Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - November 16, 2012

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In This Issue:

- FEDERAL ISSUES

- COURTS

- FIRM NEWS

- FIRM PUBLICATIONS

- MORTGAGES

- BANKING

- CONSUMER FINANCE

- SECURITIES

- E-COMMERCE

- CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT

- Excerpt from FEDERAL ISSUES:

CFPB Delays Implementation of Certain Mortgage Disclosure Requirements. On November 16, the CFPB announced that it is providing a temporary exemption from the mortgage disclosure requirements in title XIV of the Dodd-Frank Act, including new disclosures regarding (i) cancellation of escrow accounts, (ii) a consumer's liability for debt payment after foreclosure, and (iii) the creditor's policy for accepting partial payment. The Federal Reserve Board proposed a rule in March 2011 to implement these requirements, but did not finalize the rule prior to July 21, 2011, when authority transferred to the CFPB. Subsequently, the CFPB issued a proposal to integrate the TILA and RESPA disclosures and create new disclosure forms, which, as proposed, include many of the additional disclosures required by title XIV. In light of the overlap in the two rulemakings, and given that the title XIV requirements are required by statute to take effect on January 21, 2013, the CFPB effectively agreed to delay the compliance date pending completion of the TILA/RESPA disclosures proposal.

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