In reviewing the FAQs from HUD concerning Early Disclosures (GFE), a loan originator must issue a GFE no later than 3 business days after the loan originator receives an application or information sufficient to complete an application. Application is defined as the submission of a borrower's financial information in anticipation of a credit decision relating to a federally related mortgage loan, which shall include the following: (1) borrower's name, (2) borrower's monthly income; (3) borrower's social security number to obtain a credit report; (4) property address; (5) estimate of value of the property; (6) loan amount and (7) any other information deemed necessary by the loan originator. When we receive an application online, it does not contain all the documents listed in our "application" (sales contract). Are we still required to send the GFE based on the information received that is considered "sufficient to complete the application".
I have a PLLC opened with a husband and wife. It is in the wife's social security number. They both want to leave that way. Can they do this?
We qualify loan applicants based on gross income. Our credit officer says that tax free income from SSI or VA Disability is the gross income and shouldn't be grossed up. I say the income is net and should be. Who's right? If we don't gross tax SSI up, are we discriminating?
A lender approved a mortgage loan and did not gross up the customer's social security income, so for HMDA reporting, I used what the loan officer came up with in determining his income. Now, upon reviewing my quarter-end HMDA reporting, the HMDA compliance officer claims the social security income needs to be grossed-up and that I should change my HMDA LAR to reflect this change. Is this correct? I thought that I was to report my HMDA according to the data used to approve the loan application. Please clarify this for me.
We have a mortgage preapproval program as defined by 203.2 - a preapproval program as a request for preapproval for a home purchase loan is an application under paragraph b(1) of this section if the request is reviewed under a program in which the financial institution, after a comprehensive analysis of the creditworthiness of the applicant, issues a written commitment to the applicant valid for the designated period of time to extend a home purchase loan up to a specified amount. Section 3500.2 defines an application as the submission of a borrower's financial information in anticipation of credit decision relating to a federally related mortgage loan, which shall include the borrower's name, the borrower's monthly income, the borrower's social security number to obtain a credit report, the property address; an estimate of the value of the property, the mortgage loan amount sought, and any other info deemed necessary by the loan originator. The six items to trigger a GFE requirement are property address, loan amount, monthly income, estimated value, borrower name, and social security. Since a property address is not known on a preapproval, is a GFE required? What if we request verification of income? Does that not trigger a GFE on a preapproval even if the property address is unknown?
Should a loan credit denial contain the applicant's social security number?
How often should a financial institution request a W-9 form from a customer to confirm citizenship and Social Security Number; with the first loan, once a year, with each loan and renewal, etc.?
In recent years, we have coined a variety of terms for high-cost, short term loans. The names can vary from late payment fees through overdraft protection to payday lending.
Banks and thrifts are not alone when it comes to requirements to maintain security for customer information.
Note: special thanks to Mollie Newsome Sudhoff for research and assistance with this article.