I can argue in different directions on this, but haven't found anything definitive.
We have a HELOC application that was taken under a No Closing Costs plan; the application disclosure lists that there are no third-party fees.
However, the decision by a loan committee is that we are to split the loan fees with the customer. There is no origination fee and no prepaid interest, so there should not be a change to the APR.
If this was a closed-end homequity application, we might have a case of a changed circumstance (depending on the reason for our decision, which is a whole different issue), and we would be required to re-issue the GFE within 3 days of the changed circumstance, but with no waiting before closing. Would the same thing apply here? Just give the customer a new application disclosure showing the expected third-party fees, and go ahead and close?
Surely someone else has run into this.
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