Credit Committees: Central Hub of Mortgage Banking

Jonathan Foxx, Ph.D., MBA

Many clients have credit risk management committees, sometimes referred to as loan committees, lending committees, or credit committees. Let’s just call them “credit committees” or, for the purposes of this article, “Committees.” For small mortgage lenders, the Committees wind up consisting of the owner and perhaps a second company official. Howsoever this internal entity is configured, it is very important to ensure continuity between the origination process flow and, where possible, the interaction with a loan committee that sets policy standards and, as needed, makes decisions on whether to approve a risky loan transaction.

When we are retained by a client to review its departments and functions, for instance to conduct an internal audit or a GSE readiness audit – one of the factors we consider is the lending function itself. This activity is in fact actually distributed over many departments. But the loan flow process must come under a set of review criteria which, when challenged, often requires resolution by a committee constituted to manage the loan transaction’s risk.

First and foremost, it is important to emphasize that an institution’s quality control, compliance, and audit procedures should focus on mortgage lending activities that pose high risk. Controls to monitor compliance with underwriting standards and exceptions to those standards are especially important. ...

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