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Volume 25 - Number 14

July 7, 2014

Mortgage Brokers Trying to Persuade Bureau to Revise Cap

The National Association of Mortgage Brokers is doing another survey of its membership to determine the amount of closing cost credits given back to consumers at closing during 2013 – part of a broader effort on the part of the trade group to persuade the CFPB to loosen aspects of its ability-to-repay rule. Last year, NAMB submitted a letter to the CFPB to detail the mandatory credits a broker is required to provide consumers when rate sheet pricing exceeds the broker’s contractually obligated Lender Paid Compensation agreement. NAMB contends that the mortgage broker community provides mortgage credits back to the consumer that range in the billions annually, thus stimulating the nation’s economy. In order to demonstrate this, NAMB polled a number ...

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