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Volume 25 - Number 9

April 28, 2014

Worth Noting/What We’re Hearing/Looking Ahead

CFPB Staff Answer Bankers’ Questions on Mortgage Compliance. CFPB staff members answered mortgage compliance questions from members of the American Bankers Association during a live webcast last week. Among the key take-aways was the statement that creditors may use lender and seller credits to reduce the amounts that are calculated into the points-and-fees test. A written statement of who is providing which credits is sufficient to indicate compliance, a CFPB staffer said. Also, home equity line of credit resets do not constitute new transactions that would trigger full ability-to-repay rule underwriting. Another take-away is that loan originator bonuses deriving from funds that exclude mortgage profits are not subject to the otherwise applicable 10 percent limits on loan originator compensation. Regarding...

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