Beware of UDAP and UDAAP in Your Mortgage Ads


There’s been a lot of enforcement on UDAAP lately in mortgage ads so what do we need to watch out for?

Some tips to be aware of:

  • When reviewing your ads, make sure the that the advertisement materials are accurate and easy to read.
  • Don’t use terms like “pre-approved” or “guaranteed” if in fact the recipient has not been preapproved or is not guaranteed to receive a loan from you.
  • Make sure your train your employees about UDAAP avoidance
  • Use scripts or call guides in your sales process to protect against UDAAP processes
  • Be careful about using small print or footnote disclosures to clarify what you mean in your advertised offer.
  • Avoid anything confusing or unclear in your headlines and your marketing message in your advertisements

See our UDAAP Article for More of these rules


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