CFPB: Bureau Outlines Plan to Review Rules Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a notice on how it plans to periodically review regulations under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and to request public input. Additionally, the Bureau published a notice requesting public input as part of its first RFA review examining the 2009 Overdraft Rule.  […]

Federal Reserve: Final Rule Approved to Repeal Regulations for SAFE Act

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday approved final amendments to its regulations to reflect the transfer of the Board’s rulemaking authority for the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (S.A.F.E. Act) to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau). Entities that were subject to the Board’s rules are […]

CFPB: Regulations Proposed to Implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The proposal would provide consumers with clear protections against harassment by debt collectors and straightforward options to address or dispute debts. Among other things, the NPRM would […]

CFPB: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Issued for HMDA Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which proposes to raise the coverage thresholds for collecting and reporting data about closed-end mortgage loans and open-end lines of credit under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rules. The NPRM would provide relief to smaller […]

OCC: Revised Interagency Examination Procedures for HMDA Issued

Summary The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is issuing this bulletin to inform national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies (collectively, banks) about revised interagency examination procedures for determining compliance with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Highlights The examination procedures were developed by […]

Interagency: Proposed Rule to Limit Impact of Large Bank Failures

The federal banking agencies on Tuesday proposed a rule to limit the interconnectedness of large banking organizations and reduce the impact from failure of the largest banking organizations. The proposal would complement other measures that the banking agencies have taken to limit interconnectedness among large banking organizations. Global systemically important […]

CFPB: HMDA Modified Loan Application Registers from 2018 Released

Today, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Registers (LARs) data were published for approximately 5,400 financial institutions. This is the first year in which additional data reported by certain institutions under the 2015 HMDA rule will be available. The Modified LARs contains loan level information for 2018 […]

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 […]