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Articles about Compliance


Commercial | November 2017 
Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage
Earlier this year, the state of New York adopted the “first-in-the-nation” set of cybersecurity compliance requirements that specifically impacted any businesses or organizations that report to ...
By Al Alper, founder and CEO, Absolute Logic

Residential | November 2017 
The Mortgage IT Age Has Arrived
Hardly any part of society remains unaffected by information technology today. From software like social media and networking sites to hardware like smartphones, tablets and now wearable tech, one wou...
By Houtan Hormozian, vice president, Crestico Inc.

Residential | October 2017 
A Brave New Mortgage World
We live in a world being remade at an ever-faster pace by technology. By simplifying and connecting every aspect of our lives, technology has made it possible for us to work wherever and whenever we d...
By Bill Packer, executive vice president and chief operations officer, American Financial Resources Inc.

Residential | October 2017 
Mortgage Life in the Fast Lane
Speed has fascinated the world for decades. Einstein studied and measured speed extensively, and people have been captivated by the fastest Olympic swimmers, sprinters and skiers — not to mentio...
By Brian Honea, freelance writer, Little Creek Real Estate

Residential | September 2017 
Your Career Is a Choice, so Choose
Life is about choices. Happiness is a choice. Many of us start off in a direction where we think we would like to see our careers go, only to find — sometimes by design and sometimes by default — that...
By Joseph Grunebach, senior mortgage coach, Mountain West Financial

Residential | July 2017 
An Overdue Change of Perspective
A look at the mortgage industry headlines of today in contrast to those from 10 to 15 years ago shows that our industry is changing. Headlines today discuss topics rarely mentioned by industry profess...
By Steve Ozonian, president and chief operating officer, Williston Financial Group

Residential | July 2017 
Lock in the MISMO Advantage
Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, refused to form any theories or draw any conclusions about a case until he had sufficient data. Without the data, anything ...
By Susan Graham, president and chief operating officer, Financial Industry Computer Systems Inc.

Commercial | February 2017 
Brokers Must Have the Right Stuff
During the Great Recession, lenders were burned on hundreds of millions of dollars in loans that were poorly or even fraudulently originated by amateur commercial mortgage brokers looking to mak...
By Noah Grayson, president and founder, South End Capital Corp. (SECC)

Residential | December 2016 
Where Do We Go From Here?
The mortgage industry has seen more than its fair share of changes in the past few years, but owning a home still remains the American Dream by most accounts. In fact, the regulatory changes the indus...
By Brian Rogerson, senior vice president of production, Wallick & Volk

Residential | November 2016 
Get the Service You Deserve
Loan originators are generally not valuation experts, although at times they must feel like they have to be. When an issue with an appraisal affects a loan or a closing date, it is typically the mortg...
By William Fall, founder and CEO, William Fall Group

Residential | November 2016 
Creating a Clear Reflection
Transparency, clarity and accuracy are important aspects of mortgage lending. Likewise, they are equally essential when it comes to the online-complaint process. Imagine a cluttered, dark room with a ...
By Stephanie Ziebell, vice president and corporate counsel, Waterstone Mortgage Corp

Residential | November 2016 
Closing Agents and Murphy’s Law
Understanding the risks vendors present not only to your business, but to borrowers, has been at the core of the recent focus on vendor management by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) an...
By Regina M. Lowrie, founder, president and CEO, RML Advisors

Residential | November 2016 
Machine Learning Offers a Way Forward
Pendulums swing. Regulation increases. Margins decrease. That’s not entirely bad, however. The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky said: “The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s ...
By Lance Poole, head of product and co-founder, Maxwell

Residential | November 2016 
A Culture of Care
When the term compliance comes up in the mortgage industry, experts typically focus on checklists, automated processes and rigid protocols that assure loans are created in strict adherence to governme...
By Rick Toma, chief operating officer, The Money Source

Residential | November 2016 
Nightmare Scenario for Compliance
Imagine a world where mortgage originators are constantly issuing second or third Closing Disclosures (CDs) to borrowers because of fee adjustments, with each fee change triggering TRID rules requirin...
By Janice Minchenberg, director of implementation management, Digital Risk


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