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January 14, 2014

MBA Wants ‘Rebuttable Presumption’ Level of QM Changed So More Can Qualify

By Thomas Ressler

The MBA suggested the CFPB increase the "rebuttable presumption" threshold from 150 basis points above the average prime offer rate to 250 basis points so more borrowers with less-than-perfect credit can benefit.

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