Law and regulation

September 18, 2020 12:29 PM
Data security, while better than paper-based processes, still can be a problem, according to panelists at Digital Mortgage 2020.
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September 15, 2020 5:47 PM
Electronic notes did come in handy this year given the mortgage industry's need to operate remotely, but they also increase the government-sponsored enterprises' responsibility for monitoring the risk of multiple counterparties.
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September 14, 2020 11:42 AM
Many states currently have temporary work-from-home guidance for licensed mortgage professionals that extends through at least Dec. 31, but some have fall expiration dates.
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September 9, 2020 9:00 AM
The final version of the amended rule, like the original proposal, makes fair lending claims tougher to prove; but it does soften language that otherwise might have allowed mortgage companies to use algorithms to prove nondiscrimination.
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September 1, 2020 4:22 PM
The decision is the latest development in an ongoing dispute between the shuttered company and its regulator.
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August 27, 2020 9:30 AM
Party polarization and racial equity issues make it tougher for trade groups to manage internal divisions while ensuring the field supports those who get their hands on the levers of power.
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July 23, 2020 8:46 PM
The Trump administration's executive order to terminate and replace federal enforcement of anti-discrimination policies at the local level, citing the burden it put on municipalities, enraged advocates of equitable housing practices.
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July 17, 2020 11:07 AM
From affordable housing policy to GSE conservatorship, the next president will wield a heavy influence on mortgage and housing policies.
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July 6, 2020 7:06 PM
The court struck down a 2015 update to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which permitted robocalls to cellphones for government-related debt collection.
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July 2, 2020 5:52 PM
The notice of proposed rulemaking was mandated by the Dodd-Frank regulatory relief act passed in 2018.
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