With rulings on Affordable Care and gay marriage attracting most of the attention, a ruling on Fair Lending almost got lost in the shuffle. On June 25 the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rendered a decision in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs et al. vs. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. The case involved the disparate impact theory of discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. The issue to be decided was whether […]


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a 23-page proposed regulation to delay the Truth in Lending/RESPA Integrated Disclosures from August 1, 2015 to October 3, 2015.  The delay is appreciated, but some of the explanations are just weird. The delay occurred because a CFPB staffer forgot to send a notice to Congress 60 days prior to the August 1st effective date. By the time the error was discovered a two-week delay, until August […]


The joint agencies (OCC, Federal Reserve Board, FDIC, Farm Credit Administration and NCUA) recently approved a final rule that modifies the regulation for loans secured by property located in a special flood hazard area.  The final rule implements certain provisions that were established under the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA) such as the requirement to escrow for flood insurance premiums on residential improved real estate securing a loan, as well as, an […]


Today, within hours after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced to 1,700 bankers at the ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference that there would be no delays in TRID (TIL/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule) implementation, CFPB Director Richard Cordray issued the following statement: “The CFPB will be issuing a proposed amendment to delay the effective date of the Know Before You Owe rule until October 1, 2015. We made this decision to correct an administrative error that […]

ABA RCC 2016 Location is SAN DIEGO, CA

The American Bankers Association always selects a nice location for its annual Regulatory Compliance Conference and next year is no exception. The ABA has announced the 2016 Regulatory Compliance Conference will be held June 12th-15th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA. Mark your calendars – it’s sure to be another great conference.