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.
  • November 28, 2018
    The U.S. market has developed into a world of credit haves and have nots. The “haves” are those who are deemed creditworthy and have credit. The “have nots” are those who do not qualify for credit because their credit history is limited or nonexistent. Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers are credit invisible. What can be done to render the unbanked and underbanked visible? Imagine a tool to scour...
  • November 7, 2018
    Money Management Made Easy Many consumers struggle with managing their finances. Still, they recognize the potential for improvement and look to their financial organizations for help. Broadly, they want enhancements that make money management easier, faster and safer. Highlighted findings from our survey include: Almost one-third (30 percent) of consumers consider managing finances a burden...
  • September 28, 2018
    This week, Citi held their first CBA OnSite Education: MarketSim , led by Paul Leventhal , at its NYC location! This one-of-a-kind replica of a retail bank marketplace leverages a simulation to deepen understanding of the risk/reward trade-offs in developing a retail strategy, integrating customer segmentation, product offerings, pricing, delivery channels, marketing and branding. Interested in...
  • August 20, 2018
    August 20, 2018 VIA Electronic Submission Regulations Division Office of General Counsel Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7 th Street SW Room 10276 Washington, DC 20410 Re: Reconsideration of HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard; Advance Notice of Prosed Rulemaking; Docket No. FR-6111-A-01 RIN 2529-ZA01 Dear Sir or Madam: The Consumer Bankers...
  • June 29, 2018
    D.C. DOWNLOAD Senate Hearing Set for Kraninger’s BCFP Nomination – Late yesterday the Senate Banking Committee announced Kathy Kraninger’s confirmation hearing had been scheduled for Thursday, July 19. This is the first of several steps in the Senate. After the hearing, the Committee will schedule a vote on her nomination before sending it to the full Senate for final confirmation. Senate rules...
  • June 19, 2018
    On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the OCC issued a press release on the Mortgage Metrics Report, First Quarter 2018 . According to the press release , the performance of first-lien mortgages have remained unchanged during the first quarter of 2018 compared with a year earlier. The report showed 95.6 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the end of the quarter, the...
  • May 18, 2018
    WASHINGTON HAPPENINGS In a Fortnight – Two Items on CBA’s watch list ahead of Memorial Day include: A House Vote on Senate Banking Bill – The Senate’s regulatory relief bill, which CBA supports, is expected to receive a vote in the House this Tuesday, May 22 . McWilliams Confirmation as FDIC Head – President Trump’s nominee to head the FDIC Jelena McWilliams is expected to receive a confirmation...
  • May 7, 2018
    On Monday, May 7, 2018, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,852 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Covered institutions include banks, savings associations, credit unions, and mortgage companies. Released today are loan-level HMDA data that cover 2017...
  • May 2, 2018
    On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the OCC issued a bulletin on adopting a final rule to increase the appraisal threshold for commercial real estate (CRE) transactions from $250,000 to $500,000. This threshold increase means that transactions at or below this level do not require appraisals that conform to Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 and the...

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