CFPB Implementation Plan for Mortgage Rules

On February 13, the CFPB announced a plan it will implement over the next year for the mortgage industry’s compliance with consumer protections that go into effect January 2014.  Among the new rules are the “ability-to-pay” rule and new mortgage servicing rules.  In implementing the rules, the CFPB will: (i) coordinate with other agencies; (ii) publish plain-language guides; (iii) publish updates to financial interpretations; (iv) publish readiness guides; and (v) educate consumers.  CFPB Release.