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CFPB Sues For-Profit College Giant ITT, Alleging Strategy of Abusive Lending Practices

After signaling its intention to crack down on deceptive marketing and predatory lending practices by for-profit colleges, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed its first enforcement action in this arena. The...more

OCC Updates Mortgage Handbook, Retirement Plan Products Handbook

On February 7, the OCC issued an updated Mortgage Banking booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. The revised booklet (i) provides updated guidance to examiners and bankers on assessing the quantity of risk associated with...more

Banking Agencies Publish Supplemental Final Rules on Dodd-Frank Requirements for Appraisals for Higher-Risk Mortgage Loans

On Thursday, December 26, 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the “Bureau”),...more

CFPB sends enforcement action “early warning” to for-profit postsecondary education provider

In a Form 8-K filed with the SEC on December 27, 2013, ITT Educational Services, Inc. disclosed that it has received a CFPB “early warning” letter stating that the CFPB’s Enforcement Office is considering recommending that...more

CFPB Issues Final Rules, Interpretations and Commentary to Adjust the Exemption Threshold to Regulations M and Z

On Monday, November 25, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) issued final rules amending its Regulation Z (Truth In Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) in accordance with the requirements of...more

Federal Reserve and CFPB Announce New Thresholds for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease Transactions

On November 20, the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced they are increasing the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) for...more

CFPB Issues Final Rules Amending Regulations B, X and Z to Clarify and Amend Earlier Dodd-Frank Rules

On July 2, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) published proposed rules and a request for public comment in the Federal Register to amend certain of its final mortgage rules contained in Regulation X...more

Federal Regulators Issue Proposal to Revise Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule

Collectively, the FDIC, the OCC, FRB, SEC, FHFA, and HUD issued a second proposal Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the risk retention requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act. Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act amended...more

Financial Services Report - Quarterly News, Summer 2013

In This Issue: Arbitration Report; Bureau Report; Privacy Report; Mortgage Report; Operations Report; Preemption Report; and Beltway Report. Excerpt from Arbitration Report: Ninth Circuit Punts...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action At The CFPB, SEC, And CFTC

The CFPB Amends Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Standards - On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) issued amendments to Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending...more

TILA Ban on Mandatory Arbitration in Mortgage Loans Takes Effect June 1

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

CFPB proposes delay in effective date of Reg Z prohibition on financing credit insurance premiums

The CFPB has issued a proposal to temporarily delay the June 1, 2013 effective date of the Regulation Z prohibition on financing credit insurance premiums (Section 1026.36(i)). The proposal responds to concerns raised by...more

Loan Originator Compensation: New Rules

On January 24, 2013, as the last of the Final Rules of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rolled out, I offered an outline of all of them, entitled "CFPB's Gang of Seven (Final Rules)".* I listed them in...more

Burr Alert: A Look At The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's New Loan Originator Compensation Rule Under The Truth In Lending...

On February 15, 2013, the Office of the Federal Register published the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ("CFPB") final rule on loan originator compensation requirements under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)....more

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

More, More, More: The CFPB Wants More From Mortgage Servicers

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

Special Alert: Analysis Of Final ECOA And HPML Appraisal Rules

On January 18, the federal banking agencies issued a final rule amending Regulation Z to implement certain requirements from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) that require...more

Special Alert: Analysis Of Final ECOA And HPML Appraisal Rules

On January 18, the federal banking agencies issued a final rule amending Regulation Z to implement certain requirements from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) that require...more

CFPB Addresses Use Of Electronic Periodic Statements For Residential Mortgage Loans

The CFPB’s recent rule amending Regulation Z (TILA), issued on January 17, included, among other changes, the requirement that mortgage servicers provide consumers with periodic billing statements. As required by the...more

Financial Services Bulletin: CFPB Issue New Final Rules

On Thursday, January 10, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB") issued a final rule that amends Regulation Z to implement certain amendments to the Truth in Lending Act ("TILA") made by Sections 1461 and...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Agencies Issue New Mortgage Rules

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

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Rules on Mortgage Servicing; Creates New Rights for Borrowers, Raising Issues...

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

InfoBytes Special Alert: Detailed Analysis Of CFPB's High-Cost Mortgage Rule - January 25, 2013

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

CFPB issues final rules on mortgage servicing, appraisals and loan originator compensation

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

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