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TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures

The closing process will significantly change when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's fine rule for integrated mortgage disclosures goes into effect. The rule integrates forms required under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA). A Loan Estimate will replace the current Good Faith Estimate and early TIL disclosure, while a Closing Disclosure will replace the HUD-1 and final TIL disclosure.

The CFPB announced a proposal to push back implementation until Oct. 3, 2015.

Key Documents

Education/Training DVD

ALTA's Land Title Institute has created a training DVD to help you prepare for the disclosures. The DVD includes six modules that will help you understand the disclosures, including an introduction, what led to the development of the new disclosures, a step-by-step explanation of the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure, a discussion on how business processes will change, walk through how business relationships will change and how data will be shared, and additional resources and next steps.

A customizable model presentation also is available to guide discussions with your customers.

Order from the ALTA Store or print and complete the order form.

2015 TRID Forum Recording

Purchase a recording of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Forum held in Dallas. The more than seven hours of discussion provides the latest interpretations and rules on the TILA-RESPA integration from the CFPB, addresses implications for closing/settlement, provides information on completing the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure, highlights how technology can be used to collaborate and solve compliance issues and explains how the entire real estate transaction will be changed.

Additional Documents and Resources

ALTA Settlement Statement

ALTA developed standardized ALTA Settlement Statements for title insurance and settlement companies to use to itemize all the fees and charges that both the homebuyer and seller must pay during the settlement process of a housing transaction. Four versions of the ALTA Settlement Statement are available. Download here.

Data standards

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have released a common industry dataset, called the Uniform Closing Dataset, which leverages and maps to Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) data standards, to support implementation of the TILA-RESPA Closing Disclosure form.



Follow ALTA’s blog for updates and analysis of the rule, as well as answers to questions about the disclosures that were submitted to ALTA. Sample posts:

Submit Your Questions/Comments about the rule to ALTA here


What You Can Do

Join the Title Action Network to keep up-to-date about the rule and how you can take action.

Report RESPA Violations

If you want to report a possible violation of the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA), email Include any evidence and contact information so that investigators may contact you. To the extent consistent with law enforcement needs, the Bureau will not disclose your identity and will maintain confidentiality as permitted by federal laws.

News on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

July 21, 2016 Putting Housing Finance On The Agenda
Globe St. | July 21, 2016
That’s one goal of the National Multifamily Housing Council as it stages events at both the Republican and Democratic conventions.
July 21, 2016 D.C. Decision, Expected in Fall, Could Reverse CFPB's Actions, Change Structure
Legal Newsline | July 20, 2016
A highly anticipated decision from the Washington, D.C., federal appellate court in a dispute between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a New Jersey mortgage company may not only affect that particular industry, but also significantly impact the actions of the federal agency, attorneys say.
July 21, 2016 Freddie Mac Must Face Revived Lawsuit Over Subprime Exposure
Reuters | July 20, 2016
A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived Ohio's lawsuit accusing Freddie Mac of defrauding the state's $87.3 billion public pension fund by hiding its exposure to subprime and other risky mortgages prior to the 2007-09 financial crisis.
July 20, 2016 GOP Lawmakers Blindsided by Trump's Embrace of Glass-Steagall
American Banker | July 19, 2016
The move puts the Republican Party in step with liberal senators and would accompany a repeal of Dodd-Frank.
July 19, 2016 Cordray: Fixing Title Premium Disclosure Improbable
Responding to a letter from 74 members of Congress, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray indicated the bureau will not address the portion of the TRID rule that requires consumers to receive incorrect fees for title insurance premiums on their mortgage disclosures. Read on to learn what you can do to help convince the bureau that its method for disclosing title premiums is faulty and leads to confusion.
July 19, 2016 Survey: Voters Want More, Not Less, Financial Regulation
DS News | July 18, 2016
In the midst of a heated debate in Congress where Republicans are trying to push their alternative to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Financial CHOICE Act, and Democrats are fiercely resisting the proposed change, a poll showed bi-partisan support for greater financial accountability and tougher regulation.
July 15, 2016 Risk Retention Rattles Commercial Mortgage Market
National Mortgage News | July 15, 2016
Upcoming risk retention requirements may be the proverbial straw that breaks the back of the commercial mortgage-backed securities market.
July 15, 2016 Adapting to TRID
National Mortgage Professional Magazine | July 14, 2016
TRID: That little four-letter acronym was on the tip of every industry professional’s tongue in 2015.
July 14, 2016 Lessons from CFPB’s Mortgage Servicing ‘Special Edition’ Report
In June, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a "special edition" of its Supervisory Highlights focused on examinations of mortgage servicers between January 2014 and April 2016. In addition, the bureau released an updated mortgage servicing exam manual “to spur industry in its general compliance with CFPB rules.” The bureau's approach to mortgage servicing exams may be instructive for TRID compliance.
July 14, 2016 GOP Platform Calls for Housing Finance Revamp, Scaling Back Dodd-Frank
The Wall Street Journal | July 14, 2016
Plan says Obama administration, Democrats stymied progress to overhaul U.S. housing finance policy.
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For More Information Contact

    Justin B. Ailes
Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 215
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    Steve Gottheim
Senior Counsel
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 230
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    Benjamin P. Lincoln
Director of Government Affairs
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 220
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    Benjamin P. Lincoln
Director of Government Affairs
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 220
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    Jessica McEwen
Director of Political Affairs
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    Ashley Sadler
Associate Legislative and Regulatory Counsel
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 239
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    Awesta Sarkash
Grassroots & Advocacy Manager
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 212
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    Wayne M. Stanley
Director of Public Affairs
Phone: 202-296-3671 Ext. 221
Contact Me About: Homebuyer Outreach Program, Media Inquiries, Social Media, Press Releases, Title Action Network (TAN)

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