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How can I validate that the APR I have disclosed is correct during a leap year?
I noticed that if I enter the loan date as 02/28/19 and the first due date as 03/28/19, APRwin returns that there is 1 period and 0 odd days which
matches what our internal software has calculated.
If I enter the loan date as 02/29/20 and the first due date as 03/29/20, it
returns 0 periods and 28 odd days. This definitely doesn't match our internal software as it also returns 1 period and 0 odd days for this scenario.
I've read online that APRwin has limitations for calculations when the year has 366 days. Should we go with 1 and 0 and is there another tool we can use
to confirm this?
Do you need a new flood determination when you are renewing and increasing the loan amount?
On an ag/commercial loan, if there are two borrowers, do both need to sign an extension agreement or can just one of them sign and extend a loan?
I have a commercial loan with collateral as "operating interest in wells." Do we need a mortgage, UCC or both to perfect a security interest in this?
Also, is this collateral even considered real estate collateral?
We have an online loan application that our members complete. It does not have a signature on it. We use that to pull credit, make the loan and the
members come in and sign loan documents. My question is do I need them to complete a loan application in person with a signature or is the on-line
When advertising a CD special on a rate sheet that will be provided to customers, and the ad only indicates the CD special product name with a
statement that says, "ask us how to open your CD special," and nothing else, but the CD special has conditions and limitations that the regular CD
accounts do not, should a bank disclose on the rate sheet what those conditions and limits are that differ from the regular CD products that are
also listed on the rate sheet?
There is a fully disclosed addendum for the special that covers the Reg DD
disclosure requirements. However, this will only be provided if the special
is opened by the customer. My concern is that if the customer only requests
the rate sheet and doesn't open the account the customer will not receive
the addendum or the full scope of the special on the rate sheet and this may
be a little misleading if the customer comes back at a later date to open
the special and they find out there are conditions to be met on the product.
We found two construction loans which have the wrong maturity date and we need to update them. Is it acceptable to update the documents and have the
customer initial the change on the Note or do we need to do anything else to be compliant?
When a loan is maturing, do we do new note or change in terms when extending the maturity date?
I am doing some research around E-SIGN and its applicability to both compliance and the law. While I know we have members in different states, and each state is different and any case law or state law, mentioned may not be binding in our "home" state, I would still be interested in how other jurisdictions are handling this.
What is your take on courts requesting original signature cards? We have an in-house collections department, that will go to court to file judgement on charged-off checking accounts or past due loans. In our local courthouse a certain judge has often asked our collections manager for the original signature card, when she is trying to obtain judgement. At our bank, customer signature cards can be obtained a number of different ways. The most common is via a digital topaz screen (electronic screen that the customer physically signs when they open a new account). There are some situations however where the customer can not come to the branch and sign, so we will go to the customer and have them sign a “wet” signature paper form, and then we come back to the branch and scan that paper form to our customer accounts team.
I am trying to find out if that scanned wet signature will hold up in court as an original (since after it is scanned we destroy the paper copy). Additionally we have circumstances when the customer is out of area, or someone is opening a joint account where only one party is present in the branch and we send out the signature form electronically to the other party via email and they “remote E-sign” via a digital signature (which is just a printed version of their name). I am wondering if these will hold up in court?
Furthermore, have you ever seen where a bank will allow customers to completely doc-u-sign/ remote E-SIGN a loan application and all associated closing documents? Even the big players in this space (Rocket mortgage, Quicken loans) usually send a mobile Notary once all the paperwork is completed to come meet with you and obtain a wet signature on the paperwork.
Our mortgage department has asked if instead of that wet signature at closing if an electronic signature would suffice in the courts. What about Deeds of Trust, can they have electronic signatures?
I really appreciate your help or any insight you can provide via your years in banking. If you find or know of any relevant case law please let me know as that would certainly help in my analysis.
May a lender offer a gift card at closing for a mortgage loan, and would this then be disclosed on a loan estimate or closing disclosure?