Q: May a loan originator include an affiliated business on the "written list" of settlement service providers that must be provided with the GFE?
A: Yes. A loan originator may identify an affiliated business on the "written list". The "affiliated business arrangement disclosure" must be provided at the time the GFE is provided to the borrower or at the time of referral, whichever is earlier.
This can be found in GFE-Written List of Providers – FAQ #9 of HUD’s FAQs. HUD’s FAQs can be found at http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/rmra/res/respa_hm.cfm