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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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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.

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

This rule amends Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to implement certain amendments to the Truth in Lending Act made by the Dodd-Frank Act. This rule amends the official commentary that interprets the requirements of the Bureau’s Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to reflect changes in the asset-size thresholds for certain creditors to qualify for an exemption to the requirement to establish an escrow account for a higher-priced mortgage loan. These changes reflect updates to, together with affiliates that regularly extended covered transactions secured by first liens, had total assets of less than $2 billion (adjusted annually for inflation) and the exemption the Bureau added, by implementing section 108 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA), for certain insured depository institutions and insured credit unions with assets of $10 billion or less (adjusted annually for inflation). These amendments are based on the annual percentage change in the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Based on the 4.7 percent increase in the average of the CPI-W for the 12-month period ending in November 2021, the exemption threshold for creditors and their affiliates that regularly extended covered transactions secured by first liens is adjusted to $2.336 billion from $2.230 billion. The exemption threshold for certain insured depository institutions and insured credit unions with assets of $10 billion or less (adjusted annually for inflation) is adjusted to $10.473 billion from $10 billion.

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Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Threshold Adjustments

The Board and the Bureau are publishing final rules amending the official interpretations and commentary for the agencies’ regulations that implement the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) amended TILA by requiring that the dollar threshold for exempt consumer credit transactions be adjusted annually by the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The Bureau is adjusting the amount based on the annual percentage change reflected in the Consumer Price Index in effect on June 1, 2021

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

This final rule revises, as applicable, the dollar amounts for provisions implementing TILA and amendments to TILA, including under the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act), the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA), and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The Bureau is adjusting these amounts, where appropriate, based on the annual percentage change reflected in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in effect on June 1, 2021.

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Qualified Mortgage Definition under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z): Seasoned QM Loan Definition

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this final rule to create a new category of QM loans (Seasoned QM loans) for first-lien, fixed-rate covered transactions that have met certain performance requirements, are held in portfolio by the originating creditor or first purchaser for a 36-month period, comply with general restrictions on product features and points and fees, and meet certain underwriting requirements.

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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.

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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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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.

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Rules Concerning Prepaid Accounts Under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (Regulation E) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z)

The Bureau is finalizing amendments to its rule governing prepaid accounts under Regulations E and Z that make modifications to several aspects of that rule and extend the overall effective date of the rule to April 1, 2019.

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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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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.