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Volume 2014 - Number 9

March 6, 2014

Fair-Lending Enforcement Actions Likely to Increase In QM Era as Regulators Cooperate, Focus on Data

Lenders will face increased fair-lending scrutiny even if they stick to originating loans that meet qualified-mortgage requirements, according to industry attorneys. While federal regulators have stated that a lenderís QM-only policy wonít increase fair-lending risk, a number of factors beyond QMs have prompted an increased focus on fair-lending issues. During a webinar this week hosted by Inside Mortgage Finance, Andrew Sandler, chairman and executive partner at the law firm of BuckleySandler, said he has never seen regulators work more closely together on fair-lending issues. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are doing joint investigations. Sandler said...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.