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July 28, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Democratic Platform Would Expand Foreclosure Prevention, Increase Access to Affordable Housing

The Democratic Party wants to expand programs to prevent foreclosure, increase access to affordable housing and preserve the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, according to its recently released 2016 platform. “Whereas the Republican Presidential nominee rooted for the housing crisis, Democrats will continue to fight for those families who suffered the loss of their homes,” the document says. “We will help those who are working toward a path of financial stability and will put sustainable homeownership into the reach of more families.” Democrats want...


July 28, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Small Banks Remain Just as Active Under CFPB’s Servicing Rules, GAO Finds

Small community lenders such as banks and credit unions not only have remained active in the mortgage servicing space under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mortgage-servicing rules, their market share of 13 percent in 2015 was double what it was in 2008 after the financial crisis, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The largest community banks and credit unions accounted for most of the growth in the share of servicing by community banks and credit unions, the report said. Many of the representatives from 16 community lenders that GAO interviewed said...


July 28, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Time Running Out for July Release of TRID 2.0, Industry Hopes Clarifications Solve Some Problems

As of press time, it’s not clear whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will release its proposed rule clarifying certain aspects of its Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure Rule – TRID – before the end of July, the agency’s original timeframe. Joe Ventrone, vice president and deputy chief for regulatory affairs at the National Association of Realtors, said his organization is now looking at an August release and does not anticipate major changes. “However, the CFPB will put in writing all previous informal guidance [it has] given heretofore,” he said. “I think all the guidance will be important if it gives lenders and vendors comfort against enforcement reprisals.” NAR is...


July 22, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Republican Platform 2016 Talks of Reduced Government Role, Ending Mandates

The Republican platform, released this week during the Republican National Convention, would scale back the government’s role in housing and make borrowers and lenders more responsible. But it offered a somewhat vague prescription for what to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “Our goal is to advance responsible homeownership while guarding against the abuses that led to the housing collapse,” the platform states. The GOP said housing reform should include clear underwriting standards and guidelines on predatory and acceptable lending practices – standards that are arguably at the core of the Dodd-Frank Act that’s roundly criticized by the party. Republicans blamed...


July 21, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Small Banks and Nonbanks Applaud H.R. 5907, Seek Relief from Increased Regulatory Oversight

Smaller banks and nonbanks are rallying behind legislation recently introduced to relieve community mortgage lenders from some of the scrutiny placed on larger banks. Rep. Roger Williams, R-TX, authored H.R. 5907, the Community Mortgage Lenders Regulatory Act of 2016, and emphasized that community mortgage lenders engaged in traditional mortgage lending were not responsible for the recent mortgage crisis. Scott Olson, director of the Community Home Lenders Association, told...


July 21, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

With CFPB Mortgage Servicing Amendments Expected Shortly, Industry Braces for Compliance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau any day now could release its long-awaited regulation finalizing its proposed amendments to its 2013 mortgage servicing rules, posing yet another compliance challenge and requiring one more round of systems upgrades from the industry as a result. According to a consensus of industry experts, the two biggest subject areas have to do with bankruptcy proceedings and successors in interest. “On the eve of the servicing rules taking effect, the bureau made...


July 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Secondary Market for TRID Scratch & Dent Loans Begins to Mature; Offerings Steady but Sales Slow

The secondary market for mortgages with TRID mortgage-disclosure errors has stayed fairly constant the past few months, but there are new signs the business is getting a bit long in the tooth. According to interviews with investors and brokerage firms involved in the scratch-and-dent market, the auction of mortgages with disclosure problems (of all varying degrees) continues, but fewer sales are closing. Mid America Mortgage, Addison, TX, one of the most active buyers in the space, said...


July 15, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Industry Participants Seek Exemption From Related- Party Debt Taxes that Could Apply to MBS and ABS

A new tax policy proposed by the Internal Revenue Service in April aimed at corporate “earnings stripping” tax avoidance maneuvers could cause significant problems for the MBS and ABS markets, according to industry participants. The proposed rule from the IRS under Section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 would treat related-party debt as equity, aiming to reduce internal restructurings at foreign corporations by establishing new taxes. The Structured Finance Industry Group’s Tax Policy Committee submitted...


