Our bank is exploring the idea of a new CD product in which all the interest is paid up front on the date of initial deposit. In the case of early withdrawal, are we able to deduct the penalty from the principal since there would be no interest accruing during the CD term?
If a customer has a business checking account in which they require two signatures on checks, are we required to get two signatures on stop payments or will one suffice?
Does Reg D apply to a savings account that has been used as security for a loan?
If we price HELOCs based on the applicant's credit score and loan to value ratio, so some borrowers get a lower rate than other borrowers, can we disclose the lower rate in our advertisement, or do we need to disclose both rates? Do we also need to specify the criteria for receiving the lower rate?
Regarding a lender credit reduction for an extension of an interest rate lock, may a lender reduce a lender credit to extend the lock period? Example; A rate lock expired 4-25-19 and the closing date was 4-28-19. The initial rate lock and Loan Estimate reflect a lender credit of $2000.00 with 4.25% interest rate. The lock was extended through 4-29-19 at the same rate, but the lender credit was reduced to 1800.00. Since the lender credit was reduced based on an interest rate dependent charge, is this acceptable for interest rate extensions? If it is, is there a requirement that documentation confirms the delay was due to the borrower or outside of the lenders control?