# 12 CFR Appendix H to Part 1026 - Appendix H to Part 1026—Closed-End Model Forms and Clauses

This disclosure describes the features of the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) program you are considering. Information on other ARM programs is available upon request.

• Your interest rate will be based on [an index plus a margin] [a formula].

• Your payment will be based on the interest rate, loan balance, and loan term.

• Your interest rate can change (frequency).

• [Your interest rate cannot increase or decrease more than ____ percentage points at each adjustment.]

• Your interest rate cannot increase [or decrease] more than ____ percentage points over the term of the loan.

• Your payment can change (frequency) based on changes in the interest rate.

• [Your payment cannot increase more than (amount or percentage) at each adjustment.]

• [You will be notified at least 210, but no more than 240, days before first payment at the adjusted level is due after the initial interest rate adjustment of the loan. This notice will contain information about the adjustment, including the interest rate, payment amount, and loan balance.]

• [You will be notified at least 60, but no more than 120, days before first payment at the adjusted level is due after any interest rate adjustment resulting in a corresponding payment change. This notice will contain information about the adjustment, including the interest rate, payment amount, and loan balance.]

• [For example, on a $10,000 [term] loan with an initial interest rate of ____ [(the rate shown in the interest rate column below for the year 19 ____)] [(in effect (month) (year)], the maximum amount that the interest rate can rise under this program is ____ percentage points, to ____%, and the monthly payment can rise from a first-year payment of $____ to a maximum of $____ in the ____ year. To see what your payments would be, divide your mortgage amount by $10,000; then multiply the monthly payment by that amount. (For example, the monthly payment for a mortgage amount of $60,000 would be: $60,000 ÷ $10,000 = 6; 6 × ____ = $____ per month.)]

The example below shows how your payments would have changed under this ARM program based on actual changes in the index from 1982 to 1996. This does not necessarily indicate how your index will change in the future.

The example is based on the following assumptions:

Amount | $10,000. |
---|---|

Term | ——. |

Change date | ——. |

Payment adjustment | (frequency). |

Interest adjustment | (frequency). |

[Margin] * | ——. |

Caps ____ [periodic interest rate cap]. | |

____ [lifetime interest rate cap. | |

____ [payment cap]. | |

[Interest rate carryover]. | |

[Negative amortization]. | |

[Interest rate discount].** | |

Index(identification of index or formula). |

* This is a margin we have used recently, your margin may be different.

** This is the amount of a discount we have provided recently; your loan may be discounted by a different amount.]

Year | Index
(%) |
Margin
(percentage points) |
Interest
rate (%) |
Monthly
payment ($) |
Remaining
balance ($) |
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Note: To see what your payments would have been during that period, divide your mortgage amount by $10,000; then multiply the monthly payment by that amount. (For example, in 1996 the monthly payment for a mortgage amount of $60,000 taken out in 1982 would be: $60,000 ÷ $10,000 = 6; 6 × ____ = $____ per month.)

[Introductory Rate Notice

You have a discounted introductory rate of ____ % that ends after (period).

In the (period in sequence), even if market rates do not change, this rate will increase to ____ %.]

[Final Balloon Payment due (date): $________]

There is no guarantee that you will be able to refinance to lower your rate and payments.

You are entering into a new transaction to increase the amount of credit previously provided to you. Your home is the security for this new transaction. You have a legal right under Federal law to cancel this new transaction, without cost, within three business days from whichever of the following events occurs last:

(1) the date of this new transaction, which is ____________; or

(2) the date you received your new Truth in Lending disclosures; or

(3) the date you received this notice of your right to cancel.

If you cancel this new transaction, it will not affect any amount that you presently owe. Your home is the security for that amount. Within 20 calendar days after we receive your notice of cancellation of this new transaction, we must take the steps necessary to reflect the fact that your home does not secure the increase of credit. We must also return any money you have given to us or anyone else in connection with this new transaction.

You may keep any money we have given you in this new transaction until we have done the things mentioned above, but you must then offer to return the money at the address below.

If we do not take possession of the money within 20 calendar days of your offer, you may keep it without further obligation.

If you decide to cancel this new transaction, you may do so by notifying us in writing, at

You may use any written statement that is signed and dated by you and states your intention to cancel, or you may use this notice by dating and signing below. Keep one copy of this notice because it contains important information about your rights.

