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CFPB rescinds 7 pandemic-related policy statements

Posted by Compliance Team on 04/07/2021

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced that it is rescinding seven policy statements that were issued last year to assist financial institutions during the height of the pandemic. Issued between March 26 and June 3, 2020, the policy statements provided some flexibility in complying with certain regulatory filings and consumer finance laws.

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CFPB issues statement on financial institutions serving LEP consumers

Posted by Compliance Team on 02/03/2021

On Jan. 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a “Statement Regarding the Provision of Financial Products and Services to Consumers with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)." The statement encourages financial institutions to expand services to LEP consumers who often face barriers such as language access issues when obtaining credit.

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CFPB’s 5-year TRID assessment produces mixed results

Posted by Pauline Vu on 10/15/2020

Earlier this month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a five-year lookback assessment of the TRID rule—and its findings contain mixed results.

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TRID Talks Video Series: Preparing for TRID 2.0 on October 1

Posted by DocMagic on 09/11/2018

Introduction to TRID 2.0

Throughout the month of September Chief Compliance Officer, Gavin Ales, will introduce some of the major changes coming with TRID 2.0 and provide clarification for each topic along with expert commentary on the new regulations, what has changed and what it means to be compliant.

Training and Education Manager, Ron Carillo, will show you how and where to get started testing TRID 2.0 implementation inside DocMagic.

Below, you’ll find the topics for current and upcoming episodes of TRID Talks.

Got questions about TRID 2.0? Contact us at trid@docmagic.com

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No More Excuses

Posted by DocMagic on 09/07/2016

New CFPB compliance requirements mandate that it's time for 'e.'

By Tim Anderson

Back in 2002, when Fannie Mae said it would begin buying this thing called a MISMO category one SMART-Doc e-note, some in the industry thought, “If Fannie Mae is mandating it, the world will quickly embrace it.” 


Boy, were those people wrong. 

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Countdown to TRID–The Final Implementation Checklist

Posted by DocMagic on 09/08/2015

The one-month countdown until the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule is implemented is in full effect. This checklist of the critical items you will need to will not only ensure compliance, but more importantly deliver the electronic evidence when the Consumer Financial Protection  Bureau (CFPB) comes knocking on your door asking you to prove what you said you did to prevent paying fines that could run up to $1 million dollars a day per infraction!

It’s déjà vu’ all over again. I remember in 2010 when the last major RESPA overhaul occurred and the response by everyone, (Lender, LOS providers, DocPrep companies, Title system vendors) was to build a GFE/TIL calculator; however, no one stood behind them and rep and warranted their accuracy.

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DocMagic Will Be Fully TRID Compliant by Aug.1, Regardless of When the New Rule Actually Takes Effect

Posted by DocMagic on 06/19/2015

Press Release

Oct. 1 due date is only a “proposed delay” by the CFPB; it could still come sooner and DocMagic will be ready

TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2015 — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that the CFPB’s proposed delay will have no bearing on its plans to be ready to meet the CFPB’s originally planned Aug. 1 due date to implement the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule.

“The CFPB only stated that they will be issuing a ‘proposed amendment’ to delay the rule to Oct. 1, which means it could possibly finalize a shorter time period,” commented Rich Horn, TRID legal advisor to DocMagic and former senior counsel and special advisor at the CFPB. Mr. Horn led the 1,888 page final TRID rule and the design and consumer testing of the new mortgage disclosures. “Lenders would be wise to keep their foot on the gas and proceed with their TRID implementation work, and DocMagic gets that,” said Horn.

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The CFPB eClosing Pilot

Posted by DocMagic on 04/27/2015

By Melanie Feliciano and Tim Anderson

What does the recently launched CFPB e-closing pilot really say thus far, and what may it reveal?

Any mortgage professional can attest to the overwhelming amount of paperwork associated with the closing process. For consumers, this final step to homeownership has become notorious for causing confusion and even surprises in the form of unexpected costs. In an effort to assess how the industry can reduce the complexity of this arduous process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) introduced its mortgage eClosing pilot, with seven financial institutions and four technology vendors participating in this program. While the closing is just one portion of the mortgage, this pilot could be key to proving the value electronic records, e-signatures, electronic workflows and even electronic notarizations can have, bringing to light trends that are critical to the mortgage lending world as a whole.

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DocMagic Implements MISMO Version 3.3 in Support of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule

Posted by DocMagic on 02/11/2015

Press Release:
Adherence to MISMO’s latest dataset helps prepare DocMagic for the CFPB’s Integrated Disclosure deadline

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015 – DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry’s leader in compliant loan document preparation and driver of complete eMortgage adoption, announced that its entire solution set now adheres to version 3.3 of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Reference Model.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Integrated Disclosure Rule combines the mortgage disclosures required under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). It requires lenders to use the new integrated disclosures beginning on Aug. 1, 2015. Successful compliance with this rule depends on use of the latest version of the data standard.

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Executive Conversation: DocMagic reveals where eMortgages are headed

Posted by DocMagic on 01/14/2015

The new mortgage wave is now.

Executive Conversations is a HousingWire web series that profiles powerful people in the financial industry, highlighting the operations and the people that make this sector tick. In the latest installment, we sit down with Don Iannitti, president and CEO of DocMagic, to see how the company how the company thrived in 2014, along with its plans to grow in 2015.

HW: DocMagic has announced some key acquisitions in 2014, how are these coming along and where does the company plan to grow in 2015?

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