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Volume 2014 - Number 25

June 27, 2014

Secondary Mortgage Market Reps Urge CFPB To Make QM ‘Right to Cure’ Easier for Assignees

Secondary mortgage market participants generally support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed “right to cure” a mortgage that inadvertently breaches the qualified mortgage 3 percent points-and-fees cap – but they want to see it made more assignee-friendly. Earlier this year, the CFPB proposed allowing a limited cure for a points-and-fee violation if the creditor in good faith intended to originate the loan as a QM under the bureau’s ability-to-repay rule and the loan otherwise meets the requirements of a QM. A refund of the overage would have to be paid to the consumer and the party seeking to cure the violation (either creditor or assignee) would have to follow certain policies and procedures for post-consummation review of loans. In its comment letter to the CFPB, Fannie Mae suggested...

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