|Title: ||MBA Comments on Proposed Loan Officer Compensation Rule|
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 17, 2012) – David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), issued the following statement on the Loan
Officer Compensation proposed rule released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
“MBA applauds the Bureau’s efforts to protect borrowers by eliminating steering and the proposed rule appears to be a good
step in that direction. Consumers benefit from a vibrant and competitive mortgage market with a diversity of players, and
this rule, as it relates to loan originator qualification and screening, should ensure a level playing field for originators,
regardless of business model.
“The CFPB has released a number of rules in the last few weeks that, if finalized properly over time, will go a long way toward
proving needed clarity and certainty to lenders and consumers, helping increase access to credit for qualified borrowers,
stabilizing and growing the housing market. We look forward to reviewing the proposed rule more thoroughly over the coming
weeks and providing comprehensive comments.”
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry
that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the
association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation's residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand
homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and
fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety
of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies,
mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending
field. For additional information, visit MBA's Web site: www.mortgagebankers.org.