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PROPOSED HMDA CHANGES – COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED

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 […]

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UPDATED TRID GUIDANCE

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 […]

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QM Changes Considered

On July 25 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a 30-page Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comments relating to the scheduled January 10, 2021, expiration of the temporary qualified mortgage provision applicable to loans eligible for purchase or guarantee by the Government Sponsored Enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That provision is in the CFPB’s Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (ATR/QM) Rule (section 1026.43 of Regulation Z).   The Bureau is considering whether […]

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Equifax Penalties – Delayed Justice

On July 22, 2019 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Equifax Inc. has agreed to pay at least $575 million, and potentially up to $700 million, as part of a global settlement with the FTC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and 50 U.S. states and territories, which alleged that the credit reporting company’s failure to take reasonable steps to secure its network led to a data breach in 2017 that affected approximately 147 […]

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CFPB PROVIDES RESOURCES ON ELDER ABUSE

On May 6, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an identity theft protection guide entitled “Protect Your Identity: What Older Customers Should Know” (Protection Guide) and on July 17, 2019 released “Reporting of Suspected Elder Financial Exploitation by Financial Institutions” (an update to the Advisory and Recommendations issued in 2016). Through the release of these tools for consumers the CFPB is hoping to educate elder consumers on preventative actions they can take to […]

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