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The CFPB Issues Procedural Rule on Supervising Nonbanks That Pose Risks to Consumers

(CFPB -WASHINGTON, D.C.) —The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a rule that establishes procedures to bring under its supervisory authority certain nonbanks whose activities it has reasonable cause to determine pose risks to consumers. Nonbanks subject to the rule are companies that offer or provide consumer financial products or services but do not have […]

CFPB Issues Proposed Modifications to Mortgage Rules

The CFPB finalized several mortgage rules in January 2013 that are addressed by today’s proposal. The Ability-to-Repay rule protects consumers from irresponsible mortgage lending by requiring that lenders make a reasonable, good-faith determination that prospective borrowers have the ability to repay their loans. The mortgage servicing rules established strong protections for homeowners facing foreclosure, and the loan originator compensation rules address certain practices that incentivized steering borrowers into risky and/or high-cost loans. The CFPB also finalized rules that strengthened consumer protections for high-cost mortgages, and instituted a requirement that escrow accounts be established for a minimum of five years for certain higher-priced mortgage loans.

Use of a Uniform State Test For NMLS Licensing gets CFPB green light

The CFPB has validated the use of a Uniform State Test (UST) developed by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLSR) to satisfy SAFE Act testing requirements. The SAFE Act requires state-licensed MLOs to pass a written test developed by the NMLSR. The test must include questions that examine an applicant on ethics and […]

CFPB starts in on small businesses

If your small business has been operating under the “it won’t happen to me” assumption in regards to a CFPB audit, think again. The CFPB has repeatedly made it clear that they intend to audit everyone in the mortgage industry, regardless of size. They started with the bigger banks and mortgage lending institutions, but they’re […]

8 New Mortgage Regulation Deadlines Coming Out of the CFPB

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) gave 12 months (and sometimes less) from the “issue date” to implement the majority of these new requirements.  Because the CFPB considers the “issue date” as the date of publication on the CFPB’s website – rather than publication in the Federal Register,  your company will have less […]

The CFPB is the New Sheriff in Town … Ready for a Visit?

(OnlineEd – September 26, 2012) Compliance management requirements for all non-banks have reached a new level with the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Examination Manual. According to the CFPB’s Web site: “The CFPB’s approach to non-bank examination will be the same as its approach to bank examination. It may include a combination of any of the following tools: requiring nonbanks to file certain […]

Continuing Education Reminder Sent to MLOs Who Have Not Yet Completed

(Official NMLS Newsletter) – This is a reminder that the SAFE Act requires individual mortgage loan originators (MLOs) to complete 8 hours of NMLS approved continuing education (CE) annually. In addition to meeting the minimum federal requirements, a number of states also have state-specific education requirements that must be met. For details see State CE Requirement […]

Which OnlineEd NMLS Approved Continuing Education Course Should I Take? (California)

(OnlineEd® – Portland, OR) – The SAFE Act requires a mortgage loan originator to complete a minimum of 8 hours of NMLS approved continuing education and renew their license each year on or before December 31st. A NMLS approved course provider has up to six days to report completed courses to NMLS and then the […]

It’s Time For Mortgage Loan Originators to Start Their Annual NMLS Continuing Education

(OnlineEd) – Every state-licensed mortgage loan originator (“MLO”) in any approved status is to complete at least 8 hours of NMLS approved license renewal education as part of their license renewal requirements.  This annual continuing education must include 3 hours of Federal law, 2 hours of ethics, which includes fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending […]

August 13th 2012 Compliance Deadline Approaches for all Lenders, Mortgage Brokers, and Bankers

(OnlineEd) – Residential mortgage lenders take note: The August 13, 2012 deadline for compliance with the new anti-money laundering (“AML”) and suspicious activity report (“SAR”) final rule is fast approaching. Before August 13, 2012, only depository banks are required to establish AML programs and file SARs. However, on August 13, 2012, under the newly expanded […]