Borrowers get some legal leverage in CFPB servicing rules

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CFPB Issues Final Rule To Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain borrowers facing bankruptcy. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today issued a final rule to help mortgage servicers communicate with certain borrowers facing bankruptcy. The final rule gives mortgage servicers more latitude in providing periodic statements to consumers entering or exiting bankruptcy, as required by the Bureau’s 2016 mortgage servicing rule.

The new rule ensures that those who become the successor in interest on a borrower’s loan receive the same protections as the original borrower. Required Information for Borrowers in Bankruptcy: Under the old CFPB rules, a mortgage servicer was not required to provide periodic statement or loss mitigation information to borrowers in bankruptcy. The new rule requires servicers to provide borrowers in bankruptcy with periodic statements including specific information tailored for bankruptcy.

– The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued an interim final rule and a proposed rule to provide mortgage servicers more flexibility and certainty around requirements to communicate with certain borrowers under the Bureau’s 2016 mortgage servicing amendments. The interim final rule gives servicers more flexibility regarding when to communicate about foreclosure prevention options with borrowers who have requested a cease in communication under federal debt collection law.

Servicing Rules Small entity compliance guide . This guide provides a summary of the Mortgage Servicing Rules that generally take effect october 19, 2017. As noted within, the provisions relating to successors in interest and the provisions relating to periodic statements for borrowers in bankruptcy take effect April 19, 2018.

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WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial protection bureau finalized clarifications tuesday to its mortgage servicing rules in an effort to ease concerns servicers had about communicating with struggling or bankrupt borrowers who invoke certain legal protections.

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The CFPB has made it a priority to take action against companies that are engaging in illegal servicing. Borrowers report being surprised that some servicers allocate payments in ways that maximize.