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Democrats push new bill allowing community banks to exceed QM rule

Bill has broad support among Democratic committee members
The leading Democrats on both the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee are pushing a new bill designed to provide regulatory relief to community banks and increase consumer protections. Most notable among the bill’s provisions is a stipulation that would allow smaller banks to exceed the QM rules while still qualifying for QM Safe Harbor.
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Urban Institute: Qualified Mortgage impact overblown

New rules have only slightly slowed mortgage lending
According to new analysis from the Housing Finance Policy Center team at the Urban Institute, there has been “surprisingly little impact” on the mortgage origination numbers since QM went into effect in January.
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