CFPB's Gang of Seven (Final Rules)


This has been a busy month for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Since the advent of the New Year, the CFPB has issued seven Final Rules that impact residential mortgage loan originations.

The finale was on Sunday, January 20, 2013, when the CFPB issued the seventh Final Rule, one day prior to the deadline set forth in the Dodd-Frank Act (Dodd-Frank), in ยง 1400(c), for automatic implementation of its Title XIV provisions.

By my count, these are the Final Rules, in order of their issuance:

1. Ability-to-Repay (ATR)

2. High-Cost Mortgage (HCM)

3. Escrow

4. Servicing

5. Appraisals for High-Risk Mortgages

6. Copies of Appraisals

7. Mortgage Loan Originator Compensation

I recently discussed the Final Rule regarding the Ability-to-Repay. I will soon provide an outline of the CFPB's important Final Rule for Mortgage Loan Originator Compensation.

With regards to the latter, we will be updating the FAQs Outline - Loan Originator Compensation for the rule changes affecting loan origination compensation. For your consideration, I plan to provide soon a useful and practical understanding of the compensation revisions. In the near future, I will notify you of and provide access to the forthcoming article I am publishing on these regulatory guidelines.

In this article, I want to briefly outline this Gang of Seven (Final Rules). Please keep in mind that I am providing a broad sketch of the Final Rules. As is the case with many applications of legal and regulatory compliance, there are numerous statutory requirements and implementation guidelines that bring about consideration of some recourse to a competent risk management professional.



Chart: Final Rules Compliance Dates

Gang Member # 1: Ability-to-Repay (ATR)

Gang Member # 2: High-Cost Mortgage (HCM)

Gang Member # 3: Escrow

Gang Member # 4: Servicing

Gang Member # 5: Appraisals for High-Risk Mortgages

Gang Member # 6: Copies of Appraisals

Gang Member # 7: Mortgage Loan Originator Compensation



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