HMDA reportable but not for Open-end Collecting GM

Posted By: Cbigun

HMDA reportable but not for Open-end Collecting GM - 05/12/22 01:44 PM

I think I am still confused on what is allowed. If we are HMDA reportable, but not for Open-end Lines of credit and the Loan officer collects DI on the open end line and it is not for the purch/refi, are we in violation? The loan officers are so used to collecting for dwelling secured loans, they tend to forget and automatically collect for HELOCs.
Posted By: Dan Persfull

Re: HMDA reportable but not for Open-end Collecting GM - 05/12/22 05:37 PM

From the OSI to 1002.13(b):

6. Inadvertent notation. If a creditor inadvertently obtains the monitoring information in a dwelling-related transaction not covered by ยง 1002.13, the creditor may process and retain the application without violating the regulation.

The loan officers are so used to collecting for dwelling secured loans, they tend to forget and automatically collect for HELOCs.

However if this is consistently happening among your originators then I would have to opine they are not "inadvertently" collecting the information and they are routinely collecting the information as part of their application process. In that case you have violations.
Posted By: Cbigun

Re: HMDA reportable but not for Open-end Collecting GM - 05/13/22 01:03 PM

Thank you.......... we have addressed it and you have solidified my thought.