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CFPB Official Discusses New Servicing Rules

The laws are constantly changing, however, making compliance an even further complicated issue. Laurie Maggiano, a program manager for servicing and secondary markets at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), was on hand to discuss the ever-changing world of servicing statutes for the "CFPB's National Servicing Standards – Update Session" section of the Compliance Lab on September 15.

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CFPB Has Caused Businesses to Heavily Emphasize Compliance

With the mortgage industry becoming more heavily regulated in the last four to five years, those who work within the industry have had to place an increased emphasis on compliance. But compliance does not come without a steep price – it takes a great deal of time, effort, and money.

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Compliance Has Made Foreclosure Process Complicated, Experts Say

One resounding theme of the Foreclosure Lab at the Five Star Conference on Monday was clear – throwing compliance into the equation has made the foreclosure process way more complicated than it used to be because the industry is so much more regulated than it was as recently as five years ago before the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Compliance Professionals to Tackle Issues, Challenges in Lab

Directed by Steven Frie, director of structured finance at Standard & Poor's Rating Services, the 2014 Five Star Conference Compliance Lab will feature a panel of experts tackling some of the most pressing issues of the day, speaking on topics ranging from the impact of the qualified mortgage (QM) and qualified residential mortgage (QRM) guidelines; how to balance state, local, and federal regulations; and the cost and consequences of compliance.

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Compliance Critical: Field Manager Vendor Management Process Audits

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency states explicitly in an October 2013 bulletin guidance for risk management that it "expects more comprehensive and rigorous oversight and management of third-party relationships that . . . could cause a bank to face significant risk if the third party fails to meet expectations."

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FHFA Report Finds Lack of Compliance; Oversight

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report Wednesday, outlining conclusions drawn from a study done on the Servicing Alignment Initiative (SAI). The assessment of servicers provided by the FHFAOIG was far from glowing, citing specific areas of improvement for servicers of Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) mortgages, specifically those who service Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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CFPB Report Highlights Shoddy Servicing Practices in 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new report detailing a number of servicing practices that “continued to plague consumers throughout 2013.” The report covers supervision work completed between July and October 2013—after its servicing rules were first published but before they actually went into effect.

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Cenlar Adopts TeleVoice Solutions to Aid Servicing Compliance

Are Mortgage Underwriters Exempt?

Out of Houston, TeleVoice, a provider of customized telephony applications, announced that servicing provider Cenlar FSB is now leveraging its Interactive Voice Response and Computer Telephony Integration solutions to aid its compliance efforts in light of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new mortgage servicing rules.

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