The American Bankers Association today urged the Department of Justice to reexamine how it defines geographic markets in its guidelines for reviewing competitive effects of bank mergers and acquisitions, saying they currently “fail to account for significant competition in many product lines, especially in many rural markets.”
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council today released the 2019 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data on mortgage lending transactions at 5,508 financial institutions.
In an interpretive rule issued today, the CFPB provided guidance on how it will determine which counties qualify as “underserved” for a given calendar year, as required by Regulation Z.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency today finalized several changes to the housing goals for the Federal Home Loan Banks.
In a final rule issued today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau raised the reporting thresholds for banks reporting data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
To help banks focus on responding to their customers’ needs during the coronavirus pandemic, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today announced it will postpone certain data collections for CFPB-related rules.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today announced updates to its rulemaking agenda for 2019. Significantly, the bureau said that it is considering initiating a rulemaking or issuing guidance to address the interplay between Regulation Z and requirements under the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act.
In a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week, ABA urged the bureau to consider raising the coverage thresholds for collecting and reporting data about closed-end mortgage loans to 250.
Implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2015 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule resulted “astoundingly high” costs for creditors, the American Bankers Association said in a joint comment letter with the Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, Housing Policy Council and Mortgage Bankers Association today.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today issued a final rule providing relief for smaller institutions from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data collection and reporting requirements by extending until Jan. 1, 2022, the current temporary coverage threshold of 500 for open-end lines of credit.