If you cancel by mail or telegram, you must send the notice no later than midnight of

If you send or deliver your written notice to cancel some other way, it must be delivered to the above address no later than that time.

This disclosure describes the features of the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) program you are considering. Information on other ARM programs is available upon request.

• Your interest rate will be based on an index rate plus a margin.

• Your payment will be based on the interest rate, loan balance, and loan term.

—The interest rate will be based on the weekly average yield on United States Treasury securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 1 year (your index), plus our margin. Ask us for our current interest rate and margin.

—Information about the index rate is published weekly in the Wall Street Journal.

• Your interest rate will equal the index rate plus our margin unless your interest rate “caps” limit the amount of change in the interest rate.

• Your interest rate can change yearly.

• Your interest rate cannot increase or decrease more than 2 percentage points per year.

• Your interest rate cannot increase or decrease more than 5 percentage points over the term of the loan.

• Your monthly payment can increase or decrease substantially based on annual changes in the interest rate.

• [For example, on a $10,000, 30-year loan with an initial interest rate of 12.41 percent in effect in July 1996, the maximum amount that the interest rate can rise under this program is 5 percentage points, to 17.41 percent, and the monthly payment can rise from a first-year payment of $106.03 to a maximum of $145.34 in the fourth year. To see what your payment is, divide your mortgage amount by $10,000; then multiply the monthly payment by that amount. (For example, the monthly payment for a mortgage amount of $60,000 would be: $60,000 ÷ $10,000 = 6; 6 × 106.03 = $636.18 per month.)]

• [You will be notified at least 210, but no more than 240, days before first payment at the adjusted level is due after the initial interest rate adjustment of the loan. This notice will contain information about the adjustment, including the interest rate, payment amount, and loan balance.]

• [You will be notified at least 60, but no more than 120, days before first payment at the adjusted level is due after any interest rate adjustment resulting in a corresponding payment change. This notice will contain information about the adjustment, including the interest rate, payment amount, and loan balance.]

The example below shows how your payments would have changed under this ARM program based on actual changes in the index from 1982 to 1996. This does not necessarily indicate how your index will change in the future. The example is based on the following assumptions:

Amount | $10,000. |
---|---|

Term | 30 years. |

Payment adjustment | 1 year. |

Interest adjustment | 1 year. |

Margin | 3 percentage points. |

Caps 2 percentage points annual interest rate. | |

5 percentage points lifetime interest rate. | |

Index Weekly average yield on U.S. Treasury securities adjusted to a constant maturity of one year. |

Year
(as of 1st week ending in July) |
Index | Margin *
(percentage points) |
Interest
rate (%) |
Monthly
payment ($) |
Remaining
balance ($) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1982 | 14.41 | 3 | 17.41 | 145.90 | 9,989.37 |

1983 | 9.78 | 3 | * * 15.41 | 129.81 | 9,969.66 |

1984 | 12.17 | 3 | 15.17 | 127.91 | 9,945.51 |

1985 | 7.66 | 3 | ** 13.17 | 112.43 | 9,903.70 |

1986 | 6.36 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 9,848.94 |

1987 | 6.71 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 9,786.98 |

1988 | 7.52 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 9,716.88 |

1989 | 7.97 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 9,637.56 |

1990 | 8.06 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 9,547.83 |

1991 | 6.40 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 9,446.29 |

1992 | 3.96 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 9,331.56 |

1993 | 3.42 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 9,201.61 |

1994 | 5.47 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 9,054.72 |

1995 | 5.53 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 8,888.52 |

1996 | 5.82 | 3 | *** 12.41 | 106.73 | 8,700.37 |

* This is a margin we have used recently; your margin may be different.

** This interest rate reflects a 2 percentage point annual interest rate cap.

*** This interest rate reflects a 5 percentage point lifetime interest rate cap.

Note: To see what your payments would have been during that period, divide your mortgage amount by $10,000; then multiply the monthly payment by that amount. (For example, in 1996 the monthly payment for a mortgage amount of $60,000 taken out in 1982 would be: $60,000 ÷ $10,000 = 6; 6 × $106.73 = $640.38.)]

• [You will be notified at least 210, but no more than 240, days before first payment at the adjusted level is due after the initial interest rate adjustment of the loan. This notice will contain information about the adjustment, including the interest rate, payment amount, and loan balance.]

