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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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ATR/QM POLL

Recently we polled our Compliance Master Group members on the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgages rules. There were no huge surprises, but we got a lot of confirmation of what we expected to see: Most creditors use a mix of ATR/QM options; The Small Creditor QM is the most popular ATR/QM option; Adopting the ATR/QM rules was a challenge, but did not reduce loan volume for most creditors; and Most creditors have not yet adopted Appendix Q, but […]

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PROPOSED TIL CHANGES – GOOD NEWS?

On April 30 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed changes to Regulation Z rules related to the small servicer exemption and to the qualified mortgage rules. The proposal is on a fast track, with a 30-day comment period. Small Servicer The proposed changes to the small servicer rules are nice. The CFPB proposes an alternative small servicer definition for nonprofit entities that meet certain requirements, and amend the existing exemption from the ability-to-repay rule […]

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NEW RISK RETENTION (QRM) PROPOSAL

On August 28 the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a notice revising a proposed rule requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions. The new proposal revises a proposed rule the agencies issued in 2011 to implement […]

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