The CFPB Monday announced that a mortgage lender was assessed a civil monetary penalty of $83,000, arising from illegally splitting real estate settlement fees. The news, though, is that the company self-reported the violation.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Thursday ordered a Missouri mortgage lender, Fidelity Mortgage Corporation, and its former owner and current president, Mark Figert, to pay $81,076 for funneling illegal kickbacks to a bank in exchange for real estate referrals.
Lawmakers in Maryland early next year will consider a bill that would dramatically lower the allowed time debt collectors have to pursue mortgage deficiency debt collection after a home foreclosure.
As the ARM industry prepares for 2014, it might help in strategic planning to know which types of debt are attracting the most consumer complaints about debt collection.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing a rule today requiring easier-to-use mortgage disclosure forms that clearly lay out the terms of a mortgage for a homebuyer.
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York Wednesday took aim at defining what actions taken by a creditor expose it to liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act by reviving an FDCPA class action against a mortgage company and three servicing and debt collection firms. The case could impact liability under first-party or flat-rate collection relationships.
A common theme insideARM has been tracking for the past few years is the shrinking pipeline of consumer debt for the accounts receivable management industry. It’s been easy to point to the massive decline in credit card debt, once the reliable lifeblood of debt collectors, and warn of fewer accounts coming down the pipe from that sector.
The CFPB Tuesday released a bulletin and interim final rule to provide greater clarity to the market concerning mortgage servicing rules that take effect in January 2014. The clarifications address communications with family members after a borrower dies, contact with delinquent borrowers, and treatment of consumers who have filed for bankruptcy or invoked certain protections under the FDCPA.
Consumer delinquencies rose slightly across most loan categories in the second quarter of 2013, but remain significantly below their 15-year average, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin.
The average debt held by consumers who are behind in their debt repayments rose 17 percent between 2007 and 2012, according to data released today by FICO