July 14, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Sharp Divisions as House Considers Bill that Would Repeal DFA Provisions, Provide QM Status to Portfolio Loans

The debate on what caused the financial crisis and how the federal government should respond continued this week in the House Financial Services Committee. At a hearing on the Financial CHOICE Act sponsored by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, Republicans and banking-industry participants largely supported the bill while Democrats and a consumer advocate offered dire warnings. The Financial CHOICE Act would allow banking institutions to opt in to a regulatory system that puts an emphasis on capital. Under the bill, firms with an average leverage ratio of at least 10 percent would be functionally exempt from provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act, Basel III capital and liquidity standards and other regulations. “Freeing well-capitalized, well-managed financial firms from the chokehold of an overly intrusive, heavily politicized regulatory regime will help create...


July 11, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

Other News In Brief

The TRID ‘Scratch & Dent’ Market is Still Humming Along, But…. The secondary market for mortgages with TRID errors is still alive and well with more product hitting the market in June than May, according to one active investor. Michael Lima, managing director of whole loan trades for Mid America Mortgage, reported his firm was involved in 82 TRID bids in June compared to 35 in May. Mid America has been one of the most active buyers of such product. But Mid America is quick to point out that even though there were more auctions, it won a smaller percentage of the bids: a 78 percent win rate in May compared to just 32 percent in June. “This could imply ...


July 11, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

House Spending Bill Would Replace CFPB Director With a Commission

The Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are looking a little more serious about pushing legislation that would change the leadership structure of the CFPB from that of a single director to a five-member commission and subject the bureau to the congressional appropriations process. Last week, the full House passed appropriations legislation with provisions that would do just that. Other language would restrict the CFPB’s ability to limit payday lenders, halt the bureau’s efforts to end forced arbitration clauses in credit card contracts, and rescind the agency’s guidance on indirect automobile lending. One additional provision would defund the CFPB’s efforts to stop what it calls predatory lending to borrowers looking to purchase a manufactured home, and another would make ...


July 11, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

Coordinated Planning Key in Complying With New HMDA Rule

Among a host of best practices and other tips lenders should consider for complying with the CFPB’s new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule is coordinated institutional planning, according to Ellen Costa, vice president of strategy and business capability development at Wells Fargo Home Lending. Speaking to attendees at the recent regulatory compliance conference sponsored by the American Bankers Association, Costa said, “All of the CFPB's regulatory changes – HMDA in particular – mean significant change management within your institution. It is a best practice to be very agile and proactive about coordinating a project plan that includes a strategy upfront, really understanding what the regulations are driving at.” A solid plan developed ahead of time and properly executed will allow a clear ...


July 11, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

Fitch Updates RMBS Rating Criteria to Reflect TRID Grades

Fitch Ratings recently updated its U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities rating criteria, partly to include adjustments to due diligence grades having to do with the CFPB’s Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure rule, otherwise known as TRID. Fitch said it expects that participating third-party due-diligence review firms will determine whether mortgages being reviewed for inclusion in MBS have been closed in compliance with the disclosure rule. Further, the ratings service said it would request that due diligence firms grading loans determine whether the findings are more likely to carry statutory damages and assignee liability or just assignee liability. When it comes to grading TRID loans under the revised criteria, Fitch said unresolved errors that carry an increased ...


July 11, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

TRID Errors Unlikely to Threaten Jumbo MBS, Moody’s Says

Secondary market participants’ reluctance to invest in mortgages out of fear of liability from the loans being originated with TRID errors seems misplaced or overblown, a new report from Moody’s Investors Service suggests. Violations of the CFPB’s integrated-disclosure rule will not notably increase losses in prime jumbo residential mortgage-backed securities, according to a recent analysis by the ratings service. As Moody’s sees it, TRID violations in prime jumbo RMBS will be minimal and often curable. “Prime jumbo RMBS exposure to loans that violate TRID will largely be kept in check thanks to third-party due diligence reviews,” Moody’s said. On top of that, lenders and aggregators will be able to correct most TRID violations before issuers place the affected mortgages in ...


