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Volume 25 - Number 14

July 7, 2014

Credit Unions Support Broader Exemptions from CFPB Rules

Credit union industry representatives want the CFPB to expand some exemptions in some of its recent rulemakings so their CU members could reach larger portions of their targeted markets. One of the recent amendments the bureau proposed to its mortgage rules issued in 2013 would provide an alternative definition of “small provider” applicable to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities that service loans for a fee and on behalf of other nonprofit entities within the same overall organization. This is the so-called “small servicer exemption.” Also for 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities, the proposed rule would exempt certain interest-free, contingent subordinate liens from the credit extension limit under the ability-to-repay rule. This is what’s known as the “small creditor exemption.” As ...

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