HMDA 2020 Filing Instructions Guide
Now that you have filed your 2019 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (“HMDA”) data, it is time to focus on 2020. The CFPB has issued the new 2020 Filing Instructions Guide (“FIG”) for submissions and data collection which can be found on the FFIEC website. The 2020 updates incorporate changes to the HMDA Rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in October 2019. The 2020 FIG can be found at https://www.ffiec.gov/hmda/guide.htm
While there are no substantial changes as to how you compile and submit your data, it is important to point out that we are seeing regulators requiring resubmissions and rescrubbing of HMDA data if it is not completed correctly. If you struggled with compiling and scrubbing last year’s HMDA data, Regulatory Solutions is here to help. Using our proprietary HMDA software, we compare your source documents in the loan file to the data points recorded on the HMDA LAR and provide you with an exception report detailing data points which need correction. Contact us today to begin your 2020 HMDA LAR Data Scrub.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Updates HMDA Guide
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has published an updated HMDA Small Entity Compliance Guide. You can access the updated guide at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/policy-compliance/guidance/hmda-implementation/.
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The Latest Construction Loan TRID Compliance
On December 18, 2019 the CFPB released guidance for disclosing construction and construction-permanent loans under TRID. They published two guides on their website. The first is focused on disclosing construction and construction-permanent loans with separate Loan Estimates and Closing Disclosures for each phase of the loan and the second is on how to disclose a combined Loan Estimate and combined Closing Disclosure for both phases of a construction-permanent transaction. Both construction disclosures guides can be accessed by clicking this link: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/policy-compliance/guidance/tila-respa-disclosure-rule/.
CFPB Announces Increase In Special Appraisal Requirements
On October 31, 2019, the CFPB announced an increase for the special appraisal requirements for higher-priced loans from $26,700 to $27,000. This will take effect January 01, 2020 and it will be based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) as of June 1, 2019.
The special appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans was added in 2010 to TILA. This requirement makes the creditor obtain a written appraisal based on a physical visit to the home’s interior before making a higher-priced loan.
The full announcement can be found at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019
GSE Patch Under Review By CFPB
On July 25, 2019, the CFPB issued an advance notice of proposed rule making looking for feedback on the expiration of the temporary GSE patch. This patch specifically grants Qualified Mortgage status to loans eligible to be purchased or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. As it stands, the GSE patch will end in January 2021 and the CFPB has stated their intention to let it expire. Along with announcing the expiration of the GSE patch, the CFPB is asking for feedback as to whether the definition of a Qualified Mortgage should be revised.
The full text of the advance notice with instructions on submitting feedback can be found here: https://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/cfpb_anpr_qualified-mortgage-definition-truth-in-lending-act-reg-z.pdf
Construction Loans FAQ
Construction loans and their compliance with Regulation Z can be a struggle. The CFPB has recently published their first set of Frequently Asked Questions specifically addressing common compliance issues for construction loans that are subject to TRID. The Frequently Asked Questions can be found at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/policy-compliance/guidance/tila-respa-disclosure-rule/tila-respa-integrated-disclosure-faqs/#construction-loans.
Regulatory Solutions provides comprehensive TRID reviews to ensure compliance with TILA-RESPA requirements. Contact us today to find out how we can assist you with your TRID and other lending compliance reviews.
CFPB Proposed Rule for HMDA Reporting Requirements
The CFPB issued a proposed rule on May 2, 2019 that would change the HMDA reporting requirements and could have a significant impact on smaller financial institutions. The proposed rule would increase the closed-end coverage threshold from 25 to 100 loans originated in the previous two years. Additionally, it proposes to extend the current open-end threshold of 500 lines of credit until January 1, 2022. The proposed rule would also incorporate new interpretations and procedures into Regulation C. If this were to become part of the HMDA regulation, it would not take effect until January 1, 2020.
Factsheet: Are Loan Estimates and Closing Disclosures Required for Assumptions?
On May 1, 2019 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted a factsheet regarding whether Loan Estimates (LE) and Closing Disclosures (CD) were required for assumption transactions. The factsheet consists of a flowchart and a narrative discussion to assist lenders in making the determination of whether a loan would require the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures. The factsheet can be found at https://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/cfpb_tila-respa-factsheet.pdf.
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HMDA FIG 2019 – New Values for Data Points
Now that you have filed your 2018 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data, it is time to focus on 2019. The CFPB has issued the new Filing Instructions Guide (FIG) for submissions and data collection which can be found on the FFIEC website. The only major change to the new HMDA FIG 2019 is that it now includes the new values for the data points that were exempted under the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act that went into effect in May 2018. The HMDA FIG 2019 can be found here: https://ffiec.cfpb.gov/
While there are no substantial changes as to how you compile and submit your data, it is important to point out that 2019 is the first year that the CFPB will assess penalties under the revised HMDA regulation. If you struggled with compiling and scrubbing last year’s HMDA data, Regulatory Solutions is here to help. Using our proprietary HMDA scrub software, we compare your source documents in the loan file to the data points recorded on the HMDA LAR and provide you with an exception report detailing data points needing correction. Contact us today to being your 2019 HMDA LAR Data Scrub.
Frequently Asked Questions Relating to TRID
Today the CFPB posted four Frequently Asked Questions relating to TRID. Three of the questions relate directly to corrected closing disclosures and the three business-day waiting period before consummation and the fourth question relates to the model forms. You can read the CFPB questions and answers at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/policy-compliance/guidance/tila-respa-disclosure-rule/tila-respa-integrated-disclosure-faqs/.
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