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Servicers with Widespread Paperwork Errors May Face Regulatory Fines

Federal banking regulators are in the process of conducting an in-depth review of foreclosure practices at the nation's largest mortgage servicers, which includes on-site evaluations and examinations of loan files. Officials say in cases where problems are found, regulators will require lenders and servicers to correct not only the faulty documents but the faulty systems that allowed them to occur. One Federal Reserve governor says institutions with ""widespread problems"" could also be subject to fees and penalties.

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Pennsylvania Takes Aim at Unlicensed Mortgage Originators

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking has launched an initiative to identify unlicensed mortgage activity in the state. The effort is being led by the department's Bureau of Compliance, Investigation, and Licensing and will target all mortgage licensees. The bureau says the investigation is expected to continue into 2011. The initiative is part of the department's implementation and enforcement of the federal SAFE Act.

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MBA Study Says Dodd-Frank May Reduce Consumer Choice

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has released a report regarding the results of research examining international mortgage products and comparing them with the mortgage products in the United States. The study found that features and products that are restricted in the Dodd-Frank Bill are widespread in other countries and are not necessarily believed to cause high rates of default. The trade group says the new regulations will deeply impact borrower choice.

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Obama to Name Warren to Start Up Consumer Protection Bureau

The big news coming out of Washington today -- President Obama will hold a special press briefing Friday to name Elizabeth Warren to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She won't be nominated to fill the role of the bureau's chief, as has been widely expected, at least not yet. Instead, she'll be appointed assistant to the president and special advisor to the secretary of the Treasury. She'll head a steering committee responsible for getting the new agency, which will oversee mortgage lending, up and running.

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