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NEW REGULATION Z RULES FOR SMALL LENDERS AND RURAL AND UNDERSERVED AREAS

On September 21, 2015 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau approved a final rule amending Regulation Z. The final rule revises the CFPB’s regulatory definitions of small creditor, and rural and underserved areas, for purposes of certain special provisions and exemptions from various requirements provided to certain small creditors under the Bureau’s mortgage rules. The final rule specifically addresses: Escrow requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans; Ability-to-repay/qualified mortgage requirements; and HOEPA requirements. Small Creditor – Loan Volume […]

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WHEN DO WE HAVE AN APPLICATION?

We have had several recent questions on this topic. What constitutes an application for TRID is very different from the concept of “application” for the purpose of providing an adverse action notice under Regulation B or reporting data under Regulation C. It would take a large book to thoroughly explore all the nuances of “applications” under federal laws. This article explores only a few basic concepts. Regulation Z Under Section 1026.2(a)(3)(ii), for transactions subject to […]

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LOGIC BEHIND THE SMALL BANK FLOOD ESCROW EXEMPTION

We discussed the issue of the small bank exemption from the new flood insurance escrow requirements in previous articles entitled Flood Rule Conundrum and Flood Rule Conundrum – Part II. We almost called this one Flood Rule Conundrum – Part III, but we thought that would be too repetitious too repetitious. The issue is whether a small bank, that had previously escrowed for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans (HPML), could be eligible for the new exemption from […]

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