July 11, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

Life Under TRID: Broker Group Wants G-Fee, LLPA Clarification to TRID Rule

A mortgage industry group wants to turn the TRID disclosure tables back on the regulators and reveal to homebuyers all the fees – including those imposed by the government – they have to pay for their home purchases, and not just those generated by the industry. The mortgage broker organization known as NAMB – The Association of Mortgage Professionals wants the CFPB and the Federal Housing Finance Agency to further clarify the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule by including a new line item that clearly states the “hidden” guarantee-fees and loan- level price adjustments from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. [However, it should be noted that the FHFA has no authorities under the Truth in Lending Act nor the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.] ...


July 8, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Due Diligence, Cures of Errors Seen as Adequate To Protect Jumbo MBS from Major TRID Losses

The concerns among participants in the jumbo MBS market regarding the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule might have been much ado about nothing. A new report from Moody’s Investors Service suggests that TRID violations won’t materially increase losses in jumbo MBS. The rating service said third-party due diligence reviews will identify loans in violation of TRID, and lenders and aggregators will be able to cure many TRID violations before the mortgages are placed in jumbo MBS. Three jumbo MBS have included...


July 7, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Compliance Pros Provide Tips on How Lenders Can Stay Clear of RESPA, LO Comp Violations

Mortgage lenders’ compliance personnel not only need to help their companies navigate all of the external regulations and laws imposed by federal and state policymakers, they also face challenges internally from representatives of various business lines in their own shops that inadvertently complicate their mission as professionals – particularly when it comes to loan originator compensation issues. “Dodging the land mines. That’s really how I think about this as a practitioner,” Loretta Salzano, founding partner at the Franzén and Salzano law firm in suburban Atlanta, said during a presentation at the American Bankers Association’s regulatory compliance conference, held last month in San Diego. She elaborated...


July 7, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Lenders Seen as a Reliable Source for Homebuyer Leads for Real Estate Agents, though Practice is Somewhat Uncommon

Some lenders are generating extra revenue by providing a valuable service to real estate agents: providing leads on potential homebuyers. Real estate agents report mixed feelings about the services offered by Quicken Loans and others, according to a recent survey conducted by Campbell Surveys and sponsored by Inside Mortgage Finance. Interactions between lenders and real estate agents typically relate to homebuyer referrals by agents to lenders. However, some lenders also sell homebuyer leads to real estate agents. “There is...


July 1, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fitch Updates Residential MBS Rating Criteria to Include TRID Due Diligence Grades, Deal Agents

Fitch Ratings published updated criteria this week for rating residential MBS. The new criteria include adjustments to due diligence grades relating to the Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act disclosure rule and evaluations of firms serving as a deal agent. Fitch said the new criteria include a “realignment” of items that prompt C grades and D grades on mortgages reviewed by third-party due diligence firms. The changes incorporate the Structured Finance Industry Group’s recently issued RMBS 3.0 TRID Compliance Review. The rating service acknowledged...


June 30, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

With TRID Liability Uncertain, Error Cures Assume Oversized Importance. Attorney Details How to Cope

Given the extensive and uncertain administrative, civil and contractual liabilities mortgage lenders are confronted with under the new TRID disclosure regime, anxiety about the inevitable mistakes that will occur remain high. But there are a few remedies available to lenders. During a presentation at the recent American Bankers Association regulatory compliance conference in San Diego, Rich Horn, founding attorney at Rich Horn Legal in Washington, DC, spelled out just what options exist for mortgage lenders to “cure” loans with defects under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s integrated-disclosure rule. “If you have liability for a TRID violation, how do...


