On April 3, 2019 Gov. Steve Bullock (D) signed into law MT HB 370 (2019), which amends various sections of the “Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts” (Mont. Code Ann. §§ 1-5-601 et seq.). These amendments take effect on October 1,…
As required by Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 14A, § 1-106, the Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit has published their yearly adjustment to the dollar amounts set forth in certain sections of Oklahoma’s Consumer Credit Code (available directly at: https://www.ok.gov/okdocc/documents/2019%20dollar%20changes%20FINAL.pdf)….
FNMA has just announced the following changes to FNMA 2019 Selling Guide B1-1-01:
“In December 2018, we updated the Uniform Underwriting and Transmittal Summary (Form 1008) and at the time we communicated an effective date of July 1,…
On April 1, 2019 Gov. Roy Cooper (D) signed into law NC SB 162 (2019), which amends the late fee restrictions promulgated under N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 24-10.1. While some of the restrictions remain the same (e.g.…
On March 26, 2019 Gov. Gary Herbert (R) signed into law UT HB 247 (2019) which repeals the following “RESPA Caption” requirement promulgated under Utah Code Ann. § 17-21-18.5(4)(a) & (b):
“(a) For recording a document that is subject to and complies with the Real Estate Settlement and Procedure Act,…
In FHA INFO # 19-09, HUD announced that FHA had “published an update to its Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 (SF Handbook), the first update since December 2016.” The updates contain “technical changes for consistency and clarity,…
On March 25, 2019 Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed into law KY SB 114 (2019), which adds new sections governing notarial acts (including notarial certificates) under Chapter 423 of Kentucky’s Revised Statutes.
While the current “Statutory Short Forms of Acknowledgment” are promulgated in Ky….
We are pleased to announce the publication of our “Cooperative Matrix” (available at: https://compliance.docutech.com/matrices/), which summarizes which generic cooperative documents we print (or offer) in each jurisdiction where we support cooperative loans.
This Matrix is comprised of two sheets….
On February 14, 2019 the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
published VA Circ. 26-19-5 (available at: https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/resources_circulars.asp)
which provides further details and clarifications on how to comply with the
Department’s new net tangible benefit regulations (which we discuss here: https://compliance.docutech.com/2019/01/17/document-updates-va-refinance-loan-comparison-cx14501/)….
In their “Change 6” to VA Manual 26-7 (available at: https://www.benefits.va.gov/WARMS/pam26_7.asp
under “Changes” as the second “6” [the one after “22”]), the VA announced a
full revision to Chapter 1 of the VA Lender’s Handbook and further announced
Chapters 1-9 of the Lenders Handbook cover [sic] Loan Processing topics….
FNMA has announced the following:
“We currently offer several adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) plans that use the monthly weighted-average cost of funds index (COFI) as computed each month by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Due to the retirement of this index scheduled to occur in January 2020,…
On December 17, 2018 the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA)” published VA Circ. 26-18-30 and an interim final rule in the Federal Register (83 FR 64459 ) implementing some of the requirements recently passed under the “Economic Growth,…
On December 19, 2018 Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) signed into law OH SB 263 (2018) which (inter alia) enacts the “Notary Public Modernization Act” by amending various sections of Chapter 147 of Ohio’s Revised Statutes….
Congress has approved the District of Columbia Council’s D.C. Act 22-471 (2018), which adopts a new “Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts Act of 2018” which is codified as D.C. Code §§ 1-1231.01 through 1-1231.31.
We are currently reviewing this change to determine any impact to our document library and/or systems and evaluating any necessary changes….
Back in 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that in 2021 it would phase out the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). The Federal Reserve Board (FRB) convened the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) in 2014 to work on developing “alternative reference rates” and,…
Yesterday, FNMA SEL-2018-09 announced the following:
“. . . we have updated the Uniform Underwriting and Transmittal Summary (Form 1008). We worked jointly with Freddie Mac to update this form. As a reminder, it is only required for manually underwritten loans….
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the exemption threshold used to determine whether a higher-priced mortgage loan is subject to the appraisal requirements applicable to “higher-risk mortgages,” which requirements are set forth under 15 USCA § 1639h and implemented by regulations promulgated by each of these agencies….
The Federal Reserve Board and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection published a final rule in the Federal Register which amends both versions of Regulation Z (12 CFR Pts. 226 and 1026) and increases the exemption threshold amount outlined in Subsections 3(b) of both regulations by increasing it from $55,800 to $57,200,…
On November 3, 2018 the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities published a bulletin updating the amount of the “base figure” defined in 41 P.S. § 101 from $250,324 to $256,023 for the year 2019 (see https://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol48/48-44/1703.html)….