The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has proposed revisions to the financial disclosure forms that are included in loan packages in order to simplify the process. The redesigned Good Faith Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms attempt to make it easier for the borrowers to understand there loan terms. The two forms required currently in all loan packages are the Truth and Lending Disclosure Statement (TIL) and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), currently contain simmular information but often times are confusing for the borrowers. By using plain language and reducing redundancy, these forms should make the loan process and signing much easier to understand. The CFPB is seeking public comments regarding these proposed revisions until November 6, 2012.
Lisa Scanlon, CSA