05.10.18

Above and Beyond the Law: How to Maintain Loan Document Compliance in the Secondary Market

In mortgage lending, just following the requirements of regulatory agencies and the law is often not enough.

Faced with ambiguous language and constantly shifting revisions and interpretations of key regulations, many investors adopt a more conservative approach to compliance. This requires lenders looking to sell their loans on the secondary market to not only comply with the law but to also understand and follow the additional standards investors require when purchasing mortgages.

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05.03.18

Managing Compliance Risk for Consumer Lending Documents

In a previous post, we pointed to the significant increase in consumer lending that we’ve seen over the past 12 months. While mortgage lenders typically don’t pay much attention to these lower balance, non-collateralized personal loans, they represent a promising growth area for financial institutions.

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03.08.18

TRID Compliance Means More Paper for Lenders, For Now

For many years, one of the primary benefits touted by advocates of electronic mortgage lending was the concept of moving to a paperless loan process. However, with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules that went into effect in 2015, eliminating paper – and its respective costs – is still a challenge for lenders making the move to digital.

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01.12.18

Ensuring TRID Compliance Under Updated Rule

On December 6, 2017 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an updated version of the “TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Guide to the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms”. The new guide included updates and amendments, which the CFPB hoped would provide illustrations for how the final rule is issued in July 2017 should be implemented.

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11.16.17

MBA Annual 2017 – Digital Mortgage and Regulatory Changes

Denver, Colo. was invaded by leaders from the mortgage space, all eager to learn more about what’s to come in 2018 and get a firsthand look at the latest technology innovations aimed at simplifying and optimizing processes and improving the borrower experience. Along with a trade show floor full of new product and service offerings, MBA Annual 2017 offered attendees the opportunity to sit in on an array of sessions tackling key topics such as HMDA, digital mortgage and regulatory changes not to mention a motivating session on leadership led by five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning.

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09.07.17

What Changes to TRID Means for Mortgage Lending

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a collection of much anticipated changes to its TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. Once the changes were made public, a number of publications shared the news, along with their take on the development. Given the length of the document, we wanted to digest it fully before offering our comments to the industry.

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