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Articles about Compliance


Residential | November 2014 
Hitting the Books for Your Big Test
In recent years, the regulatory environment for the mortgage-lending industry has dramatically changed. Much of this resulted from the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a re...
By Burton Embry, senior vice president of enterprise risk management, Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI)

Residential | November 2014 
Keeping a Careful Watch
Do you sometimes feel as though someone is looking over your shoulder? If you can’t spot anyone there presently, you might soon enough. Depending on your contribution to the mortgage industry, it coul...
By Richard Triplett, vice president and director of compliance, AllRegs

Residential | November 2014 
Leaky Apps Make for Risky Business
For mortgage banks and brokerages, a mobile workforce is both a necessity and a fact of life. A transaction is no longer an in-person exchange of documents, deeds and titles finalized by a series of s...
By Andrew Hoog, CEO and co-founder, viaForensics

Residential | November 2014 
From the Editor
Let me introduce myself. I am Will McDermott and it is my unenviable duty to try and fill the gigantic shoes of departing editor Raymond Fleischmann. I come to Scotsman Guide Media with over a quarter...
By Will McDermott, managing editor, Ask a Lender

Residential | October 2014 
Become a Resource for Your Clients
Professionals in the mortgage industry are constantly swimming through a slew of setbacks relating to loan products, interest rates, and the ins and outs of murky regulations. Mortgages can be confusi...
By Ashley Lubey, copywriter and public relations specialist, CMG Financial

Residential | September 2014 
Keep Track of Your Self-Policing
The past few years have delivered sweeping changes to the mortgage industry. Like it or not, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has implemented considerable accountability a...
By Valorie Kacherian, compliance and quality-control professional; and Rich Leffler, director of training/senior instructor, AxSellerated Development

Residential | September 2014 
Getting Your Compliance Ducks in a Row
In today’s media-driven environment, it’s probably impossible to avoid your mortgage company’s exposure to social media. And why would you want to? Social media can be a powerful marketing tool. ...
By Daniella Casseres, attorney, Offit Kurman PA’s financial institutions-compliance practice group

Commercial | September 2014 
Better Living Through Benchmarking
Energy benchmarking is the process of standardizing the energy capability of a commercial building, with the potential necessity of disclosing the findings to interested or required parties. These p...
By Michael Genevay, energy-efficiency adviser, Chase Energy Solutions Inc.; and Michael Berkley, account executive, Paramount Mortgage Lending Group

Residential | January 2009 
Ask Tough Questions to Move Forward
There are more than 3,000  counties in the United States, and each has its own set of rules, regulations and laws regarding financial transactions. Add the various array of capital sources -- each ...
By G. Alex Morfesis, owner, Trusted Capital Solutions LLC

Residential | January 2009 
What You Can Do to Avoid Liability Claims
Lender liability is a catch-all phrase used to describe several theories under which a lender can be sued for doing or not doing something in connection with a loan or loan commitment. Allegations can...
By Steven I. Fried, principal, Capital Finance

Residential | July 2014 
Beyond the Title
It’s no secret that one buzz word for 2014 is “compliance.” Whether your company is a one-person shop or a large institution, business likely will come to a halt if you cannot provide your investors...
By Donna Beinfeld, founder and president, Donnashi Enterprises Inc.

Residential | July 2014 
Weed Out Problem Loans With Appraisal QC
This past year, Fannie Mae implemented new guidelines for every residential property appraisal to undergo a more stringent and documented quality-control (QC) process. It is essential for mortgage ori...
By Patrick Scott, Midwest regional director of sales, a la mode

Residential | June 2014 
Clearing the Way for Electronic Signatures
Technology has long been a boon to the origination process, and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are no exception. More specifically, a recent procedural change from the FHA could dramatical...
By Jeff Knott, assistant vice president, Equifax Verification Services

Residential | May 2014 
The Benefits of Online Mortgage-Payment Systems
For mortgage bankers and originators, technology is often an invitation to streamline operations, enhance convenience and ensure the collection of mortgage payments. These advantages are all the res...
By Rey Pasinli, executive director, Total-Apps; and Jason Taylor, executive director, Total-Apps

Commercial | May 2014 
Determine Your Own Lending Destiny
In many cases, the urgency of an immediate cash need does not give property owners — especially in the special-asset commercial real estate niches of hospitality, gas stations and golf courses — suf...
By Jerry Sager, senior managing director, First National


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