Every lender who is creating mortgage ads should have checklists available to use to confirm compliance with applicable rules and requirements. So what about a checklist for an adjustable rate mortgage advertisement? What should be in that check list? Here’s some ideas about what should be covered in your ARM mortgage advertisement checklist.
First, note that the majority of these rules come from Regulation Z and are discussed in the section of the law that covers the advertisement of mortgage loans. The ARMS we are discussing here are covered in the closed end credit section of the advertising rules in Regulation Z.
Your checklist should include information about the start rate for the advertisement. For example, you should say the start rate is 3.75%. You should also immediately show the APR adjacent to the interest rate in same font color and same font size. So APR on this example will show at 3.99%. Next you should say how long the initial rate will stay in effect.? If it’s a five year ARM, the answer is five years.