The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule will take effect on October 3, 2015. TRID will significantly change the way real estate transactions are processed and settled. To avoid delays and to ensure that each settlement goes as smoothly as possible, it is important for real estate agents to be informed of all of the changes TRID will introduce to the closing process.

New Documents
When TRID goes into effect, there will be two new disclosure forms: the Loan Estimate (LE) and the Closing Disclosure (CD). The LE will combine and replace the Good Faith Estimate and the Truth in Lending disclosure. The CD will combine and replace the HUD-1 and the final Truth in Lending disclosure.

The LE is a form that explains the loan’s features, terms, and risks. This form is due to the borrower within three days of their submitting a loan application. The CD provides the borrower with final details about the loan, including projected monthly payments, fees, and other costs. This is due to the borrower at least three days before closing.

New Timeline
The new disclosures will also instate new timelines for real estate transactions. The lender now has two new deadlines. They are required to provide the borrower with the LE at least three business days after loan application, and to provide the borrower with the CD at least three business days before loan consummation. Click here to view a timeline chart.

The latter deadline can, in some instances, delay closing. If the lender does not provide the borrower with the CD three days before closing, a scheduled closing may be delayed. Additionally, there are some cases in which a re-disclosure, or another three-day review period, will be necessary. If the lender provides the borrower with the CD, and the loan terms in the CD are significantly different from those detailed in the LE, a re-disclosure will be required. Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has specified the following three situations under which re-disclosure would be necessary:

  1. An APR increase of more than 1/8 of a percent for fixed-rate loans, or 1/4 of a percent for adjustable loans (A decrease in APR will not require re-disclosure if it is based on changes to the interest rate or other fees.)
  2. The addition of a prepayment penalty
  3. The loan product itself changes, (i.e., from fixed-rate to adjustable-rate)

Preparing Clients for these Changes
In order to avoid closing delays or confusion when TRID goes into effect, it is important to spend some time reviewing the new forms, so that you can answer any questions your client may have. Keep the new timelines in mind when drawing up contracts, coordinate closings carefully, and avoid any last-minute changes or negotiations. Encourage your clients to review the documents they receive carefully, and to communicate with the lender and ask questions. Finally, avoid making promises that cannot be kept. Initially when the new disclosure forms are implemented, loans and purchases may take longer to close. Make sure your clients are prepared for this possibility.

Knowing how Know Before You Owe, or TRID will change the mortgage industry will help you better serve your clients, and prevent delays in closing or other issues. The CFPB and the Mortgage Bankers Association have published resources for real estate professionals to educate themselves and their clients on TRID. These resources can provide further information and answer some of your questions about how these changes will affect you and your clients.

For more information about TRID, and how NFM Lending is preparing for TRID, click here.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released new online tools on their “Owning a Home” landing page. These tools are aimed at helping consumers better understand the mortgage process, in preparation for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Closing Disclosures (TRID), or the Know Before You Owe Rule, which goes into effect October 3, 2015.

The new tools are divided into four phases:

Within each phase, consumers can use various online forms and worksheets to learn more about the loan process and their options. Consumers can, for example, explore potential interest rates, based on their credit score, location, home price, loan type, and more. There are also tools that walk consumers step-by-step through the new disclosure forms: the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure.

To view the new tools, click here.

NFM Lending is continuing to prepare its employees, industry partners and consumers for TRID. For more information on TRID, and to find out what NFM Lending is doing to prepare, click here.

The new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) will take effect on October 3, 2015. As this date approaches, you may have heard a few terms and phrases you haven’t heard before. Whether you’ve been through the home purchase process many times before, or you’re preparing to buy your first home, it’s important to familiarize yourself with these terms and to understand what they mean for you, the consumer.

TILA-RESPA
TILA refers to the Truth in Lending Act. This law requires mortgage companies and other lending institutions to disclose all costs and fees associated with a borrower’s transaction. RESPA stands for Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. This law requires lenders, loan servicers, and brokers to provide borrowers with disclosures regarding the costs associated with real estate settlements. RESPA also prohibits anti-competitive practices that can inflate the costs of real estate transactions, such as kickbacks.

TRID
TRID stands for TILA-RESPA Integrated Closing Disclosures. TRID is a new Rule which applies to most residential mortgage transactions, that combines the Good Faith Estimate, the Truth-in-Lending statement, and the HUD-1 into two new forms: the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure. Therefore, TRID is the integration of the TILA and RESPA disclosures.

