Fannie Mae has just announced a change in their mortgage insurance forms. Any loan with mortgage insurance that is sold or securitized by Fannie Mae must be insured using one of the new approved forms. This will take effect on any loan application that was taken on or after March 1, 2020. Fannie Mae has stated that if an application taken after that time with mortgage insurance is insured under any previously approved form, it will not be eligible for delivery and will be subject to repurchase. There is an exception to this change. Loans that are refinanced into a High LTV Refinance loan may continue to be insured under the previously approved form. However, if a new mortgage insurance certificate is issued, then this exception does not apply.
On May 1, 2019 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted a factsheet regarding whether Loan Estimates (LE) and Closing Disclosures (CD) were required for assumption transactions. The factsheet consists of a flowchart and a narrative discussion to assist lenders in making the determination of whether a loan would require the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures. The factsheet can be found at https://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/cfpb_tila-respa-factsheet.pdf.
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Have you revised your Quality Control Program yet to meet the new reporting requirements for HMDA? If not, it could play a part in your ability to sell loans to certain government agencies. FHA in particular requires that a lender’s Quality Control Program be compliant with the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act’s reporting requirements. The Quality Control Program should ensure that the information you are reporting is accurate and that the report itself is not only correct but is made timely. With the passing of the new HMDA regulation which became effective at the beginning of 2018, and for those lenders that became exempt from reporting the expanded data fields with the passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, you should ensure that your current Quality Control Program has been revised to meet the applicable HMDA reporting requirements.
At Culp QC, we provide services to meet all of your HMDA needs. We are capable of not only ensuring that your Quality Control Program meets the reporting requirements for federal agencies and federal regulations, but can also perform full HMDA scrubs.