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Volume 7 - Number 11

May 23, 2014

FHA Proposes to Align ARM Rules with CFPB Rules

The FHA has proposed to bring its adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) rules in line with those of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to enable FHA lenders to comply with the new servicing requirements under the Truth in Lending Act. Specifically, two proposed changes would align both agencies’ interest-rate adjustment and disclosure-notification regulations for ARM borrowers as required by the revised TILA. The CFPB issued its final TILA servicing rule in February 2013 but delayed the effective date for another year to allow the Department of Housing and Urban Development sufficient time to write rules for new notification requirements for FHA-insured ARMs with a 30-day look-back period. Hence, FHA ARMs must comply with the new TILA rule on or after Jan. 10, 2015. The FHA insures 1-, 3-, 5-, 7- or 10-year ARMs. The CFPB’s revised look-back period and notification requirements would ...

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