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INTERAGENCY GUIDANCE ON HELOCS NEARING THEIR END-OF-DRAW PERIODS

On July 1, 2014 the federal financial institution regulatory agencies published guidance regarding the risk associated with Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) transitioning from their draw periods to full repayment. This is not a new issue. HELOCs have been part of product mix for financial institutions since the 1980s. Most HELOCs have a five or ten year draw period. During the draw period, a borrower has revolving access to unused amounts under a specified […]

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