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Agencies Issue Recommendations for Managing Home Equity Lines of Credit Nearing Their End-of-Draw Periods

Agencies Issue Recommendations for Managing Home Equity Lines of Credit Nearing Their End-of-Draw Periods

By: Jonathan D. Jaffe, Jeremy M. McLaughlin

Many mortgage industry pundits have written about an impending home equity line of credit (HELOC) crisis resulting from a significant volume of HELOCs reaching the end of their interest-only draw periods. In fact, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) estimates that $23 billion in HELOCs will reset in 2014 at the largest national banks; $42 billion in 2015; $50 billion in 2016; and $56 billion in 2017. There is a legitimate question whether many of these borrowers will be able or willing to repay the much higher, fully amortizing payments required during the HELOCs’ repayment periods. It is obvious that federal banking regulators share these concerns and have given them a lot of thought. Read More

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