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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.
- April 27, 2018REGULATORY ROUNDUP Mulvaney Plans to Drop Public Complaints Portal – CBA has long advocated for unverified contents of the complaint portal to no longer be made public and this week the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Acting Director Mick Mulvaney acted on this request. While we fully support the Bureau fulfilling its important, Congressionally-mandated mission of compiling complaints,...
- April 26, 2018On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the CFPB finalized its amendment to its “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rule. The amendment aims to address when mortgage lenders with a valid justification may pass on increased closing costs to consumers and disclose them on a Closing Disclosure. The Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule took effect Oct. 3, 2015. The Bureau’s rule created new Loan...April 6, 2018April 6, 2018 The Honorable Jeb Hensarling The Honorable Maxine Waters Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Financial Services Committee on Financial Services U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives 2129 Rayburn House Office Building 4340 O’Neill House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C. 20151 Dear Chairman Hensarling and Ranking Member Waters: The Consumer...April 6, 2018April 6, 2018 The Honorable Mike Crapo The Honorable Sherrod Brown Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Banking, Housing Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs & Urban Affairs U.S. Senate U.S. Senate 534 Dirksen Office Building 534 Dirksen Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown: The Consumer Bankers Association (...March 15, 2018On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the OCC issued a press release stating that performance of first-lien mortgages remained largely unchanged during the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier, according to the OCC’s quarterly report on mortgages. Highlights from the report are: 94.5 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the end of the quarter, compared...March 8, 2018On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the CFPB issued its final rule aimed at giving mortgage servicers more latitude in providing statements to consumers entering or exiting bankruptcy, as required by the CFPB’s 2016 mortgage servicing rule. The Truth in Lending Act requires mortgage servicers to provide periodic statements to borrowers, and the Bureau has developed sample forms for servicers to use. The...January 8, 2018January 8, 2018 The Honorable Blaine Luetkemeyer Chairman Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit U.S. House of Representatives 2230 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Lacy Clay Ranking Member Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit U.S. House of Representatives...December 21, 2017On Thursday, December 21, 2017, the CFPB issued a public statement announcing the Bureau does not intend to require data resubmission unless data errors are material, or assess penalties with respect to errors for data collected in 2018 and reported in 2019 under HMDA. The Bureau also announced it intends to pen rulemaking process to reconsider various aspects of the 2015 HMDA rule. The Bureau...November 29, 2017On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, the Fed, OCC, and FDIC issued a final rule revising regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The final rule amended the definitions of “home mortgage loan” and “consumer loan” to align with changes to CFPB Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The final rule also amended CRA public file content requirements...November 28, 2017On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Federal Reserve (Fed) issued a consent order against Peoples Bank of Lawrence, KS, claiming the bank engaged in deceptive residential mortgage origination practices which violated the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA). According to the Fed, Peoples told borrowers they were paying a certain amount for discount points that would lower the borrower’s interest...