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The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) ban on mandatory arbitration provisions in certain mortgage loans becomes effective on June 1, 2013. Lenders now using mortgage loan documentation containing such provisions should take steps...more
On April 2, the CSBS released a letter it sent to encourage the CFPB to adopt an additional procedural mechanism for the CFPB to utilize when determining whether an area should be defined as “rural.” The CSBS explains that...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued new rules amending Regulation Z, the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and Regulation X, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), which revise mortgage...more
On January 18, six federal financial regulatory agencies (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance...more
On January 18, the Federal Reserve Board, the OCC, the FDIC, the NCUA, the FHFA, and the CFPB issued a final rule to implement Dodd-Frank Act amendments to TILA that require creditors to meet certain appraisal conditions...more
On Friday, January 18, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Fed”), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB"), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”), the Federal Housing...more
On January 10, 2013, the CFPB issued its final ability-to-repay rule (Rule), which implements Dodd-Frank mortgage reforms requiring creditors to make a reasonable and good faith determination that a consumer will have a...more
On January 17, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) took another major step in the restructuring of the U.S. residential mortgage sector by issuing final rules (collectively, the “Rule”) regarding...more
On January 10, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) issued a final rule (the “Rule”) that amends Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to implement changes to the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act...more
The regulatory barrage continued last week with the CFPB issuing the last batch of mortgage-related rules it was required to finalize by the Dodd-Frank Act’s January 21 deadline....more
Today, the federal financial institution agencies (the FDIC, Fed, OCC, and NCUA), the CFPB, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency adopted a joint final rule to implement Dodd-Frank appraisal requirements for higher-priced...more
Rule lists criteria that lenders must consider in determining a prospective borrower has the ability to repay a loan and defines Dodd-Frank's concept of a "qualified mortgage."
On January 10, the Consumer Financial...more
Congress in the Dodd-Frank Act responded to concerns about the quality of mortgage loans by establishing incentives for lenders to seek to ensure that borrowers had the ability to repay mortgage loans made to them. In...more
Last week was a busy one for the CFPB. In addition to the final ability to repay/qualified mortgage rule, the CFPB also issued final rules on mortgage escrow accounts and high-cost home loans....more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final ability to repay rule (Rule) on January 10, 2013. The Rule implements ability-to-repay provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, which imposed strict underwriting...more
On January 10, 2013, the CFPB issued a final high-cost loan rule under Dodd-Frank that includes a modified version of a proposal that will temporarily avoid a crisis with FHA loans....more
On August 10, 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the “CFPB”) released two proposed rules (the “Proposed Rules”) intended to implement the mortgage servicing provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more
On August 10, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued two notices containing rules intended to protect homeowners from errors and abuses by their mortgage servicers.
The proposed rules would...more
The mortgage finance system in the United States is under radical reconstruction as a result of the events of 2007-2009. The Dodd-Frank Act (Dodd-Frank) impacts mortgage origination, servicing and securitization through a...more
On August 10, the CFPB proposed two sets of rules covering a number of residential mortgage servicing practices. The rules would amend Regulation Z (TILA) and Regulation X (RESPA) to implement certain mortgage servicing...more
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