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Regulation Z and Regulation M Dollar Thresholds for 2019

The Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau jointly issued an increase in the exemption thresholds, which are tied to the Consumer Price Index, for Regulation Z and Regulation M exemptions. Loans or leases at or below the thresholds are subject to regulatory protections. The regulators have released the new index limit for …

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SAFE Act MLO Registration Renewal Period Starts November 1 Finding Your MLO’s Registration Can be Tricky

The NMLS Annual Renewal Period will begin November 1 and end December 31. Companies and individuals can prepare by making sure the information on their NMLS record is up to date. During this time, companies will be able to complete their annual attestation that the company’s record is up to date, pay their NMLS processing …

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2019 Thresholds under Regulation Z’s CARD Act, HOEPA and QM Sections

Based on the Consumer Price Index in effect on June 1, 2018, which increased 2.5%, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a number of new threshold amounts which go into effect on January 1, 2019. They include:  The minimum interest charge disclosure threshold of $1.00 under the CARD Act will remain unchanged in …

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HMDA 2018 File Format Verification Tool Now Available

Hot on the heels of the release of the HMDA data tables for 2017, the CFPB/BCFP has released its tool for validity checking the correctness of your Institution’s HMDA file for the calendar year 2018 data being submitted in 2019. You can find this tool at https://ffiec.cfpb.gov/tools/file‐format‐verification. The tool does exactly what it says: verifies …

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FinCEN Issues Highly Anticipated CDD Beneficial Ownership FAQs

On April 3, 2018, FinCEN issued a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document, FIN‐2018‐G001, discussing the Beneficial Ownership Rules which go into effect on May 11, 2018. The FAQ addresses the following topics, among others: Beneficial Ownership Threshold Interaction of the beneficial ownership threshold with other AML program obligations Collection of beneficial ownership information for direct …

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