Your Questions About Check My Mortgage Application

David asks…

CIFAS – what should I do?

Almost a year ago, I was approached by somebody who said he could introduce me to a company that could get me a 100 per cent self-certified mortgage. The so-called ‘introducer’ dissapeared as the brokers ask him to sign a contract. The mortgage had been accepted so we didn’t check anything else when we had to put a second application. But then I was refused and we discovered the introducer had produced false payslips.

I have now discovered they placed a Cifas fraud alert as I applied for a bank account and was refused without the bank checking whether I was providing true documents or not.

Has anybody tried to remove it? I don’t have any proof and I’m scared as they could prosecute me and I can’t proof anything!

And if I don’t remove it, does anyone know how long it will stay in my credit report?

This is an incredibly stressful situation.

Thanks

admin answers:

If you have a CIFAS fraud alert on your record, I STRONGLY SUGGEST you get an attorney as soon as possible. That isn’t anything to mess around with. Something like that will haunt you for a very very long time.

Thomas asks…

Low FICO score despite paying all credit cards on time, in full – help?

I am currently 25 years old with one major credit card that I have held for nearly 10 years. I carry a few store credit cards as well. I pay all of my credit card bills on time, in full, never carrying any outstanding balances on any cards. All car payments paid on time, no student loans left…I recently checked my credit score for mortgage purposes and it was mid 600s. I was also denied a major credit card application based on my current score. What can I do to improve my FICO score??
I am currently 25 years old with one major credit card that I have held for nearly 10 years. I carry a few store credit cards as well. I pay all of my credit card bills on time, in full, never carrying any outstanding balances on any cards. All car payments paid on time, no student loans left…I recently checked my credit score for mortgage purposes and it was mid 600s. I was also denied a major credit card application based on my current score. What can I do to improve my FICO score??

In reply to comments – score pulled by bank for mortgage purposes, showed scores from all 3 major agencies. Read through the credit report fully, no red flags. I can’t figure out what pushed it down unless perhaps I just haven’t built it up enough?
Also, no changes in my credit limit.

admin answers:

It sounds like you should be in better shape than you are. One, make sure when you use your credit card your not going any where near the limit. Two, look at your credit report in detail and make sure there is anything outstanding that may be an error. It sounds like your are doing everything else ok. Also, do not open too many accounts at one time. The more credit you take out the lower your score goes.

Hope that helps. When I was 20 I did some dumb things with my credit and was at 595. In one year I got it to 790 and just bought a house. Good luck

John asks…

What kind of violation is this.?

Hi I have a simple but little tricky question.
I believe there are three ways to purchase a house.
1.Pay cash – If you are a millionaire..
2.Hire Mortgage Broker – They will contact with Wholesale Lender
3.Contact with Bank directly – Bank has it’s own Loan Officer.
*If someone doesn’t tell the difference between mortgage broker and loan officer, go to yahoo and search “mortgage broker vs. loan officer” .
Here is my story.
Year 2004 I met Mr.Kim who was a mortgage broker.He always tell others that if someone wants to buy a house, they have to hire a mortgage broker to process their loan(He was acting that option #3 does not exist. That way he could get more jobs to sell.). *Someone might say “Why did you trust the mortgage broker? You are stupid…” You will be surprised to know how so many people have no knowledge about these whatsoever.
Anyway I trusted him and year 2005 I purchased my first house.
I filled out loan application and prepared all the documents which was prepared by Mr.Kim. The loan was approved: both first and second lender was major Banks. Exactly 2months later, I received a check book by XX (also major bank) bank. I asked my mortgage broker about this and he said that this was a home equity line of credit by XX bank (3rd mortgage): it was issued based on the current value of my property (there’s no loan application and no appraisal report..ect.) and my excellent credit. I had no doubt about this at that time (because it was issued from a major bank) and I used the money for home improvement. My mortgage broker, Kim was sentenced for financial fraud for other cases(currently he is in federal prison)
In the mean time, my mortgage payment was increased dramatically because it was a MTA program which I had no idea what that was at that time… My monthly payment doubled after 2 years and I had reached a point where I could not make all three mortgage payment including the 3rd mortgage. As the real estate market crashed, the value of my house dropped greatly and I could no longer able to make payment. I knew something was not right. I heard about Mortgage Audit from internet one day and decided to do that. I requested all the documents (including original loan applications..) from the all three lenders.
I was surprised to see that there were loan officer’s name which I had no idea because I had never met any loan officers. Not only that but also the information on the loan application had wrong information which was prepared by mortgage broker?? or the loan officer??
Since the lender was not a whole sale lender, I had learned that the loan officer from the lender must meet with the borrower directly(Patriot Act?).
What do you think about this whole loan process? I want to know how big crime it is when the loan officer never contacted the borrower and accept all the documents from the mortgage broker and approve the loan despite of all the wrong information on the loan documents??
* Some of you might say, “You signed the documents at the settlement and it is your responsibility”
However both the mortgage broker and the title agent are currently imprisoned. During the settlement, it is almost impossible to review every single document and sign them. I had to trust whatever I sign because it was conducted by title lawyer. Who would not trust “LAWYER” ?? DO YOU THINK LENDER GAVE US A MONEY BECAUSE THEY ARE CHARITY WORKERS?

