CFPB moves to ease fintechs’ regulatory fears


The bureau issued three policies removing the threat of legal liability for approved companies that test new products.


HUD’s assault on fair lending


With its proposal to restrict disparate-impact claims, the Trump administration seems determined to solve a problem that does not exist.


HUD plows ahead with effort to restrict down payment assistance


The Trump administration is not backing down even after a federal court blocked guidance that would have limited the operations of national housing funds.


'You don’t have to like the GSEs': Comments of the week


Readers react to jilted GSE legacy shareholders and a proposal making it harder to cite disparate impact, criticize Democrats asking the CFPB to stop its payday rule revamp and more.


Will GSE reform get some clarity from long-awaited blueprints?


The mortgage industry will be looking for answers when Treasury and HUD unveil reports on housing finance reform, but the Trump administration’s plans could also raise a whole new host of questions.


Trump administration takes giant step backward on racial equality


Revamping the doctrine of disparate impact doctrine, as HUD proposes, would gut fair housing enforcement.


'A compliance nightmare': Comments of the week


Readers react to regulators revamping the Volcker Rule and the U.S. Postal Service getting into banking, criticize HUD's plan to make it harder for consumers to allege discrimination and more.


HUD plan to alter anti-discrimination rule called 'deeply cynical'


The agency says the "disparate impact" standard needs to be amended to align with a recent Supreme Court ruling. But consumer advocates say the change would make it more difficult for borrowers to allege discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.


FHA revises proposed mortgage lender certification


The Federal Housing Administration updated its lender certification proposal originally issued this past May, as it looks to ease industry concerns on False Claims Act enforcement.


HUD to loosen restrictions on FHA insurance for condo loans


The Department of Housing and Urban Development will remove some barriers to government-insured condominium lending next month, including a post-crisis measure housing industry groups have long pressed for a change to.