On April 27, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) issued a final rule to delay the mandatory compliance date for the General QM Final Rule until October 1, 2022. The CFPB stated that it issued the rule “to help ensure access to responsible, affordable mortgage credit and to preserve flexibility for consumers affected by
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CFPB Takes Actions to Limit COVID-19-Related Mortgage Foreclosures
On April 5, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) to amend Regulation Z, specifically to “prevent avoidable foreclosures” due to the COVID-19 pandemic “as the emergency federal foreclosure protections expire.”
The NPR mainly would do three things for loans secured by a borrower’s principal residence:
- “[G]enerally prohibit servicers
CFPB Proposes to Delay the Mandatory Compliance Date of the New General Qualified Mortgage Final Rule
On February 23, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a statement that it planned to propose a rule to “delay the July 1, 2021 mandatory compliance date of the General QM Final Rule.” Consistent with that, the CFPB announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on March 3, which would push back the current…
Acting CFPB Director Dave Uejio to Heighten Supervisory and Enforcement Actions, Including Resuming Military Lending Act Supervisory Activities
In a statement recently disseminated to all Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) personnel, Acting Director Dave Uejio set forth new priorities for the CFPB’s Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending Division (SEFL), specifically around providing COVID-19 relief to consumers and racial equity.
In the statement, Uejio communicated his belief that “strong oversight” can make a…
The CFPB Revises Reg. Z’s Qualified Mortgage Loan Criteria in Anticipation of the GSE Patch’s Expiration
In anticipation of the “GSE patch” expiring, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued several final rules in 2020 to amend Regulation Z (“Reg. Z”). Concerns have existed that the expiration of the GSE patch would restrict consumer mortgage credit unless the CFPB created a permanent version of the GSE patch or revised the General…