WASHINGTON — While banks applaud the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's goal of simplifying the tangled mass of required mortgage disclosures, the industry has found that simpler is not always better in the agency's proposal for streamlined forms.

In more than 2,000 letters responding to the CFPB's plan, bankers said several requirements — including a rigorous timeline for presenting borrowers with the new forms, limited deviation of estimated charges between initial and final disclosures, and an "all-in" annual percentage rate — will add constraints and confusion.

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