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Category: At the CFPB | Category: Policy and compliance |
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Take more control over the mortgage closing process with technology

We asked you to tell us about pain points in the mortgage closing process and through this research and interviews, we’ve heard about four major pain points. We’ve got some ideas for how technology can improve the process and we’ll test them to put you in the driver’s seat of your mortgage closing. Read more about the current pain points and our e-closing pilot solution.

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Live from Washington, D.C.

We’re holding a forum to discuss the mortgage closing process at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The event will feature remarks by Director Richard Cordray and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. The forum will also include a panel discussion with CFPB staff, consumer groups, and industry representatives. We’re livestreaming the event so you can follow along. Watch the livestream of the forum.

Category: At the CFPB | Category: Policy and compliance |
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Know Before You Owe: Just one example of our approach to policy-making

As the mortgage disclosure team said last week, we based Know Before You Owe on the idea that disclosure information is clearer when the people who will have to use those disclosures participate in designing them. We got feedback from many sources in many ways: In-person testing of the forms in cities across the country […]

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Know Before You Owe: preparing to finalize the new mortgage disclosure forms

Two and a half years ago, we began a line of work we call Know Before You Owe. The work that we did as part of that project helped lead us to the TILA-RESPA final rule we issued Wednesday. Among other things, that rule requires new mortgage disclosures: a Loan Estimate the consumer gets when […]

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Explainer: How the final TILA-RESPA rule differs from the proposal

When we first proposed the TILA-RESPA disclosure rule, we got a lot of questions about the length of the document containing the rule. We synthesized those questions into one representative question and wrote a post to give you some answers. Now that we’re finalizing the rule, we wanted to do it again to talk about […]

Category: Policy and compliance | Category: Info for consumers |
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A final rule that makes mortgage disclosure better for consumers

Today, we’re issuing the TILA-RESPA final rule. This rule improves the way consumers receive information about mortgage loans, both when they apply and when they’re getting ready to close. Alongside the rule, we’re publishing information to help industry understand what the requirements are, such as how to fill out the disclosure forms. Helping with that […]

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More time for comments on proposed changes to the definition of the finance charge

One part of our proposed rule to improve the disclosures consumers receive when applying for and closing on a mortgage was a change to the current definition of “finance charge.” The finance charge is intended to reflect the cost of credit for consumers as a dollar amount. It’s used to calculate the Annual Percentage Rate […]