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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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PREPAID ACCOUNTS – EXAMINATION PROCEDURES

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has released examination procedures for Prepaid Accounts to incorporate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) amendments to Regulation E and Regulation Z. The examination procedures may be helpful to financial institutions seeking to better understand how examiners will evaluate an institution’s compliance with the prepaid account rule.. On October 3, 2016, the CFPB published its Final Rule for Prepaid Accounts to create comprehensive consumer protections for prepaid accounts. Specifically, the […]

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CFPB ISSUES TRID GUIDANCE

On January 25, 2019 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released four Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to TRID. The first three questions deal with corrected disclosures and the three-day waiting period before closing. The final questions involves a form issue. The questions and answers are available below and by clicking here. If there is a change to the disclosed terms after the creditor provides the initial Closing Disclosure, is the creditor required to ensure the […]

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TWO SMALL ENTITY COMPLIANCE GUIDES UPDATED FOR EGRRCPA

Last week the Bureau of Consumer financial Protection (BCFP) issued revised versions of the small entity compliance guides for the Loan Originator Rule and the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA) Rule. Both Guides are updated for changes resulting from the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). The Loan Originator Rule, among other requirements,  addresses loan originator compensation, defines the concept of a loan originator and addresses qualification and other requirements related […]

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REGULATION Z – SELECTED 2019 THRESHOLDS

On August 27, 2018 the Consumer financial Protection Bureau (CFPB published a final rule amending Regulation Z. The Bureau is required to calculate annually the dollar amounts for several provisions in Regulation Z; this final rule revises, as applicable, the dollar amounts for provisions implementing TILA and amendments to TILA, including under: The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act); The Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA); and […]

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