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Global Financial Markets

Jul 21, 2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been active on numerous fronts over the last several months. Mayer Brown partner Ori Lev and associates Christa Bieker and Brian Stief discuss:

  • The CFPB’s efforts to expand the scope and uses of its statutory authorities
  • Trends in the CFPB’s supervisory and...


Jul 14, 2022

The first half of 2022 saw a few noteworthy proposals and other actions by the US banking regulators. Final rulemakings on some proposals could come in the second half of the year, but others may be delayed until 2023. In either case, we expect to see significant action on some of these issues through the issuance of...


Jun 24, 2022

The residential finance industry faces substantial headwinds in the current economic environment. After a record-breaking performance in 2021, the industry is now keenly focused on reduced volumes and compressed margins, decreased inventory and rising interest rates. Volatile markets may be stressful, but they...


May 26, 2022

It’s not the easiest time to be in the mortgage business. Mortgage investors and servicers continue to deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on borrowers. Rising interest rates could drain the plentiful supply of refinance business from prior years and deter hopeful homebuyers from...


May 19, 2022

Four states—and counting—have enacted laws requiring providers of a wide range of commercial financing to give applicants detailed disclosures of the sort previously seen only in the consumer credit industry. California enacted the pioneering law in 2018, and New York, Utah and Virginia (so far) have followed suit....