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Rules under development

Before issuing a final rule, the CFPB generally announces and explains its proposals to address an issue and invites public comment.

You can find all notices requesting public comment on our comprehensive “Notice and Opportunities for Comment” page.

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Proposed Rule

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.

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Registry of Supervised Nonbanks that Use Form Contracts to Impose Terms and Conditions That Seek to Waive or Limit Consumer Legal Protections

The Bureau is proposing to establish a public registry for nonbanks subject to the Bureau’s supervisory authority that use covered terms or conditions, as described in the proposed rule, in a new part 1092 in title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Proposed rule

Protections for Borrowers Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Regulation X

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing amending Regulation X to assist borrowers affected by the COVID-19 emergency. The proposed amendments would generally prohibit servicers from making the first notice or filing required for foreclosure until after December 31, 2021, amend early intervention and reasonable diligence obligations to ensure that servicers are communicating timely and accurate information to borrowers about their loss mitigation options during the current crisis, and temporarily permit mortgage servicers to offer certain loss mitigation options made available to borrowers experiencing a COVID-19-related hardship based on the evaluation of an incomplete application.
Proposed rule

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

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.
Proposed rule

Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C)

The Bureau is proposing to amend Regulation C to increase the threshold for reporting data about closed-end mortgage loans, extend the temporary threshold for reporting data about open-end lines of credit and set a threshold upon expiration of the proposed extension, and further implement the amendments to HMDA made by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.