June 27, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

Capitol Hill Update

CFPB Firmly in CHOICE Act’s Crosshairs. Since Inside the CFPB went to press last, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, released more details about the Republican alternative to replace the Dodd-Frank Act. Dubbed the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act, the bill not only includes provisions to provide a qualified-mortgage safe harbor for any mortgage that has been held in portfolio by a depository institution since origination, but also a host of provisions targeting the structure of the CFPB itself. For instance, the bill could change the name of the CFPB to the “Consumer Financial Opportunity Commission (CFOC),” and task it with the dual mission of consumer protection and competitive markets, with ...


June 27, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

Compliance Pro Shares Tips On Prepping for a CFPB Exam

If you’re a mortgage lender waiting for your first examination from the CFPB, there are three important principles you should be aware of, according to Burton Embry, executive vice president and chief compliance officer of Primary Residential Mortgage, based in Salt Lake City, UT. Delivering a presentation during a webinar sponsored by the California Mortgage Bankers Association last week, Embry began with the obvious: Consumer protection. “One of the CFPB’s big focuses is on consumers. It’s all about consumer protection, we all know that,” he said. “So when they are looking at your policies and procedures, for example, that’s one of the things they are looking at: the risk to consumers.” In other words, “How have you written your policies ...


June 27, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

Compliance Pros Provide Tips On How to Test for TRID

Mortgage lenders throughout the land are justifiably anxious about complying with the CFPB’s TRID integrated disclosure rule. But compliance professionals at Treliant Risk Advisors recently provided a number of key checkpoints that lenders can use to prepare themselves and examine their own degree of compliance. During a presentation at the American Bankers Association’s recent regulatory compliance conference in San Diego, Lyn Farrell, a managing director at Treliant, rattled off a list of TRID technical compliance testing criteria for attendees. First, lenders should “ensure that the testing scope includes all covered products from all applicable channels,” Farrell said. They also should check that their institution provides all disclosures by the appropriate deadlines, including, of course, all loan estimates and closing disclosures....


June 27, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

SFIG Issues TRID Compliance Review Documentation

Late last week, the Structured Finance Industry Group, a securitization trade association, put out its long-awaited compliance review documentation related to the CFPB’s integrated disclosure rule under the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. SFIG said its RMBS 3.0 TRID Compliance Review Scope documentation was put together by representatives of third-party review firms across the industry and its own RMBS 3.0 Due Diligence, Data and Disclosure Working Group. The material addresses TRID compliance issues on non-agency mortgages uncovered during reviews by due diligence providers. Under the standards, loans that would have received grades of C or D due to TRID exceptions can sometimes receive B grades if errors are corrected. The document was created to ...


June 27, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

CFPB Expected to Codify Informal TRID Guidance. Will it Go Further?

There is plenty of speculation in the mortgage industry these days about which issues are going to be addressed in the CFPB’s pending proposed rule to clarify many of the uncertainties associated with its Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure Rule, commonly known as TRID. During a panel discussion at the American Bankers Association’s annual regulatory compliance conference in San Diego earlier this month, Rodrigo Alba, senior vice president and senior regulatory counsel with the ABA, speculated that one of the main areas the bureau will address is the codification of the informal guidance CFPB officials have provided since the rule was released. As he sees it, the bureau will take all of the content and ...


June 27, 2016 - Inside the CFPB

Life Under TRID: Regulators’ Good-Faith Enforcement Period is Evolving

Given the high stakes associated with the CFPB’s Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure Rule, commonly known as TRID, the mortgage lending industry perhaps can be forgiven for being hyper-sensitive to minute, incremental change, whether it be another clarifying rulemaking or a change in enforcement. Sometimes, these developments could be a matter of perception or semantics; at other times, facts on the ground may actually be changing. “Uncertainty about enforcement on TRID mirrors the uncertainty on the rule itself. TRID has been an extremely complex regulation for the industry to implement,” American Land Title Association CEO Michelle Korsmo told Inside the CFPB. “ALTA has continuously encouraged the CFPB to provide more written guidance on the 1,888-page ...


