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The Policy Makers

Some of the industry’s greatest minds discuss the lessons they learned during the housing crisis, and how it’s shaping their stance on housing policy today. Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the April issue of DSNews, out now.

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House Bill Could Exclude Attorneys from FDCPA

debt

The House Financial Services Committee recently advanced a bill, H.R. 5082, that could have major implications for the default servicing industry, and most especially the law firms that work within it. The bill amends the definition of “debt collectors” under ...

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CFPB Asked to Repeal Mortgage Servicing Amendments

A group of a half dozen trade associations recently sent a letter to Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The letter raises objections over 2016 amendments to the CFPB’s  2013 RESPA and TILA Mortgage Servicer Rule, ...

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“No Further”: CFPB Plan Limits Bureau’s Mission

4:51 p.m. CST // On Monday afternoon, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officially released its strategic plan for fiscal years 2018 - 2022, confirming a shift away from enforcement that had been rumored by alleged internal memos earlier during the day. In ...

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Homes are a Better Investment than Retirement Savings

home prices

Americans want to buy homes and they want to buy them as an investment option. According to a study on homebuyers by NerdWallet, a personal finance website, 75 percent Americans say that buying a home was a priority for them. ...

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CFPB Ruled Constitutional—What Now?

In a split decision, a Washington appeals court has reversed a previous ruling, declaring the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to be constitutional after all. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday that the ...

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The State of the Housing Industry

As President Trump will present his State of the Union address to the Senate this evening, what is the State of the Housing Industry? With home prices that show no signs of decreasing, changes in leadership at the Consumer Finance ...

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Supreme Court Case Could Shift Future of CFPB

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could have implications regarding the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Last week the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, which ...

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District Judge Sides With President Trump on CFPB Director

A federal judge appointed by President Trump has delivered the administration a legal victory with a decision supporting the President’s choice for head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly refused Wednesday to block President ...

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