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Welcome to the Mortgage Mastery Series
A platform for discussion, webshops and interviews. This is accurate, street smart knowledge that you can learn, exchange ideas and apply the insights provided graciously by experts on the leading edge of this business . . . use it freely and pass it along generously.

Jonathan Foxx

Founder of Lenders
Compliance Group


Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

In this detailed interview Jonathan Foxx, the founder of Lenders Compliance Group, sat down with us to discuss the new Anti-Money Laundering Rule (AML). This complex new regulation now requires all mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders to have their AML program both written and implemented by August 13th, 2012.

part 1    1:43:23

Richard J. Andreano, Jr.

A partner in the Business and Finance Department, Practice Leader of the Mortgage Banking Group, and a member of the Consumer Financial Services and Privacy and Data Security Groups at the law firm of Ballard Spahr


Loan Originator Compensation
A Hot Topic, A Sore Subject

In this duel interview we discuss one of the hottest topics with two of the industry's leading experts on LO Compensation. This discussion is cut right from the headlines where you will learn the current rules, how the CFPB is likely to change compensation, and how it will transform retail origination. This one will hit you right in the wallet.

part 1    23:15
part 2    20:57
part 3    13:05

Stanley D.

Of counsel in the Business and Finance Department and a member of the Consumer Financial Services and Mortgage Banking Groups at the law firm at Ballard Spahr.


Loretta Salzano

Founding partner of Franzen and Salzano, PC


The Killer Q's of Dodd-Frank
QM and QRM and the Coming Crisis of Credit

In this powerful interview Ms. Salzano reveals the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on the future and availability of credit. How the rules on Ability to Repay (QM) and Risk Retention (QRM) will ultimately affect every participant in the industry, access to credit by consumers and the future of housing in American. Critical Subject with huge consequences: take lots of notes from this one.

part 1     18:26
part 2     20:40

Christopher J. Willis

A partner at Ballard Spahr, LLP and a member of the firm's Consumer Financial Services and Mortgage Banking Group.


Avoiding Fair Lending Scrutiny
in the Dodd-Frank Era

In this revealing interview you will learn about the three critical areas of fair lending risk that you and your organization face every day on the front lines of this business. Take notes as Chris Willis shares his views on the intensification of focus on fair lending issues by the Department of justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and how your practices will be examined. Fair or Unfair, you need to know how to avoid scrutiny.

part 1    19:43
part 2    16:32
part 3    13:44

Haydn J. Richards, Jr.

Senior counsel in Dykema's Financial Service Regulatory and Compliance practice.


The SAFE Act
and the Expansion of the NMLS

In this content rich interview SAFE Act expert, Haydn Richards shares his insights on the transfer of authority from HUD to the CFPB over the registration and licensing of originators nationwide. Mr. Richards covers a host of vital changes, how the CFPB is likely to amend the rules and whether they are truly going to level the playing field for all originators.

As an extra, Mr. Richards talks about the status of the NMLS and their plans for expansion into other financial services. This one is a must, just to keep pace of all the changes.

part 1    20:48
part 2    20:31
part 3    23:00

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