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CFPB SETTLES NINTH AND FINAL VA CONSENT DECREE

On October 26, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a consent order against Low VA Rates LLC (Low VA Rates) to address the CFPB’s finding that Low VA Rates sent consumers mailers for mortgage loans guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that contained false, misleading, and inaccurate statements. Low VA Rates’ conduct violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s (CFPA) prohibition against deceptive acts and practices, the Mortgage Acts and Practices […]

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eCFR POINT-IN-TIME ENHANCEMENT

The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) is a web version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that is updated daily to better reflect its current status. It has been a valuable compliance research tool since its inception. Recently the eCFR has been updated (currently in beta testing) to provide the capability to explore the Code of Federal Regulations at a point in time. With the system you can: View and search the current […]

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CORONA RELIEF – ECOA VALUATION RULE

On April 29, 2020 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a Compliance Aid dealing with the ECOA Valuation Rule. The Aid, which is in Question/Answer format, was effective upon publication. QUESTION 1: Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and its implementing Regulation B, creditors are required to provide applicants for first-lien loans on a dwelling with copies of appraisals, as well as other written valuations (collectively, “valuations”), developed in connection with the application […]

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CORONA RELIEF – TRID AND RESCISSION WAITING PERIODS

On April 28 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an Interpretative Rule that concludes that a consumer has a “bona fide personal financial emergency” if the consumer determines that his or her need to obtain funds due to the COVID-19 pandemic Necessitates consummating the credit transaction before the end of the TRID Rule waiting periods or Must be met before the end of the Regulation Z Rescission Rules waiting period. Under such circumstances the […]

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