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Cordato Partners | Australia | 27 Mar 2022

Five wise judges reject the three wise monkeys approach to moneylending

It's called asset lending when a loan is made secured by real estate without regard to the borrower's ability to pay. The lender's recourse is to…
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TLT LLP | United Kingdom | 25 Jan 2022

Guide to buying mortgage portfolios in 2022

In this second article in our series on due diligence in relation to loan portfolio acquisitions, we look at the issues around fire safety, ground…
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Mayer Brown | USA | 11 Nov 2021

CFPB Announces Return to Mortgage Servicing Enforcement

Mortgage servicers should prepare for increased scrutiny of their default servicing activities. Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection…
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Chamberlains Law Firm | Australia | 2 Nov 2021

Mortgage Myths - FAQs, myths and truths about mortgages

Contrary to popular belief, a “mortgage” is not a loan from a bank to buy a house. Although the term mortgage has become eponymous with these loans…
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Buckley LLP | United Kingdom, USA | 7 Oct 2021

HUD and fed consider transition from LIBOR

On October 5, HUD issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comments regarding the transition from the London Interbank…
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Macdonald Sager Manis LLP | Canada | 24 Sep 2021

Second Mortgage? Hold on a Second…

We often see parties seeking to take out a second mortgage on real property, usually to access equity in the property and use the proceeds to further…
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Dechert LLP | USA | 10 Aug 2021

SASB: The (Shotgun?) Marriage of Mortgage and Mezz

There’s a lot of reasons to structure a large loan destined for securitization as a mortgage in part and a mezzanine loan in part. Sometimes it’s…
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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 1 Jul 2021

Stop in the Name of the True Lender: President Biden Repeals OCC True Lender Rule

On June 30, 2021, President Biden signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution rescinding the OCC True Lender Rule, a bright-line rule issued…
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Cullen and Dykman LLP | USA | 1 Jul 2021

New Federal Protections Adopted for Mortgage Borrowers Experiencing COVID-19 Hardships

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has amended its mortgage servicing rules to assist mortgage borrowers experiencing a…
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Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2021

Update: CFPB Finalizes Pandemic Mortgage Servicing Rules

On June 28, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, or the Bureau) issued its Final Rule amending RESPA Regulation X to provide…
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