CFPB Mortgage eClosing Pilot To Include ESRA Members 1

ESRA member organizations, DocMagic and eLynx, have been selected by the CFPB to participate in its upcoming Mortgage eClosing Pilot program to help the Bureau assess the benefits of electronic mortgage closings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced the selection of participants for its mortgage eClosing pilot program. The three-month pilot will begin later this year, and will explore how the increased use of technology during the mortgage closing process could affect consumer understanding and engagement and save time and money for consumers, lenders, and other market participants.  Read more…

 

CFPB Seeks Input on Conflict Between State and Federal Gift Card Laws Reply

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August 24, 2012

On August 16, the CFPB issued a Notice that it intends to make a preemption determination with  regard to two state gift card laws. The CFPB is seeking public comment to inform its response to requests that the CFPB address conflicts between the EFTA’s gift card expiration provisions and those in Maine’s and Tennessee’s laws. The Notice explains that Maine’s and Tennessee’s laws presume gift cards to be “abandoned” and release businesses from the obligation to honor the gift cards after two years of inactivity, while federal law generally prohibits the sale of a gift card with an expiration date under five years. The CFPB requests public comment on whether there is any inconsistency between the identified state and federal expiration date provisions and, if so, on the nature of the inconsistency. The CFPB also seeks comment on whether card issuers could comply with the federal and state laws as they currently exist, and whether the Maine and Tennessee laws provide greater consumer protection than the federal law.