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Volume 25 - Number 9

April 28, 2014

More CFPB Enforcement Actions Like Castle & Cooke On the Way

Lenders should expect additional enforcement actions from the CFPB along the lines of last year’s move against Castle & Cooke Mortgage LLC, where regulators targeted not just the firm but the executives making the decisions, warned Benjamin Olson, counsel at the law firm of Buckley Sandler. “While this is the only public action, it is certainly not the only action the bureau is currently undertaking” to enforce its loan originator compensation rules, said Olson, former deputy assistant director in the bureau’s Office of Regulations, during a webinar last week sponsored by Inside Mortgage Finance Publications, which publishes Inside the CFPB. “We are seeing civil investigative demands and the bureau’s equivalent to the subpoena, where the CFPB is diving into an...

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