NYMBA Talks to Congress

NYMBA members from across the country came went to Washington last week for the 2018 National Advocacy Conference to meet with elected officials and policymakers on behalf of the real estate finance industry. Nearly 400 industry advocates from more than 40 states attended the MBA National Advocacy Conference last week. The program featured a slate of congressional and administration speakers, including Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; HUD Deputy Secretary Pamela Patenaude; Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and House Financial Services Committee members French Hill,…

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Clearer Ruling is Good News, Borrowers / Lenders

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is amending Federal mortgage disclosure requirements under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) that are implemented in Regulation Z. The amendments relate to when a creditor may compare charges paid by or imposed on the consumer to amounts disclosed on a Closing Disclosure, instead of a Loan Estimate, to determine if an estimated closing cost was disclosed in good faith. The TILA-RESPA Rule requires creditors to provide consumers with good…

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CFPB closes “gap” in TILA-RESPA Rule

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is amending Federal mortgage disclosure requirements under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) that are implemented in Regulation Z. The amendments relate to when a creditor may compare charges paid by or imposed on the consumer to amounts disclosed on a Closing Disclosure, instead of a Loan Estimate, to determine if an estimated closing cost was disclosed in good faith. The TILA-RESPA Rule requires creditors to provide consumers with good…

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MBA Submits Comment Letter on CFPB RFI on Civil Investigative Demands

On Apr. 26, MBA submitted comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Request for Information on Civil Investigative Demands. MBA’s comments communicated many of the industry’s concerns with the CID process. In addition to offering comments related to the CID process, MBA reiterated its support for a broad reexamination of Bureau practices as detailed in MBA’s CFPB 2.0: Advancing Consumer Protection white paper. CIDs are used by the Bureau to request information that may be relevant to a potential violation of consumer financial protection law.…

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