Fewer banks tighten mortgage underwriting standards

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Underwriting standards should not only result in individual credit card loans with acceptable risks but should also result in an acceptable risk level on a collective basis. Examiners should evaluate whether the bank’s credit card underwriting standards are appropriate for the risk-bearing capacity of the bank,

measure aggregate underwriting standards over the past decade: the easing and then.. loosened much less than underwriting outside of regulated banks. Percentage of banks tightening minus percentage loosening, indexed 1996:1=0.

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Regulators and lenders quickly tightened mortgage-underwriting. FHA loans also require debt-to-income (DTI ratios) less than 43%, although.

Credit Culture. Fewer community banks are demonstrating a strong credit culture that makes them unwilling to bend on their historical credit practices. Those with weak cultures are more prone to easing underwriting, offering new products, or worse, to simply pumping up their loan volume.

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There is a slow continued trend from tightening to unchanged standards with 65 percent of the banks reporting unchanged residential real estate underwriting standards.

Roughly 25% of the banks reported tightened underwriting standards for mortgages, down from 40% last year, according to the survey. Also, 10% of banks eased standards on home loans, an uptick from.