CFPB To Create Repeat Offender Registry

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized a rule creating a registry of repeat corporate offenders to deter further infractions. The goal is to identify financial institutions that have violated consumer laws and government or court orders on multiple occasions, helping it hold lawbreaking companies accountable. Court orders and agency actions against companies that have broken the law are not comprehensively tracked, the Bureau says, giving offenders leeway to keep moving forward with scams, schemes, and other illegal conduct. “When companies believe that violating the law is more profitable than following it, this totally undermines public trust and harms businesses who are playing by the rules,” CFPB Director Rohit Chopra said in prepared remarks. Now, nonbank financial companies caught violating consumer…

Mortgage Lenders Lost Money On Each Loan Originated In Q2 2022

Mortgage Lenders lost money on every loan originated for the first time since 2018 in Q2, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report. Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks lost an average of $82 on each loan they originated in the second quarter of 2022, down from gains of $223 per loan in Q1. The average pre-tax production loss was 5 bps, a complete turnaround from Q1’s average net production profit of 5 bps. Average production volume totaled $705 million per company, down from $808 million in Q1. Only three other quarters in the survey’s history saw net production losses: Q1 2014, Q1 2018, and Q4 2018. “The second quarter of 2022…