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CFPB ISSUES TWO QM RULES

On December 10, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two final rules related to qualified mortgage (QM) loans. The first final rule, the General QM Rule, replaces the current requirement for General QM loans that the consumer’s debt-to-income ratio (DTI) not exceed 43 percent with a limit based on the loan’s pricing. The second final rule, reveals a new Seasoned QM. General QM – Under the final rule a loan receives a conclusive […]

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CFPB PUBLISHES NPRM ON SEASONED QM LOAN

On August 18, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that creates a new category of Qualified Mortgage (QM), a seasoned QM (Seasoned QM), for first-lien, fixed-rate covered transactions that have met certain performance requirements over a 36-month seasoning period, are held in portfolio until the end of the seasoning period, comply with general restrictions on product features and points and fees, and meet certain underwriting requirements. The […]

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CFPB PROPOSES REVISIONS TO QM DEFINITIONS

On June 22 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two separate proposals to revise the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgages rules contained in Section.1026.43 of Regulation Z The first proposal is 233 pages in length. For General QM loans, the ratio of the consumer’s total monthly debt to total monthly income (DTI ratio) must not exceed 43 percent. The CFPB proposes certain amendments to the General QM loan definition in Regulation Z. Among other things, […]

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CFPB REGULATORY STATUS CHECK

On February 6, 2020 Kathleen Kraninger presented the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) Fall 2019 Semi-Annual Report to Congress, covering the period from .April 1, 2019, to September 30, 2019. The Report provides updates on a number of current regulatory efforts including, but not limited to: Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment loans In February 2019, the CFPB released Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the 2017 Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment […]

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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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