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Volume 25 - Number 9

April 28, 2014

CFPB Targets Mortgage Closing ‘Pain Points’ with Pilot Project

If you thought the CFPB was finished with the mortgage closing process when it issued its integrated disclosure rulemaking under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the Truth in Lending Act, think again. The bureau also sought public input on the “pain points” associated with getting a new mortgage, and based on the comments received to date, the agency has identified 1,480 such spots, according to Brian Webster, the originations program manager for mortgage markets at the CFPB. So last week, in a high profile public forum attended by officials of other housing-related federal agencies as well as industry representatives and consumer advocates, the bureau announced it would roll out later this year a voluntary, three-month e-Closing pilot project...

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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.