How Lenders Can further Improve the Business Model in 2022


Lenders are looking to take advantage of anticipated downtime by upgrading their internal processes as 2022 proves to be a difficult year for the lending industry. Lenders compete for time and resources all the time. The last two years have been spent completing, shipping, [...]

CFPB Wants Lenders to Disclose Reasons for Denial of Credit


After investigating whether companies claiming exemption because they rely on "complex algorithms" violated federal anti-discrimination law, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau confirmed on Thursday, May 23rd, that all lenders must explain their rationale when denying credit to loan applicants. According to legal experts, the [...]

CFPB Report Highlights Outliers in the Industry Doing a Poor Job of Servicing


This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report on servicers' performance in the second half of 2021. According to the research, services improved their call metrics on average, although some continue to fall behind in aiding borrowers. For example, from May [...]

Non-QM Lenders Struggle to Navigate Volatile Waters


Fast-rising interest rates are fuelling today's mortgage market catastrophe. The rate hikes began in January and are still going on. The mortgage business is dealing with rapidly growing inflation, exacerbated by congested supply chains, the escalating war in Ukraine, and the linked, expanding sanctions, [...]

California Housing Speculation Act: California Flip Tax Bill Raises Concerns for Lenders


AB 1771, also referred to as the California Housing Speculation Act (the "Act"), seeks to tax the percentage of capital gain from the sale or exchange of residential properties within three years of the purchase of the property by an investor at a higher [...]

New York Bill that Would Change the Statute of Limitations on Foreclosures Affects Lenders


A bill in the New York Senate may drastically reduce the time it takes for a lender to start a foreclosure process. The bill introduced by James Sanders Jr. (D) of the 10th Senate District, nicknamed the Foreclosure Abuse Prevention Act, mandates that once [...]

California Supreme Court Ruling Could Spell Trouble for Private Lenders


Recently, the California Supreme Court issued a judgment in a case that sent shockwaves through the lending sector, determining whether interest rates are "unconscionable" under California's Unfair Competition Law ("UCL"). Although the case originated in consumer finance, it is conceivable that this precedent will [...]

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