Today, within hours after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced to 1,700 bankers at the ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference that there would be no delays in TRID (TIL/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule) implementation, CFPB Director Richard Cordray issued the following statement:
“The CFPB will be issuing a proposed amendment to delay the effective date of the Know Before You Owe rule until October 1, 2015. We made this decision to correct an administrative error that we just discovered in meeting the requirements under federal law, which would have delayed the effective date of the rule by two weeks. We further believe that the additional time included in the proposed effective date would better accommodate the interests of the many consumers and providers whose families will be busy with the transition to the new school year at that time.”
The public will have an opportunity to comment on this proposal and a final decision is expected shortly thereafter.
The extra two months to complete implementation is welcomed, but it certainly appears the CFPB has lost some credibility over this affair. Look for heads to roll over the administrative error.