Special Alert: Detailed Analysis of CFPB's Mortgage Servicing Rules
Buckley Sandler Special AlertThomas A. Dowell
On January 17, the CFPB issued final rules amending Regulation Z (TILA) and Regulation X (RESPA) to implement certain mortgage servicing standards set forth by the Dodd-Frank Act and to address other issues identified by the CFPB. The rule amending Regulation Z includes changes to (i) periodic billing statement requirements, (ii) notices about adjustable rate mortgage interest rate adjustments, and (iii) rules on payment crediting and payoff statements. The rule amending Regulation X addresses (i) force-placed insurance requirements, (ii) error resolution and information request procedures, (iii) information management policies and procedures, (iv) standards for early intervention with delinquent borrowers, (v) rules for contact with delinquent borrowers, and (vi) enhanced loss mitigation procedures. This Alert includes a detailed analysis of these nine topics and also provides links to each of the model forms amended or added by the rule. For ease of reference, this Alert contains a detailed, hyper-linked table of contents.