Mortgage Industry Continues to Bear Brunt of CFPB Regulatory Burdens
Elizabeth McGinn & Moorari Shah
June 12, 2015
In recent years, mortgage industry players have had to quickly adapt to the evolving regulatory environment. The latest scramble for mortgage lenders includes the downstream effects of pending rule changes related to disclosures required in implementing regulations of the Truth-in-Lending Act ("TILA") and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA"), set to take effect on August 1. A critical factor to successful implementation of this historic set of rule changes is coordinating with various vendors to address new timing and information requirements for Loan Estimates and Closing Disclosures. Undoubtedly, these rule changes are creating project management nightmares for mortgage professionals growing weary of the regulatory onslaught of revised regulations and enforcement actions. Despite the relative speed with which many companies have adapted to various rule changes since the CFPB came online, managing service providers through the changes continues to test the strength of the deep mortgage lender relationships in place in the industry for decades.