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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:26 AM

Cordray Rules!




U.S. Consumer Watchdog to Issue Mortgage Rules

WASHINGTON — Banks and other lenders will be prohibited from making home loans that offer deceptive teaser rates or require no documentation from borrowers, and will be required to take more steps to ensure that borrowers can repay, under new consumer protections to be announced on Thursday.

The rules, being laid out by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and taking effect next January, will also set some limits on interest-only packages or negative-amortization loans, where the balance due grows over time. Banks can make such loans, but the new rules would not protect them from potential borrower lawsuits if they do so.

And mortgage originators will in most cases be restricted from charging excessive upfront points and fees, from making loans with balloon payments and from making loans that load a borrower with total debt exceeding 43 percent of income . . .

“When consumers sit down at the closing table, they shouldn’t be set up to fail with mortgages they can’t afford,” said Richard Cordray, the director of the consumer bureau. “Our ability-to-repay rule protects borrowers from the kinds of risky lending practices that resulted in so many families losing their homes.”


read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/business/consumers-win-some-mortgage-safety-in-new-rules.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0&pagewanted=print

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:11 AM

1. Yes, he does!

A tough Dem in action.. thanks bigtree

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:29 AM

2. appointed and installed forcefully by this President

. . . with Congress off-balance and technically in session. What a coup! Richard Cordray has been very dynamic and productive. One of the best agencies of government, by far.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:48 PM

4. That's right.. thanks for the REMINDER!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:18 AM

3. Proud of my hometown boy!

He's seen what that kind of crap did here in Ohio and is protecting consumers.

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