The new mortgage servicing rules that the CFPB finalized in January 2013 became effective January 10, 2014, affecting the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under Regulation Z and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) under Regulation X.
The amendments are intended to provide borrowers with detailed information regarding their loans, ensure that mortgage servicers do not unexpectedly assess borrowers with charges and fees, and ensure that borrowers are informed of alternatives to avoid foreclosure. The final rules should also provide borrowers with more timely and accurate responses to their complaints by requiring servicers to follow certain error resolution procedures.
As a servicing QC and compliance professional, you have already been preparing for the additional information and data tracking requirements, as well as the process changes. With luck, your auditors are trained and ready. And your software has been updated and tested to reflect the changes.
If you’re a Cogent client, this means you have updated your audit questions and implemented the appropriate question trigger rules. Maybe you’ve introduced additional findings options and workflow updates and configuration tweaks. Alternatively, you may be puzzling through how to put the pieces together most efficiently. If so, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help.