On January 20, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized two minor modifications to the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rules. The changes, which were originally proposed in October 2014, identify when consumers will receive updated disclosures after locking in an interest rate and address how consumers receive information regarding certain construction loans. Under the finalized rule, creditors are required to provide a revised loan estimate within three business days after a consumer locks in a floating interest rate, as opposed to the original rule which required a revised loan estimate on the date a rate was locked. The second change creates a space on the loan estimate form where creditors could include language informing consumers that they may receive a revised loan for a construction loan that is expected to take more than 60 days to settle. The rule will be effective on August 1, 2015.
The final rule is available at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201501_cfpb_final-rule_trid.pdf.