Final Regulation Summaries

NAFCU Regulatory Alerts are member-only resources containing important highlights and summaries for proposed rulemakings that affect credit unions. Each alert PDF also provides a link to send NAFCU comments that we will include in our letter to the agency or agencies that issued the proposed rule.

20-EF-19: CFPB - Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans

On July 22, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) published a final rulemaking amending its regulations governing Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans (Payday Rule).

20-EF-18: CFPB - Determining “Underserved” Areas Using HMDA Data

On June 26, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) published an interpretive rule clarifying what Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data will be used in determining that an area is “underserved” for purposes of applying certain provisions described in Regulation Z, such as the exemption from the requirement to establish an escrow account for a higher-priced mortgage loan and the ability to originate balloon-payment qualified mortgages and balloon-payment high cost mortgages.

20-EF-17: CFPB - Treatment of Certain COVID-19 Related Loss Mitigation Options Under RESPA (Regulation X)

On April 30, 2020, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) published an interim final rule (IFR) amending its Regulation X, implementing the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) to temporarily permit mortgage servicers to offer certain loss mitigation options without a complete loss mitigation application.

20-EF-16: National Credit Union Administration - Temporary Regulatory Relief in Response to COVID-19 – Prompt Corrective Action

On May 28, 2020, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) published an interim final rule amending its prompt corrective action (PCA) rules to provide additional regulatory flexibility as credit unions respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, the amendments grant federally insured credit unions (FICUs) greater operational flexibility and relief should net worth levels decline.

20-EF-15: SBA - Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program; Loan Forgiveness, SBA Loan Review Procedures, and Related Borrower and Lender Responsibilities

On May 22, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published an interim final rule regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness requirements, implementing section 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). In addition, the SBA published a second interim final rule providing the procedures for an SBA loan review as well as related borrower and lender responsibilities in terms of forgiveness and loan reviews. This final regulatory alert combines both interim final rules.

20-EF-14: CFPB - Remittance Transfers

On May 11, 2020, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) published a final rule amending its Remittance Transfer Rule (Remittance Rule). The amendments are intended to mitigate the July 2020 sunset of a temporary exception that permits estimates of fee and exchange rate information that must otherwise be disclosed in exact amounts.

20-EF-13: CFPB - Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C) Threshold Adjustments

On April 16, 2020, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) published a final rule amending its Regulation C, implementing the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) to adjust the thresholds for reporting on both closed-end mortgage loans and open-end lines of credit.

20-EF-11: Federal Reserve - Regulation D

On April 24, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) published an interim final rule to eliminate the transfer limit applicable to accounts that meet the definition of a “savings deposit.”

20-EF-12: NCUA - Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility and Paycheck Protection Program Loans

On April 27, 2020, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) published an interim final rule to make conforming amendments to capital adequacy rules in Part 702, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans will receive a zero percent risk weighting under the NCUA's risk-based net worth requirement.

20-EF-10: NCUA - Temporary Regulatory Relief in Response to COVID-19

On April 21, 2020, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) published a temporary final rule modifying certain regulatory requirements to help ensure that federally insured credit unions (FICUs) remains operational and liquid during the pandemic. To learn more, please read NAFCU's Final Regulation.