The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is updating its statement on Hurricane Harvey to also address Hurricane Irma. The CFPB advises our supervised entities that we encourage them to work with consumers affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to make use of existing regulatory flexibility where doing so would benefit consumers affected by these major disasters.... Read More
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is issuing this bulletin to inform national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies (collectively, banks) and all OCC examining personnel about new Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) examination procedures for testing and validating the accuracy and reliability of home mortgage loan data that will be reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rule effective January 1, 2018.
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The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is issuing guidelines for examiners to use in assessing the accuracy of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data institutions record and report. The HMDA Examiner Transaction Testing Guidelines (Guidelines) describe FFIEC procedures for sampling and validating HMDA data. The Guidelines should assist financial institutions seeking to better understand the approach the FDIC will use to assess HMDA data as part of the examination pr... Read More
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is inviting comment on a proposed rule to increase the appraisal threshold for commercial real estate (CRE) transactions from $250,000 to $400,000. This threshold sets the transaction value above which national banks and federal savings associations (collectively, banks) must obtain appraisals that conform with Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 and its appraisal rules (Title XI appraisals). The propo... Read More
The Task Force on Consumer Compliance of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently developed the attached interagency Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Examiner Transaction Testing Guidelines that include sampling, verification, and resubmission procedures for use in connection with HMDA data collected beginning on January 1, 2018 pursuant to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (Bureau) October 15, 2015 amendments to Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure).... Read More
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) supports efforts by national banks and federal savings associations (collectively, banks) to assist in the revitalization, stabilization, or redevelopment (referred to in this bulletin individually and collectively as revitalization) of distressed communities through responsible residential mortgage lending. The OCC recognizes that banks and other parties have expressed concern that depressed housing values in certain distressed communities in ... Read More
The Supervision and Examination Manual is CFPB's guide for examiners to use in overseeing companies that provide consumer financial products or services. The manual describes CFPB supervises and examines these companies and gives its examiners direction on how to assess compliance with federal consumer financial laws.... Read More
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issues this compliance bulletin to provide guidance to covered persons and service providers regarding fee assessments for pay-by-phone services (phone pay fees) and the potential for violations of sections 1031 and 1036 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s (Dodd-Frank Act) prohibition on engaging in unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (collectively, UDAAPs) when assessing phone pay fees. This b... Read More
The FDIC has updated the Affordable Mortgage Lending Guide, Part II: State Housing Finance Agencies (https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/community/mortgagelending/guide/parttwo.html) to reflect the most up-to-date information available about the mortgage programs offered through state housing finance agencies (HFAs).
- The Affordable Mortgage Lending Guide, Part II: State Housing Finance Agencies is designed as a resource for community banks to gain an overview of a variety of produc... Read More
The FDIC, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the Agencies) are jointly issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking titled Real Estate Appraisals (Appraisal NPR) that will be published in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period. The Appraisal NPR proposes to increase the current appraisal threshold for commercial real estate (CRE) transactions from $250,000 to $400,000. The Appraisal NPR addresses comments received during ... Read More