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The CFPB published a complaint on 9 February on reverse mortgage claims. The reverse mortgage, available only to those of a certain retirement age, is a special kind of mortgage that allows older house owners to tap into the capital in their houses. The repayment of the credit is postponed until she dies or the real estate is sold.
According to CFPB figures, the reverse mortgage subprime mortgage subprime is small, about 1 per cent of the conventional mortgage subprime mortgage subprime age. CFPB's review is CFPB's assessment of 1,200 reverse mortgage claims submitted between December 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014. Reversed mortgage claims account for only 1 per cent of all mortgage claims submitted to CFPB.
However, according to the findings of the complaint, some creditors are puzzled by the conditions of their reverse mortgage. E.g. debtors were complaining about the incapacity to admit new debtors to the loans because reverse mortgage prevents spouse, inheritors and relatives from taking over the credit commitment. In general, the inheritors can reimburse the credit account at the death of the debtor, paying 95 per cent of the estimated value of the real estate or selling the real estate.
CFPB has also published a consultation with consumers on how to deal with reverse mortgage issues in connection with the publication of the CFPB Financial Review. The CFPBB obtained on 10 February an approval resolution with a non-bank mortgage creditor for purported misleading publicity and bribes. Mortgage lenders' main activity is the refinancing of mortgage credits secured by the Veterans Administration.
Lenders use direct mailing as the main type of advertisement. In the context of these promotional activities, CFPB claims that the creditor has concluded a commercial arrangement with a veteran organisation in which the creditor pays'lead generated fees' to the veteran organisation and in exchange the veteran organisation declares the creditor to be its 'exclusive creditor'.
" No disclosure of this pecuniary relation has been made and the CFPB claimed that failing to present this relation constitutes a misleading act or conduct contrary to the CFPB's ban on engaging in any act or conduct that is unfair, misleading or abusive. CFPB also claimed that the payment made by the creditor was an unlawful brokerage fee levied in breach of Section 8 of the Immobilienabwicklungsverfahrensgesetz.
Additionally to discontinuing the supposedly illicit practice, the assent order demands that the mortgage provider pays a civilian fine of $2 million. CFPB issued notices of approval with two different mortgage lenders on 12 February and heralded a civilian lawsuit against one third for deceptive marketing practice.
CFPB claimed that mortgage lenders erroneously assumed that their mortgage product had US federal approvals in contravention of the 2011 Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising Rule. In general, the rule forbids deceptive claims in mortgage advertisement, as well as the consequences of belonging to a particular state. CFPB contends, among other things, that the mortgage lenders used mailing lists imitating communications from the US administration.
This action is the culmination of a CFPB and Federal Trade Commission collaborative investigation of approximately 800 haphazardly chosen mortgage-related advertisements, covering mortgage loan advertisements, mortgage refinance advertisements and reverse mortgage advertisements. Assent orders instruct the two lenders to stop the misleading practice and subject them to a $225,000 and $85,000 fine under private law.