admin answers:

Your question gave me a headache.

I would suggest strongly that you contact an attorney that specializes in real estate.

To me it sounds like you may have a case based on fraud, simply on the basis that your broker seemed to have filled out and filed papers on your behalf with out your approval.

Good luck.

Mark asks…

Is this a crime or what?

Hi I have a simple but little tricky question.
I believe there are three ways to purchase a house.
1.Pay cash – If you are a millionaire..
2.Hire Mortgage Broker – They will contact with Wholesale Lender
3.Contact with Bank directly – Bank has it’s own Loan Officer.
*If someone doesn’t tell the difference between mortgage broker and loan officer, go to yahoo and search “mortgage broker vs. loan officer” .
Here is my story.
Year 2004 I met Mr.Kim who was a mortgage broker.He always tell others that if someone wants to buy a house, they have to hire a mortgage broker to process their loan(He was acting that option #3 does not exist. That way he could get more jobs to sell.). *Someone might say “Why did you trust the mortgage broker? You are stupid…” You will be surprised to know how so many people have no knowledge about these whatsoever.
Anyway I trusted him and year 2005 I purchased my first house.
I filled out loan application and prepared all the documents which was prepared by Mr.Kim. The loan was approved: both first and second lender was major Banks. Exactly 2months later, I received a check book by XX (also major bank) bank. I asked my mortgage broker about this and he said that this was a home equity line of credit by XX bank (3rd mortgage): it was issued based on the current value of my property (there’s no loan application and no appraisal report..ect.) and my excellent credit. I had no doubt about this at that time (because it was issued from a major bank) and I used the money for home improvement. My mortgage broker, Kim was sentenced for financial fraud for other cases(currently he is in federal prison)
In the mean time, my mortgage payment was increased dramatically because it was a MTA program which I had no idea what that was at that time… My monthly payment doubled after 2 years and I had reached a point where I could not make all three mortgage payment including the 3rd mortgage. As the real estate market crashed, the value of my house dropped greatly and I could no longer able to make payment. I knew something was not right. I heard about Mortgage Audit from internet one day and decided to do that. I requested all the documents (including original loan applications..) from the all three lenders.
I was surprised to see that there were loan officer’s name which I had no idea because I had never met any loan officers. Not only that but also the information on the loan application had wrong information which was prepared by mortgage broker?? or the loan officer??
Since the lender was not a whole sale lender, I had learned that the loan officer from the lender must meet with the borrower directly(Patriot Act?).
What do you think about this whole loan process? I want to know how big crime it is when the loan officer never contacted the borrower and accept all the documents from the mortgage broker and approve the loan despite of all the wrong information on the loan documents??
* Some of you might say, “You signed the documents at the settlement and it is your responsibility”
However both the mortgage broker and the title agent are currently imprisoned. During the settlement, it is almost impossible to review every single document and sign them. I had to trust whatever I sign because it was conducted by title lawyer. Who would not trust “LAWYER” ?? DO YOU THINK LENDER GAVE US A MONEY BECAUSE THEY ARE CHARITY WORKERS?

admin answers:

Charity workers? I doubt it. Greed is more like it.

