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March 14, 2014 - Inside Nonconforming Markets

NY DFS Targets Nationstar, Nonbank Cooperates

Nationstar Mortgage joined Ocwen Financial last week under the glare of the New York Department of Financial Services’ spotlight. Ben Lawsky, superintendent of the NYDFS, said the state regulator has received hundreds of complaints about Nationstar’s practices, including problems with loan modifications, improper fees and lost paperwork. “Our department has significant concerns that the explosive growth at Nationstar and other nonbank servicers may create capacity issues ...


What do you think is the biggest hurdle to meeting the new QM standards in the CFPB’s ability-to-repay rule?

A debt-to-income (DTI) cap of 43%.


A 3% cap on points and fees.


An interest rate cap of the average prime offered rate (APOR) plus 1.5%.


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