On December 3, the CFPB issued a rule that allows it to supervise certain nonbank student loan servicers. The CFPB estimates that it will have authority to supervise the seven largest student loan servicers. Press Release. Rule.
On October 9, the Fed, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA and OCC issued a release encouraging financial institutions to work with borrowers affected by the government shutdown to provide workout arrangements. Joint Release.
On September 19, JPMorgan Chase entered into a consent Order of Assessment of a Civil Money Penalty with the Fed, the OCC, the SEC and the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom. The penalties issued by the agencies total approximately $920 million. The fine resulted from the deficiencies identified by the regulators in JPMorgan Chase’s risk management oversight, model validation, internal financial reporting and internal audit, and failure to elevate certain issues to the attention of the board of directors. In a separate action, the OCC and CFPB ordered JPMorgan Chase to refund $309 million for illegal credit card practices and to pay $80 million in civil penalties. Fed Release. CFPB Release. Fed Consent Order. OCC Consent Order.
On August 15, the CFPB released a second update to its exam procedures in connection with mortgage regulations to cover: (i) ability-to-repay; (ii) qualified mortgages; (iii) high-cost mortgages; (iv) appraisals for higher-priced loans; and (v) amendments related to the escrows rule. CFPB Release. RESPA Exam Procedures. TILA Exam Procedures.
On July 10, the Fed, the CFPB, the FDIC, the FHFA and the OCC issued a joint proposed rule which would create exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. The proposed rule would provide exemptions for: (i) transactions secured by existing manufactured homes and not land; (ii) certain “streamlined” refinancings; and (iii) transactions of $25,000 or less. Comments must be received on or before September 9. Joint Release. Proposed Rule.
On June 24, the CFPB issued proposed clarifications and revisions to its January 2013 mortgage rules with respect to ability-to-repay and qualified mortgages. Among other items, the proposed rule would: (i) outline procedures for obtaining follow-up information on loss-mitigation activities; (ii) facilitate servicers’ offerings of short-term forbearance plans; (iii) facilitate lending in rural or underserved areas; (iv) make clarifications regarding the financing of credit insurance premiums; (v) clarify the definition of a loan originator; (vi) clarify the points and fees thresholds for manufactured housing employees; and (vii) revise the effective dates for the “Loan Originator rule” and the ban on financing of credit insurance to January 1, 2014 (instead of January 10, 2014). Comments on the proposed rules must be submitted by July 22. CFPB Release. CFPB Proposed Rule. CFPB Regulatory Implementation Page.