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Final rules

Rules listed here are final rules issued by the CFPB. To identify all the rules related to a single consumer financial product, use the filter tool below.

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Final Rule

Other than interim final rules, this includes all CFPB final rules, including procedural and interpretive rules. Generally, final rules go through notice and comment  before issuance.

Interim Final Rule

Under some circumstances, the CFPB may issue final rules without a comment period before issuance. The CFPB may request comment on these rules and may later alter the rules, if necessary.

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Qualified Mortgage Definition under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z): Extension of Sunset Date

The Bureau amends Regulation Z to replace the January 10, 2021 sunset date of the Temporary GSE QM loan definition with a provision stating that the Temporary GSE QM loan definition will be available only for covered transactions for which the creditor receives the consumer’s application before the mandatory compliance date of final amendments to the General QM loan definition in Regulation Z.

Category: Interim final rule |

Treatment of Certain COVID-19 Related Loss Mitigation Options Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Regulation X; Interim Final Rule

This interim final rule provides a regulatory exception for certain programs that allow borrowers to defer repayment of forborne or delinquent amounts that accrued due to the COVID-19 emergency.

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Application of Certain Provisions in the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule and Regulation Z Right of Rescission Rules in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this interpretive rule to provide guidance to creditors and other covered persons involved in the mortgage origination process in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold

The Bureau is amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of the Bureau’s Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to reflect a change in the asset-size threshold for certain creditors to qualify for an exemption to the requirement to establish an escrow account for a higher-priced mortgage loan based on the annual percentage change in the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the 12-month period ending in November.

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Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C) Adjustment to Asset-Size Exemption Threshold

The CFPB is issuing a final rule amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of the Bureau's Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) to reflect the asset-size exemption threshold for banks, savings associations, and credit unions based on the annual percentage change in the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). 

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Partial Exemptions from the Requirements of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act under the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (Regulation C)

The Bureau is issuing an interpretive and procedural rule to implement and clarify the requirements of section 104(a) of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which amended certain provisions of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. 

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Mortgage Servicing Rules Under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) issued a rule amending certain Regulation Z mortgage servicing rules issued in 2016 relating to periodic statements.  These amendments revise the timing requirements for servicers transitioning between modified or unmodified periodic statements and coupon books in connection with a consumer’s bankruptcy case.

Category: Interim final rule |

Mortgage Servicing Rules Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X)

The Bureau issued an interim final rule amending a provision in Regulation X that it issued in 2016 relating to the timing for mortgage servicers to provide modified written early intervention notices to borrowers who have invoked their cease communication rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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Amendments to Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B) Ethnicity and Race Information Collection

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is issuing a final rule that amends Regulation B to permit creditors additional flexibility in complying with Regulation B in order to facilitate compliance with Regulation C, adds certain model forms and removes others from Regulation B, and makes various other amendments to Regulation B and its commentary to facilitate the collection and retention of information about the ethnicity, sex, and race of certain mortgage applicants.

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Amendments to the 2013 Mortgage Rules Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z); Correction

The Bureau is making several technical corrections to a final rule it issued on Aug. 4, 2016 amending certain of the Bureau’s mortgage servicing regulations under Regulation X (implementing the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) and Regulation Z (implementing the Truth In Lending Act) (2016 Final Rule).

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Status of New Uniform Residential Loan Application and Collection of Expanded Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Information about Ethnicity and Race in 2017 under Regulation B

This notice is issued pursuant to section 706(e) of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and concerns the new Uniform Residential Loan Application and the collection of expanded Home Mortgage Disclosure Act information about ethnicity and race in 2017.  

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Amendments to the 2013 Mortgage Rules under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)

The Bureau is amending several mortgage servicing rules under Regulations X and Z, including provisions regarding loss mitigation, early intervention, and periodic statements.  The final rule also addresses successors in interest, debtors in bankruptcy, and borrowers who send a cease communication request under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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Safe Harbors from Liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act for Certain Actions Taken in Compliance with Mortgage Servicing Rules under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)

The Bureau is issuing this interpretive rule to clarify the interaction of the FDCPA and certain mortgage servicing rules in Regulations X and Z.  It provides safe harbors from FDCPA liability for servicers under certain circumstances. 

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Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Annual Threshold Adjustments (Credit Cards, HOEPA, and Qualified Mortgages)

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this final rule correcting an error in a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2019.  This document corrects an error in one of the amendments to the official interpretation for Regulation Z.