The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have committed to looking into novel approaches to increase homeownership access safely and securely throughout the previous year.
Black and white Americans now own more homes than they did in 1960. Unfortunately, this racial homeownership divide is getting worse due to growing housing prices, increased mortgage interest rates, and an outdated method of determining a borrower’s capacity to repay the loan. As mortgage experts, we are responsible for providing sustainable home finance options to encourage homeownership in the communities we serve. Fortunately, improvements in determining a customer’s capacity to pay have allowed lenders to embrace ethical and inclusive lending methods.
A holistic underwriting procedure that considers financial information from several vectors, including disposable income, discretionary income, and credit score, provides a more thorough picture of borrowers’ actual Ability to Pay, or ATP. This approach can offer excellent protection against the risk of originating and manufacturing a loan.
Lenders get the best of both worlds when using ATP. Lenders can improve volume by acquiring the business of creditworthy loan applicants who would have been rejected under less sophisticated underwriting methods thanks to ATP, which also gives lenders a potent tool for sustainably expanding housing finance access to underrepresented communities. In addition, ATP assists lenders in converting refused loans into secured loans and assists more people in gaining access to homeownership’s capacity to create wealth for future generations.
Analyzing consumer transaction data provides a more detailed understanding of a consumer’s ATP. Thanks to recent developments in data intelligence, lenders now have a hassle-free option to reintroduce that procedure. To read more on this, click here.
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