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Volume 2014 - Number 15

July 18, 2014

Mixed Feedback on CFPB’s QM DTI Ratio Query

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s request for comments on whether to allow for a right to cure on debt-to-income ratio issues for qualified mortgages prompted the typical divisions between lenders and consumer advocates. Lenders suggest that borrowers would benefit from the adjustment to QM standards, while consumer advocates warn that the change would weaken QM protections and encourage sloppy underwriting. The 43 percent DTI ratio standard for ...

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HUD has announced a 25 basis point cut in FHA premiums, which is slated to take effect in late January. Is your lending shop for or against a cut in FHA premiums?

For. It should help lending volumes.
Against. The private MI sector should take on this risk, not the government.
Too early to say.
I believe the new White House may scuttle the idea so it doesn’t matter.

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