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28 Oct 2007, 3:25 pm
by Jeff Sovern Three interesting recent pieces in the Times: Today's Times has an editorial, "Moving Ahead on Mortgages," that endorses the FDIC proposal to deal with the foreclosure crisis by freezing interest rates at the introductory teaser rate (I previously linked to the FDIC proposal here). [read post]
14 Feb 2010, 11:11 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Bob Tedeschi's Mortgages Column in today's Times reports on the effect of the new RESPA disclosure regs, which went ino effect January 1.  [read post]
21 Mar 2007, 8:25 am
by Jeff Sovern I have previously blogged here about the 2006 amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which added a new subsection (e) to 15 U.S.C. [read post]
17 Oct 2007, 7:32 am
by Jeff Sovern  Today's Times has an editorial, "Subprime in Black and White," as a follow-up to the article earlier this week about the NYU Furman Center Study (that Brian Wolfman blogged about here) finding that neighborhoods with a majority of borrowers of color have a higher incidence of subprime loans than majority-white neighborhoods, even when they have similar median income levels. [read post]
8 Nov 2014, 1:51 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The Times reported yesterday Takata Saw and Hid Risk in Airbags in 2004, Former Workers Say. [read post]
26 Jun 2018, 7:57 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern According to HousingWire, the CFPB has informed Zillow that it is dropping its investigation into Zillow for RESPA violations. [read post]
15 Feb 2015, 6:27 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I'm looking into survey evidence to establish or defend against a claimed violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for a possible article. [read post]
15 Feb 2017, 9:44 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Here is the full text of the House bill: The Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 is hereby repealed and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted. [read post]
12 Sep 2017, 5:31 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Brian posted earlier about a letter from senators on the Equifax breach. [read post]
14 Jun 2018, 4:26 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Bloomberg said Issa was a contender just two days ago but The Hill reports Issa claims the matter is not under current discussion. [read post]
10 Jun 2014, 5:53 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern That's the question raised by my letter in the Times. [read post]
8 May 2018, 7:00 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern It sounds like the House will vote on, and presumably pass, the Senate bill as is. [read post]
8 Mar 2013, 5:51 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Earlier in the week I linked to a Times editorial, Bleeding the Borrowers Dry, about the practice of online payday lenders of lending to consumers in states that bar the kinds of high-interest rate loans payday lenders provide. [read post]
1 Aug 2018, 2:02 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Here is a report by Kate Berry in the American Banker (behind paywall). [read post]
18 Jul 2017, 8:36 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress will have 60 legislative days to overturn the rule. [read post]