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PROPOSED HMDA CHANGES – COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED

On August 2, 2019 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) extended the comment period for specific aspects of the proposed Regulation C rule published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2019 (May 2019 Proposal) from June 12, 2019 to October 15, 2019. The May 2019 Proposal proposed amendments to Regulation C relating to the coverage thresholds for reporting data on closed-end mortgage loans and open-end lines of credit and partial exemptions under the Home Mortgage Disclosure […]

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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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PROPOSED DEBT COLLECTION RULE

On May 7, 2019 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a proposed rule, contained in Regulation F, to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The proposal establishes clear limits on the number of calls debt collectors may place to reach consumers on a weekly basis; clarifies how collectors may communicate lawfully using newer technologies, such as voicemail, email and text messages, that have developed since the FDCPA’s passage in 1977; and requires […]

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