow down housing.

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