When a renew a loan with collateral should a new Security Agreement be completed as well?
Why does resolving an exception usually involve multiple steps?
Our marketing department brought up the idea of handing out $50 coupons to our customers to entice them to refer folks to get a mortgage loan with the bank. The idea is that if a customer refers someone for a mortgage loan and it closes, the customer can redeem the $50 coupon for cash. I reviewed 1026.36 but it only seems to cover MLO compensation. RESPA's 1024.14(b) seems most applicable but i'm not sure if that just pertains to the parties involved in the transaction. This would be a referral for our customer who told someone to get a mortgage with us. Are there any regulations on a $50 referral ‘bonus/compensation’ to our customer for referring someone to one of our MLO’s to close a mortgage? It seems similar to what the big banks do with something like a $200 bonus to open an account with them.
What types of credit and loan exceptions are commonly cleared at financial institutions?
Is it a problem if the mortgage brokers that we use invite some of our lenders to parties to celebrate milestones like year-end celebrations where loan closing goals were met?