MBA Statement on CFPB's Letter Regarding the Qualified Mortgage Standard

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Rob Van Raaphorst 
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2020) - Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit about the CFPB's letter to senior members of Congress regarding the Bureau's plans for a revised Qualified Mortgage standard:

"MBA appreciates CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger's intention to temporarily extend the GSE patch and move away from the use of a standalone debt-to-income ratio. MBA has urged the Bureau to eliminate the use of DTI ratios as a standalone threshold in the QM definition, which would also remove the need to use the rigid, outdated Appendix Q methodology for calculating borrower income and debt. We look forward to working with the Bureau, and other stakeholders, on the proposed rule."