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Articles about Compliance


Commercial | October 2007 
Good Business Requires Compliance
Does the phrase, “Hello, I’m from compliance and I’m here to help,” strike terror into your heart? It shouldn’t, as long as you’ve been following the rules. Compliance is the rule book th...
By Fred Hollister, senior vice president, director of commercial lending, Global Fundings Inc.; and Nathan LaBudde, consultant, income-property-loan

Residential | October 2007 
What Lenders Seek in Vendors
The winds of change have blown hard on the mortgage industry. Regulations on high-cost loans and predatory lending, not to mention niche-product rollouts and fraud, have led to an increased cause fo...
By Jason Pampell, national sales manager, SigniaDocs Inc.

Residential | September 2007 
How to Enhance Modern Marketing Management
In the school of mortgage marketing, frequently contacting current and past clients is like mastering the ABCs. As technology plays a greater role in this relationship management, however, managers ...
By Ryan Steinert, director of business development, The Turning Point

Residential | September 2007 
Compliance: Your Marketing Goldmine
With brokers spending more time on tasks that don’t generate revenue — and with laws and regulations changing continuously from state to state — all parties, from lenders to brokers, have to stay on...
By Peter Phelps, CFO and COO, Next Online Mortgage Technologies Inc.

Residential | September 2007 
Look Good Off Paper
Many mortgage professionals find the rules regarding early or initial disclosures to be complex, time-consuming and unreliable. For brokers in search of an easier way to disclose loan features and c...
By Fredric J. Gooch, chief legal counsel, DocuTech Corp.

Residential | September 2007 
Be Compliant — and Profitable
A mortgage broker’s business can be a real balancing act. On one side, there’s a desire to focus on tasks that result in direct financial return. On the other, there’s a continuing need to...
By Chris Pinney, strategic-sales manager, Informative Research

Commercial | January 2015 
Steer Clear of Hard-Money Mistakes
Commercial mortgage brokers typically utilize hard-money loans as an alternative to traditional financing. In recent years, an increasing number of brokers have turned to commercial hard-money lenders...
By Corey Curwick Dutton, founder, Private Money Utah

Residential | October 2009 
The Value of Compliance Assistance
It often seems as though new rules kick in as soon as mortgage brokers master the old ones. In light of this, brokers may want to consider hiring a third-party partner to help. Although r...
By Kristin Delaney, sales-and-marketing coordinator, Document Nation LLC

Residential | October 2009 
When State Regulators Come Knocking
The financial industry is in a state of turmoil. Daily headlines resound with the closing of more financial institutions and new bankruptcies — and questions. Amid theories of what caused this, ele...
By John L. Bley, partner, Foster Pepper PLLC; and Laura Marquez-Garrett, attorney, Foster Pepper PLLC

Commercial | September 2009 
Stay on Top of Stormwater Compliance
Commercial development sites in pre- or post-foreclosure stages can pose numerous challenges for lenders, as well as prospective purchasers. With the continuing increase in foreclosures, lenders and p...
By Orion Alcalay, vice president, AEI Consultants

Residential | August 2009 
Red Flags Rule: A 3-Hour Cure
After granting an extension for compliance, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) begins enforcing the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act's (FACTA) Red Flags Rule on Aug. 1. This rule requires ...
By Brad Kelso, vice president and director of marketing and product development, Informative Research

Residential | June 2009 
Understanding the Industry's Gray Areas
When I started dealing  with licensing, compliance and other legal issues in the mortgage industry, I often would hear, "Well that's a gray area, so we can go ahead and do it." Like many profession...
By Steven Sheasby, owner and president, Integrity Mortgage Licensing

Residential | December 2014 
Lenders in Transition
Recent guidance on mini-correspondent lenders by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has sparked much discussion in the industry about doing business as a mini-correspondent. Questions tha...
By Ginger Bell, Business development and training, Go2Training; and Jim Dunkerley, founder and president, FirstFunding

Residential | May 2009 
Forensic Loan Audits Provide Protection
The mortgage industry as we have known it no longer exists. It was a victim of lending abuses, widespread greed, and a flawed regulatory structure that failed to protect consumers, brokers and lende...
By August Blass, owner, National Loan Auditors; and Stephen Hoshida, manager of the legal portal, National Loan Auditors

Commercial | February 2009 
Get in the Zone
A property might seem perfect on paper. But there is one issue that brokers, borrowers and lenders often overlook when analyzing a property on a commercial deal: zoning compliance. Not only ...
By Cassie Phelps, senior zoning analyst, Zoning-Info Inc.


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