Escrow Rules - 2017 Review and Update

Webinar: ID# 1001118
Date: Recorded
About This Course:
WHAT? The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) has contained rules for administering escrow accounts for many years. The Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) requires escrow accounts in connection with higher-priced mortgage loans. The interagency flood regulations were amended effective October 1, 2015 to add revised escrow rules.

This webinar covers all of the escrow rules, including the long standing and the recently revised requirements of the flood regulations, Regulation X and Regulation Z.

WHY? This program provides comprehensive coverage of the flood regulations, Regulation X and Regulation Z escrow rules. We explain, step-by-step, how to establish, maintain, and cancel escrow accounts under the amended requirements. Suggestions for avoiding violations and penalties are provided.

Program participants receive a detailed manual that provides a thorough explanation of all the escrow rules. Both the program and the program materials are updated for the Dodd-Frank revisions to the regulations.

Covered Topics:
  • Which loans are required by Regulation Z and the flood regulations to have escrow accounts, and which are exempt?
  • The limitations on the amount of the required escrow payments at origination and over the life of the loan
  • How to conduct an escrow analysis
  • How to determine an escrow account computation year
  • The calculation of the amount of the allowed cushion
  • The rules for preparing the initial escrow account disclosure statement
  • The TRID rules regarding the escrow notices required in the Closing Disclosure
  • The expanded Flood Hazard Notice for Escrow information
  • The flood insurance option to escrow notice
  • How to prepare the annual escrow account statement
  • How to resolve a surplus, a deficiency or a shortage
  • Revised Regulation X rules for timely escrow payments and treatment of escrow balances
  • Regulation Z rules regarding escrow cancellation notices
  • The recordkeeping rules for escrow accounts
  • The penalties for the failure to submit an initial or annual escrow account statement
Who Should Attend

The program is designed for compliance officers, operations personnel, mortgage loan officers, loan originators and others involved in opening and maintaining escrow accounts for mortgage loans.

The Presenters

Jack Holzknecht
is the CEO of Compliance Resource, LLC. He has been delivering the word on lending compliance for 39 years. In 34 years as a trainer over 125,000 bankers (and many examiners) have participated in Jack’s live seminars and webinars. Jack’s career began in 1976 as a federal bank examiner. He later headed the product and education divisions of a regional consulting company. There he developed loan and deposit form systems and software. He also developed and presented training programs to bankers in 43 states. Jack has been an instructor at compliance schools presented by a number of state bankers associations. As a contractor he developed and delivered compliance training for the FDIC for ten years. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and a member of the National Speakers Association.

Kelly M. Owsley, CRCM is Director of Training Services for Compliance Resource, LLC. Kelly’s career in banking began in 2000. Since then she has worked for financial institutions ranging in asset size from $250 million to $3 billion. Kelly has worked in numerous areas of the financial services industry including retail branch management, lending, product development and training. In addition, Kelly spent three years in a training and development role with CUNA Mutual Group servicing the largest credit union in the United States. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Compliance, BSA Officer, and CRA Officer for a community bank in Kentucky where she was responsible for implementing and training all compliance related topics. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager.
Escrow Rules - 2017 Review and Update
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