Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection July 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2017-15981
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection published a notice in the Federal Register of July 19, 2017 concerning a request for comments on the proposed extension without change of an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OMB control number in the notice was incorrect.
Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C) Temporary Increase in Institutional and Transactional Coverage Thresholds for Open-End Lines of Credit
Document Number: 2017-15220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-20
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau or CFPB) proposes amendments to Regulation C that would, for a period of two years, increase the threshold for collecting and reporting data with respect to open-end lines of credit so that financial institutions originating fewer than 500 open-end lines of credit in either of the preceding two years would not be required to begin collecting such data until January 1, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-15110
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is requesting to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection titled, ``CFPB's Consumer Response Intake Form.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-15105
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is requesting to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection titled, ``Generic Information Collection Plan for Consumer Complaint and Information Collection System (Testing and Feedback).''
Arbitration Agreements
Document Number: 2017-14225
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
Pursuant to section 1028(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this final rule to regulate arbitration agreements in contracts for specified consumer financial product and services. First, the final rule prohibits covered providers of certain consumer financial products and services from using an agreement with a consumer that provides for arbitration of any future dispute between the parties to bar the consumer from filing or participating in a class action concerning the covered consumer financial product or service. Second, the final rule requires covered providers that are involved in an arbitration pursuant to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement to submit specified arbitral records to the Bureau and also to submit specified court records. The Bureau is also adopting official interpretations to the regulation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-14907
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is proposing to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing information collection titled, ``Fair Credit Reporting Act (Regulation V).''
Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market; Extension
Document Number: 2017-14599
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
On May 15, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) published a Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market (RFI), which provides that comments must be received on or before July 14, 2017. On May 23, 2017, the Bureau received a letter from thirteen industry trade associations requesting a 60-day comment period extension for this RFI. The additional time is requested in order to develop meaningful responses to the RFI. The Bureau believes the extension will allow all stakeholders the opportunity to provide more robust responses that will further develop the Bureau's understanding of the small business lending market and support its rulemaking process to implement section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). In response to this request, the Bureau has determined that a 60-day extension of the comment period is appropriate.
Amendments to the 2013 Mortgage Rules Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z); Correction
Document Number: 2017-13796
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is making several corrections to the final rule it issued in August 2016 (2016 Mortgage Servicing Final Rule) amending certain of the Bureau's mortgage servicing rules. First, the Bureau is correcting two typographical errors relating to the early intervention requirements. Second, the Bureau is making corrections relating to the effective date of official commentary relating to servicers' ability to remove certain language in periodic statement sample forms as an option when, for example, communicating with confirmed successors in interest; sample periodic statement forms that servicers may use for certain consumers in bankruptcy; and official commentary relating to the bankruptcy periodic statement exemptions and modified statements. The corrected effective date for the sample periodic statement forms and commentary will be April 19, 2018. Third, the Bureau is amending the Bureau's authority citation for Regulation Z.