Glossary of Terms
AIR: Adjustable Interest RateAmount Financed: The loan amount available after payment of the upfront charges. AP: Adjustable Payment APR: Annual Percentage Rate is the borrower's costs of the loan term expressed as a rate. This is not their interest rate.
Application (for purposes of the IMD requirements): The submission of a consumer's financial information for the purposes of obtaining an extension of credit, and consists of the submission of the consumer's name; the consumer's income; the consumer's social security number to obtain a credit report; the property address; an estimate of the value of the property; and the mortgage loan amount sought.
Business day: Defined differently for the Loan Estimate (LE) vs. Closing Disclosure (CD): For the LE, a business day is a day on which the creditor's offices are open to the public for carrying out substantially all of its business functions. For the Closing Disclosure (CD) and revisions or corrections, a business day means all calendar days except Sundays and legal public holidays specified in 5 U.S.C. 6103(a) such as New Year's Day, the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
CD: Closing Disclosure form designed to provide disclosures that will be helpful to consumers in understanding all of the costs of the transaction. This form will be given to the consumer three (3) business days before closing and replaces the HUD-1 and final Truth in Lending (TIL) disclosure on impacted transactions.
CFPB: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); an entity created by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Closing Date: The date of consummation for the Closing Disclosure.
Closing Disclosure (CD): Replaces current HUD-1 on impacted transactions and final TIL (Truth in Lending). This form is a statement of final loan terms and closing costs.
Consummation: Occurs when the consumer becomes contractually obligated to the creditor on the loan, not, for example, when the consumer becomes contractually obligated to a seller on a real estate transaction. The point in time when a consumer becomes contractually obligated to the creditor on the loan depends on applicable State law. Consummation is not the same as closing or settlement.
Date Issued: The date the disclosures (Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure) are delivered to the consumer.
Disbursement Date: The date the amounts are to be disbursed to a consumer and seller in a purchase transaction or the date funds are to be paid to the consumer or a third party in a transaction that is not a purchase transaction.
Finance Charge: The dollar amount the loan will cost the consumer.
IMD: Integrated Mortgage Disclosure (New forms: Loan Estimate (LE) and Closing Disclosure (CD)). The New Rule and Forms apply to most closed-end consumer mortgage loans. It does not apply to home equity lines of credit, reverse mortgages, or mortgage loans secured by a mobile home or by a dwelling that is not attached to real property. The new rule does not apply to loans made by a creditor who makes five or fewer mortgages in a year.
Issue Date on LE and CD: The date you deliver or place in the mail the applicable disclosure.
Loan Estimate (LE): Form designed to provide disclosures that will be helpful to consumers in understanding the key features, costs and risks of the mortgage loan for which they are applying. Initial disclosure to be given to the consumer three (3) business days after application and replaces the GFE and early TIL.
MIC: Mortgage Insurance Case Number
MISMO®: Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization. MISMO sets standards of how to format data sent to another party for both residential and commercial
property transactions in US markets. By promoting improved data consistency, MISMO aims to reduce costs and increase transparency while promoting confidence in mortgages as an asset class for investors. Ultimately, MISMO standards should deliver cost savings to consumers.
MISMO Compliant: Software vendor developed their platform using the MISMO data format standards to send data to other parties.
NMLSR ID: Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry Identification Number
New Rule: The TILA-RESPA rule consolidates four existing disclosures required under TILA and RESPA for closed-end credit transactions secured by real property into two forms: a Loan Estimate (LE) that must be delivered or placed in the mail no later than the third business day after receiving the consumer's application, and a Closing Disclosure (CD) that must be provided to the consumer at least three business days prior to consummation.
RESPA: Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
TIL: Truth in Lending
TILA: Truth in Lending Act
TIP: Total Interest Paid. The total amount of interest the borrower will pay over the loan term as a percentage of the loan amount.
Total Payments: Total amount paid after payment of all principal, interest, mortgage insurance and loan costs as scheduled.
UCD: Uniform Closing Dataset. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, GSEs (Government Sponsored Entities) have provided a common industry dataset called the Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) to support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) Closing Disclosures. Our Underwriter, First American Title, recently published the UCD MISMO-mapping document. Please note: it's important that lenders and vendors develop a plan for how they will implement the UCD. Using the UCD to implement the CFPB's Closing Disclosure could save you time and resources.
Variance: Previously and also known as Tolerances
Written List of Providers: A written list of service providers given to the consumer by the Creditor or Mortgage Broker for a settlement service provider that the consumer is permitted to shop for.