Truth in Lending (Regulation Z); Impact of the 2021 Juneteenth Holiday on Certain Closed-End Mortgage Requirements
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this interpretive rule to provide guidance on certain Regulation Z timing requirements related to rescission of closed-end mortgages and the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID). These timing requirements are based on a definition of “business day” that excludes days that are designated as legal public holidays under Federal law. The interpretive rule explains these timing requirements in light of recent legislation that designated “Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19” (Juneteenth) as a Federal legal public holiday. It clarifies that, if the relevant closed-end rescission or TRID time period began on or before June 17, 2021, then June 19, 2021 was considered a business day, but nothing prohibits creditors from providing longer time periods. Therefore, it would also be compliant for creditors to have considered June 19, 2021 a Federal holiday for purposes of these provisions.