Is redlining real? It seems to be an antiquated type of violation.
Why am I concerned with the FDCPA since it applies to third party collectors?
Written Permission to Access Credit Reports Required
We have a loan that is paid to a $0 balance. However, there is a large sum of late charges owed. Can late fees be reported as a delinquent/past due status to the credit bureau?
If joint applicants live in same address, do we still need to provide separate notice (i.e. 2 FCRA notice) or can we send 1 notice and since they both live in same address, that would meet the requirement?
Can a lender charge a customer for the cost of a soft credit pull prior to an application for example for a prequal or preapproval? I have heard that
there are no federal prohibitions on doing this, but I would like to have more than one perspective please.
Is the notice to home loan applicant required if the request is denied within 3 days?
Scenario: In California - a community property state - assume a couple files for divorce but it is not finalized yet. The husband needs a place to live and applies individually for an FHA loan, leaving the estranged wife as a non-applicant, non-borrower, who plans on using non-marital separate funds to purchase her home.
Since this is an FHA loan, the lender needs to pull a credit on the estranged wife to count her debts towards the husband's since the divorce is not final. When the lender calls the estranged wife for consent to pull her report as per our risk management policy, she denies consent for her report just to keep the husband from getting his own place. This makes it harder for him to claim joint custody of the kids.
Reg B has contradicting situations: permissible purpose is granted for community property states so lender does not need spouse's consent. However it also states there is no permissible purpose to obtain a consumer report on a .... nonapplicant spouse who has legally separated or otherwise indicated an intent to legally disassociate with the marriage.
Can lender pull the non-applicant non-borrowing spouse's credit report without her consent due to being in a community property state, or would the divorce show intent to legally disassociate the marriage and overule the permissible purpose granted by being in a community property state?
Do we need a policy on providing payment extensions to borrowers?
Customers see on the news that foreclosures and evictions have stopped and borrowers can skip payments. What should we tell them when they ask about this?