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Jumbo HELOC Product & Ability To Repay

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We are in the process of developing a Jumbo HELOC product. There would be no fees associated with this product, but there is an annual fee of $90, interest-only payments and the balance would come due in 5 years. Considering the balance due in 5 years, would this product be subject to Ability To Repay?
Answer: 

HELOCs are exempt from the ATR requirements.

(a) Scope. This section applies to any consumer credit transaction that is secured by a dwelling, as defined in § 1026.2(a)(19), including any real property attached to a dwelling, other than:

(1) A home equity line of credit subject to § 1026.40;

First published on 11/08/2020

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