Mortgage and Home Equity

Mortgage and home equity products have received increased regulatory and legislative scrutiny over the past few years. Historically, CBA has focused on home equity as a major retail product of our members. However, the Dodd-Frank Act’s elimination of federal preemption standards previously afforded to operational subsidiaries has forced many depository institutions to internalize their primary mortgage products, making them a more traditional retail issue. CBA is focused primarily on the efforts of the CFPB to regulate in this space, including TILA-RESPA reform, Qualified Mortgage (QM) rulemaking, and Dodd-Frank Title 14 rulemaking.
  • December 18, 2019
    Despite the growing interest in digital mortgage originations, mortgage loan cycle time actually grew longer in 2017, to an average of 36 days – an increase of almost a week from the previous year. This increase in loan cycle time means lenders need to look at streamlining other areas of the mortgage process in order to improve profitability and borrower satisfaction. Luckily, there are other...
  • October 18, 2019
    Ladies and Gentlemen: This comment is submitted by the American Bankers Association (ABA),1 the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA),2 and the Housing Policy Council3 (HPC) in response to the August 19, 2019 proposed rule4 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (the Department or HUD). The Proposed Rule “follows a June 20, 2018, advance notice of proposed rulemaking[5], in which...
  • October 15, 2019
    Comment Intake Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1700 G Street NW Washington, DC 20552 Re: Docket No. CFPB-2019-0020; Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C) Data Points and Coverage Ladies and Gentlemen: The American Bankers Association, Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, Housing Policy Council, and Mortgage Bankers Association (the “Associations”), on behalf of our...
  • October 7, 2019
    Today’s customers want a bank that offers services tailored to their individual needs. Retail banks are now under pressure to provide personalized banking products, lending and savings recommendations, and other customized experiences to each individual account holder. How do you solve pricing end to end across your organization, so you consistently get the right offers to the customers you need...
  • September 30, 2019
    Two things generally happen when your customers start their home buying process. They are overwhelmed with the amount of choices as they look for a lender and then again are overwhelmed by the complexity of your loan application process. True customer-centricity alleviates many of the stresses ailing your customers by keeping your institution top of mind before they even start down the path to...
  • September 25, 2019
    Marketplace lenders are disrupting the lending industry by making the process easier, faster, and more customer-centric. In response, traditional banks are implementing new strategies that are more focused on the customer and that engage the customer throughout their journey with the bank. In this guide, you will: Hear from US Consumers who have opened a HELOC in the past 12 months Develop...
  • June 11, 2019
    The new accounting standard, Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL), may require significant changes to the data a lender maintains and analyzes, and involves a deeper level of modeling, analysis and reporting than previously required. This eBook provides actionable insights and tips to help you gain confidence in your CECL plan and develop a winning strategy. To download the Ebook or learn more...
  • June 5, 2019
    On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the CFPB announced a settlement with Freedom Mortgage Corporation for violations of HMDA and Regulation C. Freedom is one of the nation’s largest reporters, and reported inaccurate race, ethnicity, and sex information and that much of Freedom’s loan officers’ recording of this incorrect information was intentional. For example, certain loan officers were told by...
  • May 29, 2019
    On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the CFPB announced a settlement with BSI Financial Services, a mortgage servicer, for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and TILA. The Bureau found BSI violated the acts by: Handling mortgage servicing transfers with incomplete or inaccurate loss mitigation information. This resulted in failures to recognize transferred mortgage loans with pending...

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