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In addition to the delivery period we discussed in our previous video, lenders must ensure the borrower receives the Closing Disclosure no later than three business days before consummation. This is referred to as a waiting period.

Three Business-Day Waiting Period

The CFPB final rule requires the lender to give the borrower three business days to thoroughly review the Closing Disclosure to enable them to compare the charges to the loan estimate and ensure the cost and loan program they are obtaining are as expected. In our previous video, we explained the waiting period begins on the day the Closing Disclosure is sent. It does not start the next business day!
The new TRID rule has very strict requirements as to the delivery of the Closing Disclosure. The Closing Disclosure must be delivered to the borrower at least three business days prior to the consummation of the loan. If the Closing Disclosure is hand delivered, a waiting period commences which we’ll discuss further in a later post. If the Closing Disclosure is delivered by mail, email, courier, or fax a delivery period of three business days precedes the waiting period. The delivery period does begin on the day the Closing Disclosure is sent. It does not start the next business day. […]
This video discusses how the charge for the lenders and owners title policy must be disclosed on the loan estimate and the closing disclosure. Where is the discount applied on the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure? Traditionally, when an owner’s title policy and a loan title policy are issued at the same time, insuring the same property, a discount is applied to the cost of the loan policy. In order to prevent an increase in the loan policy premium paid by the borrower in the event where borrower elected not to purchase an optional owners policy, the CFPB requires any […]
When the CFPB wrote the new rule, they didn’t see the need for the cost of the owner’s title policy to be disclosed on the loan estimate if the borrower is not going to pay for it. The new rule only requires the lender to disclose the cost of the owner’s title policy on the Loan Estimate if the borrower will be paying for the policy. Unfortunately, if the borrower is paying for it, the charge must be labeled as optional on both the loan estimate and closing disclosure. This is a concern because telling a consumer owners title insurance […]
On June 24, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a proposed amendment to the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, which proposes to move the rule’s effective date to October 3, 2015.
“The CFPB is proposing a new effective date of Saturday, October 3. The Bureau believes that moving the effective date may benefit both industry and consumers with a smoother transition to the new rules,”
the Bureau said in the statement.