• [You will be notified at least 60, but no more than 120, days before first payment at the adjusted level is due after any interest rate adjustment resulting in a corresponding payment change. This notice will contain information about the adjustment, including the interest rate, payment amount, and loan balance.]

Please enroll me in the optional [insert name of program], and bill my account the fee of [insert charge for the initial term of coverage]. I understand that enrollment is not required to obtain credit. I also understand that depending on the event, the protection may only temporarily suspend my duty to make minimum payments, not reduce the balance I owe. I understand that my balance will actually grow during the suspension period as interest continues to accumulate.

[To Enroll, Sign Here]/[To Enroll, Initial Here].

Please enroll me in the optional [name of program], and bill my account the fee of $200.00. I understand that enrollment is not required to obtain credit. I also understand that depending on the event, the protection may only temporarily suspend my duty to make minimum payments, not reduce the balance I owe. I understand that my balance will actually grow during the suspension period as interest continues to accumulate.

To Enroll, Initial Here.

Description: This is a blank model Loan Estimate that illustrates the application of the content requirements in § 1026.37. This form provides two variations of page one, four variations of page two, and four variations of page three, reflecting the variable content requirements in § 1026.37.

Description: This is a sample of a completed Loan Estimate for a fixed rate loan. This loan is for the purchase of property at a sale price of $180,000 and has a loan amount of $162,000, a 30-year loan term, a fixed interest rate of 3.875 percent, and a prepayment penalty equal to 2.00 percent of the outstanding principal balance of the loan for the first two years after consummation of the transaction. The consumer has elected to lock the interest rate. The creditor requires an escrow account and that the consumer pay for private mortgage insurance.

Description: This is a sample of a completed Loan Estimate for an adjustable rate loan with interest only payments. This loan is for the purchase of property at a sale price of $240,000 and has a loan amount of $211,000 and a 30-year loan term. For the first five years of the loan term, the scheduled payments cover only interest and the loan has an introductory interest rate that is fixed at 4.00 percent. After five years, the payments include principal and the interest rate adjusts every three years based on the value of the Monthly Treasury Average index plus a margin of 4.00 percent. The consumer has elected to lock the interest rate. The creditor does not require an escrow account with the loan. The creditor requires that the consumer pay for private mortgage insurance.

Description: This is a sample of a completed Loan Estimate for a transaction that is for a refinance of an existing mortgage loan that secures the property, for which the consumer is estimated to receive funds from the transaction. The estimated property value is $180,000, the loan amount is $150,000, the estimated outstanding balance of the existing mortgage loan is $120,000, and the interest rate is 4.25 percent. The consumer has elected to lock the interest rate. The creditor requires an escrow account and that the consumer pay for private mortgage insurance.

Description: This is a sample of the information required by § 1026.37(a) through (c) for a transaction with a loan term of seven years that includes a final balloon payment.

Description: This is a sample of the information required by § 1026.37(a) and (b) for a transaction with negative amortization.

Description: This is a blank model Loan Estimate that illustrates the application of the content requirements in § 1026.37, with the optional alternative tables permitted by § 1026.37(d)(2) and (h)(2) for transactions without a seller. This form provides one variation of page one, four variations of page two, and four variations of page three, reflecting the variable content requirements in § 1026.37.

Description: This is a blank model Closing Disclosure that illustrates the content requirements in § 1026.38. This form provides three variations of page one, one page two, one page three, four variations of page four, and four variations of page five, reflecting the variable content requirements in § 1026.38. This form does not reflect modifications permitted under § 1026.38(t).

Description: This is a sample of a completed Closing Disclosure for the fixed rate loan illustrated by form H-24(B). The purpose, product, sale price, loan amount, loan term, and interest rate have not changed from the estimates provided on the Loan Estimate. The creditor requires an escrow account and that the consumer pay for private mortgage insurance for the transaction.

Description: This is a sample of the information required on the Closing Disclosure by § 1026.38(j) for disclosure of consumer funds from a simultaneous second-lien credit transaction not otherwise disclosed pursuant to § 1026.38(j)(2)(iii) or (iv) that is used to finance part of the purchase price of the property subject to the transaction.

Description: This is a sample of the information required on the Closing Disclosure by § 1026.38(j) and (k) for the satisfaction of a junior-lien transaction by the consumer, which was not paid from closing funds.

