Please click here to read more. [Subscription may be required]. Amanda Smith, Partner with Messick and Lauer P.C., is quoted in this article written by Palash R. Ghosh, which was originally published in the Credit Union Journal on October 13, 2016.
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The increased influence of the CFPB on mortgage lending and servicing is becoming more evident with each passing day. The CFPB chronicles its supervisory efforts for public review in regular editions of its Supervisory Highlights publication. Supervisory Highlights discusses, at a high level, select CFPB examination findings and outcomes. Generally speaking, Supervisory Highlights is not […]
The Military Lending Act (MLA) has traditionally applied to three (3) types of loan products: payday loans, vehicle title loans, and refund anticipation loans. Under the Final Rule, beginning October 3, 2016, the MLA will apply to products generally covered by the Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z, including deposit advance loans, installment loans, […]
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has released its final rule that is intended to provide stronger overtime protection and clarity to both workers and employers. Read the Final Rule here. This general summary email is the first in a series our office will publish on the new overtime rule. To determine if a white collar […]
As a follow up to correspondence sent out a couple of weeks ago regarding the elimination of the personal guarantee requirement under the new MBL rule, we received feedback that this is not the case for federally insured state-chartered credit unions in Illinois. Illinois state-chartered credit unions must still obtain personal guarantees on all MBLs. […]
We have been through the pain of implementing the new regulation. We have registered our CUSOs and scratched our heads over the types of information the NCUA requested as part of the CUSO registration process. But now we are able to reap one benefit from the hard work. We can now search the publicly available […]
As the pace of new government regulations continues unabated, an increasing number of credit unions are seeking to outsource their compliance operations to third-party vendors as a means of cutting costs and relieving the burden of immense paperwork and man-hours. Please click here to read more. [Subscription required] Amanda Smith, Partner with Messick and Lauer […]
Back in October, 2015, the CFPB issued a Compliance Bulletin to remind participants in the mortgage industry of the prohibition on kickbacks and referral fees under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and to describe the substantial risks posed by entering into Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs). The link to the Bulletin can be found […]
The CFPB has issued a final rule that revises the definitions of “small creditor” and “rural areas” under Regulation Z of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The final rule is effective January 1, 2016. The CFPB created special small creditor provisions with regard to certain Regulation Z requirements. The revised definitions will affect the […]