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HUD proposes ‘modernizing’ servicer communications with defaulting borrowers

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Monday published a newly-proposed rule in the Federal Register that would allow mortgage servicers to use telephonic or other electronic means to communicate with a distressed borrower, in a way that is most likely to yield a response.

“[T]his rule proposes to update HUD’s current in-person, face-to-face meeting requirements by permitting mortgagees to utilize methods of communication most likely to receive a response from the mortgagor as determined by the Secretary, including electronic and other remote communication methods, such as telephone calls or video calls, to meet details ⇒

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