HB 717 Private Mortgage Insurance Premiums

HB 717 bill excludes certain mortgage insurance premiums from our NC definition of “points and fees” in high cost home loans, weakening our predatory mortgage lending protections.

The NC Commissioner of Banks (NCCOB) persuaded the bill sponsors to allow NCCOB to investigate these issues further and recommend to the legislature what action, if any, should be taken.  Since the bills did not pass either House, they are technically ineligible for consideration, but legislative leadership could insert language in many other places.