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Volume 23 - Number 26

December 21, 2012

CFPB Facing a Lot of Criticism With Mortgage Servicing Proposal

The CFPB has a pretty full plate digesting hundreds of comments related to its mortgage servicing proposed rule, making it difficult to predict how the final product might end up as it presses to balance the industry’s legitimate concerns with the regulatory mandates of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. During a recent webinar sponsored by Inside Mortgage Finance, an affiliated publication, Mitchell Hochberg, counsel in the division of research, markets and regulations at the CFPB...

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What is it going to take to convince lenders to loosen the credit box (i.e., remove underwriting overlays)?

The recent rep and warranty changes announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency should go a long way in protecting lenders from future buybacks and help expand mortgage credit.
There won’t be any significant elimination of underwriting overlays until the government stops seeking huge mortgage-related penalties and settlements from lenders.
There shouldn’t be any expansion of the mortgage credit box since looser underwriting is what caused the recent mortgage crisis.

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