Most mortgage companies don’t realize this yet, but the Fair Access to Credit Score Disclosures are coming to a loan file near you!
We know the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act is massive—and covers all types of financial entities.
Tucked away in the bill is a section called “Fair Access to Credit Scores” which contains new rules for Adverse Action and Risk Based Pricing notifications.
Be prepared to add another disclosure to your already huge stack of disclosures. The actual form has not yet been created, but stay tuned.
The Risk Based Pricing is took effect January 11, 2011. The new credit score disclosure rules are supposed to become effective July 21, 2011. Here’s how the credit score disclosure and risk based pricing come together to trigger the disclosure.
Under the risk based pricing rule lenders are required to send a notice to any client who is receiving a loan with less than the best rates possible. So, if the best rate out there is for 25% down and a 740 credit score and your clients have neither, you’ll have to send them a credit score disclosure.
When they receive the notice and you may (meaning will) be asked to explain to them why they are paying from .25 pt. to 3.25 pts. extra on their loan.
This time around, the credit reporting agencies must also add certain disclosures when a consumer requests their credit score. Get a copy from your credit supplies of their disclosure because you know your clients will be asking you—not the credit bureaus—what it really means.
Credit scores are going to become more and more available to consumers So my advice is to GET YOUR CLIENTS TO REVIEW THEIR CREDIT BEFORE APPLING FOR A LOAN and start working on your script on how you’re going to explain why they have gotten the disclosure and why have to pay extra fees.
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