A proposed rule announces and explains the Bureau’s proposal to address an issue and invites the public to comment. The proposed rule and the public comments received on it form the basis of the final rule.
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
An optional early step in CFPB rulemaking. Used to get initial public input on certain key aspects of potential rulemakings.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is proposing to create a new category of QMs (Seasoned QMs) for first-lien, fixed-rate covered transactions that have met certain performance requirements over a 36-month seasoning period, are held in portfolio until the end of the seasoning period, comply with general restrictions on product features and points and fees, and meet certain underwriting requirements.
The Bureau proposes to amend Regulation Z to replace the Temporary GSE QM loan definition’s sunset date with a provision that extends the definition to expire upon the effective date of final amendments to the General QM loan definition.
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) because it is considering whether to propose revisions to Regulation Z’s general qualified mortgage definition.