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Agencies Issue Final Stress Test Guidance for Medium-Sized Firms

Agencies Issue Final Stress Test Guidance for Medium-Sized Firms

In a joint release on Wednesday, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued final guidance describing supervisory expectations for stress tests. The tests will be conducted by medium-sized financial companies, "with total consolidated assets between $10 billion and $50 billion," according to the release.

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CFPB Launches New Reporting Tool

CFPB Launches New Reporting Tool

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) unveiled a new tool Friday aimed at making Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data more user-friendly. In a report released the same day, the CFPB said it collected HMDA data from 7,400 financial institutions in 2012 on 18.7 million loan applications. Not all new information would be made publicly available, and the new reporting guidelines would largely be in line with current industry standards.

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CFPB Averts Costly Closing Delays with Revisions to Final Disclosure Rule

CFPB Averts Costly Closing Delays with Revisions to Final Disclosure Rule

After much anticipation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final rule for new integrated mortgage disclosures, combining the overlapping disclosures required by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The new rule will certainly change the landscape of the settlement services and mortgage lending industries as we know them.

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Feature: New World Order

Feature: New World Order

The veterans of this business can remember when REOs ran in the neighborhood of 150,000 a year, delinquency rates were just around 4 percent, and you only needed a credit score of 620 to qualify for a prime mortgage loan. But the housing finance industry, and default servicing especially, has changed. In the cover story of it's September issue, DS News looks at the many factors--from a slew of new regulatory mandates to an altered public perception of debt obligations--that have altered the business into something far from customary.

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CFPB Finalizes ‘Know Before You Owe’ Mortgage Disclosures

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing a rule Wednesday requiring lenders to use its disclosure templates to lay out mortgage terms for borrowers. The new ""Know Before You Owe"" mortgage forms will replace existing federal disclosures, and the CFPB says they'll help consumers better understand their options, comparison shop for the best mortgage deals, and avoid costly surprises at closing.

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CFPB Offers Additional Guidance on Mortgage Servicing Rules

CFPB Offers Additional Guidance on Mortgage Servicing Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a bulletin and interim final rule Tuesday to provide greater clarity to the market concerning mortgage servicing rules that take effect in January 2014. The clarifications address contact with delinquent borrowers, communications with family members after a borrower dies, and treatment of consumers who have filed for bankruptcy.

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