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TILA-RESPA: Smart lenders are taking action today

Will impact disclosures, estimates, testing and reporting
Jonathan Corr

If you’re still filling out forms manually, or going back and forth between two or more different systems, you’re not going to survive — it’s just too time-consuming and costly.


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Less risk, more optimism in Vegas

Jonathan Corr: "What's going to happen to me?"
Jonathan Corr
As thousands of mortgage bankers and service providers gather in a place that grooves on the promise of quick riches and instant pleasure, they are all asking the same question: what is going to happen to me in today's lending market?
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MBA forecasts 7% origination jump in 2015

Predicts unemployment at 5.4% by end of next year
Sarah Wheeler
The MBA is projecting overall economic growth of 2.9% in 2015 and 2.4% in 2016, driven by strong consumer spending and business fixed investment as consumers spend on durable goods and businesses invest in equipment.
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MBA Hall of Honor gives back to military veterans

Financial services companies benefit veterans and their families
Sarah Wheeler
The MBA conference offers a variety of interesting, smart and funny (Michael Lewis!) speakers, but my favorite presentation so far has been the Hall of Honors, where the MBA recognizes companies in our industry who give assistance to military veterans and their families.
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MBA leaders challenge federal regulators to take action

MBA: It's time for the penalty phase to end
Sarah Wheeler
"Today's lenders are paying many times over for mistakes that may have been out of their control," Bill Cosgrove, MBA chairman, said Monday at the MBA Convention in Las Vegas. "And it's the consumer who pays the ultimate price. It's time for the penalty phase to end."
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MBA names new leadership

New chairman, vice chairman, board of directors announced
Ben Lane
The days at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual convention and expo in Las Vegas feature quite the packed schedule. But between all the sessions and speakers, the MBA has also elected several new members of its executive leadership.
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5 things the slightly paranoid person absolutely needs for the MBA convention

A little Ebola preparation goes a long way
Sarah Wheeler
I'm not a doctor — I don't even play one on TV. But I've rounded up the most useful things you can bring to the convention to be prepared.
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Pavaso event at MBA conference features former Miss America

Gathers lenders for a night of industry discussion
Brena Swanson
Pavaso is hosting an exclusive event Monday, Oct. 20 at MBA’s annual convention in Las Vegas, with special guest Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, who will share insights of overcoming change and adversity with Mark McElroy, CEO and president of Pavaso.
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Ditech rolls out two new product features

Expands correspondent lending services
Brena Swanson
Ditech Mortgage Corp’s correspondent lending division announced two new features of its crimson jumbo product: non-warrantable condos and condotels that will be launched followed this year’s Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention & Expo.
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Mortgage Bankers helping veterans achieve homeownership

Built to Honor program awards mortgage-free houses to injured vets
David Stevens
"A homecoming for these heroes is something to be celebrated. Sadly, as we continue to recover from the largest economic downturn in generations, many of our veterans face homelessness, health care complications and high unemployment rates," Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO David Stevens said.
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