Low-documentation Loan

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Synonyms

  • low-doc loan
  • low-documentation mortgage
  • low-doc mortgage

Alternate Spellings

  • Low documentation loan
  • Low doc
  • Low doc loan
  • Low documentation
  • Low-doc loan
  • Low-doc

Definition of Low-documentation Loan

  1. A mortgage that requires less verification of income or assets (or both) than a conventional loan. Low-documentation loans are designed for the entrepreneur or self-employed, for recent immigrants with money in foreign countries or for borrowers who cannot or choose not to reveal information about their incomes. You need a substantial down payment, excellent credit history and will usually pay a higher interest rate.

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Full Income Verification Definition,
    • A requirement for fully documented proof of income; loans of this type usually offer lower interest rates than no-income or "no-doc" verification loans.
  • No Credit History Definition,
    • To have no record of an individual's credit worthiness.
  • Creative Financing Definition,
    • An innovative or unusual way of structuring a home loan that allows the buyer to buy the house.
  • Document Needs List Definition,
    • An inventory of papers a lender needs to underwrite a loan, usually including pay-cheque stubs, bank statements and tax returns.
  • Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Abbreviation,
    • Limits banks place on businesses to determine there size.
    A term widely used by the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
  • No-documentation Loan Definition,
    • A mortgage in which the applicant provides a minimum of information -- name, address, Social Insurance number (so credit reports can be pulled), and contact information for an employer, if there is one. The underwriter decides on the loan based on the applicant's credit history, the appraised value of the house and size of down payment.
  • Verification of Employment (VOE) Acronym, Important,
    • Confirmation that a loan applicant is telling the truth about where he or she works and how much he or she makes.
  • Credit Rating (CR) Acronym, Very Important,
    • A judgement of a person's ability to repay debts. The rating is often based on a person's current and projected income and past debt payment history. Also called a credit score.
    A metric to measure the credit worthiness of a debtor.
  • Non-Resident Alien (NRA) Acronym,
    • A person who is not a permanent resident or a citizen of Canada, and who is generally taxed on income from Canadian resources.
  • Private Lender Definition,
    • A lender not associated with a traditional lender.
  • Self Employed Person (SEP) Acronym,
    • A person who runs a trade or business, rather than working as an employee for someone else. You are self-employed if you are a sole proprietor or a partner working in a business. You can be an employee and self-employed at the same time if you have an independent business outside your regular employee hours. To qualify for many business tax exclusions and deductions, the enterprise must make a profit in three of five years. In most cases in order to qualify you must take and average of the last 2-3 years tax assessments.
  • Resident Alien Definition,
    • A person who is a legal permanent resident, but not a citizen, of Canada.
  • Loan Application Definition,
    • A document in which a prospective borrower details his or her financial situation to qualify for a loan.
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