CFPB: Tech Sprints Will Empower Consumers, Reduce Regulatory Burden

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today announced its first-ever Tech Sprints to reduce regulatory burden and improve consumer understanding of financial services. The Bureau’s Tech Sprints program will bring together regulators, technologists, software providers, consumer groups, and financial institutions to develop technological solutions to shared compliance challenges. The first […]

FFIEC: Availability of 2019 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending Announced

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on 2019 mortgage lending transactions at 5,508 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. The HMDA data are the most comprehensive publicly […]

CFPB: FFIEC Announces Availability of 2019 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on 2019 mortgage lending transactions at 5,508 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. The HMDA data are the most comprehensive publicly […]

FHFA: First Quarter Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released for the Enterprises

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its first quarter 2020 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 26,910 foreclosure prevention actions in the first quarter of 2020, bringing to 4.4 million the number of troubled homeowners who have […]

CFPB: Interpretive Rule Issued on Method for Determining Underserved Areas

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today issued an interpretive rule to provide guidance to creditors and other persons involved in the mortgage origination process about the way in which the Bureau determines which counties qualify as “underserved” for a given calendar year. The Bureau’s annual list of rural and […]

CFPB: Interim Final Rule Issued on Loss Mitigation Options for Homeowners Recovering from Pandemic-Related Financial Hardships

 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today an interim final rule (IFR) that will make it easier for consumers to transition out of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and easier for mortgage servicers to assist those consumers. The CARES Act provides forbearance relief for consumers with federally-backed […]

HUD: FHA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium for Single Family Homeowners for Additional Two Months

Extension Through August 31, 2020, Provides More Security for Homeowners Impacted by the Coronavirus Outbreak Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a two-month extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through August 31, 2020, for homeowners with FHA-insured Single Family mortgages. This extension provides additional security and peace of mind to […]

FHFA: Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Extended through August

Today, to help borrowers and renters who are at risk of losing their home due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will extend their single-family moratorium on foreclosures and evictions until at least August 31, 2020. The foreclosure moratorium applies […]

FHFA: Translated COVID-19 Resources Now Available in Six Langugages

COVID-19 Servicing Scripts and Mortgage Assistance Application translations now available To help limited English proficiency (LEP) borrowers who are experiencing mortgage-related difficulties due to the coronavirus national emergency, today the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) added new translations to the Mortgage Translations website. Site visitors can now choose English, Spanish, traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, […]

OCC: Report Shows Mortgage Performance Remains Stable in First Quarter 2020

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system remained stable during the first quarter of 2020. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, First Quarter 2020 showed 96.5 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the end […]