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Mortgage Lending Compliance April 2022

This Manual provides a comprehensive discussion of the federal and California laws and regulations governing residential mortgage lending. The text of the Manual is 1,120 pages, plus 113 pages of appendices. Each topic includes a discussion of which entities are subject to the rule and the types of loan subject to the rule.

The topics covered include:

  • TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) – TRID Fundamentals, Loan Estimate, Closing Disclosure, and Escrow Closing Notice
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Regulation X – including mortgage servicing requirements; RESPA Section 8 which prohibits kickbacks and referral fees; and the administration of escrow (impound) accounts
  • Mortgage servicing requirements under Regulation Z (TILA) and Regulation X (RESPA)
  • Flood insurance regulations, including private flood insurance rules and a discussion of many of the proposed interagency flood insurance Q&As
  • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and Regulation C, which provides a thorough discussion of the amended Regulation C data collection and reporting requirements, including the data collection and reporting exemptions for small-volume lenders
  • Fair Housing Act and the federal banking agencies’ fair housing regulations
  • SAFE Act regulations
  • Appraisal regulations and the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines
  • Advertising rules for residential mortgage loans
  • Miscellaneous California mortgage lending laws and regulations discussing 35 separate topics
  • Miscellaneous federal laws and regulations covering 19 separate topics
  • Legal and compliance issues associated with brokering mortgage loans


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