Joseph Kolar

Joseph Kolar

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Special Alert: CFPB Director Opines on TRID Liability

On December 29, 2015, CFPB Director Richard Cordray issued a letter in response to concerns raised by the Mortgage Bankers Association regarding violations of the CFPB’s new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (“TRID”) rule,...more

1/6/2016 - CFPB Disclosure Requirements Policy Violations TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID)

Special Alert: CFPB Issues Guidance Regarding Marketing Services Agreements

On October 8, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) published a compliance bulletin providing guidance to mortgage industry participants regarding the permissibility of marketing services agreements (“MSAs”)...more

10/12/2015 - CFPB Compliance Debt Settlement Services Financial Institutions Kickbacks Marketing Services Agreements Mortgage Servicers Popular Referral Fees Regulatory Oversight Residential Real Estate Market RESPA Whistleblowers

Special Alert: CFPB Launches First Monthly Complaint Report Providing Snapshot of Consumer Trends

On June 16, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) launched the first in a new series of monthly complaint reports highlighting key trends from consumer complaints submitted to the CFPB....more

7/17/2015 - Banking Sector Banks CFPB Consumer Complaint System Financial Institutions

Special Alert: CFPB Issues Proposal to Delay TRID Rule Until October 3

The CFPB issued a proposed rule today to delay the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (“TRID”) rule, including all amendments, from August 1 to October 3, 2015. The proposed delayed effective date is two...more

6/25/2015 - CFPB Effective Date Proposed Regulation RESPA TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID) Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Special Alert: CFPB Will Propose to Delay TRID Rule Until October 1

Two weeks after declining requests from industry and members of Congress for delayed enforcement of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (“TRID”) rule, the CFPB announced today that it will be issuing a proposed amendment to...more

6/18/2015 - CFPB Delays Proposed Amendments Public Comment Richard Cordray TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID)

Special Alert: USDA-RHS Proposes Its Own QM Rule

On March 5, 2015, the USDA-RHS released a proposed rule to amend the regulations for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) to provide that a loan guaranteed by USDA-RHS is a QM if it meets certain...more

3/17/2015 - Mortgage Lenders Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Single Family Housing

Special Alert: CFPB States Supervisory Obligations Trump Nondisclosure Agreements

On January 27, the CFPB issued Compliance Bulletin 2015-01 to remind supervised financial institutions of their obligations concerning the disclosure of confidential supervisory information (CSI) to the CFPB and to third...more

1/29/2015 - CFPB Confidential Information Disclosure Requirements Financial Institutions Non-Disclosure Agreement Nonbank Firms Supervision Third-Party

Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Amendments to TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosures

On January 20, 2015, the CFPB finalized amendments to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (“TRID”) rule that make a number of amendments, clarifications, and corrections, including...more

1/22/2015 - CFPB Integrated Disclosures Mortgages RESPA Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

SPECIAL ALERT: CFPB Finalizes Points-And-Fees Cure And Other Mortgage Rule Amendments

Last week, the CFPB finalized an important amendment to its ATR / QM Rule that provides a mechanism for curing points-and-fees overages on qualified mortgage (“QM”) loans, as well as more minor amendments to its mortgage...more

10/29/2014 - CFPB Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule RESPA Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Special Alert: Proposed Amendments to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (“TRID”) Rule, Transcript of CFPB Webinar on the Loan...

BuckleySandler is pleased to announce our new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (“TRID”) Resource Center. The TRID Resource Center is a one-stop shop for TRID issues, providing access to BuckleySandler’s analysis of the TRID...more

10/16/2014 - CFPB Disclosure Requirements Loans Mortgages RESPA Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Infobytes Special Alert: CFPB Bulletin Re-Emphasizes Focus On Mortgage Servicing Transfers

On August 19, 2014, the CFPB issued Bulletin 2014-01 to address “potential risks to consumers that may arise in connection with transfers of residential mortgage servicing rights.” The bulletin, which is the latest in a...more

8/22/2014 - CFPB Mortgage Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rules Mortgages Real Estate Transfers Transfers

Special Alert: CFPB Issues Guidance On Supervision And Enforcement Of Mini-Correspondent Lenders

This afternoon, the CFPB issued policy guidance on supervision and enforcement considerations relevant to mortgage brokers transitioning to mini-correspondent lenders. The CFPB states that it “has become aware of increased...more

