Jillayne Schlicke is an educator and consultant for CE Forward, Inc. in the areas of mortgage lending law, ethics, compliance, and fraud. She has been in the mortgage lending industry for over 30 years, has received 14 industry awards and earned her M.A. from Antioch University in Seattle.
[Op-ed] With a movement against gender bias, sexism, and predatory behavior spreading to all industries, it’s time to take a look at our industry and ask: why is a daily mortgage lending industry email with disparaging jokes about women still a thing?
The first thing you notice about New American Funding's Rick and Patty Arvielo is how much they like each other. That might seem like a foregone conclusion when you meet a married couple, but when that couple also runs an incredibly successful business together, I imagine it could get complicated. Read on to find out more about how this successful couple manages their life, and business, together.
For the first time since 1981, our industry is experiencing a rising interest rate environment. Some people may assume that the current market shift means their business will take a downward turn from which they will never recover. I don’t buy it. The way I see it, challenging times force us to refine our processes and practices.