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Volume 2018 - Number 18

September 7, 2018

CFPB Urged to Drop DTI Ratio from QM Criteria

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should remove the cap on debt-to-income ratios that applies to certain qualified mortgages, according to a proposal by the Housing Finance Policy Center. Such a move could boost non-agency lending, according to industry analysts. The CFPB is currently assessing whether changes are needed for QM standards, including potentially addressing the so-called government-sponsored enterprise patch. The patch allows mortgages with DTI ratios ...

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