On Sunday January 20, 2013 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a final rule amending Regulation Z to revise and clarify existing regulations and commentary on loan originator compensation. The rules also implement Dodd-Frank Act provisions that prohibit certain arbitration agreements and the financing of certain credit insurance in connection with a mortgage loan. The 540-page final rule was published just hours before the Dodd-Frank mandated January 21, 2013 deadline.
The rules take effect in January 2014, except that the prohibition on mandatory arbitration and on the financing of credit insurance will take effect in June 2013.
Our article from last Friday contains additional details about the final rule.
A copy of the final rule and related material is available here.