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58.15 Disclosure requirements for residential mortgage originators.

Subdivision 1. Nonagency disclosure. If a residential mortgage originator or exempt person does not contract or offer to contract to act as an agent of a borrower, or accept an advance fee, it must, within 72 hours of accepting an application for a residential mortgage loan, provide the borrower with a written disclosure as provided in subdivision 2.

Subd. 2. Form and content requirements. The disclosure must be a separate document, 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, must be signed by the borrower and must contain the following statement in 14-point boldface print:

Originator IS NOT ACTING AS YOUR AGENT IN CONNECTION WITH OBTAINING A RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOAN. WHILE WE SEEK TO ASSIST YOU IN MEETING YOUR FINANCIAL NEEDS, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE LOWEST OR BEST TERMS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET.

Subd. 3. Electronic application disclosure requirement. In case of an electronic residential mortgage application, the disclosure requirements of this section may be satisfied by providing the disclosure statement as a separate screen if the disclosure must be acknowledged by the borrower before an application is accepted.

Subd. 4. Exemption from disclosure requirement. If the Department of Housing and Urban Development adopts and implements a disclosure requirement for persons offering mortgage origination services that the commissioner determines to be substantially similar to the disclosure required in subdivision 2, licensees and exempt persons complying with the HUD disclosure shall be considered to have complied with the requirements of subdivisions 1 and 2.

HIST: 1998 c 343 art 1 s 15

* NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 1998, chapter 343, *article 1, section 15, is effective July 1, 1999. Laws 1998, *chapter 343, article 1, section 19.