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REGULATION Z THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENTS FOR 2020

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 […]

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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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TRID ASSUMPTIONS FACT SHEET

On May 1 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a fact sheet entitled Are Loan Estimates and Closing Disclosures Required for Assumptions?   The factsheet consists of two parts: (1) a flowchart; and (2) a narrative discussion. The flowchart is a quick reference that highlights the major questions to be answered when determining if a Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure are required for the assumption transactions described above. The narrative discussion provides general information that […]

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PACE FINANCING – ADVANCED NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

On May 24, 2018 the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. Among its many provisions Section 307 amends the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to mandate that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) prescribe certain regulations relating to residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. Specifically, the regulations must carry out the purposes of TILA’s ability-to-repay (ATR) requirements, currently in place for residential mortgage loans, with respect to PACE […]

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