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Texas regulators update emergency-related home equity lending guidance

State Issues Covid-19 Texas Home Equity Loans Mortgages Consumer Credit

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On November 30, the Texas Department of Banking, Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, and Credit Union Department issued updated guidance on emergency measures for home equity lenders to consider in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance covers emergency measures in relation to the refinance and modification of home equity loans. The guidance also indicates that lenders are permitted to close loans in any area located at the permanent physical address of the lender, attorney, or title company, including outdoor settings such as parking lots.

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