Circular
Federal Reserve Does Not Plan to Proceed with Finalizing Three Pending Mortgage Rulemakings under Regulation Z
February 1, 2011
Circular No. 12280

The Federal Reserve Board has announced that it does not expect to finalize three pending rulemakings under Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), prior to the transfer of authority for such rulemakings to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The proposed rules were published as part of the Board's comprehensive review of its mortgage lending regulations under TILA.

The first phase of the review consisted of two proposals issued in August 2009, which would have reformed the consumer disclosures under TILA for closed-end mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit (Docket Nos. R-1366 and R-1367). The third proposal was issued in September 2010 (Docket No. R-1390).

Among other things, the September 2010 proposal included changes to the disclosures consumers receive to explain their right to rescind certain loans and would have clarified the responsibilities of the creditor if a consumer exercises this rescission right. The September 2010 proposal also included changes to the disclosures for reverse mortgages, proposed new disclosures for loan modifications, restrictions on certain advertising practices and sales practices for reverse mortgages, and changes to the disclosure obligations of loan servicers.

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