7/14/2014 - CFPB Enforcement Enforcement Actions Lenders Mortgages

InfoBytes Special Alert: CFPB Guidance States That Successors Are Not Subject To The ATR/QM Rule

On July 8, 2014, the CFPB issued an interpretive rule stating that the addition of a successor as an obligor on a mortgage does not trigger the Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule (“ATR/QM Rule”) requirements if the...more

7/10/2014 - Beneficiaries CFPB Creditors Mortgages Regulation Z Successors Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Infobytes Special Alert: VA Adopts Its QM Rule

On May 9, 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs (the “VA”) issued an interim final rule defining what constitutes a “qualified mortgage” (“QM”) for purposes of the loans it guarantees, insures, or originates. The VA stated...more

5/16/2014 - CFPB Department of Veterans Affairs Military Service Members Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule Veterans

Special Alert: CFPB Proposes Amendments To Mortgage Rules

On April 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) proposed targeted amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act mortgage rules that took effect in January 2014. Comments are due 30 days after publication of the...more

5/1/2014 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Mortgages Proposed Amendments

Infobytes Special Alert: HUD Adopts Its Own QM Rule

On December 11, 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) issued a final rule defining what constitutes a “qualified mortgage” (“QM”) for purposes of loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration...more

12/18/2013 - CFPB Fair Housing Act (FHA) HUD Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule

Infobytes Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Rule Combining TILA And RESPA Mortgage Disclosures

On November 20, 2013, the CFPB finalized its long-awaited rule combining the mortgage disclosures consumers receive under the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”). For more...more

12/2/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank HUD Mortgage Servicing Rules Mortgages RESPA Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Infobytes Special Alert: CFPB Issues Mortgage Servicing Rule Amendments And Guidance Addressing Conflicts With Bankruptcy And Debt...

On October 15, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued an interim final rule amending certain provisions of its mortgage servicing rules and making technical changes to other January 2013 mortgage rules...more

10/17/2013 - CFPB Consumer Bankruptcy Debt Collection FDCPA Mortgage Servicers Mortgages

Infobytes Special Alert: HUD Proposes Its Own QM Rule

On September 27, 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) released a proposal defining what constitutes a “qualified mortgage” (“QM”) for purposes of loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration...more

10/3/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Fair Housing Act (FHA) HUD Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Infobytes Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Additional Amendments To The 2013 Mortgage Rules

On September 13, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) finalized another set of amendments (the “Amendments”) to its January 2013 mortgage rules. Whereas previous amendments focused largely on the...more

9/18/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Proposed Amendments Qualified Mortgage Rule

Infobytes Special Alert : CFPB Finalizes Additional Amendments ToThe Ability-To-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule And Other 2013...

On July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) finalized important amendments (the “Amendments”) to its ability-to-repay / qualified mortgage rule (the “QM / ATR Rule”) that are intended to ease certain...more

7/15/2013 - Ability-to-Repay Appraisal CFPB Qualified Mortgage Rule Regulation Z

InfoBytes Special Alert: CFPB Proposes Additional Amendments To Mortgage Rules - June 26, 2013

On June 24, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued another set of proposed amendments to its January 2013 mortgage rules....more

6/27/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Fees Foreclosure Loan Originator Compensation Rule Loss Mitigation Mortgage Servicing Rules Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule

InfoBytes Special Alert: CFPB Finalizes Amendments To The Ability-To-Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule

Yesterday afternoon, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) finalized important amendments (the “Amendments”) to its ability-to-repay/qualified mortgage rule (the “Rule”) concerning the extent to which loan...more

5/31/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Creditors Loans Mortgage Brokers Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule

InfoBytes Special Alert: Detailed Analysis Of CFPB's Final Escrow Rule

On January 10, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its final rule on escrow account requirements for first-lien higher-priced mortgage loans. The rule amends existing escrow requirements and exemptions for...more

2/15/2013 - Ability-to-Repay Appraisal CFPB Condominiums Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Escrow Holders First-Lien Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans HOEPA Loans Mortgage Escrow Account Prepayment Penalties Regulation Z RESPA Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

Special Alert: CFPB Issues Final Rule Requiring Provision Of Copies Of Appraisals And Valuations To Credit Applicants

On January 18, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule that implements amendments made by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) to the Equal Credit...more

1/31/2013 - Appraisal CFPB Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Mortgages

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