Comments due on Bureau proposal to modify Reg Z to address sunset of LIBOR
The CFPB has announced it has taken steps to facilitate the transition away from LIBOR for consumers and regulated entities. The Bureau released an updated Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages (CHARM) to help consumers better understand adjustable rate mortgage loan products. The Bureau also released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) [comments due by August 4, 2020] concerning the anticipated discontinuation of LIBOR, including proposing examples of replacement indices that meet Regulation Z standards. Additionally, the Bureau is issuing guidance (FAQs) on other important LIBOR transition topics that do not require amendments to Regulation Z. The CHARM booklet is intended to provide information to consumers about the features and risks of adjustable rate mortgage loans. Creditors must provide the disclosure or a suitable substitute generally no later than three days following certain ARM applications.
PUBLICATION UPDATE: Published at 85 FR 36938 on 6/18/2020, with comments due by 8/4/2020.