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Managing the Unintended Consequences of TRID

Managing the Unintended Consequences of TRID

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. This advisory piece features Melissa Kozicki, director of compliance for the Mortgage Builder Division of Altisource, discussing the upcoming implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, and how mortgage bankers must put a plan in place to manage vendor liability and risk within the context of the new rule.

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Firms Must be Conscious of Leaving Themselves Vulnerable to Hackers

Firms Must be Conscious of Leaving Themselves Vulnerable to Hackers

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. This advisory piece features Steven Russo, EVP of CertainSafe, discussing how legal practitioners hold, store, and transfer critical, privileged and highly sensitive information entrusted to them, which by default, makes them prime targets for hackers.

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Mortgage Lenders Must Think Long-Term

Mortgage Lenders Must Think Long-Term

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. This analysis features Cari McCue, Guardian Mortgage’s COO, discussing how long-term demographic trends will affect the mortgage industry.

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Are Mortgage Underwriters Considered Exempt Employees?

Are Mortgage Underwriters Considered Exempt Employees?

In Davis v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., the federal court of appeal in New York, reversing the decision of the district court, held that JPMorgan Chase’s mortgage underwriters were not exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The court of appeal, based on the evidence before it, found that the mortgage underwriters’ primary duty was to sell loan products under the detailed directions of a credit guide provided to them by the bank.

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Commentary: Changes to Reporting Requirements Could Mean Trouble

Commentary: Changes to Reporting Requirements Could Mean Trouble

While seemingly innocuous, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) push to change reporting requirements under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act may have unintended consequences for both servicers and legal teams to assess discriminatory lending practices. The CFPB is inviting input on both the content and the method of reporting. Now is the time to speak up on these matters.

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Twitter Chat Recap: New Home Sales, Antonakes, and More

Twitter Chat Recap: New Home Sales, Antonakes, and More

On Thursday afternoon, MReport hosted its first-ever Live Twitter Chat, in which industry experts answer questions from all comers. Joining us for the first session was Rick Sharga, EVP for Auction.com and one of the preeminent voices in the housing industry today. In case you weren't able to make it, we recapped just a few of the topics tackled in the discussion.

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CFPB Deputy Draws Fire with ‘Ill-Timed’ Criticisms

CFPB Deputy Draws Fire with ‘Ill-Timed’ Criticisms

After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Deputy Director Steven Antonakes decried mortgage servicers for not doing enough to mend the industry after the recent housing crisis, one industry leader called his comments "inflammatory and without benefit to the audience." Ed Delgado, president and CEO of the Five Star Institute, believes the deputy director's remarks are not only ill-timed but also counterproductive.

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