The CFPB, Federal Reserve Board, FDIC, National Credit Union Administration and OCC clarified their compliance expectations for mortgage servicers on consumer communication requirements during the pandemic.
SIFMA, IIB, ISDA, and FIA recommended changes to CFTC-proposed cross-border regulations concerning registration thresholds and certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants.
The CFTC voted to (i) approve a final rule amending regulations governing derivatives clearing organizations, (ii) propose a prohibition on "post-trade name give-up" at swap execution facilities and (iii) propose new cross-border rules governing registration requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency proposed streamlining regulation for national banks and updating the regulatory framework for federal savings associations on "other real estate-owned" activities.
On March 18, 2019, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York enforced a mortgage lender's claim for a prepayment premium, despite the lender's prepetition acceleration of the loan due to the debtor's default.
The Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the FDIC, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the National Credit Union Administration and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors encouraged financial institutions to work with consumers impacted by the federal government shutdown.