CFPB announcement

Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it would be “sensitive” to companies that make a good-faith effort to comply with the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulation that goes into effect on August 1, 2015. This is a welcome development that can be compared to the effective CFPB implementation of the Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulation in 2014.  

Bottom Line: The announcement by CFPB is a net win but less than what some Members of Congress requested, which was a hard deadline five-month testing or “grace” period.

Next Steps:  NAR has been leading the effort to ensure an effective implementation of the TRID regulation.  We will continue to have a dialog with Congress and the CFPB as we move toward August 1, 2015.  It was through our member efforts during the 2015 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo that more than 275 U.S. Senators and Representatives signed onto a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray to ask for the clarification that was issued yesterday.   

For more information please visit: www.realtor.org/respa for the latest information on this issue. 

Additional questions? Please contact GNIAR COO Joe Wszolek.