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Volume 25 - Number 2

January 20, 2014

More Mortgage Rules in the CFPB Pipeline, Regulatory Agenda Shows

The CFPB’s recently released semiannual regulatory agenda indicates the bureau plans to remain on a robust mortgage-related rulemaking schedule, although not at the blistering pace seen one year ago when it issued a handful of game-changing rules for the mortgage lending and servicing sectors. The CFPB said it is “continuing rulemaking activities to assist in the full implementation of, and facilitate compliance with, various mortgage-related final rules issued by the bureau in January 2013, strengthening consumer protections involving...

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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

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