In advance of today’s effective date for most of its new mortgage rules, the CFPB has been releasing additional resources for consumers. As described in the CFPB’s January 7 press release, the most recent “resources” include...more
On November 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released the nearly 1,900-page final RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosures Rule. The rule will be effective for applications received on or after August 1, 2015. The...more
As we previously reported, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released the nearly 1,900-page final RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosures Rule on November 20. The rule will be effective for applications received on or after...more
Last week the CFPB issued an interpretive rule, bulletin, and press release instructing lenders on how to comply with the counseling requirements set forth in the new mortgage rules, which go into effect in January.
Director Cordray mostly repeated previous comments in his remarks this week at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention in Washington, DC.
The first portion of Director Cordray’s remarks followed his usual...more
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it filed suit against a Kentucky law firm, Borders & Borders, PLC, and its principals, alleging that the defendants violated Section 8 of the Real Estate...more
On September 30, 2013, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) adopted emergency regulations revising the calculation for subprime loans and sent a letter to supervised institutions explaining the revisions.
In keeping with its promise to provide further guidance to the industry on the mortgage loan rules that go into effect in January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a press release, bulletin, and...more
The CFPB announced on October 9, 2013 that they entered into consent orders with two financial institutions that allegedly misreported HMDA data. The CFPB also issued Bulletin 2013-11, which provides guidance on compliance...more
The CFPB announced yesterday the release of both the 2012 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data and a new web-based tool to access that data. In both Director Cordray’s remarks and the blog post, the CFPB appeared to...more
On August 30, 2013, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a second order extending the time period for excluding revised mortgage insurance premiums from subprime loan calculations....more
Last week, the CFPB published a second update to its examination procedures to account for the new mortgage regulations going into effect in January 2014....more
In a decision that likely will have a dampening effect on the home equity lending market in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court ruled on June 21, 2013, that lenders are prohibited from treating discount points and lender fees as...more
On June 4, eight industry groups sent a letter addressed to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and CFPB Director Richard Cordray requesting much needed written guidance from HUD and the CFPB that makes clear that compliance with the...more