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Compliance and Risk

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued a bulletin reminding creditors to include income from Section 8 homeownership vouchers when underwriting mortgage loans, in keeping with the prohibition on discrimination based on income derived from a public assistance program under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Regulation B.


The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center today announced a strategic partnership with the recently formed Retail Cyber Information Sharing Center, an entity designed to improve retailers’ capabilities to track cyber threats and prevent and mitigate data breaches.


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will participate in the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program and Home Affordable Refinance Program through the end of 2016, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt said in a speech on Friday in Los Angeles.


Cynthia Lowman — president of United Bank Mortgage Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., and chairman of ABA’s Mortgage Markets Committee — will testify on ABA’s behalf on Thursday at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on implementation of the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures that take effect Aug. 1.

Human Resources

On May 7, the federal District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge by the National Association of Manufacturers et al. to the Department of Labor rule requiring federal contractors to post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. DOL’s rule took effect on June 21, 2010, but was challenged in this lawsuit.

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