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NMLS REGISTRATION RENEWAL BEGINS NOVEMBER 1

It’s that time of year again…the National Multistate Licensing System and Registry’s (NMLS) 2019 renewal period begins November 1 and continues through December 31. All Mortgage Loan Originators (MLO), as defined in Regulation G, 12 C.F.R. 1007, who are registered with the Registry are required to complete the annual registration renewal. One exception to the renewal requirement is for MLOs who completed their initial registration with the Registry less than 6 months prior to the end […]

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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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TRID AND THE END OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight Saving Time (DT) ends on November 3, 2019 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 areas that observe DT need to remember to change the […]

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2018 HMDA DATA AVAILABLE

On August 30 the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,683 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The data include a total of 48 data points providing information about the applicants, the property securing the loan or proposed to secure the loan in the case of non-originated applications, the transaction, and identifiers. Many of the data points are available for […]

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BOARD CONSIDERATION OF MUTUAL AID SOCIETY PLANS

The February 2019 revision to the flood insurance regulations provides a definition of a “mutual aid society” and describes the conditions under which a regulated lending institution may accept a flood protection plan issued by a mutual aid society. Within the Board’s Regulation H, 12 CFR 208.25(c)(3)(iv) enumerates those conditions. The first of the conditions for acceptability of a mutual aid plan requires that “the Board has determined that such plans qualify as flood insurance […]

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