Mortgage Rates Take Downward Turn

The rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4 percent this week, down from last week’s 4.04 percent, Freddie Mac said today. At this time last year, the 30-year FRM rate averaged 4.17 percent.

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CFPB to Delay TRID Effective Date to Oct. 1

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray announced today that the bureau is proposing to push back the effective date of the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures by two months, from Aug. 1 to Oct. 1, in an effort to avoid closing headaches as the busy fall homebuying season kicks off.

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ABA Launches Free Course on TRID Compliance

ABA has added a new online course on the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures to its free Frontline Compliance Training program. Since all customer-facing staff who discuss mortgage products or take loan applications will need to understand and be able to explain the new TRID forms, this course is designed to provide bank employees with an overview of the new forms and requirements.

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