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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ABA and several other trade groups yesterday urged the House Financial Services Committee to advance H.R. 2213, a bipartisan bill that would establish a “hold harmless” period after the new TILA-RESPA integrated mortgage disclosures take effect on Aug. 1.
Six financial regulators today issued a set of final guidelines for the firms they oversee to assess their diversity policies and practices.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday issued a report describing several lenders’ reverse mortgage advertisements as confusing to seniors. Based on focus groups of seniors, the CFPB said several reverse mortgage ads inadequately disclosed that reverse mortgages are loans, offered incomplete or inaccurate information about loan terms and included illegible fine print.
The Justice Department announced last week that four banks — Société Générale Private Banking (Lugano-Svizzera), MediBank AG, LBBW (Schweiz) AG, and Scobag Privatbank AG — have reached resolutions under the department’s Swiss Bank Program.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray told members of Congress yesterday that when enforcing the TILA-RESPA integrated mortgage disclosures starting on Aug. 1, the bureau would be “sensitive” to good-faith efforts by lenders to comply.
ABA yesterday said that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s expansive authority to gather information under Section 1022 of the Dodd-Frank Act must be changed.
With the Aug. 1 TILA/RESPA integrated disclosure implementation date approaching soon and members facing questions about the complex new requirements, ABA has created a webpage dedicated to TRID frequently asked questions.
Top tips: Provide clear and conspicious disclosures, conduct thorough documentation and “ban the box.”