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CFPB WAFFLING ON QUALIFIED MORTGAGE RULES

On February 23, 2021, Dave Uejio, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), issued a statement that announced, “We expect to propose a rule to delay the General QM Final Rule’s July 1, 2021 mandatory compliance date. An extension of the compliance deadline would allow lenders more time in which they could make QM loans based on a debt-to-income ratio or whether the loans are eligible for sale to Fannie Mae or Freddie […]

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TRID AND DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight Saving Time (DT) begins on Sunday March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m. It ends on November 7, 2021 at 2:00 a.m. What does DT have to do with TRID? The TRID rules under Regulation Z require creditors to disclose the time zone applicable to its location when disclosing the date and time the interest rate lock and estimate of closing costs will expire on the loan estimate. As a result, financial institutions located in […]

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HUD ENFORCING BAN ON DISCRIMINATION BASED ON GENDER IDENTITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION

On February 11, 2021 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a memorandum titled Implementation of Executive Order 13988 on the Enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 13988 on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. The Executive Order addresses the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bostock v Clayton County, which held that the prohibitions against sex discrimination […]

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ACTING CFPB DIRECTOR SETS PRIORITIES AND EXPLORES PRESERVING QM STATUS QUO

As expected, and as we discussed in our recent “Compliance Expectations for the New Administration” webinar, the Biden administration is effecting changes in financial oversight that will impact financial institutions. One of those changes included, at the request of President Biden, was the resignation of CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger and the appointment of Dave Uejio as Acting Director of the CFPB; Acting Director Uejio will serve until President Biden’s nominee for CFPB Director, Rohit Chopra, […]

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AGENCIES ADJUST CMPs FOR INFLATION

The FDIC, FRB, NCUA, CFPB and FinCEN have each announced adjustments to the maximum amount of civil money penalties (CMP), for which they have assessment authority, to account for inflation. The adjustments serve to maintain the deterrent effect of civil penalties and to promote compliance with the law. Compliance Resource previously reported of the OCC’s final rule announcing changes to the maximum amount of each civil money penalty for national banks and Federal savings associations […]

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