Important To Know:
- AFCU Does not escrow for Homeowners Insurance, only Property Taxes, Flood Insurance and Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), if applicable.
- Payments are due on the 1st of every month.
- Share Savings Account required. All borrowers must prove eligibility.
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For mortgage inquiries, please email us at Mortgages@ActorsFCU.com.
For servicing on existing mortgages, please email us at Mortgageservicing@ActorsFCU.com.
Actors Federal Credit Union follows the standards for licensing and registration established by the Safe and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008. Employees who originate residential mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit are registered with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry.
HOME EQUITY EARLY DISCLOSURE
IMPORTANT TERMS OF OUR HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT PLAN
This disclosure contains important information about Actors Federal Credit Union Home Equity Line of Credit. You should read it carefully and keep a copy for your records.
AVAILABILITY OF TERMS: All of the terms described below are subject to change, if these terms change and you decide, as a result, not to enter into an agreement with us, you are entitled to a refund of any fees that you pay to us or anyone else in connection with your application.
SECURITY INTEREST: We will take a security interest in your home. You could lose your home if you do not meet the obligations in your agreement with us.
POSSIBLE ACTIONS: We can terminate your line, require you to pay us the entire outstanding balance in one payment, and charge you certain fees, if (1) you engage in fraud or material misrepresentation in connection with the plan; (2) you do not meet the repayment terms of this plan, or (3) your action or inaction adversely affects the collateral or our rights in the collateral.
We can refuse to make additional extensions of credit or reduce your credit limit if (1) any reasons mentioned above exist; (2) the value of the dwelling securing the line declines significantly below its appraised value for purposes of the line; (3) we reasonably believe that you will not be able to meet the repayment requirements due to a material change in your financial circumstances; (4) you are in default of a material obligation of the agreement; (5) government action prevents us from imposing the annual percentage rate provided for in the agreement; (6) the priority of our security interest is adversely affected by government action to the extent that the value of the security interest is less than 120 percent of the credit line; (7) a regulatory agency has notified us that continued advances would constitute an unsafe and unsound business practice, or (8) the maximum annual percentage rate is reached.
MINIMUM PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS: You can obtain credit advances for 5 or 10 years depending on the HELOC program. This period is called the “draw period”. At our option, we may renew or extend the draw period. After the draw period ends the repayment period will begin. The length of the repayment period will depend on the balance at the time of the last advance you obtain before the draw period ends. You will be required to make monthly payments during both the draw and repayment periods. At the time you obtain a credit advance a payoff period of 240 monthly payments will be used to calculate your payment.
The payoff will always be the shorter of the payoff period for your outstanding balance or the time remaining to the maturity date. Your payment will be set to repay the balance after the advance, at the current annual percentage rate, within the payoff period. Your payment will be rounded up to the nearest dollar. Your payment will change if the annual percentage rate increases or decreases. Each time the annual percentage rate changes, we will adjust your payment to repay the balance within the original payoff period. Your payment will include any amounts past due and any amount by which you have exceeded your credit limit, and all other charges. Your payment will never be less than $100.00, or the full amount that you owe.
FEES AND CHARGES: You must pay certain fees to third parties to open the plan. If you ask, we will provide you with an itemization of the fees you will have to make to third parties. You may be required to pay for the cost of the appraisal in addition to any closing costs like title, attorney and recording fees.
LATE PAYMENT FEES: A late payment fee of 2% of the payment due will be charged 15 days after the due date.
PROPERTY INSURANCE: You must carry insurance on the property that secures this plan. If the property is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area we may require you to obtain flood insurance if it is available. You are required to obtain property insurance on the property that is security for your mortgage loan. We cannot require you to obtain an insurance policy in excess of the replacement cost of the improvement on the property securing this loan.
MINIMUM DRAW REQUIREMENTS: There is no minimum draw required.
VARIABLE RATE FEATURE: This plan has a variable rate feature and the annual percentage rate (corresponding to the periodic rate) and the minimum payment may change as a result. The annual percentage rate includes only interest and no other costs. Notwithstanding the above, minimum monthly payments shall be calculated as 1/85th of the current balance, applied to accrued interest first and then to principle.
RATE CHANGES: The annual percentage rate can change monthly. The ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE cannot increase above 18.00% (the “lifetime cap”). The ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE can never decrease below your starting or note rate (the “lifetime floor”). Apart from the lifetime cap and the lifetime floor, there is no limit on the amount by which the rate can change during any one (1) year period.
ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE: The annual percentage rate or APR is based on an index. The index is the Prime Rate as published in the Wall Street Journal. Should the Index be discontinued or otherwise be made unavailable during the term of your line of credit, we will choose a new index that is based on comparable information and will provide you notice of this change.
MAXIMUM RATE AND PAYMENT EXAMPLE: If you had an outstanding balance of $10,000, the minimum monthly payment during the draw period would be $154.33 at the maximum ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE of 18.00%. The maximum annual percentage rate could be reached as early as the first month of the plan.
MINIMUM PAYMENT EXAMPLE: If you made only the minimum monthly payment and took no other credit advances it would take 129 payments at $100 per month with 1 final payment of $18.75 to pay a credit advance in full of $10,000 at an ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE of 4.75 %.
TAX DEDUCTIBILITY: You should consult a tax advisor regarding the deductibility of interest and charges for the plan.
DEFINITIONS: “We”, “us”, and “our” refer to Actors Federal Credit Union 165 W 46th St New York, NY 10036. “You” and “your” refer to each person who signs the “agreement.” The “agreement” is the document that creates the line of credit. The “mortgage deed” is the document, signed by those who own the home, which gives us the mortgage on your home. “Your home” refers to the dwelling securing the line without regard to who owns it or whether or not it is your principal dwelling.