June 24, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

SEC to Re-Propose Long-Delayed Securitization Conflicts-of-Interest Rule Required by Dodd-Frank

The Securities and Exchange Commission will re-propose a rule addressing conflicts of interest regarding certain securitizations, according to SEC Chair Mary Jo White. The rule required by the Dodd-Frank Act was originally proposed by the SEC in 2011. “It’s proved to be much more complicated than our experts in the agency envisioned,” White said last week at a hearing by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Section 621 of the DFA requires...


June 24, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

SFIG Publishes Standards to Help Non-Agency MBS Market Address TRID Issues, But CFPB Guidance Seen as Critical

The Structured Finance Industry Group late last week published a final draft of the standards for due diligence firms to use when testing loans for compliance with the Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act disclosure rule. “The underlying premise of this documentation is to establish a best practices approach to pre-securitization testing logic that will drive the due diligence conducted by third-party review firms,” SFIG said. The RMBS 3.0 TRID Compliance Review Scope documentation addresses...


June 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Housing Outlook Remains Stable, But First- Timers Face Affordability, Credit Challenges

The housing market has been fairly stable in 2016, but industry insiders say decreased affordability and credit access could impede the multiyear housing recovery. With interest rates lower than expected, the Mortgage Bankers Association raised its 2016 origination forecast to $1.60 trillion in May from its January projection of $1.38 trillion. It expects purchase originations to increase in 2017 and 2018, thanks to economic growth and a strong job market. But many first-time homebuyers may be...


June 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Subservicing Keeps Growing as Regulatory Headaches Force MSR Owners to Cut Costs and Outsource

Subservicing vendors continued to increase their contract totals in the first quarter as owners of mortgage servicing rights moved more of their business to these specialists to counter regulatory burdens that show few signs of abating. According to exclusive survey figures compiled by Inside Mortgage Finance, $1.625 trillion of home mortgages were being handled by subservicers at March 31, a 5.5 percent sequential increase and a 19.5 percent gain year-over-year. Subservicing firms – a business mostly dominated by nonbanks with one key exception – now process...[Includes one data table]


June 23, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Is the TRID Good-Faith Compliance Phase Over? Industry, Regulator, Attorney Accounts Are Split

Late last week, news broke of a conversation from a closed session at the American Bankers Association conference in San Diego that the “sensitive” approach by regulators to respect lenders’ good-faith efforts to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s integrated disclosure rule may have come to an end. According to one well-placed source, the CFPB and the other regulators – the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency – have decided that they will start examining banks for technical compliance with TRID, begin requiring restitution to affected borrowers, and start citing banks that are in non-compliance. “Apparently, the message is...


June 17, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Around the Industry

FHA Revises TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard. Effective on June 11, 2016, the FHA’s TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard no longer returns either upfront or annual mortgage insurance premium factors to an automated underwriting system. The FHA directs lenders to consult Appendix I of its Single Family Housing Policy handbook for applicable MIP factors. AUS vendors have been notified of the change and have adjusted their systems accordingly. HUD, First Citizens Bank Settle Fair Lending Complaint. A South Carolina bank has agreed to correct its lending practices and allocate funding to resolve allegations that it denied more loans to minorities compared to similarly-situated white loan applicants. The settlement agreement stemmed from a complaint filed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development against First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. in 2011 after an analysis of ...


June 17, 2016 - Inside FHA/VA Lending

Maximum Civil Penalties for HUD, FHA Violations Set to Increase

FHA lenders will face stiffer maximum monetary penalties later this year for various violations of agency rules and regulations. The higher monetary penalties are the result of legislation signed into law late last year requiring federal agencies to adjust the current maximum penalty amounts for inflation in order to maintain their deterrent effect. Specifically, the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015 (2015 Act) requires federal agencies to adjust the level of civil monetary penalties with an initial “catch-up” adjustment through an interim final rule and subsequent annual adjustments for inflation. The interim final rules with the initial penalty adjustments must be published by July 1, 2016. The new penalty levels must take effect no later than Aug. 1, 2016. Additionally, agencies are required to make annual inflation adjustments, starting Jan. 15, 2017, and for each year going forward. The adjustments will ...


