Since it is unusual for CFPB annual adjustments to result in reduced thresholds, we want to remind blog readers of the reduced HOEPA and QM points and fee limits that will be effective January 1, 2016.

Effective January 1, the lower limits will be:

  • The total loan amount thresholds that determine whether a transaction is

Recently, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and a 45-member coalition of state and regional banking associations submitted a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) urging the agency to expand the small creditor exemptions under certain Title XIV mortgage rules that went into effect in January 2014. The ICBA argues that changes

The CFPB published a Proposed Rule offering three specific amendments to the 2013 Title XIV Final Mortgage Rules. The proposed amendments respond to concerns about origination and servicing issues. 

In particular, the Proposed Rule would: (1) create a limited, post-consummation cure mechanism for mortgage loans thought to be qualified mortgages (QMs) at origination but

The CPFB recently issued another update to the Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule, to reflect changes from the October 2013 Final Rule.  The updated guide clarifies several aspects of the QM points and fees calculation, per the October 2013 Final Rule.  A new provision is included, which emphasizes

As anticipated, HUD recently issued its proposed rule defining a qualified mortgage (QM) for HUD insured and guaranteed single family mortgages.  Under the proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on Monday, Title II single family mortgages that do not meet the points and fees requirement under the CFPB’s general QM definition will not be

In keeping with its promise to provide further guidance to the industry on the recent mortgage loan rules, the CFPB recently issued proposed clarifications and changes to the ability to repay/qualified mortgage rule and the servicing rules. Comments on the proposal will be due 30 days after it is published in the Federal Register.

The

On January 10, 2013, the CFPB issued the long-awaited ability to repay/qualified mortgage rule and, while the devil will be in the details, it appears that cautious optimism for the mortgage industry is warranted. The industry fought hard for the creation of a safe harbor for qualified mortgages and the rule includes a safe harbor