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CFPB’s Mortgage Servicing Requirements

Final rule covers periodic statement requirements, interest-rate adjustments, and more.
Michael McLain
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Final rule covers periodic statement requirements, interest-rate adjustments, and more.
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Will the Fourth Time Be a Charm?

The Fed’s QE-4 plan will keep pressure on CUs’ net-interest margins.
Steve Rick
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The Fed is saying it’s willing to accept an inflation rate that is higher than its target of 2%.
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Kick the Tires on Your Interest-Rate Risk Model

Consider adopting a ‘maintenance schedule’ for model assumptions.
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Just like maintaining a vehicle, CUs should review their interest-rate risk models to determine whether current assumptions are appropriate.
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Fed Provides CARD Act Clarification

Does changing from a nonvariable rate to a variable rate trigger the duty to review the account?
Andrea Stritzke
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The Fed recently provided another proposal related to the CARD Act. But this one is actually helpful.
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Agency Releases Mortgage Rate Data

The national average contract mortgage rate was 4.55% for September loans.
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The average interest rate on conventional, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loans of $417,000 or less decreased 12 basis points (bp) to 4.58% in September. The average interest rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans of $417,000 increased 11 bp to 4.57% in September.
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CARD Act Compliance: The Final Stage

The third phase of the Fed's implementation of the CARD Act.
Michael McLain
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The third phase of the Fed's implementation of the CARD Act.
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Pace of Recovery is Slowing

Household spending increases gradually, but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit.
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Economic conditions, including low rates of resource utilization, subdued inflation trends, and stable inflation expectations, are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels for the federal funds rate for an extended period.
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