The pace of legislative activity from this year’s current session can make it hard to stay abreast of new laws. The Consumer Finance ABStract’s “Consumer Finance State Roundup” is intended to provide a brief overview of recently enacted measures of potential interest. For this first installation, we are including additional measures enacted during the current […]
States Continue Trend Supporting Remote Work for MLOs and Mortgage Company Employees
A&B ABstract: Effective July 1, Montana will become the latest jurisdiction to codify authorization for mortgage loan originators and mortgage company employees to engage in remote work. That legislation follows a general trend over the past year – and, more so, since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic – to allow remote operations. No […]
Assumptions on the Rise: Are You Ready for Mortgage Assumptions?
A&B ABstract: Mortgage assumptions – where a buyer assumes the existing mortgage loan of a seller – have fluctuated in popularity since the 1980s. However, inflation and the high interest rate environment, coupled with an observable shift to a buyer’s market, are raising the prospect that assumable mortgages – especially those with historically low interest […]
HELOCs On the Rise: Is Your Servicing CMS Ready?
A&B ABstract: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) has moved to clarify its regulatory authority at a time when the economic climate is ripe for a resurgence in HELOC lending. In an amicus brief filed by the CFPB on November 30, 2022 (the “Amicus Brief”), the Bureau acknowledged that its Mortgage Servicing Rules, […]
Alston & Bird Adds Consumer Finance Partner Aldys London in Washington, D.C.
Alston & Bird has strengthened and expanded its capabilities for advising companies on state and federal consumer finance regulatory compliance issues with the addition of partner Aldys London in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her clients include mortgage companies, consumer finance and FinTech companies, secondary market investors, real estate companies, home builders, insurance companies, banks, and other […]