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#1860876 - 10/11/13 03:52 PM HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn
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As my title suggests, I am hunting a Unicorn today.

Certain staff at my FI are saying "I heard something about not being able to charge an origination fee on a HELOC. We are required to call it a documentation fee."

I have combed through Reg Z and cannot find anything to support this statement. I think it's bogus unless someone can enlighten me. It just doesn't make any practical sense.

They are also saying there is a prohibition against financing the origination fee.

Anyone?
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#1860886 - 10/11/13 03:58 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn Norman Paperman
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WE charge an origination fee on our helocs. We have never had an issue.
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#1861540 - 10/15/13 06:50 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn Norman Paperman
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As do we, have them show you where they saw it, just like I always have to 'show them the regulation' - have them show you the regulation showing you can't do this. Then let me know, perhaps it is a state issue so I don't want to say go ahead, but I don't know of any federal rule saying this.
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#1861547 - 10/15/13 06:56 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn Norman Paperman
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This would definitely be a State law issue, if any.
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#1861556 - 10/15/13 07:08 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn rlcarey
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Tnis masy be confusion on opening fees charged to the account. Many banks do not allow this because of the difficulties in calculating the APR on the first statement.

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#1861573 - 10/15/13 07:18 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn Norman Paperman
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For HELOCs, state law does not allow an origination charge. We have to call it a documenation fee.

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#1861697 - 10/16/13 01:07 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn ahkcompliance
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Originally Posted By: ahkcompliance
For HELOCs, state law does not allow an origination charge. We have to call it a documenation fee.


What state are you in?
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#1861897 - 10/16/13 05:04 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn Norman Paperman
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Yeah we don't charge an "opening fee". AHK, I would also be interested in hearing what state you are in.

Thanks to all the contributors here.
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#1863178 - 10/21/13 04:34 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn Norman Paperman
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How about this one kids. Can anyone tell me whether they use a separate application for HELOC's as opposed to one application for all non HMDA loans?

I'm having a heck of a time finding a vendor that sells these forms.
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#1863181 - 10/21/13 04:38 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn Norman Paperman
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We use the standard 2nd mortgage/heloc application. Simple front and back. If it is not hmda reportable, we are trying to train the LO's to 'x' out the GMI section. Note the word 'trying'. A neverending process.
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#1863369 - 10/21/13 08:30 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn Norman Paperman
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Anyone else out there using a separate application for HELOCS?
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#1863375 - 10/21/13 08:36 PM Re: HELOC Fee: Hunting the Unicorn Norman Paperman
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We used to have one, but when the regs started changing we changed to an all-inclusive RE app for consumers. We cross out the GMI section on HELOC apps. Most applicants don't bother filling it out anyways, even when we want them to.
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