Tag: Compliance

CFPB Releases FAQ for the SAFE Act addressing Licensing FAQs – Dated September 25, 2019

Written by: Lloyd Rutherford, Staff Writer Loan originators and compliance professionals, this is an important update and clarification on questions regarding licensing. Rule Synopsis: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an FAQ document for Originators that covers categories of originators, exercising temporary authority, guidance on state transitional license availability and whether there is an impact […]

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CFPB-TRID-RESPA FAQs Update – Loan Estimates

Written By: Tammy Butler, Master CMB The CFPB continues to clarify industry questions from lenders regarding TRID disclosures and RESPA requirements. In this update the bureau addresses frequently asked questions on Loan Estimates. Rule Synopsis: Periodically, the CFPB issues clarifications to the very complex TRID-RESPA rules. They communicate these clarifications through the TRID-RESPA FAQs, which […]

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If a loan is approved by FHA’s total scorecard and the DE Underwriter, can the lock desk refuse a pricing exception due to credit score risk outside of FHA guidelines?

Answer: While it is not a direct compliance violation, the implications of denying a pricing exception outside of written policy can be construed as Disparate Treatment under ECOA. If it is standard practice to grant exceptions and the lock desk refuses due to “risk”, then their policy should state that “these are the conditions where […]

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CFPB – TRID-RESPA FAQs Update – Construction Loans – Dated May 31, 2019 – Effective Immediately

Written By: Tammy Butler, Master CMB The CFPB continues to clarify industry questions from lenders regarding TRID disclosures and RESPA requirements.  In this update the bureau addresses construction loans. Rule Synopsis: Periodically, the CFPB issues clarifications to the very complex TRID-RESPA rules.  They communicate these clarifications through the TRID-RESPA FAQs, which we have attached below […]

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VA now requires lenders to obtain a copy of a Veterans Certificate of Eligibility prior to ordering an appraisal.

Related Article Title: VA-Requesting Appraisals without the Certificate of Eligibility Determination, Circular 26-19-12, Dated – May 16, 2019  – Effective Immediately Written by: Tracey Rumsey, Staff Writer Important news if you work with VA loans. Read through this article to find out all the details and changes you may need to make in your process. Rule […]

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