WEBINAR

RESPA – Those Pesky Section 8 Violations Webinar

CFT Credits: 0.25

This program reviews the RESPA/Regulation X rules that prohibit unearned fees and kickbacks and many of the recent consent decrees brokered by the CFPB. Participants receive a detailed manual that serves as a handbook long after the program is completed.

Webinar Description and Intended Audience

WHAT?
Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) prohibits unearned fees and kickbacks. Prior to July 2011, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had primary responsibility for enforcement of RESPA. HUD was a very active enforcer of Section 8 violations.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) assumed control of RESPA, including Section 8, in July 2011. Until recently, CFPB had not been active in Section 8 enforcement. Starting in 2013, however, the CFPB shifted gears, and has become a very active but unpredictable enforcer. In recent years, nearly 35% of all reported CFPB mortgage-related enforcement actions were focused on Section 8, and the total penalties imposed has reached huge totals.

The enforcement actions under the CFPB, while fewer in number over the years, have been jaw dropping in dollar amounts. The settlements of these actions range from a few thousand dollars to many millions of dollars. Failure to comply with Section 8 can lead to jail terms, in addition to the penalties.

The CFPB has provided minimal guidance on Section 8, and that guidance is less than enlightening. Most of the CFPB guidance has been in the form of consent decrees. CFPB consent decrees typically include significant penalties, well past $20 million in one case. The approach, high-dollar enforcement activities, personal liability for management, and a lack of regulatory guidance, has created an atmosphere of intimidation and fear in the industry.

WHY?
Every financial institution has violations of Section 8. How serious are your violations? You need to be aware of your violations and take steps to eliminate them.

This program reviews the RESPA/Regulation X rules that prohibit unearned fees and kickbacks and many of the recent consent decrees brokered by the CFPB. Participants receive a detailed manual that serves as a handbook long after the program is completed.

Covered Topics:

  • Upon completion of the program participants understand:What transactions are covered by RESPA’s prohibition against unearned fees and kickbacks;
  • What actions are prohibited;
  • What constitutes a referral fee, or an unearned fee or kickback;
  • What compensation is permissible;
  • What constitutes an affiliated business arrangement and the rules that apply to such arrangements;
  • How to properly handle broker arrangements; and
  • Recent CFPB consent decrees related to Section 8, including a case where the CFPB didn’t come out the winner in the end.

Who Should Attend?

The program is designed for loan officers, compliance officers, loan processors and clerks, auditors, and anyone else with responsibilities related to federally related mortgage loans.

Webinar Viewing Options

LIVE WEBINAR:                                              

INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF UNLIMITED ONDEMAND PLAYBACK!  With this option, you will participate in the webinar live, via the internet. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time.  And don’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!

SIX MONTH ONDEMAND VIDEO:

With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it a very effective training tool. The OnDemand Video will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.

CD-ROM VIDEO:

If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool.  With this option, you will receive a download of any applicable handouts and a CD-ROM (featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio) via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.

IN-HOUSE:                                                        

Webinars can be scheduled and offered exclusively for your company.  They can even be customized to best fit your needs.  To find out more, please complete the in-house request form found in the Schedule and Registration Information section below.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.

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Webinar DateStart TimeEnd DateEnd TimeViewing Options - See Descriptions AbovePrice
06/19/18Archived CD-ROM Video Recording$345.00Order
06/19/18Archived Six Month On-Demand Recording$295.00Order
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