Archive: April 2013

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Insurance Coverage for CFPB Investigations and Enforcement Actions
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HUD Clarifies Procedures for Demanding Indemnification from FHA Lenders Participating in the Lender Insurance Program
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Consumer Financial Services 2012 Highlights Activities Report
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Uniform State Test – This Is Not a Joke

Insurance Coverage for CFPB Investigations and Enforcement Actions

By: Gregory S. Wright,  Stephanie C. Robinson,  Nanci L. Weissgold

Many companies and individuals that are facing investigations or subsequent enforcement actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) will be forced to incur substantial sums to defend such claims, to settle such claims, and/or to pay any judgments. In many cases, companies and individuals may have insurance coverage to pay for such costs, such as Directors and Officers liability insurance (“D&O Policies”) and Errors and Omissions liability insurance (“E&O Policies”). The availability of coverage will turn on the specific contract language in any insurance policy and the specific nature of the CFPB matter at issue.

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HUD Clarifies Procedures for Demanding Indemnification from FHA Lenders Participating in the Lender Insurance Program

By: Krista Cooley

On Wednesday, HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2013-10 to implement the Lender Insurance (“LI”) regulation it finalized in January of 2012. As announced in the final regulation, FHA mortgagees participating in the LI program will be required, as a condition of approval for LI authority, to indemnify HUD for self-endorsed loans that HUD deems ineligible for FHA insurance. Mortgagee Letter 2013-10 provides additional guidance on the Department’s policy changes regarding indemnification, which are effective for all loans insured by LI mortgagees on or after April 9, 2013. The Mortgagee Letter and a revised Lender Insurance Guide released Wednesday provide additional guidance regarding LI changes, including LI eligibility criteria and HUD’s processes to monitor, terminate, and reinstate LI authority. Read More

Uniform State Test – This Is Not a Joke

By: Costas A. Avrakotos , *Jeffrey Prost *Robin L. Gieseke
Mr. Prost and Ms. Gieseke are not admitted to the practice of law.

April Fools’ Day, a day traditionally reserved for pranks, trickery, and funny escapades, is upon us.

All joking aside, on this April 1, 2013, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (“CSBS”) will begin to offer the new Uniform State Test (“UST”) for the licensing of state regulated mortgage loan originators (“MLOs”). Read More

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