CFPB Finalizes Know Before You Owe Mortgage Disclosure Rule

On 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 Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms that consumers receive when applying for and closing on a mortgage loan. The final rule will take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.