FHFA: Final Rule Issued on Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has issued a final rule that requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to align programs, policies, and practices that affect the cash flows of “To-Be-Announced” (TBA)-eligible Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS).  The issuance of the final rule is a major step forward, significantly improving […]

CFPB: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Payday Lending Released

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today is proposing to rescind certain provisions of its 2017 final rule governing “Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans.” Specifically, the Bureau is proposing to rescind the rule’s requirements that lenders make certain underwriting determinations before issuing payday, single-payment vehicle title, and longer-term […]

OCC: CRA Regulation Revision of Small and Intermediate Small Bank and Savings Association Asset Thresholds

OCC BULLETIN 2019-1 Summary On December 27, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) published in the Federal Register revisions to its Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations that became effective January 1, 2019. The revisions adjust the asset-size threshold amounts used to define “small bank,” “small savings association,” […]

CFPB: Policy Guidance Announced on Disclosure of Home Mortgage Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today announced final policy guidance describing the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data the Bureau intends to make available to the public beginning in 2019, including modifications to protect consumers’ privacy. HMDA requires lenders to collect, report, and publicly disclose loan-level data about their […]

FHFA: Proposed Rule Issued on Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would establish standards and criteria for the validation and approval of third-party credit score models used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).  This proposed rule is required by Section 310 of the Economic […]

FHFA: Final Rule Issued Amending Federal Home Loan Banks’ Affordable Housing Program Regulation

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has published a final rule amending its regulation for the Federal Home Loan Banks’ (FHLBanks) Affordable Housing Program (AHP).  The final rule provides additional flexibility at the local level for the FHLBanks, in consultation with their Advisory Councils, to allocate their AHP funds and […]

Joint Release: Agencies Announce Threshold for Smaller Loan Exemption from Appraisal Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced that the threshold for exempting loans from special appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans during 2019 will increase from $26,000 to $26,700. The threshold amount will be effective Jan. […]

FHFA: Proposed Rule Issued on Federal Home Loan Bank Housing Goals

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the existing regulation for the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) Housing Goals. The proposed rule would: Set a single prospective mortgage purchase housing goal as a share of each FHLBank’s total Acquired Member Asset (AMA) purchases; Set […]

CFPB: Fall 2018 Rulemaking Agenda

The Bureau’s general purpose, as specified in section 1021 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), is to implement and enforce Federal consumer financial law consistently for the purpose of ensuring that all consumers have access to markets for consumer financial products and services and […]

FDIC: Interpretive and Procedural Rule on Partial Exemption from HMDA Requirements

FDIC FIL-58-2018 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA): Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Interpretive and Procedural Rule on Partial Exemptions from HMDA Requirements Printable Format: FIL-58-2018 – PDF (PDF Help) Summary: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection released an interpretive and procedural rule to implement and clarify amendments to HMDA made by […]