Borrowers get some legal leverage in CFPB servicing rules

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The CFPB has made it a priority to take action against companies that are engaging in illegal servicing. Borrowers report being surprised that some servicers allocate payments in ways that maximize.

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David Vida: Servicing Becoming Even More Of A Volume Game. By. Patrick Barnard. like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (cfpb) mortgage servicing rules and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) Consent Order, Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts and Practices (UDAAP), etc., now govern how we service a loan today.

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Today we are updating our mortgage servicing rules and expanding. Our rule updates the way servicers have to communicate with borrowers who have. When the new rule goes into effect, certain borrowers who received help. upon the death of a relative, as a result of a divorce or legal separation,

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Some people are frustrated with the rules and regulations. it’s impacting their ability to get a mortgage. And we are not by law allowed to help them, and that becomes a complaint. We’ve had.

Ralph Nader on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau On the same date, the CFPB also issued a proposed rule regarding timing requirements for periodic statements provided to borrowers in bankruptcy. Both the interim final rule and the proposed rule relate to the 2016 Mortgage Servicing Final Rule, which effected several changes to the mortgage servicing rules under Regulation X, which implements the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act.

Coming from a servicing point of view the borrowers must remember as @Dion DePaoli wrote non-communication and non-payment are two of the worst things you can do. Additionally for the Servicer to suggest they stop making payments again is a violation of the CFPB Servicing Final rules.