Items Tagged with 'ability-to-repay'

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  • CFPB plans to issue rules on PACE loans

    Bureau asks for industry input on green financing
    The CFPB signaled Monday that it plans to issue rules for the PACE program, which allows homeowners to obtain financing to make improvements to their homes to increase the home’s energy efficiency. The CFPB said Monday it is issuing an “Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” on PACE financing that could see an Ability-to-Repay provision added to PACE regulations.
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  • Bipartisan push begins in Senate to expand mortgage access for self-employed borrowers

    Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act introduced
    Ever since the Qualified Mortgage rule went into effect a few years ago, borrowers who don’t have a traditional source of income have had a hard time getting a mortgage. Well, a bipartisan push is underway in the Senate that could change that. Late Tuesday, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, and Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, announced they are introducing legislation designed to make it easier for self-employed borrowers to get a mortgage.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Industry trade groups tell Senate how to fix financial regulations

    MBA, CUNA weigh in on regulatory reforms
    The main front for the Republican Party’s push for regulatory reform is in the House of Representatives, where an effort is underway to replace the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act with the Financial CHOICE Act. But the House isn’t the only place where regulatory reform is on the table. Here's a look at what some of the mortgage industry's biggest trade groups want the Senate to do about regulatory reform. All that, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • Here's how the industry adapted to QM lending, heightened regulations

    8 charts break down the impact of regulations
    As the mortgage regulation alphabet continues, with lenders implementing HMDA, TRID, QM and more, it’s not going without notice in the industry. A new survey found that lenders believe regulation is having a negative impact on business production and consumer credit availability. These charts break down how that’s affecting the bottom line.
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  • What's next now that Republicans control the Presidency and Congress?

    Are Dodd-Frank and the CFPB on the chopping block?
    While much of the country’s attention is focused on the seemingly unexpected election of Donald Trump, it shouldn’t be lost that the Republican Party also maintained its control of the House of Representatives and the Senate in this election. Now one party will control the legislative and executive branches of the government for at least the next two years. So what does that mean for the financial services industry, given the seismic changes the industry has seen in the last eight years?
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  • CFPB lays out 9-point plan to reshape financial industry

    Cordray shares 9 goals CFPB hopes to achieve within 2 years
    The five-year anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is coming up this summer. Yet the CFPB is far from being done. This week, CFPB Director Richard Cordray laid out a series of goals for how the CFPB wants the financial industry to operate within the next two years. Here they are.
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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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  • Non-qualified mortgage bond ratings getting closer

    Investors increasingly interested in the asset class
    Investors are increasingly interested in non-QM loans, and Moody’s Investors Service is now also seeking commentary on its proposed approach to evaluating and rating QM and non-QM loans for securization as residential mortgage-backed securities.
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