Tag Archives: real estate settlement procedures act

Prospect Mortgage to Pay $3.5 Million Fine for Illegal Kickback Scheme

The CFPB’s investigation found that ReMax Gold Coast and Keller Williams Mid-Willamette accepted illegal payment for referrals By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (February 1, 2017) –  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Tuesday took action against Prospect Mortgage, LLC, a major mortgage lender, for paying illegal kickbacks for mortgage business referrals. The CFPB also took […]

CFPB Guidance About RESPA, MSAs, Kickbacks, and Referral Fees

Violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act have resulted in more than $75 million in fines By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (October 22, 2015) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a bulletin providing guidance to the mortgage industry regarding marketing services agreements. The bulletin offers an overview of the federal prohibition on mortgage […]

Changes to RESPA and TILA Forms, What You Need to Know Before August 1, 2015

 (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – Changes required by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are coming to the real estate and mortgage industry on August 1, 2015 that real estate brokers need to know about. These changes involve four forms with which you are all very familiar. These four forms are: 1. The Truth In Lending Act’s “Truth In […]