Loan Estimate
A Loan Estimate (LE) is a form that the consumer receives within three days of applying for a mortgage. It details everything you need to know about the loan you have applied for, including the estimated interest rate, monthly payment, closing costs, and any other fees. It will also inform you of any special features in the loan, such as a prepayment penalty.

Closing Disclosure
A Closing Disclosure (CD) is a form the consumer receives at least three days before closing on a residential mortgage. This form includes loan terms, projected monthly payments, and what closing costs will be involved. The three-day window allows you to compare these terms and costs to the ones estimated in your LE, and to ask your lender any questions you may have about your loan before closing.

Creditor
The Creditor in a mortgage transaction is your mortgage lender. This is the financial institution supplying the funds for the loan, and instituting the terms and conditions of the loan.

Consumer
The Consumer in a mortgage transaction is the borrower, or the person(s) taking out the loan.

Consummation
Consummation is the date on which the consumer becomes contractually obligated to the creditor on the loan.

Knowing the terminology involved in loan transactions that start after the TRID deadline will help you be better prepared and avoid delays in your loan closing. For more information about TRID, and about what NFM Lending is doing to prepare for TRID, click here. If you are ready to purchase a home, click here to contact one of our licensed mortgage Loan Originators today to get started!

LINTHICUM, MD, September 10, 2015 — LaTasha Rowe, General Counsel at NFM Lending, will speak on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Closing Disclosures (TRID) at the Maryland Land Title Association (MLTA) 2015 Fall Convention in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Ms. Rowe is speaking at the convention in order to prepare and educate attendees on the implications of the new TRID rules.

“As we count down to the October 3, 2015 effective date for TRID, this conference could not be more timely.” said Rowe. “It is important to emphasize that a title company’s role is not diminished. They are still an integral part of the closing process as lenders will work more collaboratively with the settlement agent on obtaining closing costs earlier in the process. I look forward to speaking with the MLTA attendees on their preparation for TRID as well as relaying NFM’s expectations of our title partners.”

This year’s MLTA convention will feature continuing education, break-out sessions, and exhibits by various compliance vendors. The event is aimed at helping title professionals be better prepared for TRID.

The deadline for implementation of the TRID rule is October 3, 2015. NFM Lending will continue to prepare for the implementation of TRID, in addition to educating their employees and clients about these important industry changes.

About NFM Lending
NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 29 states across the United States. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to their customers and their community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender.”

For more information about NFM Lending, please contact:

NFM Lending
Toll Free: 1-888-233-0092
pr@nfmlending.com
Twitter: @NFM_Lending

For the online press release, click here.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule delaying the effective date for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) to October 3, 2015.

The new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure documents will replace the Good Faith Estimate, the HUD-1, and the Truth in Lending Statement on most residential loan transactions. This change is anticipated to have wide-reaching effects on the mortgage and real estate industries.

The TRID changes were originally scheduled to take place August 1, 2015; however, after pressure from Congress and industry groups to delay this deadline, or to provide a grace period, the CFPB issued a proposal to move this date to October 3, 2015. The proposal was open for public comment on the CFPB website until July 7, 2015. In their press release announcing the delay, the CFPB stated that it believes scheduling the effective date on a weekend will “facilitate implementation by giving industry time over the weekend to launch new systems configurations and to test systems.”

NFM Lending is continuing to prepare its employees and clients for TRID. For more information about this new rule, and what NFM Lending is doing to prepare, click here.

LINTHICUM, MD, June 25, 2015 — On June 24, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a proposed rule change and request for public comment regarding TRID.  In the announcement, the CFPB proposes to move the rule’s effective date to Saturday, October 3, 2015.

“The Bureau believes that moving the effective date may benefit both industry and consumers with a smoother transition to the new rules,” said the CFPB on their website. “The Bureau further believes that scheduling the effective date on a Saturday may facilitate implementation by giving industry time over the weekend to launch new systems configurations and to test systems. A Saturday launch is also consistent with existing industry plans tied to the original effective date of Saturday, August 1.”

The proposal is open for public comment until July 7, 2015. Click here to view a copy of the proposal.

NFM Lending will continue to prepare its employees and clients for TRID. For more information about what NFM Lending is doing to prepare for these important changes, visit www.nfmlending.com/ready-for-TRID.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 29 states across the United States. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to their customers and their community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender.”

