Articles Tagged with 'mortgage'

Compliance Q&A: NMLS Requirements

December 01, 2011
Are individuals engaged in mortgage loan modifications required to register on the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry? READ MORE

Mortgages: Make Your Own Opportunities

October 19, 2011
Put real estate lending at the center of the your CU's strategy. READ MORE

Competitive CU Expands Market Reach

August 01, 2011
Todd Helmerson, director of loan production at Kinecta FCU, describes his credit union’s new FHA wholesale mortgage program. READ MORE

Exec of the Week: Melissa Moraccini

July 07, 2011
The Michigan Schools and Government CU Mortgage Lending Manager was named Young CU Professional of the Year. READ MORE

Compliance Matters: Mortgage Origination Standards

June 01, 2011
Mortgage origination standards, MLO registration, ATM signage, and more. READ MORE

Reg Z Revisited, Again

May 18, 2011
Still more clarification is needed on the Fed's Reg Z changes. READ MORE

Compliance Matters: Comment on Reg CC Proposal

May 01, 2011
Reg CC proposals, credit score disclosures, streamlined BSA regulations, and more. READ MORE

Bankers Behaving Badly

April 29, 2011
The Fed wants the offending banks to make significant revisions to certain residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing practices. READ MORE

Compliance Matters: SAFE Act Training

March 14, 2011
Registry open for mortgage originators. READ MORE

Build a Solid Mortgage Foundation

February 21, 2011
Vendors see mortgage opportunities for CUs--ones the big banks and mortgage brokers let slip away. READ MORE

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