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Articles about Regulations


Residential | June 2017 
An Old Dog Learns New Tricks
The title and settlement industry has been protecting the property rights of buyers and sellers since the 1800s. It is an industry categorized by local relationships and marketing efforts that often a...
By Jim Paolino, founder and CEO, LodeStar Software Solutions

Residential | June 2017 
Embracing the Future of Lending
For the past six years, most of the investments in mortgage technology have centered on responding to increased regulations driven by historic market challenges. Even though many of these regulation-d...
By Jon Gerretsen, president, Trelix

Commercial | May 2017 
Basel Rules Target Bank Risk
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), a group composed of banking regulators from some 28 countries, is nearing the end of an arduous rule-revamping process. If you are a commercial mortg...
By Christina Zausner, senior director of policy and industry analysis, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council

Commercial | May 2017 
The Multifamily Market Enters a New Era
The multifamily real estate market has been on the rise in recent years. Real estate research company CoStar Group, for example, reported that loan originations increased by 26 percent year over year ...
By Yuen Yung, chief executive officer, Casoro Capital

Commercial | April 2017 
New York Tech Regs May Spread
The state of New York adopted a cutting-edge set of cybersecurity-compliance requirements in the waning days of 2016 that apply to any organization that reports to its Department of Financial Services...
By Al Alper, founder and CEO, Absolute Logic

Residential | March 2017 
Did Mortgage Reform Miss the Mark?
The mortgage crisis sparked numerous regulatory changes that addressed actual and perceived causes of the crisis. The effectiveness of these changes varied widely. Some have helped, while others actua...
By William P. Matz, Attorney and Broker

Commercial | February 2017 
Lending's Perfect Storm
With new regulations taking effect and interest rates on the rise, commercial lenders and brokers can sense a storm on the horizon. The path to success in the coming year is sure to be paved with new ...
By Shawna Phelan, chief financial officer, SDC Capital

Residential | February 2017 
Growth Often Requires Change
Small, independent mortgage companies encounter a cruel set of consequences when they succeed. As they continue to produce and build a strong reputation, their business begins to grow. This growth in ...
By Adam Thorpe, president and chief operating officer, Castle & Cooke Mortgage LLC

Commercial | January 2017 
Regulatory Launch
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has hatched new rules affecting how credit unions operate in the commercial mortgage market. Recognizing credit unions’ growing stake in business loans,...
By Derek Ezovski, president and CEO, Outsourced Risk Management Solutions (ORMS) LLC

Residential | January 2017 
New Day Coming for MSAs
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently had its wings clipped. The setback for the regulator was the result of a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in ...
By Stanley M. Gordon, managing member, Gordon & Associates

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

Commercial | November 2016 
Viewpoint: Striking a Regulatory Balance
 At a GlanceMajor regulators that impact the commercial mortgage marketFederal Deposit Insurance Corp.Federal Reserve BoardOffice of the Comptroller of the CurrencyConsumer Financial Protection Bureau...
By Thomas Kim, senior vice president of commercial/multifamily, Mortgage Bankers Association

Commercial | November 2016 
Walking the Regulatory Road
Commercial mortgage professionals have many reasons to feel like they are on a knife’s edge. In addition to the impending presidential elections and uncertainty in interest rate movements, the next fe...
By Rod J. Alba, senior vice president and senior regulatory counsel, American Bankers Association

Commercial | November 2016 
Compliance Is a Juggling Act
Because of the past years’ congressional gridlock, few new laws have come to pass. New rules and regulations have continued to flow, however. Players in the commercial mortgage arena should familiariz...
By Rob Seidenwurm, senior vice president of legal outreach, 1st Service Solutions

Residential | September 2016 
Prepare for HMDA Waves
Although it has been nearly a year since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued the final rule spelling out the expanded reporting requirements under the decades-old Home Mortgage Disc...
By Anthony M. Sharett, partner, BakerHostetler; and Bob Niemi, senior adviser, BakerHostetler


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