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CFPB Rescinds Policy Statements on Temporary Flexibility During Pandemic

On March 31, 2021, the CFPB announced that it will rescind seven separate policy statements issued last year, each meant to provide temporary flexibility to financial institutions, as they do business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CFPB Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Revising General Qualified Mortgage Definition

On March 3, 2021, the CFPB issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to delay the mandatory compliance date for the revised General Qualified Mortgage Rule from applications received on or after July 1, 2021 to applications received on or after October 1, 2022

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President Issues Fair Housing Memorandum to HUD

On January 26, 2021, President Biden issued a memorandum (the “Memorandum”) to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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FHFA Issues Request for Input on Appraisals

On December 28th, 2020, the FHFA, the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, issued a request for input on appraisal-related policies, practices and processes for loans to be deliverable to the GSEs.

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CFPB Issues Final Qualified Mortgage Rules

On December 10th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced two final rules to complete its planned revisions to the TILA ability-to-repay (ATR) rule.

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CFPB Releases Assessment of TRID

The CFPB published an assessment of the TRID Integrated Disclosures Rule. The Dodd-Frank Act requires the CFPB to assess each ‘significant rule’ created by the Dodd-Frank Act and to publish the results of the assessment within five years of the rule’s effective date.

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CFPB Settles with Mortgage Lenders on Deceptive Loan Advertisements

On September 14th, the CFPB announced the eighth in a series of consent orders with mortgage lenders after investigations uncovered alleged deceptive advertising directed to military service-members and veterans.

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CFPB Announces Future ANPR on Consumer Financial Access Rights Under Dodd-Frank

On July 24th, the CFPB announced plans to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking later this year implementing a section of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act regarding consumer access to financial records held by, among others, residential mortgage lenders.

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CFPB Files Discrimination Suit Against Non-Bank Lender

On July 15th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed suit against a non-bank lender based in Chicago, alleging violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA); its implementing regulation, Regulation B; and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).

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CFPB Announces Proposed Rulemaking on GSE Patch

The CFPB announced two separate notices of proposed rulemaking to address the coming expiration of TILA qualified mortgage (QM) status for the ‘GSE Patch.

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