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Spotlight

CFPB proposes foreclosure ban

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to ban foreclosures until 2022, according to a recent proposal. The agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking would amend Regulation X to institute a pre-foreclosure review period that would generally prohibit servicers from starting foreclosure until after December 31, 2021.

News

CFPB releases FDCPA report

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau focused on debt collection requirements during the pandemic, according to this year’s report to Congress on the administration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

CFPB delays QM compliance date

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to push back the mandatory compliance date of the General Qualified Mortgage final rule from July 1, 2021 to October 1, 2022.

Delinquent mortgages double during the pandemic

The number of homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments has doubled since the pandemic hit last spring, according to a report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.