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Civil rights group wants CFPB to require foreign language mortgage documents

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an agency of the United States government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector.CFPB’s jurisdiction includes banks, credit unions, securities firms, payday lenders, mortgage-servicing operations, foreclosure relief services, debt collectors and other financial companies operating in the United States.

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The Dodd-Frank Act directed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to integrate the mortgage loan disclosures under TILA and RESPA Sections 4 and 5. The CFPB’s TRID rule requires easier-to-use mortgage disclosure forms that clearly lay out the terms of a mortgage for a homebuyer; the rule consolidated the four disclosures required under TILA and RESPA into two forms: A Loan Estimate and a Closing Disclosure.

With group lawsuits, a few consumers can pursue relief on behalf of everyone who has. The rule includes specific language that companies will need to use if they. by requiring companies to submit to the CFPB certain records, largest market that the Bureau oversees – the residential mortgage market.

The proposed CFPB was actively supported by Americans for Financial Reform, a newly created umbrella organization of some 250 consumer, labor, civil rights.

1. Comply with foreign-language disclosure laws. To date, a number of state statutes and regulations require mortgage lenders to provide mandatory disclosures in Spanish. Predictably, California10 and Texas11 have enacted Spanish-language disclosure laws directly impacting mortgage lenders. Entities engaged in any aspect of consumer lending, however,

11, 2000), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau or CFPB). working group aimed at developing and executing a Bureau-wide strategy to. details on the CFPB's resources for consumers in search of a mortgage and. permitting required disclosures to be provided in a language other than.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Friday introduced mortgage rules promising new rights for borrowers and greater protection from harmful practices. The new category of mortgages – termed a "qualified mortgage" – comes free of risky features and is made based on a borrower’s ability to repay over the course of many years – [.]

CFPB Downloadable compliance guides: The CFPB prepared the below plain-language compliance guides to the new mortgage rules in a FAQ format with the stated purpose of making the content more accessible for industry constituents, especially smaller businesses with limited legal and compliance staff:.