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CFPB ISSUES NPRM ON HPML ESCROW EXEMPTION

On July 2, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act, as mandated by section 108 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). The amendments would exempt certain insured depository institutions and insured credit unions from the requirement to establish escrow accounts for certain higher-priced mortgage loans. In the 2018 EGRRCPA, Congress required the […]

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CFPB SPRING 2020 AGENDA

On June 30, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its Spring 2020 Agenda. The agenda lists the regulatory matters that the CFPB expects to focus on between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021. Those matters include: A final rule amending the CFPB’s Remittance Rule to provide tailored exceptions that permit certain insured institutions to disclose estimates instead of exact amounts to consumers in certain circumstances. The final rule also increases (from 100 remittance […]

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FINAL HMDA REVISIONS PUBLISHED

On October 10 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a rule that completes portions of the proposed rule, issued last May, to revise the Regulation C coverage thresholds and complete partial Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA) exemptions.. The good news is the final rule: Extends for another two years, until January 1, 2022, the current temporary coverage threshold of 500 open-end lines of credit. For data collection years 2020 and […]

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EGRRCPA PROTECTIONS FOR SERVICEMEMBERS

One year ago, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA) established several new protections for servicemembers and veterans, including: Holding lenders to more stringent requirements when they participate in VA’s refinance programs Ensuring continued foreclosure protections for servicemembers up to one year after they leave active duty Prohibiting medical debt that should have been paid by the VA to be reported as  part of a veteran’s credit history Providing free credit monitoring […]

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GUIDANCE ON VOLUNTARY PRIVATE EDUCATION LOAN REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

On February 4, 2019 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a Financial Institution letter (FIL-5-2019) dealing with voluntary private education loon rehabilitation programs. The notice was issued jointly with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed). The FIL is designed to make financial institutions aware of an amendment to section 623 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This amendment is contained in section 602 of the Economic, Growth, Regulatory Relief […]

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