CFPB Seeks To Ease HMDA Reporting Requirements

The CFPB is proposing to exempt lenders that originate fewer than 25 mortgages a year from its new HMDA reporting rules. In addition, financial institutions with a large number of reported transactions would be required to submit HMDA data on a quarterly, rather than annual, basis.

CFPB, FTC, States Take Action Against Foreclosure Relief Companies

The CFPB says the three companies collected a total of more than $25 million in illegal advance fees for foreclosure relief.

The 'Widespread Contagion' Of Foreclosure Is Now Contained

RealtyTrac says in its midyear report that foreclosure activity has dwindled back down to historic levels and that it is on track to continue the pace.

New Housing Finance Reform Bill Introduced In Congress

Three congressmen are taking a new crack at balancing public and private involvement in housing finance.

Julian Castro Confirmed As HUD Secretary

The 39-year-old, third-term mayor of San Antonio will replace current HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, who will next lead the White House Office of Management and Budget.



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