CFPB Disclosure Prototypes Not in Step With Latest Tech, CMC Says
November 7, 2011
The prototype mortgage disclosure forms that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been testing are getting generally positive responses for their content and overall design. But they arent well suited for the ways in which consumer shopping is adapting to modern technology, according to the Consumer Mortgage Coalition. Recently, software available on mobile web access devices such as smartphones and tablets has streamlined the home and mortgage shopping process, the CMC pointed out in its comments on round 5 of the CFPBs integrated consumer mortgage disclosure project. This technology is evolving rapidly ... [and] the amount of information available to consumers will continue to increase rapidly in the future. Given this reality, it does not appear that the Loan Estimate disclosure will be used as a shopping tool because the consumer will have finished shopping by the time they apply for a loan.