Dan Rafter has written about personal finance, mortgage lending, credit scores and other financial topics for more than 20 years. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Consumers Digest and many other financial publications.
How do Loan Officers set themselves apart and earn a share of today’s smaller business pie? We asked Julius Washington, executive licensed lending officer at Foothill Ranch, California-based loanDepot. As one of loanDepot's top-performing LOs, Washington shared his perspective on what drives his personal success.
In the days following the 2016 election, business leaders across many industries were hopeful that the new president would make good on his promise of widespread deregulation. Banks and other financial institutions were especially optimistic. Here at last was the relief they had been looking for. Or not.
Even Hollywood knows better than to produce a sequel when the original movie is truly, horrifically bad. That’s why, thankfully, we haven’t seen sequels to such all-time cinematic disasters as Howard the Duck, Gigli, The Last Airbender, Jack and Jill, Glitter, or Battlefield Earth. Which brings us, in an admittedly roundabout way, to the question of whether we’re about to see a sequel of sorts in the mortgage industry: The Return of the Subprime Loan.
With FHFA director Mel Watt’s term due to expire in January 2019, the question of whether to move ahead on some version of administrative reform may rest with his successor. In the meantime, policy makers would be well-served to work together to come to some agreement on options for administrative reform. At a minimum, agreeing on a common definition would be a good first step.