HMDA: Enter the gross annual income that your institution relied on in making the credit decision.
CRA: The gross annual income of the borrower that the bank considered in making its credit decision.
So, when a borrower has a schedule C, schedule E, and perhaps income from a schedule K-1...would the total gross income received from these be considered the gross annual income we relied on? The figure we use for underwriting the loan is sometimes nowhere near this gross figure. It seems for underwriting we would truly be using the net income of these schedules to make a credit decision since ultimately it is what is left over that the customer uses to pay their personal debts.
What should we be using?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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