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April 12, 2024

CFPB May Consider Ban on Charging Buyers for Lender’s Title Policy
Charging home buyers for title insurance is a long-standing industry practice intended to protect lenders. A Bloomberg report initially broke that the CFPB will soon issue a broad request for information on closing costs – including title insurance.

March 8, 2024

White House announces pilot project to waive requirement for lenders' title insurance on certain refinances.
In addition to official statements issued yesterday, President Biden addressed the project during his State of the Union speech last night: "And my administration is also eliminating title insurance on federally backed mortgages. When you refinance your home, you can save $1,000 or more as a consequence."

February 8, 2024

FinCEN Proposes New Reporting Requirements for Title Agents . This notice of proposed rulemaking is the first step in FinCEN's process of adoption of new rules and will be followed by a sixty-day comment period.