Feb. 19, 2013 – NAFCU updated its best-of-class compliance aids on the CFPB’s final mortgage regulations Friday with the inclusion of a summary of the mortgage loan originator final rule and related scope-and-applicability chart.
These timely, NAFCU-created resources, most available to NAFCU members only, are accessible via CFPB Mortgage Rules Compliance.
As of this June 1, the CFPB’s mortgage loan originator compensation final rule:
- bars the inclusion of clauses requiring a consumer to submit disputes about a residential mortgage loan or home equity line of credit to binding arbitration;
- bars the financing of any premiums or fees for credit insurance in connection with a consumer credit transaction secured by a dwelling.
As of next Jan. 10, the final rule also:
- continues a general ban on loan originators being compensated by both the borrower and creditor (or other parties);
- extends the ban on the receipt of compensation based on loan terms and sets a prohibition against “up-charging” consumers;
- provides a complete exemption from the prohibition on upfront points and fees (no offering of an alternative mortgage required);
- requires loan originator organizations to ensure proper licensing and registration of individual originators and to ensure other requirements for their own employees (character, criminal background checks, training);
- extends recordkeeping requirements for creditors and mortgage brokers from two years to three years.
All NAFCU-created mortgage rules compliance materials are accessible here.