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CFPB PUBLISHES FALL 2019 UNIFIED AGENDA

Recently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its Fall 2019 rulemaking agenda. The agenda identifies the regulatory matters that the CFPB reasonably anticipates having under consideration during the period from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. The following summaries a few key topics: Proposed Fair Debt Collection Rule (Regulation F) – The CFPB proposed Regulation F in May 2019.  Now the CFPB is testing consumer disclosures related to time-barred debt and, after testing, […]

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HAS REDLINING ENFORCEMENT RETURNED?

At the end of the Obama administration redlining consent decrees were becoming coming. Redlining cases, once the purview of large banks, had drifted down to the community bank level. Since the beginning of 2016 redlining cases have dried up, other than one case left over from the prior administration that was settled favorably for the bank. On June 13, 2009 The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of […]

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KLEINBANK PREVAILS IN REDLINING CASE

On January 13, 2017 the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against KleinBank alleging that the bank engaged in unlawful “redlining” of majority-minority neighborhoods in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.  The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges that KleinBank violated the Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which prohibit financial institutions from discriminating on the basis of race and color in their mortgage lending practices.  The complaint […]

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URLA – THE MOST RECENT OFFICIAL APPROVAL

On November 20, 2017 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its most recent Official Approval of the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) to include an applicant language preference question. The first Official Approval of the URLA, which was issued by the CFPB on September 23, 2016: • Clarified that the relevant language in the redesigned URLA is in compliance with the regulatory provisions of Regulation B § 1002.5(b) through (d), regarding requests for […]

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URLA IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE

On September 26, 2017 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) published guidance on the implementation timeline for the redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA). Demographic Information Addendum The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has finalized their Technical Corrections and Clarifying Amendments to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Regulation C. The GSEs have updated the Demographic Information Addendum based on this final rule. The changes were made only to the form instructions and not […]

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