Although HMDA reporting institutions are busily working on their submission of 2020 data, the CFPB recently announced the availability of a beta version of the HMDA reporting platform for 2021 data. (As previously reported, in early January 2021 the CFPB announced the availability of the platform for the submission of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

On December 18, 2020, the CFPB announced a consent order with Seterus, Inc. (Seterus), and its successor-in-interest, Kyanite Services, Inc. (Kyanite), based on findings of mortgage servicing violations.

The consent order alleges the following violations by Seterus while it was in operation:

  • Unfair acts or practices for failing to accurately review, process, track, and communicate

The CFPB recently issued a final rule increasing the asset exemption threshold under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and a final rule increasing the asset exemption threshold for the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) requirement to maintain an escrow account for a higher-priced mortgage loan.

Banks, savings associations, and credit unions are not subject

The CFPB recently issued a final rule amending Regulation Z ability to repay rule/qualified mortgage (QM) requirements to replace the strict 43% debt-to-income (DTI) ratio basis for the general QM with an annual percentage rate (APR) limit, while still requiring the consideration of the DTI ratio or residual income. The CFPB also issued a final

The CFPB recently announced that it, along with the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve Board, issued a final rule that will maintain the current exemption threshold to the appraisal requirement for higher priced mortgage loans (HPML). The initial exemption threshold was $25,000, and the threshold is subject to annual adjustment based on changes

The U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed rule to permit the use of private flood insurance policies with FHA mortgage loans. As previously reported, in February 2019 federal regulators issued a joint final rule (the “Joint Final Rule”) to implement provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

On November 13, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET, we will present a webinar on the CFPB’s final collection rule.  Click here for more information and to register.

The CFPB’s debt collection final rule will significantly impact the operations of mortgage servicers.  Not surprisingly, the CFPB declined to generally exempt mortgage servicers from