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Mortgage Loan Proposals Pending at Two Agencies

Oct
05
Mortgage Loan Proposals Pending at Two Agencies

There are currently two pending proposals regarding appraisals for certain mortgage loans.  First, a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposal would amend Regulation B to implement changes to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and require creditors to provide free copies of all written appraisals and valuations developed in connection with an application for a loan secured by a first lien on a dwelling.  Currently, federal credit unions are exempt from the appraisal delivery requirements of R

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CFPB Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan

Oct
05
CFPB Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan

On September 25, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a draft strategic plan for the next five years, 2013 – 2018.  The draft strategic plan includes setting goals and strategies on what the agency aims to achieve, establishing strategies for the agency, and measuring the agency’s pe

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CFBP Mortgage Servicing Proposal Concerns

Oct
02
CFBP Mortgage Servicing Proposal Concerns

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) staff continue to draft comment letters to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) concerning the proposed mortgage servicing rules that will amend Regulation Z and Regulation X.  Below are a few items contained within the proposals that may be of heightened concern for credit unions:

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CFPB Study and Remittance Transfers Update

Oct
01
CFPB Study and Remittance Transfers Update

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Study Finds Credit Scores Used by Consumers and Lenders Can Differ

On September 25, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a study comparing credit scores sold to creditors and those sold to consumers. The study found that about one out of five consumers would likely receive a meaningfully different score than would a lender. The study determined the following:

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CFPB Hears From Missouri Leaders Prior to Inaugural Session

Sep
27
CFPB Hears From Missouri Leaders Prior to Inaugural Session

A select group of Missouri credit union representatives had a rare opportunity to sit down with key leaders from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on September 26 - one day prior to the CFPB's consumer advisory board inaugural meeting being held in St. Louis.  

Credit union leaders explained how regulations being promulgated quickly through the system require additional staffing and increased costs to the consumer.  

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Credit Unions Invited to Attend CFPB Consumer Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting on Sept. 27

Sep
19
Credit Unions Invited to Attend CFPB Consumer Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting on Sept. 27

CFPB Consumer Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting on Thursday, September 27 – St. Louis

Missouri credit union leaders are invited to attend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Inaugural Meeting of its Consumer Advisory Board on Thursday, September 27, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Here are the meeting details:

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Impact of Dodd-Frank on Safety and the Soundness of MBLs

Sep
17
Impact of Dodd-Frank on Safety and the Soundness of MBLs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on September 13, 2012, on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Credit Unions and Community Banks. The report basically concludes that it is too early to tell what the total impact of the Act’s provisions on credit unions and community banks will be.

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CFPB News and Updates

Sep
17
CFPB News and Updates

The following articles relate to recent updates from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). 

CFPB's Director Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee

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CUNA to CFPB: Craft Qualified Mortgage Final Rule Carefully

Sep
17
CUNA to CFPB: Craft Qualified Mortgage Final Rule Carefully

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA), along with other financial trade associations, sent a letter to Director Cordray and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding the Qualified Mortgage requirements under the Bureau’s pending Ability to Repay Rule.  In the letter, CUNA urged the agency to broadly define the Qualified Mortgage definition, and to provide a legal safe harbor for mortgage lenders from ability to repay litigation when they originate loans that meet the Qualified Mortgage standards.  They also urged the Bureau to develop objective, bright

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CFPB Proposal to Amend Regulations X and Z

Sep
10
CFPB Proposal to Amend Regulations X and Z

Another comment letter was filed by the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) last week, this one with the CFPB in response to its proposed rule to amend Regulations X and Z to implement change

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