The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report on residential mortgage lending activity and trends for 2021. The report shows a shift from refinance loans in 2020 to home purchase loans in 2021, with a greater share of home purchase loans going to Asian, Black and Hispanic white borrowers
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is opening a new office, the Office of Competition and Innovation, as part of a new approach to help spur innovation in financial services by promoting competition and identifying stumbling blocks for new market entrants.
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., Madison, Wis., in the wake of recent actions by United Wholesale Mortgage to obtain exclusive partnerships with mortgage brokers, said it reaffirmed its commitment to all its mortgage origination partners, including mortgage brokers help consumers find options for financing a home.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend several loan origination flexibilities until February 28. The changes are to ensure continued support for borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency. The flexibilities were set to expire on January 31.