Federal Reserve Board Proposes Significant Changes to Regulation Z (Truth in Lending)

August 11, 2009

The Federal Reserve Board proposed significant changes to Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) on July 23, 2009 intended to improve the disclosures consumers receive in connection with closed-end mortgages and home-equity lines of credit (HELOCs). These changes, offered for public comment, reflect the result of consumer testing conducted as part of the Board's comprehensive review of the rules for home-secured credit. The amendments would also provide new consumer protections for all home-secured credit.