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HMDA FIG

I have always enjoyed fruit. When I was a kid we always had a selection of fruits in the house, and on rare occasions we had a more exotic fruit, like figs. Most of my family didn’t like figs, so my Mom and I always split them. They were quite a treat. I haven’t had any figs in a while, but soon we all will have more FIG than we want. Final revisions to Regulation […]

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FURTHER CHANGES TO “RURAL OR UNDERSERVED”

Congress passed the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act) Act on December 4, 2015. Title LXXXIX of the FAST Act is the Helping Expand Lending Practices in Rural Communities Act of 2015 (HELP Rural Communities Act). Congress removed the word “predominantly” from the phrase “operates predominantly in rural or underserved areas” in sections 129C and 129D of the Truth in Lending Act. The phrase is used to define, in part, which creditors are permitted to make […]

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REQUIRED TRAINING FOR LOAN ORIGINATORS

On January 20, 2013 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published final rules to revise the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to require creditors to establish and maintain loan originator qualification requirements. One of the qualification requirements mandates that the creditor provide adequate training for loan originators. The final rules were effective on January 1, 2014. Failure to provide periodic training for loan originators is a double violation of the Truth in Lending Act and […]

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