Blogatative Easing: Ben Bernanke, Brookings blogger

Blogatative Easing: Ben Bernanke, Brookings blogger

Return to the scene of the crime?

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Items Tagged with 'Mortgage Bankers Association'

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MBA releases guide for lenders to conquer TILA-RESPA

Written by two compliance experts
Brena Swanson
The industry is bracing itself for the upcoming compliance rules set to go into effect at the start of August. This newly released guide from the MBA is designed to help.
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Supreme Court ruling makes mortgage loan officers eligible for overtime

MBA "disappointed" in ruling
Ben Lane
A ruling by the Supreme Court is set to change how mortgage loan officers are paid. Here's what the court ruled, why it matters and how it will impact the industry.
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Mortgage compliance needs a ginormous injection of common sense

And more experienced people in charge
Lynn Effinger
There needs to be a healthy dose of mortgage servicing-centric common sense injected into the regulatory compliance patient. Unfortunately, common sense is in short supply these days, particularly within the bloated bureaucracies in, and associated with, all things governmental.
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From HW Magazine

The CFPB needs a regulator of its own

Why is it OK for the bureau to violate the standards it imposes on others?
Sarah Wheeler
Nothing reeks of hypocrisy more than the regulator ignoring regulations, but the CFPB has racked up plenty of violations in the last year. And we’re not talking about small, nitpicky examples, but instances that have real-life consequences. If a lender or servicer were to violate any of these standards, they could expect swift and harsh punishment from the CFPB.
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Mortgage Bankers Association adds 31 new members

See who joined the MBA in January
Ben Lane
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that it welcomed 31 new members into its ranks in the month of January.
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Is self-servicing the future of mortgage servicing?

Thoughts on the future from MBA Servicing 2015
Ben Lane
Whether in the meeting rooms, in the hallways, or down on the expo floor of the Gaylord Texan, one of the main discussion topics at this year’s MBA Servicing conference has been the future of the mortgage servicing business. One trend that attendees are sure will continue is the migration of the mortgage process onto the web and servicers need to be prepared.
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MBA Servicing: Compliance hijacks the cost of servicing

Adapting means scaling up personnel, technology
Sarah Wheeler
A panel at the MBA Servicing Conference on containing the cost of servicing made one thing very clear — it's all about compliance.
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OSC launches Home Choice Complete

Tool addresses lender-placed insurance needs
Brena Swanson
OSC launched Home Choice Complete, a proprietary homeowners insurance product as part of its ongoing commitment to consumer advocacy.
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Google launches built-in mortgage calculator

Consumers will be able to calculate mortgage payments within Google searches
Ben Lane
Lenders who were unhappy with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new mortgage payment calculator will soon have a new target for their ire, Google. That’s because the Internet search monolith began very quietly rolling out a mortgage payment calculator of its own on Tuesday.
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MBA names Fowler Williams new chairman of Mortgage Action Alliance

President of Crescent Mortgage Company to lead lobbying network
Ben Lane
Williams, the president of Atlanta-based Crescent Mortgage Company, also serves Presidents’ Advisory Group for David Stevens, President and CEO of the MBA and the Customer Advisory Board of Freddie Mac.
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