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Regulation Z

CFPB Finalizes Further Changes to Mortgage Servicing Rules

On March 8, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) finalized certain changes to its mortgage servicing rules. The Bureau issued a final rule1 to provide mortgage servicers with more flexibility and...more

CFPB Enacts Final Prepaid Accounts Rule

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On January 25, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued the final prepaid accounts rule (which we wrote about here and here) under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth in Lending...more

House Again Passes Legislation to Review Points and Fees

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On February 8, 2018 the United States House of Representatives passed The Mortgage Choice Act, H.R. 1153, to revise the definition of “points and fees” for purposes of the Regulation Z ability to repay/qualified mortgage...more

CFPB Finalizes Changes to Prepaid Accounts Rule and Extends Effective Date to April 2019

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The CFPB recently finalized changes to the Rules Concerning Prepaid Accounts (“Prepaid Accounts Rule”) under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, implemented by Regulation E, and the Truth in Lending Act, implemented by...more

US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Final Rule Regarding Prepaid Accounts

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a final rule that amends the regulations implementing the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (Regulation E), and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z), and corresponding...more

CFPB’s Relaxed ‘Prepaid Accounts Rule’ Fixes Key Problems

Mick Mulvaney’s CFPB has now issued final changes to its Prepaid Rule, and the payments industry receives a huge reprieve from some of the more draconian elements of the original rule as issued in 2016....more

CFPB Finalizes Changes to Prepaid Accounts Rule

On January 25, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) finalized amendments to its Prepaid Accounts Rule. The Bureau has amended Regulation E, which implements the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and...more

CFPB adjusts HMDA data collection, TILA mortgage escrow thresholds

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In notices published in today’s Federal Register, the CFPB adjusted the thresholds of the asset-size exemptions for collecting HMDA data and establishing an escrow account for certain mortgage loans under TILA....more

Financial Services Weekly News - November 2017 #3

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Editor's Note - A Rare Example of Common Sense From Washington. On November 13, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and four Democratic members of the committee announced an agreement on legislative...more

CFPB/Fed/OCC increase exemption thresholds for appraisal requirement, Regs Z and M

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB, Fed, and OCC have published notices in the Federal Register announcing that they are increasing three exemption thresholds that are subject to annual inflation adjustments. Effective January 1, 2018 through...more

CFPB Highlights Supervisory Findings Related to Credit Cards

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) most recent Supervisory Highlights report identified a number of areas of non-compliance by credit card issuers that were confidentially resolved in the supervisory process....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

France Welcomes Foreign and Alternative Capital Providers with Latest Reform of Finance Sector - Long a cornerstone of the French banking system, the "French banking monopoly" largely prevents non-bank entities from...more

CFPB updates TRID Rule small entity compliance guide

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB recently released a revised version of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule Small Entity Compliance Guide. The revised version incorporates the recent amendments to the rule that became effective on October...more

CFPB Amends Mortgage Servicing Rule to Facilitate Communications with Borrowers

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On October 4, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interim final rule amending a provision of Regulation X relating to the timing servicers must observe when communicating with borrowers about...more

CFPB publishes annual CARD Act, HOEPA, 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

Financial Services Weekly News - July 2017

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Editor's Note - Fireworks After the July 4th Holiday. On July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued the highly anticipated final Arbitration Rule, which prohibits the use of mandatory arbitration...more

CFPB Proposes Changes to Prepaid Card Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has requested comment on proposed changes to its prepaid rule, including the potential for another extension of the effective date of the rule. The proposed rule changes are...more

CFPB issues policy guidance and technical corrections for mortgage servicing rule amendments

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB recently issued two updates for its Mortgage Servicing Rule amendments to Regulations X and Z. Issued on August 4, 2016, the Mortgage Servicing Final Rule amended various aspects of the existing Mortgage Servicing...more

CFPB Issues Policy Guidance on Early Implementation of the 2016 Mortgage Servicing Amendments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released “policy guidance” on June 27, 2017 related to the effective dates of the 2016 mortgage servicing rule amendments. In response to repeated requests from the mortgage...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 24

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA Proposes to Make New TRACE Security Activity Reports Available - On June 19, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority filed a proposed rule amendment that would make new Trade Reporting and...more

FTC Provides 2016 Enforcement Report to CFPB

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The Federal Trade Commission has provided its annual Financial Acts Enforcement Report to the CFPB covering the FTC’s enforcement activities in 2016 relating to compliance with Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act), Regulation...more

CFPB Seeks Comment on Proposed Changes to Prepaid Rule

On June 15, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau) issued proposed amendments to its Prepaid Account Products Final Rule (Prepaid Rule). The CFPB has proposed to amend Regulation E, which implements the...more

CFPB Proposes Delay for Prepaid Rule

In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) news that even opponents praised, the Bureau proposed a six-month delay in the effective date of the final prepaid accounts rule....more

CFPB Delays Effective Date of Prepaid Accounts Rule – How Can You Prepare?

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The CFPB has provided additional time to prepare for its long-anticipated prepaid accounts rule, moving the rule's effective date from October 1, 2017 to April 1, 2018. Per the CFPB, the delay will allow industry participants...more

CFPB Releases Prepaid Rule Guidance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released guidance on the agency's forthcoming Prepaid Rule, set to take effect on October 1, 2017. Although described as aimed at "small businesses," the guidance is useful for...more

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