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Volume 29 - Number 18

September 3, 2018

Bill to Expand Mortgage Access for ‘Gig’ Workers Introduced in Senate

Sens. Mark Warner, D-VA, and Mike Rounds, R-SD, in late August introduced bipartisan legislation amending the CFPB’s ability-to-repay rule to expand financing options for self-employed mortgage borrowers. The CFPB’s qualified-mortgage rules have relatively strict requirements which make it difficult for borrowers who don’t have traditional income sources to obtain mortgage credit. But the Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act of 2018 would expand ...

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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.
The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.
The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.
Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.

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