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Volume 25 - Number 13

June 23, 2014

Worth Noting

CFPB Deputy Director Antonakes Plays Nice With Compliance Pros. When CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes appeared before a mortgage servicing industry event some months back, he raised plenty of eyebrows – and a few hackles – with some unusually blunt comments about how unhappy the CFPB was with the industry’s practices and how aggressive the bureau planned to be in combatting them. Lingering apprehensiveness was in the air when he stepped onto a stage to deliver a lunch-time address before the American Bankers Association’s 2014 regulatory compliance conference earlier this month – so much so, in fact, that when he responded to polite applause from attendees with “Hello!,” he was greeted with a nervous silence from the crowd. Antonakes didn’t skip a beat ...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.