Thank you ricarey! I thought I had finally gone over the edge!
Held my first training session via conference call last week with approximately 350 lenders. Just feeding them a little at a time so they are not overwhelmed with the changes. We covered an overview of the changes and a simple fixed rate Loan Estimate. As I am preparing for my next session, which will be to cover the Closing Disclosure that corresponds to the Loan Estimate, I have one comment and one question. I am using the CFPB prepared disclosures for my examples. (H-24(D) Mortgage Loan Transaction Loan Estimate – Refinance Sample for 150,000 and H-25(E) Mortgage Loan Transaction Closing Disclosure – Refinance Transaction Sample for $150,000.)
Comment – So we are required to disclose the TIP of 77.28% in the case of the LE, but there is no way to calculate the percentage with the information in the document. Now that makes a whole lot of sense…
Question – The CD shows a loan amount of $150,000; Finance Charge of $121,029.00 and TIP of 77.29%. I realize the FC includes more than just the interest, but can’t for the life of me come up with a TIP of 77.29%. Has anyone else tried to figure this out? Interest should be $115,935, but I can’t come up with this figure by subtracting any combination of fees that I thought they might consider to be prepaid finance charges.
I want/need to show my lenders how to calculate the TIP.