For more information about NFM Lending, please contact:

NFM Lending
Toll Free: 1-888-233-0092
pr@nfmlending.com
Twitter: @nfm_lending

LINTHICUM, MD, June 18, 2015 — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Wednesday, June 17, 2015, that implementation of the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID), which will replace the Good Faith Estimate, the HUD-1, and the Truth in Lending Statement, may be delayed from August 1 until October 1, 2015.

Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB, said that the delayed deadline was implemented to correct an administrative error. Cordray’s full statement, published on the CFPB website, is below:

“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 we just discovered in meeting the requirements under federal law, which would have delayed the effective date of the rule by two weeks. We further believe that the additional time included in the proposed effective date would better accommodate the interests of the many consumers and providers whose families will be busy with the transition to the new school year at that time.”

NFM Lending will continue to prepare its employees and clients for TRID. For more information about what NFM Lending is doing to prepare for these important changes, visit www.nfmlending.com/ready-for-TRID.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 29 states across the United States. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to their customers and their community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender.”

For more information about NFM Lending, please contact:

NFM Lending
Toll Free: 1-888-233-0092
pr@nfmlending.com
Twitter: @nfm_lending

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a statement on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, stating that its enforcement of the TILA-RESPA INTEGRATED DISCLOSURES (“TRID”) will be sensitive to mortgage lenders making a good faith effort to enforce the new rule. Richard Cordray, Director of the CFPB, addressed the statement to Senators Joe Donnelly and Tim Scott, and recognized that the implementation of TRID will post challenges to industry professionals. Cordray also outlined the CFPB’s plan for implementing the new rule.

Cordray was also adamant that TRID would not delay most closings, and clarified the three circumstances under which an additional 3-day review period, or re-disclosure, will be required:

  1. An APR increase of more than 1/8 of a percent for fixed-rate loans, or 1/4 of a percent for adjustable loans. A decrease in APR will not require re-disclosure, if it is based on changes to interest rate or other fees.
  2. The addition of a prepayment penalty
  3. The loan product itself changes, (i.e., from fixed-rate to adjustable-rate)

Cordray closed his statement by saying that the CFPB’s support of the implementation of TRID will not end on August 1, and that regulators will be sensitive to lenders making good-faith efforts to enforce the new rule. To read the full statement, click here.

While this is a step in the right direction, both Congress and the mortgage industry quickly responded that still more was needed.

“Nearly 300 Senators and House Members have written to Director Cordray asking for a formalized hold harmless,” said U.S. Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) and Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) in a joint statement. “Anything short of that is unacceptable.”

For more information on how NFM Lending is preparing for TRID, visit www.nfmlending.com/ready-for-TRID.

LINTHICUM, MD, May 11, 2015 — LaTasha Rowe, General Counsel at NFM Lending, attended the MBA Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference in Chicago, IL, May 3-6, 2015. The conference was hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and featured educational sessions on recent industry changes, such as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID).

Rowe attended the conference in order to prepare and educate the NFM Lending staff and their clients for the latest mortgage industry changes.

“I am very excited to attend this conference,” said Rowe. “The TILA-RESPA disclosure changes are the most significant our industry has experienced in decades. This is evident by the attendance in Chicago, which exceeds over 1,000 legal and compliance professionals. I look forward to implementing further changes at NFM Lending and utilizing the information from this critical event to do so.”

The Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference is “the preeminent gathering of industry leaders to consider it all, including best practices, organizational changes needed to assimilate to final rules and knowledge to educate staff,” according to the MBA website. In addition to sessions on TRID, the event will also features sessions on the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), Fair Lending, Ability to Repay, Secondary Market, Social Media, Ethics, and many other topics.

NFM Lending looks forward to continuing to prepare for the upcoming TRID changes and educating their team and their clients about this and other industry changes.

About NFM Lending

NFM Lending is a mortgage lending company currently licensed in 29 states across the United States. The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1998. They attribute their success in the mortgage industry to their steadfast commitment to their customers and their community. NFM Lending has firmly planted itself in the home loan marketplace as “America’s Common Sense Residential Mortgage Lender.”

For more information about NFM Lending, please contact:

NFM Lending
Toll Free: 1-888-233-0092
pr@nfmlending.com
Twitter: @NFM_Lending

Click here for full press release.