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In Long-Awaited Decision, D.C. Circuit Reverses CFPB Enforcement Ruling And Finds CFPB Structure Unconstitutional In Part
The court found the CFPB's structure unconstitutional in insulating the Director from removal by the President, rejected several of the Bureau's interpretations of RESPA...
United States
4 Nov 2016
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Q1 2016 Sees Continued Focus On Mortgages, Fair Lending, And CFPB Enforcement (Interactive Charts Inside)
Consistent with the trend observed in 2015, federal agencies continue to bring the majority of actions, compared to actions by state attorneys general and state regulatory agencies.
United States
19 Jul 2016
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CFPB Amends Remittance Transfer Rule And Updates Small Business Compliance Guide (Consumer Financial Services Alert - August 20, 2013)
The CFPB released an updated compliance guide to assist small creditors in complying with the remittance transfer rule.
United States
30 Aug 2013
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Massachusetts Division Of Banks Issues Warning Letter To Debt Collectors
The Massachusetts Division of Banks issued a warning letter to remind licensed debt collectors that it is illegal to collect on small loans made in violation of Massachusetts’ small loan law.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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Sixth Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Suit To Set Aside Foreclosure Sale
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision dismissing plaintiff’s action to set aside a foreclosure sale based on alleged violations of the non-judicial foreclosure process in Michigan.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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Seventh Circuit Permits Discharge of Student Loan in Bankruptcy Proceeding
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that a borrower can discharge her student loans under the bankruptcy code.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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GAO Releases Report On Independent Foreclosure Review
The GAO released a report on Independent Foreclosure Review, an evaluation of the foreclosure practice of several mortgage servicers required by the consent orders entered into with the OCC and FRB in 2011.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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FTC Warns About Potential Violations Of FCRA
The FTC issued warning letters to the operators of six websites that provide landlords with tenant rental history reports.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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CFPB Issues Final Policy On Disclosure Of Consumer Complaint Data
The CFPB issued a final policy statement providing guidance on how it plans to publicly disclose certain consumer complaint data.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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CFPB Renews Request For Public Comment On Information Collection
The CFPB is soliciting comments on an existing information collection initiative, titled, Report of Terms and Credit Card Plans.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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CFPB Releases Small Entity Compliance Guide For The Ability-To-Repay And Qualified Mortgage Rules (Consumer Financial Services Alert - April 16, 2013)
The CFPB has released a compliance guide to assist small creditors in complying with the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage rules finalized by the Bureau in January.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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United States
17 Apr 2013
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CFPB Takes Enforcement Action Against Mortgage Insurers (Consumer Financial Services Alert - April 16, 2013)
The CFPB announced enforcement actions against several mortgage insurers for alleged "kickback arrangements" with lenders—specifically, captive mortgage reinsurance arrangements.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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CFPB Issues Proposal To Clarify Escrow Rule (Consumer Financial Services Alert - April 16, 2013)
The CFPB issued a proposal to clarify and make technical amendments to the escrow rule it finalized in January.
United States
17 Apr 2013
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Kansas State Appellate Court Rejects Split-The-Note Theory
The Kansas Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to a lender’s designation of MERS as nominee on a mortgage.
United States
22 Oct 2012
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California Federal Court Dismisses Class Action Over Interest Rate Hike
The United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a putative class action alleging, among other claims, violations of the National Bank Act and violation of the Nevada Deceptive Trade Practices Act, stemming from the retroactive application of the default APR.
United States
22 Oct 2012
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New Jersey State Court Rejects Borrower Appeal Challenging Foreclosure
A New Jersey state appellate court held that a borrower could not challenge the standing of a bank in a foreclosure proceeding in a last ditch effort to re-litigate the case.
United States
22 Oct 2012
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FRB Governor Discusses Long-Term Vacant Properties
In prepared remarks for a conference on distressed residential real estate, Elizabeth A. Duke, of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, noted that housing market conditions are improving, and reiterated the FRB’s belief that solving the lingering problem of long-term vacancies will require "a full spectrum of policy actions."
United States
22 Oct 2012
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FTC Settles With Consumer Reporting Agency
The FTC announced that it entered into a settlement with a consumer reporting agency charged with improperly selling prescreened lists of consumers who were late on mortgage payments, in violation of the FTC Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
United States
22 Oct 2012
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FTC Comments On CFPB’s Proposed Mortgage Disclosure Forms
The FTC submitted a comment in response to the CFPB’s notice of proposed rulemaking requesting comments to its proposal to combine certain disclosures consumers receive in connection with applying for and closing on a home mortgage loan under TILA and RESPA (see July 10, 2012 Alert).
United States
19 Oct 2012
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