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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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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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Prepaid Accounts Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z); Delay of Effective Date

The Bureau issued a final rule to delay the Oct. 1, 2017 effective date of the rule governing Prepaid Accounts Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) by six months, to April 1, 2018.

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Prepaid Accounts under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth In Lending Act (Regulation Z)

The Bureau is finalizing comprehensive consumer protections for prepaid accounts under Regulations E and Z, including tailored provisions governing disclosures, limited liability and error resolution, periodic statements, and the posting of account agreements. The final rule also regulates overdraft credit features that may be offered in conjunction with prepaid accounts.

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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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Finalization of Interim Final Rules (Subject to Any Intervening Amendments) Under Consumer Financial Protection Laws

Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act transferred rulemaking authority for certain consumer financial protection laws to the Bureau.  The Bureau republished the existing regulations implementing those laws as interim final rules, with technical and conforming changes to reflect the transfer of authority and certain other changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act. This final rule adopts those rules as final, subject to any intervening final rules published by the Bureau.

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Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans

The revisions to Regulation Z implement a new provision requiring appraisals for “higher-risk mortgages” that was added to TILA by the Dodd-Frank Act. For mortgages with an annual percentage rate that exceeds the average prime offer rate by a specified percentage, the final rule requires creditors to obtain an appraisal or appraisals meeting certain specified standards, provide applicants with a notification regarding the use of the appraisals, and give applicants a copy of the written appraisals used.

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Defining Larger Participants of the Automobile Financing Market and Defining Certain Automobile Leasing Activity as a Financial Product or Service

The new section defines a market that includes: grants of credit for the purchase of an automobile; refinancings of such obligations (and subsequent refinancings thereof) that are secured by an automobile; automobile leases; and purchases or acquisitions of any of the foregoing obligations. 

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High-Cost Mortgage and Homeownership Counseling Amendments to the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) and Homeownership Counseling Amendments to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X)

The final rule amends Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) by expanding the types of mortgage loans that are subject to the protections of the Home Ownership and Equity Protections Act of 1994 (HOEPA), revising and expanding the tests for coverage under HOEPA, and imposing additional restrictions on mortgages that are covered by HOEPA, including a pre-loan counseling requirement.