State Regulators

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October 15, 2018 - Inside the CFPB

CFPB Drops Proposed Changes to Share Confidential Info With States

The CFPB has abandoned a controversial proposal to expand its disclosure of confidential information through Freedom of Information Act requests. Notably, a new final rule omits the whole part of a previous proposal that would have allowed the CFPB to share confidential information collected in supervisory events with any government agency it deems “relevant to the exercise of the agency’s statutory or regulatory authority.” Such agencies would ...

October 15, 2018 - Inside the CFPB

Administration Officials Continue Push for Coordination with States

A top CFPB official last week touted the agency’s strategy on fintech and innovation in financial services as a perfect fit with its emphasis on cooperating with state regulators. Paul Watkins, director of the CFPB’s Office of Innovation, said the bureau is taking unique steps to coordinate with state regulators in creating regulatory sandboxes for financial technology companies. He joined other government officials in making remarks at the Bank Policy Institute’s ...

September 28, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Nonbanks Gained Market Share in 2Q18

State-licensed mortgage lenders originated $239.70 billion of home mortgages in the second quarter of this year, according to nonbank mortgage call report figures compiled by the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System. The sector posted an 18.9 percent increase in origination volume from the first three months of the year, slightly more than the 17.1 percent rise in total first-lien originations over that period. As a result, the nonbank share of new production ... [Includes two data charts]

September 14, 2018 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Lenders Seek Uniform Standard for Ad Disclosures

The Mortgage Bankers Association is working to reduce the speed talking and fine print that tend to accompany advertisements for mortgages. Currently, ad-disclosure requirements for mortgages vary by state. In August, Illinois became the first state to adopt a uniform ad-disclosure protocol supported by the MBA. Mortgage ads in the Prairie State must now include a reference to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry’s consumer access website and cite ...


Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.


The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.


The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.


Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.