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 is issuing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking relating to residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing to aid implementation of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act section 307.
The Bureau is proposing certain amendments to the final rule implementing these requirements, including exemptions for certain nonprofit creditors and certain homeownership stabilization programs and an additional definition of a qualified mortgage for certain loans made and held in portfolio by small creditors.
Specifically, this proposal implements Dodd-Frank Act sections addressing initial rate adjustment notices for adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), periodic statements for residential mortgage loans, and prompt crediting of mortgage payments and response to requests for payoff amounts.