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National Mortgage Settlement compliance failures laced with 60,000 consumer complaints

Consumer advocates already knew banks were failing to comply with provisions of the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement, an agreement between mortgage lenders, states and the federal government to end foreclosure abuses.

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Mortgage reform amends ‘Ability-to-Repay’ rule

Federal Ability-to-Repay rule amendments and modifications should help garner greater access to credit by creating certain exemptions for small creditors, community development leaders and housing stabilization programs. Another amendment


DeadlineNews.Com’s offsite National Mortgage Settlement coverage

DEADLINE NEWSROOM - DeadlineNews.Com is committed to following the National Mortgage Settlement with stories appearing here and elsewhere. Our National Mortgage Settlement coverage here, on DeadlineNews.Com, is bolstered by


Mortgage reform targets foreclosure abuse, mortgage servicing failures

Foreclosure abuse prevention is the target of a major set of new provisions in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) federal overhaul of mortgage regulations. The rules establish new,


Is the residential real estate inventory shortgage real?

For the past few months there has been a steady stream of reports that the real estate marketplace somehow has an inventory shortage. This simply isn't possible when at


Lingering economic fallout, mortgage servicing violations prolong housing recovery for many Americans

It should come as no surprise that nearly 80 percent of Americans aren't buying the housing recovery and many of them think the worst is still yet to


$1 million grant to put more teeth into enforcing California’s ‘Homeowner Bill of Rights’

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced a $1 million California Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) implementation grant to The National Housing Law Project. This


Consumer watchdog snares mortgage loan modification scams

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Dec. 11 actions to halt two alleged mortgage loan modification scams it believes ripped-off thousands of struggling homeowners across the country.


National Mortgage Settlement grants Californians homeowner assistance

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a $10.4 million grant program for organizations that provide housing counseling and legal services to homeowners.


National Mortgage Settlement oversight office publishes updated settlement relief report

OFFICE OF MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT OVERSIGHT – Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, on Nov. 19, 2012, released a report "Continued Progress: A Report from


Federal consumer watchdog’s bark deemed worst than its bite on proposed mortgage servicing rules

Dozens of consumer advocacy groups are complaining the nation's consumer watchdog doesn't have the teeth to take a bite out of abusive mortgage servicer behavior other regulators consider


National Mortgage Settlement processing paltry payments for foreclosure abuses

See all National Mortgage Settlement stories here. Millions of homeowners who lost their homes to an abusive foreclosure process during the housing crisis will soon learn if they are


California Gov. Brown signs final Homeowner Bill of Rights components

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law the final provisions of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights, legislation heavily championed by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. "California has


Citizen Law: ‘There Ought to be A Law’ program generates foreclosure disclosure law for renters, adds to California’s landmark Homeowner Bill of Rights

"The Internet is full of horror stories of tenants moving into properties and quickly finding out that their home is up for auction." A year ago, San Jose resident


Are banks gaming the National Mortgage Settlement?

The $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement has been criticized as a "drop in the bucket" toward relief for homeowners abused by foreclosing lenders and some critics wonder if

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