Cordray says small lenders should not be limited by QM rule

After testifying before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Feb. 14 that community banks and credit unions did not cause the recent mortgage meltdown, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray told credit union mortgage lenders yesterday they should not fear writing loans which fall outside the “qualified mortgage” protection of the Bureau’s ability-to-repay rule.

Director Cordray lays out agenda for 2013

Bankers can take comfort; the majority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s objectives for the next year touch non-banks more than banks, according to CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s comments at the Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board meeting on Feb. 20.

Sallie Mae considers CFPB exam procedures on student lending

As the financial services industry digests the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Student Lending Examination Procedures manual release on December 18, 2012, Sallie Mae, which services more student loans than any other single company, is confident its operating procedures are already stringent enough to pass over the heightened regulatory bar.

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