The West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions (WVDFI) requires mortgage licensees in this state to take a two-hour course on West Virginia mortgage lending rules as part of the licensees' annual continuing education requirement for license renewal. This course covers topics relating to West Virginia mortgage regulations.
This five-module course will begin with an overview of the WVDFI and its Board of Banking and Financial Institutions. We'll then cover mortgage disclosure and advertising rules, conditions and limitations on certain mortgage transactions, and regulations relating to residential mortgage loans. Finally we'll review licensing requirements and prohibited conduct.
Topics and Learning Objectives
This course is broken down into several learning topics. At the end of the course a 15-question final exam will be given. The topics included in this course are:
The Division of Financial Institutions (15 minutes)
Disclosures and Advertising (25 minutes)
Conditions and Limitations for Certain Mortgage Transactions (10 minutes)
Residential Mortgage Loans (10 minutes)
License Application, Maintenance, and Renewal (30 minutes)
Final exam (10 minutes)
This course will prepare West Virginia DOFI-licensees to:
Describe the purpose of the West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions (WVDFI)
Identify the powers of the Board of Banking and Financial Institutions
Describe the Tangible Net Benefit requirements and demonstrate proper completion of the WV statutorily required form.
Discuss the records that must be maintained per CSR 106-5.
Illustrate the requirement that an MLOs NMLS unique identifier is displayed on all advertising, including social media.
Know the late payment penalty maximum charge of $30.00 and describe the requirement that this be disclosed correctly on all loan disclosures.
Explain the loan-to-value limitation of 100%, unless program is specifically exempted by statute.
Know that no application fees may be collected. Explain that third party pass through fees may be collected for the actual amount of the service provided.
Recite fee limitations.
Explain that no instrument evidencing or securing a primary or subordinate loan may contain a requirement that the final installment be greater than any other installment (balloon).
Explain the restriction on use of the term banker.
Discuss the explanation and documentation required if a non-local appraiser (greater than 75 miles) is used.
Examine the determination of ability to repay (or exemption from the requirement). If debt-to-income ratio exceeds 50%, a written assessment containing certain information must be signed by the lender or lender’s representative and the borrower.
Describe the requirements regarding the Good Funds Settlement Act.
Outline the requirements for Lender licensing and Broker licensing under the act
Recognize the reasons in which the Commissioner of Financial Institutions may deny, revoke, or suspend an issued license
Describe the registration, education, and testing requirements for mortgage loan originator applicants
Review the supervisory powers the Commissioner has over its licensees
Total study time: 2clock hours (100 minutes)
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