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DoD issues MLA interpretive rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued an interpretive rule to assist the industry in complying with its July 2015 final rule amending the Military Lending Act’s implementing regulation. The much-anticipated guidance was...more

CFPB Announces Dollar Threshold Adjustments to the Truth in Lending Act

by BakerHostetler on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a final rule amending the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The CFPB’s final rule has two primary effects....more

House Passes Bill to Curb QM requirements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide a safe harbor exception for depository institutions from certain provisions of the Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z, and for mortgage originators from...more

House passes bill to curb QM requirements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On November 18, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide a safe harbor exception for depository institutions from certain provisions of the Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z, and for...more

CFPB publishes annual CARD Act, HOEPA and QM adjustments

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has published a final rule regarding various annual adjustments it is required to make under provisions of Regulation Z (TILA) that implement the CARD Act, HOEPA, and the ability to repay/qualified mortgage...more

Shelby Draft Regulatory Relief Bill Addresses Various Residential Mortgage Issues

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) released a draft of a regulatory reform bill titled “The Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015” on May 12, 2015. The draft bill addresses various residential mortgage lending issues...more

Senator Shelby Moves Forward with Major Dodd-Frank Reforms

On May 12, 2015, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, released the text of draft legislation intended to reform the regulatory framework...more

Bipartisan House Bill Introduced To Create Temporary Safe Harbor from Enforcement of TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rules

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Republican Congressman Steve Pearce and Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman have introduced a bill in the House of Representatives (H.R. 2213) that would provide lenders with a temporary safe harbor from enforcement of the...more

Bipartisan House bill introduced to create temporary safe harbor from enforcement of TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Republican Congressman Steve Pearce and Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman have introduced a bill in the House of Representatives (H.R. 2213) that would provide lenders with a temporary safe harbor from enforcement of the...more

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Rules on Qualified Mortgages and Ability to Repay

by Dechert LLP on

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

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Finalizes the Ability-To-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) amended the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to provide for an expanded ability-to-repay requirement for the mortgage lending industry. The Consumer...more

Final Rule Issued on Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgages

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

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

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