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The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) provides consumers with improved disclosures of settlement costs and to reduce the costs of closing by the elimination of referral fees and kickbacks.

May 22, 2015
On May 14, 2015, NAR urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to implement a grace period for those seeking to comply in good faith with new rules for loan closing procedures and settlement documents.
May 14, 2015
REALTORS® urge the CFPB to implement a grace period for those seeking to comply with new rules for loan closing procedures and settlement documents.
May 4, 2015
From August 1, 2015, any transaction involving a mortgage will use new disclosure forms created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
April 28, 2015
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Maryland Attorney General took action against the participants in a mortgage-kickback scheme. The CFPB alleged that the Maryland-based title company’s executives and loan officers traded cash and marketing services in exchange for mortgage referrals. Under proposed consent orders filed today, if entered by the court, five of the six defendants would be banned from the mortgage industry and required to pay a total of $662,500 in redress and penalties.

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RESPA Field Guide

Want to learn more about RESPA, TILA, or TRID? This Field Guide features resources to help real estate professionals understand RESPA and the upcoming TILA-RESPA changes, a section on navigating RESPA marketing service agreements, and more.

Presentations and Webinars

CFPB RESPA Review Integrated Forms & Enforcement Actions: Presentation

RESPA-TILA Integration Update: Presentation | Webinar

Marketing and Services Agreement: Presentation | Webinar

Integrated RESPA-TILA Forms: Presentation | Webinar