ABA Seeks Further Clarifications on Servicing Rule Fix

While welcoming an interim final rule issued in October to provide clarification on servicing rules, the American Bankers Association today asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for additional clarification on certain issues related to communication with borrowers in foreclosure.

Specifically, ABA pointed out that the rule does not provide servicers with protection from a key provision of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act when sending a written early intervention notice to a current borrower, and that the rule did not provide enough time for the industry to digest it before taking effect. ABA also pointed out scenarios that pose operational challenges for servicers. For more information, contact ABA’s Rod Alba.