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Rules promote affordable mortgages, end abuses that led to financial crisis

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released rules today designed to prevent mortgage lenders from making risky, unaffordable loans. These ability-to-repay rules require that lenders document and verify information demonstrating that a borrower can afford a loan and define a class of mortgages, called Qualified Mortgages (QM), that are presumed to comply with the ability-to-repay rules. Read More…