Description: This is a sample of a completed Closing Disclosure for the refinance transaction illustrated by form H-24(D). The purpose, loan amount, loan term, and interest rate have not changed from the estimates provided on the Loan Estimate. The outstanding balance of the existing mortgage loan securing the property was less than estimated on the Loan Estimate. The creditor requires an escrow account and that the consumer pay for private mortgage insurance for the transaction.

Description: This is a sample of the completed disclosures required by § 1026.38(e) and (h) for a completed Closing Disclosure for the refinance transaction illustrated by form H-24(D). The Closing Costs have increased in excess of the good faith requirements of § 1026.19(e)(3) by $200, for which the creditor has provided a refund under § 1026.19(f)(2)(v).

Description: This is a sample of a completed Closing Disclosure for a refinance transaction in which the consumer must pay additional funds to satisfy the existing mortgage loan securing the property and other existing debt to consummate the transaction.

Description: This is a blank model form of the modification to Closing Cost Details permitted by § 1026.38(t)(5)(iv)(B).

Description: This is a blank model form of the modification permitted by § 1026.38(t)(5)(vi).

Description: This is a blank model form of the alternative disclosures and modifications permitted by § 1026.38(d)(2), (e), and (t)(5)(vii) for transactions without a seller.

Description: This is a model of the statement required by § 1026.19(e)(2)(ii) to be stated at the top of the front of the first page of a written estimate of terms or costs specific to a consumer that is provided to a consumer before the consumer receives the disclosures required under § 1026.19(e)(1)(i).

Description: This is a blank model form for the written list of settlement service providers required by § 1026.19(e)(1)(vi) and the statement required by § 1026.19(e)(1)(vi)(C) that the consumer may select a settlement service provider that is not on the list.

Description: This is a sample of the Written List of Providers for the transaction in the sample Loan Estimate illustrated by form H-24(B).

Description: This is a sample of the Written List of Providers with information about the providers selected by the creditor for the charges disclosed pursuant to § 1026.37(f)(2).

Description: This is a blank model Loan Estimate that illustrates the application of the content requirements in § 1026.37, and is translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.37(o)(5)(ii). This form provides two variations of page one, four variations of page two, and four variations of page three, reflecting the variable content requirements in § 1026.37.

Description: This is a sample of the Loan Estimate illustrated by form H-24(C) for a 5 Year Interest Only, 5/3 Adjustable Rate loan, translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.37(o)(5)(ii).

Description: This is a sample of the Loan Estimate illustrated by form H-24(D) for a refinance transaction in which the consumer is estimated to receive funds from the transaction, translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.37(o)(5)(ii).

Description: This is a sample of the information required by § 1026.37(a) through (c) for a transaction with a loan term of seven years that includes a final balloon payment illustrated by form H-24(E), translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.37(o)(5)(ii).

Description: This is a sample of the information required by § 1026.37(a) and (b) for a transaction with negative amortization illustrated by form H-24(F), translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.37(o)(5)(ii).

Description: This is a blank model Closing Disclosure that illustrates the content requirements in § 1026.38, and is translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.38(t)(5)(viii). This form provides three variations of page one, one page two, one page three, four variations of page four, four variations of page five, and two variations of page six reflecting the variable content requirements in § 1026.38. This form does not reflect any other modifications permitted under § 1026.38(t).

Description: This is a sample of the Closing Disclosure illustrated by form H-25(B) translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.38(t)(5)(viii).

Description: This is a sample of the Closing Disclosure illustrated by form H-25(E) translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.38(t)(5)(viii).

Description: This is a blank model Loan Estimate that illustrates form H-24(G), with the optional alternative disclosures permitted by § 1026.37(d)(2) and (h)(2) for transactions without a seller, translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.37(o)(5)(ii).

Description: This is a blank model Closing Disclosure that illustrates form H-25(J), with the alternative disclosures under § 1026.38(d)(2), (e), and (t)(5)(vii) for transactions without a seller, translated into the Spanish language as permitted by § 1026.38(t)(5)(viii).

Description: This is a blank model form of the disclosures required by § 1026.20(e).

Housing Counselor Information: If you would like counseling or assistance, you can contact the following:

• U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): For a list of homeownership counselors or counseling organizations in your area, go to http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm or call 800-569-4287.