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Volume 25 - Number 16

August 4, 2014

Industry Cites Burden as CFPB Releases HMDA Proposed Rule

Mortgage lenders are getting weary of the seemingly never-ending supply of new regulations and proposals coming from the CFPB – with the latest being last month’s issuance of the bureau’s proposed rulemaking to ratchet up lender reporting requirements under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Lenders of all size are concerned that the proposal goes beyond what is mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and means increased compliance costs that will be passed onto consumers. And representatives of smaller institutions fear they will once again be set at a competitive disadvantage vis-à-vis larger lenders. Additionally, consumer data privacy considerations have emerged as another concern. The bureau, for its part, pitched the proposal as a way to improve ...

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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