HUD: Proposed Rule Issued for Implementation of National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE)

Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a proposed rule for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE). This new approach incorporates extensive stakeholder input to redesign the methods HUD uses to ensure properties are in a safe, decent, and sanitary condition. […]

HUD: Final Rule Published to Expand Availability of Affordable Manufactured Housing

Key step finalized today updates Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards to eliminate decades-old regulatory barriers while protecting safety The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a final rule on January 12, 2021 in the Federal Register which revises the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974. […]

FDIC: Rule on the Role of Supervisory Guidance Approved

 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved a final rule outlining and confirming the agency’s use of supervisory guidance for regulated institutions. The final rule codifies the interagency statement on the role of supervisory guidance, as amended, issued in September 2018 to clarify the differences between regulations and guidance, and […]

OCC: Final Rule on Supervisory Guidance Approved

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today approved a final rule confirming the OCC’s use of supervisory guidance for banks. The final rule codifies a statement, as amended, that was issued by the OCC, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National […]

OCC: Final Rule Requiring Large Banks to Provide Fair Access to Bank Services, Capital, and Credit Effective April 1, 2021

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released its finalized rule to ensure fair access to banking services provided by large national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign bank organizations. The rule codifies more than a decade of OCC guidance stating that […]

FHFA: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Issued on Enterprise Resolution Plans

Proposed rule would require Enterprises to submit “living will” resolution plans The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that it is seeking comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to develop credible resolution plans, also known as living wills. […]

CFPB: Final Rule Issued on Consumer Disclosures Related to Debt Collection

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued today a final rule to implement Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) requirements regarding certain disclosures for consumers. The rule requires debt collectors to provide, at the outset of collection communications, detailed disclosures about the consumer’s debt and rights in debt collection, along […]

FHFA: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Issued for Enterprise Liquidity Requirements

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it is seeking comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding liquidity requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). The proposed rule builds on existing FHFA guidance and the experience gained from managing the Enterprises’ liquidity positions in conservatorship. […]

Agencies Release CRA Asset-Size Thresholds Adjustments for Small and Intermediate Small Institutions for 2021

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced the annual adjustment to the asset-size thresholds used to define small bank and intermediate small bank under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. The annual adjustments are required by the CRA rules. Financial […]