ClosingCorp Enhances SmartGFE to Prepare Lenders for New CFPB Rule

Application now features report on local housing counseling agencies for mortgage applicants

LA JOLLA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

ClosingCorp, a leading provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technologies for mortgage lenders, real estate professionals and consumers, is helping lenders to comply with the newest Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule by allowing them to generate reports listing local counseling agencies within its SmartGFE service. This loan applicant report will become a lender requirement by Jan. 10, 2014.

The latest SmartGFE functionality will save lenders time as well as keep them in compliance. The list of housing counseling agencies is approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These agencies can offer potential borrowers advice about whether the mortgage loan terms are a good fit for them based on their individual goals and financial situation. Housing counseling services are typically available to consumers at little or no cost.

“Lenders want to provide borrowers with all the information they need to make educated decisions about loan terms because it translates into solid, performing loans,” said Brian Benson, ClosingCorp CEO. “Giving lenders the capability to run this report within the SmartGFE service provides a level of convenience and confidence that the information is accurate without having to switch between systems.”

The CFPB launched its website of approved housing agencies in November in preparation for the rule’s January compliance deadline.

About ClosingCorp

ClosingCorp is a leading provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technologies for mortgage lenders, real estate professionals and consumers to save them time and money on residential real estate transactions. Through its network of nearly 12,000 real estate service providers, the company maintains the most comprehensive database of up-to-date closing costs, including recording fees and transfer taxes, for all residential properties in America. This valuable data is delivered quickly and efficiently to clients via ClosingCorp’s innovative technologies, such as SmartGFE®, SmartGFE® Calculator, SmartOrder℠, DART℠ and Closing.com. To learn more visit www.closing.com.

Contact:
For ClosingCorp
Charlyne H. McWilliams, 301-933-5567
or
Sheryl Gudelsky, 678-781-7229

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