TRID & What It Means for Your Forms at Your Credit Union
TRID & What It Means for Your Forms at Your Credit Union

In a commentary article posted on Credit Union Times our CEO, Richard Gallagher discusses TRID and what it means for your forms. For Credit Unions, TRID requires not only adjusting model forms but also includes changes to computer software. Picking the right business partners to satisfy the TRID disclosure requirements is more critical than ever, and a reliable document provider is every bit as important as finding a qualified loan processor. 

What do you get when you attempt to abbreviate “Truth-in-Lending Act,” “Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act” and “Integrated Disclosures?” Well, if you are the CFPB, you get TRID, an acronym for two consolidated consumer real estate loan disclosure forms that represent many years and countless hours of research and development. The TRID forms consolidate two separate loan disclosures that had been required for decades by two different federal consumer protection laws and regulations recombining them into two different forms; one to be provided at the time of application and the other, at the time a closed-end consumer real estate loan is closed. For those wanting to dig a little deeper, let’s break this down.

On Aug. 11, 2017, the CFPB published a Final Rule in the Federal Register to formalize guidance and to provide greater clarity and certainty regarding specific mortgage disclosure provisions implemented by Regulation Z (2017 TILA-RESPA Rule). Although the Final Rule became effective on Oct. 10, 2017, 60 days after publication, compliance is not mandatory until Oct. 1, 2018. Confused? Aren’t the TRID disclosures already required? Let’s back up and review.

Richard Gallagher

To read more about TRID and how it affects your credit union, go check out the CU Times article and then check out our home equity lending documents for your credit union.

(note: this is an older blog entry and has been edited since originally posted.)