June 17, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

TRID Liability High and Uncertain, Industry Hopes For Clarity and Resolution With Next Rulemaking

The mortgage industry and secondary-market investors continue to struggle with uncertainty over the degree of liability for errors in complying with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s integrated-disclosure rule, commonly known as TRID. Many hope the pending TRID 2.0 rulemaking expected from the CFPB this July will clarify and resolve the exasperating ambiguity and at least let industry participants and investors know exactly where they stand and what risks they are taking on. One of the most important areas for investors is contractual liability. “Under most mortgage loan purchase agreements, there is a representation and warranty for absolute compliance [or] a signed agreement saying that you’re only liable for material violations,” said Richard Horn, a Washington, DC, attorney. Speaking at this week’s American Bankers Association conference, the former CFPB official said, “But whatever the agreement, you still have contractual liability for the loans that you sell, so keep that in mind.” Civil liability is...


June 17, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Fed’s Proposal on Counterparty Credit Limits for Large Banking Organizations Seen as Threat to Securitization

A proposed rule issued by the Federal Reserve in March could increase costs and reduce securitization activities, according to industry participants. The Fed’s proposed single-counterparty credit limits for large banking organizations were required by the Dodd-Frank Act. The Fed proposed single-counterparty credit limits for domestic and foreign bank holding companies with $50.0 billion or more in total consolidated assets. The Fed first issued...


June 17, 2016 - Inside MBS & ABS

Commercial MBS Issuers Still Unsure of How to Comply with Risk-Retention Requirements that Take Effect in December

With time ticking toward a Dec. 24 compliance date, issuers of commercial MBS continue to try to develop structures that will meet risk-retention requirements. Richard Jones, a partner at the Dechert law firm, warned that the industry is “in trouble.” In an analysis published this month, he wrote, “We as an industry don’t have a scalable solution to the problem. We … do not know what this will cost, who will pay for it, and to what extent this is an existential risk to commercial real estate capital formation as it has been conducted for the past 25 years.” He noted...


June 16, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Maximum Penalties for Violations of Mortgage-Related Laws, Regulations Set for Significant Increases Later this Year

Mortgage lenders soon will be facing higher civil monetary penalties that may be imposed by federal agencies for violations of various lending, servicing and consumer financial protection laws and regulations, warned industry attorneys. As part of the budget bill signed into law last year, the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act (FCPIAA) requires federal agencies to adjust the civil penalty amounts they charge for inflation by July 1, 2016. This will be followed be regular adjustments by January 15 of every year. The adjustments must be...


June 16, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Problems With TRID Continue to Mount, Industry Presses to Adapt While Awaiting New Rulemaking

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to develop another rule to resolve some of the mortgage industry’s problems with the CFPB’s integrated disclosure rule may provide some psychological relief for lenders. But it’s certainly not solving any of the problems they are struggling with right now, problems that continue to emerge as the months since implementation roll on. Among the host of concerns that have sprung up related to the Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure Rule – TRID – is the raft of issues having to do with settlement agents. Delivering a presentation at the American Bankers Association’s regulatory compliance conference this week, Richard Horn, a former CFPB official, said...


June 16, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Lenders, Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Too High for TRID 2.0, Industry Pros Advise

Mortgage lending industry representatives were told to keep their expectations in check when it comes to the forthcoming TRID integrated-disclosure rulemaking from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is expected sometime this summer, perhaps as early as late July. “Everybody in the industry cheered when the bureau announced this,” attorney Richard Horn, the former CFPB official who led the development of the TRID rule, said this week during a panel discussion at the American Bankers Association’s regulatory compliance conference in San Diego. “I think...


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