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NEW RISK RETENTION (QRM) PROPOSAL

On August 28 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a notice revising a proposed rule requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions. The new proposal revises a proposed rule the agencies issued in 2011 to implement […]

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MOST RECENT CFPB SEMI-ANNUAL RULEMAKING AGENDA

Recently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its most recent semiannual rulemaking agenda. There were no big surprises in the agenda. This article reviews three issues of concern. Integrated Disclosures and Finance Charge Rules – The biggest rules yet to be finalized are the new integrated disclosures. The disclosures include the loan estimate (that combines the early TIL disclosure and the good faith estimate) and the closing disclosure (that combines the final TIL disclosures […]

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THE LATEST REMITTANCE RULE CHANGES

On August 7, 2013 the CFPB published final rule that amends a May 22, 2013 Final Rule which along with three other final rules implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act’s provisions regarding remittance transfers. The August 7, 2013 Final Rule makes a clarificatory amendment and technical correction to the May 22, 2013 Final Rule. First, the rule makes a clarificatory amendment to § 1005.33(c)(2)(iii). That section sets forth the remedies for errors that occur because […]

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ACTUAL/360 FOLLOWUP

Following yesterday’s article on the Actual /360 method of accruing interest on loans I received several comments. One commenter pointed out that laws of some states permit the practice. For example earlier this year the Texas legislature passed H.B. 1979 which states that a lender and a borrower may calculate the interest on a commercial loan using the “paid in kind” method, the “365/360” method, the method in the existing law, or any other method […]

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