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What’s Wrong With Dodd-Frank? The GOP Says It Has the Answer

During the debate, Florida Senator and GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio called Dodd-Frank an “outrage” that codified too big to fail instead of ending it as it set out to do, or claims to have done. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, now competing for the GOP presidential nomination, criticized the “vast overreach” of Dodd-Frank during Tuesday’s debate.

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OCC to Test Banks for TRID Compliance

The OCC provided guidance on what to expect in their forthcoming TRID compliance exams directed to “chief executive officers and compliance officers of national banks and federal savings associations, federal branches and agencies, department and division heads, all examining personnel, and other interested parties.”

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CFPB Reports Another $107 Million Returned to Consumers Through Supervisory Actions

The CFPB has authority under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 to supervise banks and credit unions with assets totaling more than $10 billion, along with certain nonbanks that include mortgage companies, payday lenders, private student lenders, and other nonbanks the CFPB has determined to be “large participants” in the financial market.

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Mortgage Industry Harmed by Increased Regulation, Survey Finds

About 75 percent of the group surveyed said the current regulatory environment is indeed preventing them from lending to consumers who can afford and deserve a mortgage, while 25 percent said today’s regulatory environment does not prevent such lending. One anonymous respondent said, “We punish the whole for the actions of a few.”

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CFPB Finalizes Requirements for Reporting Mortgage Data

The HMDA dataset has not kept pace with the mortgage market’s evolution despite being the leading source of information for the market, CFPB said; for example, the HMDA data does not include adequate information about loan features such as adjustable-rate mortgages and non-amortizing loans which helped contribute to the mortgage crisis.

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Why Did Nearly One-Third of House Democrats Vote to Oppose the CFPB?

So why did 64 Democrats—about a third of the 188 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives—vote in favor of H.R. 3192, the Homebuyers Assistance Act, on Wednesday to implement a formal grace period until February 1, 2016, for compliance with the CFPB's TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule?

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CFPB Considers Opening the Door for Class Action Lawsuits

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on Wednesday it is considering proposing rules that will make consumer financial companies more accountable to the consumers they serve. The Bureau is considering a proposal that would prevent consumer financial companies from using "free pass" arbitration clauses that would prevent consumers from bringing class action lawsuits to obtain relief.

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