The servicer is authorized to evaluate the borrower for a repayment plan without receiving a complete BRP. However, if the borrower submitted a complete BRP, the servicer must evaluate the borrower in accordance with Fannie Mae’s evaluation requirements as indicated in D2-2-05, Receiving a Borrower Response Package.
The following requirements apply to repayment plans:
The servicer must consider a repayment plan when the delinquency resulted from a temporary hardship that no longer appears to be a problem.
For an MBS mortgage loan, the servicer must identify and distinguish the pool issue date and be familiar with the reclassification requirements (see A1-3-06, Automatic Reclassification of MBS Mortgage Loans for additional information).
The repayment plan terms must be provided to the
borrower with an Evaluation Notice.
For additional information on the requirements for an Evaluation Notice,
When the servicer initially offers an arrangement that includes a combination of both forbearance and a repayment plan, the combined period must not exceed 36 months.
The following table provides the requirements for a repayment plan based on the mortgage loan's delinquency status at the time of evaluation and the duration of the repayment plan.
|If, at the time of evaluation, the mortgage loan is …||Then…|
|Less than or equal to 90 days delinquent and the term of the repayment plan does not exceed six months||
|Greater than 90 days delinquent or the term of the repayment plan exceeds six months.||
Note: The borrower may make a payment that is sufficient to bring the arrearage within eligible parameters.
The repayment plan may include accrued late charges due when the plan is established between the servicer and the borrower. The servicer must waive late charges accrued during the repayment plan period as long as the terms of the repayment plan are maintained by the borrower.
The following table provides references to Announcements that are related to this topic.
|Announcement SVC-2017-04||May 10, 2017|