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S.2155 – Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act

 

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Sponsor: Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] (Introduced 11/16/2017)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: 05/24/2018 Became Public Law No: 115-174.  (All Actions)
Roll Call Votes: There have been 7 roll call votes

Constitutional Authority Statement

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Summary

TITLE I–IMPROVING CONSUMER ACCESS TO MORTGAGE CREDIT

(Sec. 101) This bill amends the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to allow a depository institution or credit union with assets below a specified threshold to forgo certain ability-to-pay requirements regarding residential mortgage loans. Specifically, those requirements are waived if a loan: (1) is originated by and retained by the institution, (2) complies with requirements regarding prepayment penalties and points and fees, and (3) does not have negative amortization or interest-only terms. Furthermore, for such requirements to be waived, the institution must consider and verify the debt, income, and financial resources of the consumer.

The bill also provides for circumstances in which such requirements shall be waived with respect to a loan that is transferred: (1) by reason of bankruptcy or failure of the originating institution, (2) to a similar institution, (3) in the event of a merger, or (4) to a wholly owned subsidiary of the institution.

(Sec. 102) Mortgage appraisal services donated by a fee appraiser to an organization eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions are deemed to be customary and reasonable under TILA.

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1 thought on “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection

  1. The Lending Industry requires some control, but when is there too much control? Lending Agreements used to be just a few pages. Today they are getting as thick as a phone book. How much protects the consumer and how much protects the banks? There has to be a balance in rights and protection for both.

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