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#1553184 - 05/18/11 04:46 PM let's ALL weigh in
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#1553270 - 05/18/11 06:03 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Phoenix
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I voted for A.
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#1553302 - 05/18/11 06:31 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Tater
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Another vote for Option A.

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#1553305 - 05/18/11 06:32 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in AuditorK
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Option A...totally!
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#1553423 - 05/18/11 07:56 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Still Smiling
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yes, A. much easier to read
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#1553427 - 05/18/11 08:04 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Beachbum, CRCM
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I prefer B.
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#1553551 - 05/18/11 11:06 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in TB 12
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"B" - it's bolder. There were areas of "A" I liked, but I think B's bold tabs will draw attention to the important terms better than A. Can we get rid of "Annual Percentage Rate" and go with "Effective Rate", or another better descriptor?

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#1553552 - 05/18/11 11:20 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Moman
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A is much easier to follow, imho. Vertical usually is when you're talking numbers. Horizontal is for words, not numbers. A is more like a tax form that people are familiar with. You just keep following the columns down until you get to the amount due.

But they need a better term for government charges, among others.

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#1553556 - 05/18/11 11:50 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Truffle Royale
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I think it is a great first effort, certainly a step in the right direction.
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#1553604 - 05/19/11 01:10 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Kathleen O. Blanchard
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Somewhere in the middle
I like A the most, but would like a combination o the two.

I like B's header. I don't like how A's got the Loan Type , prgram applicants name under the Loan Estimate heading.

Unde the "Comparisons" heading, I like the wording of B, but the style of A. So wold prefer A read, "In 5 Years....$79,993 is hte amount you will have paid, of which, $19,761 is the amount of the loan paid off."


I agree,on page two the "government Charges" is too broad.
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#1553614 - 05/19/11 01:30 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in DD Regs
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A is easier to read but I like how B reads at the top (the info before Loan Estimate)

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#1553663 - 05/19/11 02:26 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Patricia
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A seems to me to be disjointed and out of order, and not well detailed. I prefer B, even though it too needs some help.
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#1553678 - 05/19/11 02:41 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in #Just Jay
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Did you all leave a comment on the page I corrected the link above to open to?

It's our opportunity to go beyond just liking one form or the other so I encourage you to spell out your concerns. No quarantees they'll be acted on but it's like voting. You can't complain unless you make your voice heard.

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#1553717 - 05/19/11 03:41 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Truffle Royale
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Please see my post in the thread about the forms in the Financial Reform forum. I think the CFPB is randomly rotating the order of Option A and Option B.
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#1553863 - 05/19/11 05:47 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in Reads Regs
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Is there a way to combine the 3 different threads on this topic??

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#1556158 - 05/24/11 10:25 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in MN Banker
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A is much bolder and better laid out, IMHO. B tends to run together.
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#1556168 - 05/24/11 10:51 PM Re: let's ALL weigh in YosemiteSamIAm
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I thought that A was better and would be easier for the consumer to follow. As mentioned above it is more like a tax form that we are already used to looking at. I think it's easier to read down the columns instead of reading down and then over like the example in B.

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