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Volume 25 - Number 13

June 23, 2014

Fannie Mae, FHLB of Chicago Support QM ‘Right to Cure’

Fannie Mae and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago were among the public commenters supporting – with some key revisions – the CFPB’s proposed “right to cure” a mortgage made in good faith that inadvertently exceeds the 3 percent points-and-fees cap under the bureau’s qualified mortgage standard. Earlier this year, the CFPB proposed allowing a cure for a points-and-fee violation if three criteria are satisfied, the first of which is if the creditor in good faith intended to originate the loan as a QM and the loan otherwise meets the requirements of a QM. Additionally, the creditor or the assignee has to refund to the consumer the dollar amount by which the loan's points and fees exceed the applicable limit and ...

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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

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