A Cure for What Ails You – Or At Least One Thing That Does: CFPB’s Cure for “Points and Fees” Mistakes

By: Kris D. Kully

In a recent amendment to Regulation Z, the CFPB offers a tonic to mortgage lenders and their assignees that have struggled with the “points and fees” calculation for Qualified Mortgages (QMs). The CFPB’s cure allows lenders or assignees of covered loans to reestablish the QM status of a loan for which the amount of points and fees inadvertently exceeds the thresholds set by the CFPB’s Ability to Repay/QM Rule. The cure is available for loans consummated on and after November 3, 2014, but it expires January 10, 2021.

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