Regulatory Updates

Agencies Finalize Interagency Guidance on Reconsiderations of Value for Residential Real Estate Valuations

Five federal regulatory agencies today issued final guidance addressing reconsiderations of value (ROVs) for residential real estate transactions. The guidance advises on policies and procedures that financial institutions may implement to allow consumers to provide financial institutions with information that may not have been considered during an appraisal or if deficiencies are identified in the…

CPFB: Interpretive Rule Proposed to Ensure Workers Know the Costs and Fees of Paycheck Advance Products

Proposed rule also addresses unusual practice of workers “tipping” their lender or employer The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed an interpretive rule explaining that many paycheck advance products, sometimes marketed as “earned wage” products, are consumer loans subject to the Truth in Lending Act. The guidance will ensure that lenders understand their legal obligations to…

Agencies Issue Final Rule to Help Ensure Credibility and Integrity of Automated Valuation Models

Six federal regulatory agencies today issued a final rule, pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, designed to help ensure the credibility and integrity of models used in valuations for certain mortgages secured by a consumer’s principal dwelling. In particular, the rule will implement quality control standards for automated valuation models…

CFPB: New Rule Proposed to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Proposed rules would require servicers to help homeowners before foreclosing, give servicers more flexibility by reducing paperwork requirements, and improve communication with homeowners The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed new rules to make it easier for homeowners to get help when they are struggling to pay their mortgage. The proposal, if finalized, would…

CDFI Fund: Public Comment Sought on the CMF Performance Report

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is soliciting public comment on changes to the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) Performance Report. The CDFI Fund’s CMF Application and Performance Report Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) approval will expire in July 2024. Although the PRA approval for the forms in the CMF…

CFPB: Interim Final Rule Issued to Extend Compliance Dates for Small Business Lending Rule Under Section 1071

Interim final rule extends compliance dates pursuant to court orders Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued an interim final rule to extend compliance deadlines for the small business lending rule. After the CFPB issued the small business lending rule on March 30, 2023, a federal court in Texas stayed the rule pending the Supreme Court’s decision in CFPB…

CDFI Fund: Revisions to Capital Magnet Fund Interim Rule Published

Comments due to the CDFI Fund by August 26, 2024 The U.S. Department of the Treasury is issuing a revised Interim Rule for the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF), administered by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Changes incorporated by the revised Interim Rule include, among other things:   This revised Interim Rule also reflects…

FDIC: Final Revised Rule Approved to Strengthen Resolution Planning for Large Banks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board of Directors today approved a final rule to strengthen resolution planning for insured depository institutions (IDIs) with at least $50 billion in total assets. After careful consideration of comments received, the FDIC issued a final rule that incorporates several changes from the agency’s proposed rule published in September…

OCC: Final Rule on Automated Valuation Models Approved

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today approved a final rule to implement quality control standards for automated valuation models used by mortgage originators and secondary market issuers in valuing residential real estate collateral securing mortgage loans. The rulemaking supports Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu’s priority to reduce inequality and…

CDFI Fund: Submission Deadlines Extended for Revised CDFI Certification Application

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has extended the application deadlines for when currently Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) must reapply for CDFI Certification using the revised version of the CDFI Certification Application.  In December 2023, the CDFI Fund released the final revised CDFI Certification Application. Non-certified organizations that wish…