The CFPB has issued a Spanish version of “Your Home Loan Toolkit” (“Toolkit”), that is designed to be used with disclosures provided under the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (“TRID”) rule.  The Toolkit will replace the current “Settlement Cost Booklet” (also known as the “Special Information Booklet”) when the TRID rule goes into effect on October 3, 2015.  The CFPB has also released a Spanish translation of the disclosures that a company must include in the Toolkit for it to place its logo on the Toolkit cover.

As we have previously blogged, the Toolkit has been redesigned to explain to consumers how the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure work, and how the two documents interact during a home loan purchase.  Among other things, the Toolkit provides questions consumers should consider to help define their homeownership goals and mortgage lending choices.  Lenders must deliver or mail the Toolkit to consumers no later than three days after receipt of an application.  The CFPB has also encouraged all market participants, including realtors, to integrate the Toolkit with its consumer marketing materials.