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Volume 2014 - Number 45

November 26, 2014

Proposed Changes to CFPB Servicing Rules Address Loss Mitigation, Force-Placed Insurance, Bankruptcy

Mortgage servicing compliance is about to get even more complicated as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau late last week proposed changes to its mortgage-servicing regulations on loss mitigation, force-placed insurance disclosures, borrowers in bankruptcy and a host of other matters. On loss mitigation, the bureau is proposing that servicers would have to meet its requirements “more than once in the life of a loan” for borrowers who become current after a delinquency. However, the rule is not clear how many times this could occur over the life of the mortgage. Next, the bureau wants...

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