CFPB Issues Final Rule Loosening HMDA Requirements


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced a proposed rule package that contained temporary HMDA data collection and reporting thresholds for open-end lines of credit. The rule also established partial exclusions for lenders from certain HMDA standards included in Congress's Economic Growth, Regulatory [...]

California Passes AB3088 – Some Relief for Lenders


AB 3088 is an omnibus law that brings together several past tenant and landlord protection bills. For months, the American Association of Private Lenders has been at the vanguard of the legislative fight against these measures, first with opposition to AB 828, then with [...]

How Does the Current Market Impacts Lender’s Adoption of Technology?


Adopting technological advancements has always been difficult for lenders because it is filled with several unprecedented workflow considerations and expenses. Unfortunately, most lenders have been compelled to accept this position over time because there was no other option given the absence of legacy software [...]

Understanding the Temporary Impacts of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021


Congress recently approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA 2021), which has several temporary modifications to the bankruptcy code embedded in its Title X. These temporary changes and how it affects the lending business for private lenders are briefly discussed. Temporary Modification 1: Late [...]

Three Proposed Rules to Amend CFPB’s Ability to Repay Rule


The ability to repay the Qualified Mortgage rule, with certain exclusions, demands lenders to make a valid, good faith identification of a consumer's capacity to pay a residential mortgage loan and provides specific liability protections for residential mortgage loans that satisfy the rule's conditions [...]

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