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May 11, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The United States Supreme Court holds that debtors do not have an absolute right to appeal a denial of a proposed bankruptcy plan (mentioned in April 6 post). Maryland federal judge approves settlement between CFPB and Genuine Title and participants … Continue reading

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May 8, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

CFPB releases its 2014 Fair Lending Report, discussing its fair lending acts over the past year. It shows that the CFPB required institutions to provide over $224 million in remediation in 2014. A S. Census Bureau paper examines the effects … Continue reading

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May 4, 2015

Who Knows The ABCs of Finance?

By David Reiss

Annamaria Lusardi recently posted a working paper, Financial Literacy: Do People Know the ABCs of FInance? to SSRN. The abstract reads, Increasingly, individuals are in charge of their own financial security and are confronted with ever more complex financial instruments. … Continue reading

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May 4, 2015 in CFPB | Permalink | No Comments

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Ocwen and Assurant settle with homeowners for $140 million in class action suit, in which the homeowners alleged that Ocwen received kickbacks by inflating premium costs for forced-placed insurance. New York’s Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed dismissal of suit against … Continue reading

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April 10, 2015

The Future of Fannie and Freddie: The Definitive Panel!

By David Reiss

The  NYU Journal of Law & Business has published The Future of Fannie and Freddie (also on SSRN): This is a transcript of a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Fannie and Freddie.” The panelists were Dr. Mark Calabria from the Cato … Continue reading

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Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released a report on mortgage performance. CFPB releases its Consumer Response Annual Report analyzing the complaints it received in 2014 and its fourth annual Fair Debt Collection Practices Act FHFA releases its … Continue reading

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April 7, 2015

Home Loan Toolkit

By David Reiss

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued Your Home Loan Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide. The toolkit is designed to help potential homeowners navigate the process of buying a home. As the press release notes, The toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to … Continue reading

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