Loan servicing covers much more than just mortgage servicing. Think much more broadly than escrow payments-think everything to do with loan payments, from application to closing to the first payment all the way to payoff.
The regulators have been really focused on making sure that lenders are on the spot with the “fair banking” concept in making sure that they are ensuring that the loan agreement is fair, that there is no hidden UDAAP, there are no illegal pre-payment penalties buried, that there are no miscellaneous fees that consumers knew nothing about, etc.
This 1-hour session will drill deep into some of the most recent enforcement actions to see what some financial institutions wandered into, to help you steer clear of similar issues. As the economy continues to recover after COVID, the consumer protection aspects of this area of compliance have been very active. And surprisingly varied in the issues that have been tripping up financial institutions.
These issues have also included the following:
- Dealing with mortgage brokers
- Dealing with real estate agents
- Providing/accepting things of value
- Steering clear of RESPA/Section 8 and illegal referrals
- Discussion of Marketing Service Agreements (MSAs) and related Do’s and Don’ts
- Reviewing the latest guidance from the CFPB
- Not having permissible purpose for pulling credit reports
- Add-on products
- Credit/Accident Life Insurance
- ID Theft Protection/Roadside Assistance
- Defining “Full Refund” and Cancelling Products/Fees/Interest
- Being aware of what your service providers are doing.
- ACH payments.
Be sure to tune in to this session to find out what the hot buttons have been and where the regulators are looking to make sure that financial institutions are staying on track and protecting consumers with regard to loan automatic payments, mortgage referrals, cancellation of add-on products and other sneaky issues that we sometimes forget after the loan has been closed, booked, imaged and forgotten!