State Regulators

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March 26, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Finance

State Regulators Propose Standards for Nonbank Servicers That Align with GSE Rules on Capital

State regulators proposed prudential standards for nonbank servicers this week, including provisions that would apply solely to “large, complex” servicers. Many of the standards align with generally accepted business practices and existing standards, including those established by the government-sponsored enterprises. “State regulators have primary credentialing and licensing authority over nonbank mortgage servicers, and are working to ensure ...

March 20, 2015 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

Loan Modification Trial Payment Plans for Forward Mortgages. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced requirements for trial plan duration, required signatures, and reporting for trial payment-plan agreements, and the conditions under which FHA deems a TPP to have failed.Lenders must implement the requirements in Mortgagee Letter 2015-07 for all TPPs offered to borrowers on or after June 1, 2015. FHA Publishes Additional Sections of HUD Single-Family Policy Handbook. The FHA has published additional sections for the SF Handbook, including the following: Doing Business with FHA – Lenders and Mortgagees Doing Business with FHA – Other participants in FHA Transactions – Appraisers; Quality Control, Oversight and Compliance – Lenders and Mortgagees; Quality Control Oversight, and Compliance – Other Participants in FHA Transactions – Appraisers ...

March 19, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Finance

State Standards for Nonbank Servicers Likely to Cover More Than Just Capital

A key organization of state banking regulators will soon release a proposed framework for nonbank mortgage servicers, though how it is finally implemented is still up in the air. The Conference of State Bank Supervisors has put together a regulatory framework that covers 12 areas of servicing and is close to being issued for public comment, said Michael Stevens, senior executive vice president of the group, during a panel session at a mortgage servicing conference ...

March 12, 2015 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Compliance Fears Drive Growth in Subservicing Business as Sector Increases Its Market Reach

Subservicing vendors increased their contracts by 23.1 percent in terms of dollar volume over the past year and now process an estimated $1.12 trillion of home mortgages, according to exclusive survey figures compiled by Inside Mortgage Finance. When it comes to market share, subservicers control 12.3 percent of all U.S. housing receivables. According to interviews with industry executives, compliance costs are...[Includes one data chart]

February 23, 2015 - Inside the CFPB

Antonakes Describes Bureau’s Unique Examination Strategy

Despite the comparatively small staff of examiners at the CFPB – close to 500 – Deputy Director Steven Antonakes said in a speech last week that his staff is an “x-factor,” in that the bureau works closely with other state and federal exam teams to leverage its resources. In military terms, that’s known as a force multiplier. “The bureau does not have a safety and soundness mandate. Nevertheless, we very much care about the financial health of banks and nonbanks,” Antonakes said. “As a veteran of two banking crises, I can tell you unequivocally that, in my view, consumer protection is not in conflict with safety and soundness. Consumers benefit from a healthy, competitive, and diversified financial services system through greater access ...


With the recent dip in interest rates, how do you feel about loan volumes this year?

We see loan production ending 2015 flat compared to 2014.


We’re optimistic that our originations will rise by 10 to 20 percent year over year.


We’re really optimistic: We expect production to increase by 20 percent or better from last year.


We’re not so bullish. Originations for us may actually fall.


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