MBA Seeks Collaboration with CSBS on Remote Work Flexibility for State Licensees

The Mortgage Bankers Association asked the Conference of State Bank Supervisors to collaborate in addressing the real estate finance industry’s near-term issues related to work-from-home orders, and to build a longer-term framework for remote work capabilities to address future health emergencies, natural disasters and changing attitudes toward telework in today’s economy.

Rick Triola: How to Avoid Leaving an Empty Seat at the Closing Table

two years ago, mortgage industry advisory firm STRATMOR Group published data illuminating just how important it is for loan officers to attend their closings. We live in a very different world than we did two years ago, and while the nature of closings may have changed in 2020, the impact of the closing on the overall borrower experience has not.

Todd Sheinin: For Loan Officers, Integrating Right Technology Key to Borrower Experience

Today’s loan officers and branch managers face many challenges–from cumbersome, time-consuming processes to difficulties connecting with borrowers, and lenders have made significant investments in technology to help. However, many are learning that a siloed technology approach or implementation of the wrong technology can cause more headaches than it solves.

Todd Sheinin: For Loan Officers, Integrating Right Technology Key to Borrower Experience

Today’s loan officers and branch managers face many challenges–from cumbersome, time-consuming processes to difficulties connecting with borrowers, and lenders have made significant investments in technology to help. However, many are learning that a siloed technology approach or implementation of the wrong technology can cause more headaches than it solves.

Todd Sheinin: For Loan Officers, Integrating Right Technology Key to Borrower Experience

Today’s loan officers and branch managers face many challenges–from cumbersome, time-consuming processes to difficulties connecting with borrowers, and lenders have made significant investments in technology to help. However, many are learning that a siloed technology approach or implementation of the wrong technology can cause more headaches than it solves.

MBA Advocacy Update

On December 23, MBA sent a letter to Ginnie Mae offering recommendations on how the agency can improve its upcoming Digital Collateral Guide. Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the New York Department of Financial Services both issued warnings alerting companies to potential cybersecurity risks. And on December 20, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance finalized rules regarding mortgage loan originator temporary authority.

MBA Advocacy Update

Last Friday, MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, attended a White House meeting chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson and attended by other senior administration officials and key industry stakeholders to discuss housing affordability. And on Monday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it is seeking comment on pooling practices for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities market.

CSBS License Renewal Period Underway; Deadline Dec. 31

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors announced the start of the license renewal period for individuals and businesses that provide mortgage, money transmission, debt collection and consumer financial services to consumers. These individuals and businesses are required to maintain and renew licensure through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System.