Sounds like you’re reaching out for validation since only attorneys are qualified to give advice in your situation. Unfortunately, you are among the countless of others victimized by the unethical practices of predatory lending. Thankfully, some of those involved in your transaction are getting their just due now in prison. Sadly, too many others guilty of the same predatory lending practices are still amongst us. The travesty is their “crime” has resulted in this financial crisis ALL of us are now experiencing.

If you’re wondering what now to do, accept your situation, confront it head on and deal with it through those now servicing your loan. On the upside, the nation is sympathetic to those like yourself especially if your loan(s) is with one of those who’ve received bailout assistance. They are expected to work with you. Suggest a no-cost refinance at their lowest interest rate. If the payment(s) is(are) still too high at the lowest rate, request a longer amortization schedule, for example a 40-yr loan.

Your anger is understandable, however, get past it and get help. I sincerely hope help comes to you quickly.

Mary asks…

Question about legal loan process.?

Hi I have a simple but little tricky question.
I believe there are three ways to purchase a house.
1.Pay cash – If you are a millionaire..
2.Hire Mortgage Broker – They will contact with Wholesale Lender
3.Contact with Bank directly – Bank has it’s own Loan Officer.
*If someone doesn’t tell the difference between mortgage broker and loan officer, go to yahoo and search “mortgage broker vs. loan officer” .
Here is my story.
Year 2004 I met Mr.Kim who was a mortgage broker.He always tell others that if someone wants to buy a house, they have to hire a mortgage broker to process their loan(He was acting that option #3 does not exist. That way he could get more jobs to sell.). *Someone might say “Why did you trust the mortgage broker? You are stupid…” You will be surprised to know how so many people have no knowledge about these whatsoever.
Anyway I trusted him and year 2005 I purchased my first house.
I filled out loan application and prepared all the documents which was prepared by Mr.Kim. The loan was approved: both first and second lender was major Banks. Exactly 2months later, I received a check book by XX (also major bank) bank. I asked my mortgage broker about this and he said that this was a home equity line of credit by XX bank (3rd mortgage): it was issued based on the current value of my property (there’s no loan application and no appraisal report..ect.) and my excellent credit. I had no doubt about this at that time (because it was issued from a major bank) and I used the money for home improvement. My mortgage broker, Kim was sentenced for financial fraud for other cases(currently he is in federal prison)
In the mean time, my mortgage payment was increased dramatically because it was a MTA program which I had no idea what that was at that time… My monthly payment doubled after 2 years and I had reached a point where I could not make all three mortgage payment including the 3rd mortgage. As the real estate market crashed, the value of my house dropped greatly and I could no longer able to make payment. I knew something was not right. I heard about Mortgage Audit from internet one day and decided to do that. I requested all the documents (including original loan applications..) from the all three lenders.
I was surprised to see that there were loan officer’s name which I had no idea because I had never met any loan officers. Not only that but also the information on the loan application had wrong information which was prepared by mortgage broker?? or the loan officer??
Since the lender was not a whole sale lender, I had learned that the loan officer from the lender must meet with the borrower directly(Patriot Act?).
What do you think about this whole loan process? I want to know how big crime it is when the loan officer never contacted the borrower and accept all the documents from the mortgage broker and approve the loan despite of all the wrong information on the loan documents??
* Some of you might say, “You signed the documents at the settlement and it is your responsibility”
However both the mortgage broker and the title agent are currently imprisoned. During the settlement, it is almost impossible to review every single document and sign them. I had to trust whatever I sign because it was conducted by title lawyer. Who would not trust “LAWYER” ?? DO YOU THINK LENDER GAVE US A MONEY BECAUSE THEY ARE CHARITY WORKERS?

admin answers:

You may find it impossible to read everything before you sign it, but it is not impossble. I have done it several times. We take a break of an hour or so and I read every word. If you sign stuff blindly, the conclusion is that the terms don’t matter to you and you would have signed it regardless of the terms.

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