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How tolling orders may complicate NY mortgage collections Law360

Due to COVID-19, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued executive orders that toll the statute of limitations on actions that seek to collect on mortgage debt in the state. These orders will ...

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States try to help borrowers left out of federal forbearance plans American Banker

One criticism of a federal law granting forbearance to homeowners affected by the coronavirus pandemic was it only applied to government-backed loans. Two states are aiming to cover the...

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COVID-19 relief efforts heighten fair credit reporting risks Law360

The economic downturn caused by COVID-19, and related efforts to provide consumer relief, have cast a bright spotlight on credit reporting. Nearly all lenders and servicers have taken steps ...

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Financial cos. face CARES Act litigation, enforcement risks Law360

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act's Paycheck Protection Program and Main Street New, Priority and Expanded Loan Facilities, Congress, the Small...

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Attorneys predict rent cancellation defense, challenges Law360

Since New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris introduced legislation to cancel three months of rent for New Yorkers directly affected by the COVID-19 crisis on March 23, the Queens legislator...

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Past crises model virus response for mortgage industry Law360

To prepare for the impact of COVID-19 on the mortgage industry, in the short and long term, lessons can be learned from prior natural disasters. Superstorms Sandy, Irma, Harvey, and Maria,...

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Agencies move to halt foreclosures, evictions amid outbreak Law360

Since New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris introduced legislation to cancel three months of rent for New Yorkers directly affected by the COVID-19 crisis on March 23, the Queens legislator...

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Banks raise hackles as CFPB enforcement ramps up Bloomberg Law

The CFPB's enforcement action against Fifth Third Bank for allegedly creating fake accounts is generating grumbling from the financial industry that expected a lighter touch under Director...

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CFPB unveils whistleblower award plans, guidance program Law360

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Friday it is launching a way for financial services providers to request advisory opinions from the agency and has asked lawmakers for...

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