At the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) will be making specific modifications to the Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) form. As a result, FHFA and the GSEs are postponing the February 1, 2020 mandatory compliance date of the URLA form and Automated Underwriting System (AUS) datasets to allow time for the industry to implement these modifications. A new effective date has not been set. In June, we
On August 1, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a final rule updating certain Regulation Z threshold amounts for 2020. The adjusted thresholds affect amounts under the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act), the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA), and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Qualified Mortgages). The adjusted amounts, effective January 1, 2020, include: The open-end consumer credit minimum
On August 2, 2019 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) extended the comment period for specific aspects of the proposed Regulation C rule published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2019 (May 2019 Proposal) from June 12, 2019 to October 15, 2019. The May 2019 Proposal proposed amendments to Regulation C relating to the coverage thresholds for reporting data on closed-end mortgage loans and open-end lines of credit and partial exemptions under the Home Mortgage Disclosure
On July 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau updated its TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure FAQs by adding five questions related to providing loan estimates to consumers: The questions include: When is a creditor required to provide a loan estimate to a consumer? Can creditors require consumers to provide additional information (other than the six pieces of information constituting an application) in order to receive a loan estimate? Can creditors require consumers to submit verifying documents before they
On July 31 the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued guidelines for requesting: Approval of a strategic plan (OCC Bulletin 2019-39); and Designation as a wholesale, limited purpose, or special purpose bank (OCC Bulletin 2019-40).