I have a couple of situations that we have questions about:
Note: Our Mortgage Department does not issue combined counteroffer/denial letters.
Situation A: Two individuals apply for a loan. One has bad credit. The other one's looks good. LO states can't be approved as is and suggests the one with good credit apply individually. Should this be handled:
1) By denying the loan to the two applicants, sending adverse action notices, and requiring the one applicant to apply again OR
2) As a counteroffer. Only if the offer is rejected would an adverse action notice be sent. If the counteroffer is accepted, the application and LE would be revised and processed. Then, through processing the loan, if the loan is denied, an adverse action notice would be sent.
Situation B: One individual applies for a loan. Doesn't qualify. LO suggests applicant bring in a co-borrower. Application will be amended to add co-applicant. If applicant doesn't bring co-borrower, application is denied. Should this be handled:
1) By denying the loan to the one applicant, sending an adverse action notice and requiring the two individuals to apply OR
2) As a counteroffer. If the counteroffer isn't accepted, a denial notice would be sent to the applicant. If accepted, the application and LE would be revised to include the co-applicant and processed.
Thanks for your help!
Last edited by Lizard60; 03/02/21 12:22 PM.