The CFPB’s TRID Shortfalls

For those of you curious about what TRID issues the CFPB has been finding in their exams, you don’t have to look any further than the Diane11Summer 2017 edition of the CFPB’s Supervisory Highlights.  These are from the CFPB’s “first round” of exams when it comes to TRID and the CFPB does note that, for the most part, the Rule has been implemented “effectively”. Nevertheless, violations are going to occur.


Here are just a few of the issues the CFPB has seen when it comes to the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure requirements:


  • Amounts paid exceeding tolerances;
  • Failing to retain evidence of compliance with the Loan Estimate requirements;
  • Charging an unallowed fee before receiving the intent to proceed;
  • Not documenting the applicant’s intent to proceed;
  • Waiving the required three-day Closing Disclosure review period without a bona fide personal financial emergency;
  • Failing to provide a List with at least one available provider for each service that shopping is allowed for;
  • Not disclosing amounts to be paid into an escrow account;
  • Not including the information on when (date and time) estimated closing costs expire; and,
  • Failing to disclose fees paid prior to closing on the Closing Disclosure.


Surprisingly enough, most of these seem to be fairly easy to correct as opposed to larger system issues.  This is all the more reason to see if you are in compliance and make changes before your examiners’ next visit.


If you want more on the CFPB’s other findings, check out the January & February 2018 editions of our newsletter, Banking on BCC.

You can also check out our Tila-Respa Integrated Disclosures page, where we lay out the foundation of TRID compliance and how you can get online bank training help today.


Diane Dean

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