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 […]
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 […]
NMLS Seeks Comments on Proposed Revisions to Company and Individual Disclosure Questions
A&B Abstract: The Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) Policy Committee is inviting comments on the NMLS Disclosure Questions Proposal. The comment period is now open and runs until August 22. Among other revisions, the proposal details suggested revisions to the disclosure questions on the Company (MU1) and Individual (MU2) forms. Proposed Revisions to […]
Federal and State Guidance Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic
A&B Abstract: The Alston & Bird Consumer Finance team recognizes that this is a period of great uncertainty both for the nation and our clients. We have received numerous questions and concerns regarding what federal and state regulators are doing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and how their response may affect day-to-day business. We […]