Financial firms say the database is unreliable and would like to see it removed from public view. But the industry would also lose access to competitive insights that can be gleaned from the massive trove of consumer complaints.
Federal regulators supported several changes the banking industry has been seeking in an appearance before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, acknowledging the need to limit the Volcker Rule and better define systemically important banks.
From the Trump administration's initial efforts at reg relief and GSE reform to dramatic shifts in the servicing landscape, here's a look back at the top stories shaping the mortgage industry during the first half of 2017.
The CFPB's decision to drop a requirement that third parties verify a debt's accuracy before collecting on it is likely to speed the agency's efforts to write rules for all parts of the debt collection market.
Mounting compliance risks and an evolving landscape for how consumers shop for homes and mortgages have some lenders re-examining whether they still need co-marketing arrangements with real estate brokerages.