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Volume 23 - Number 1

January 11, 2019

CFPB Report Calls Into Question the ‘GSE Patch’

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau late this week issued two separate reports assessing the effectiveness of its Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act servicing rule. One critical question of the ATR/QM assessment is the fate of the so-called “GSE patch,” which exempts loans eligible for purchase by the two government-sponsored enterprises from the debt-to-income ratio limit of 43 percent. The exemption is set to expire by ...

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