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Volume 2014 - Number 26

December 19, 2014

Fair Lending Issues with Income Documentation

Industry attorneys warn that documenting borrowers’ income for compliance with ability-to-repay standards established by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can prompt fair lending liability issues. During a webinar hosted by Inside Mortgage Finance Publications last week, R. Colgate Selden, counsel at the law firm of Alston & Bird, said there are a number of fair lending issues surrounding income documentation and determining debt-to-income ratio calculations ...

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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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