Correct me if I am wrong, but Section 32 does not apply to purchase transactions. 226.32 (a) (2) This section does not apply to the following: (i) A residential mortgage transaction
But it would apply to a refinance or equity loan product.
So far, our prices puts us below the Section 32 bar, but I am not so sure about the proposal.
*sigh* Between HMDA and HOEPA, I have no desire to offer ANY of this type of credit. But since an existing relationship will probably want such a loan in the future, we have to keep offering it. For a product that comprises less than 3% of our portfolio, these are sure a drain on my time and resources.