The CFPB recently proposed a temporary extension of the qualified mortgage (QM) that is based on a loan being eligible for sale to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (often referred to as the “GSE Patch”). The CFPB also proposed to replace the strict 43% debt-to-income (DTI) ratio basis for the general QM with an approach

The CFPB has proposed amendments to Regulation Z to address the discontinuation of the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) that is currently used by many creditors as the index for calculating the interest rate on credit cards and other variable-rate consumer credit products.  In 2017, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, the regulator that oversees

The CFPB has filed its first status report with the California federal district court as required by the Stipulated Settlement Agreement in the lawsuit filed against the Bureau in May 2019 alleging wrongful delay in adopting regulations to implement Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Section 1071 amended the ECOA to require financial institutions to

The CFPB has entered into a settlement to resolve the lawsuit filed against it in May 2019 seeking a declaration that the CFPB’s failure to issue regulations implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act violates the Administrative Procedure Act and an order requiring the Bureau to promptly issue such regulations.  The plaintiffs in the lawsuit,

The Texas federal district court hearing the lawsuit filed by two trade groups challenging the CFPB’s final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (Payday Rule) entered an order on December 6 that once again continues the stay of the lawsuit and the August 19, 2019 compliance date for both the Payday Rule’s ability-to-repay (ATR) provisions and

The CFPB has proposed several amendments to its remittance rule.  Comments on the proposal must be filed no later than January 21, 2020.

The proposed amendments are:

  • An increase in the rule’s safe harbor threshold that currently removes from the rule’s coverage an entity that provided 100 or fewer remittance transfers in the previous calendar

The Dodd-Frank Act requires the CFPB to conduct an assessment of each “significant rule” adopted by the Bureau. The Bureau has determined that the TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule qualifies as a “significant rule.” Assessment reports must be published no later than five years after the effective date of the rule being assessed. The TRID

The CFPB has published its Fall 2019 rulemaking agenda as part of the Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget.  It represents the CFPB’s second rulemaking agenda under Director Kraninger’s leadership.  The agenda’s preamble indicates that the information in the agenda is

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