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Why would a consumer work with a non-licensed Mortgage Originator?

As I read over the internet each day to see what is new and trending, I came across this great article.  I started thinking, many consumer’s (buyer’s) don’t know the difference or requirements for Licensed Loan Officers and Bank Originator:

Why would a consumer work with a non-licensed Mortgage Originator?

Following the release of the QM and Ability to Repay rules from CFPB, I decided to try to read through the proposed Loan Originator Compensation rules. I found this pretty interesting. Instead of making additional regulations for Mortgage Originators who work at banks or credit unions, why not just make them subject to the SAFE Act and require them be licensed?  Read the rest of this entry