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Citigroup Fined $8.6 Million For Improperly Handling Mortgage Documents

Citigroup has been fined $8.6 million by the Federal Reserve Board for improper execution of residential mortgage-related documents. The $8.6 million penalty addresses the deficient...

Plaza Home Mortgage Adds New Capabilities to its BREEZE LOS

Plaza Home Mortgage Inc., a national wholesale and correspondent lender, has integrated ClosingCorp’s SmartFees solution with its BREEZE loan origination system to give wholesale...

WFG National Title Adds Theresa Williamson as SVP, Compliance

Theresa Williamson has joined WFG National Title Insurance Co., a full-service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement services, as senior vice president, compliance...

Wells Fargo Settles More Legacy RMBS Issues

Wells Fargo will pay a $2.09 billion fine to settle claims that it knowingly misstated borrower information on tens of thousands of mortgage loans...

Karl Dahlgren: To Prepare For TRID 2.0, Mortgage Lenders Must Be Proactive

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage lenders are scrambling to prepare for the next version of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures...

Kevin Stitt: The Proactive Approach to Compliance Always Wins

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Kevin Stitt is the founder of Gateway Mortgage Group, a privately held, full-service mortgage company licensed in 41 states and...

American Mortgage Consultants Acquiring Certain Assets of The Barrent Group

Due diligence firm American Mortgage Consultants Inc. (AMC) is acquiring certain personnel and the operations center of Des Moines, Iowa-based due diligence firm The Barrent Group. The...

MTech Will Never be FinTech and That’s a Good Thing

BLOG VIEW: The financial industry is abuzz with talk of financial technology, better known as FinTech. Everywhere you look there is a group hosting...

Justin Cole: Culture More Important Than Technology When Adjusting to Regulatory Change

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The first quarter was a relatively quiet one, from a regulatory perspective, so what should mortgage lenders be preparing for...

Mulvaney Promotes Brian Johnson to Acting Deputy Director of CFPB

Brian Johnson has been promoted to acting deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Acting Director Mick Mulvaney made the announcement on Monday....

Leandra English to Leave CFPB, Bring Litigation to a Close

Leandra English is giving up on her legal battle to become interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). When Richard Cordray stepped down...

Angela Hurst: Regulatory Unpredictability is Biggest Challenge Mortgage Servicers Face

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Angela Hurst is senior vice president of strategy and development for U.S. Real Estate Services (USRES), a provider of real...

Hans Rusli: Technology is the Key to Helping Mortgage Lenders Reduce Costs

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Hans Rusli is CEO for IndiSoft, a provider a compliance, vendor management and valuation software to the mortgage industry. MortgageOrb...

Marrying Compliance with Innovation

BLOG VIEW: In an ever-changing regulatory environment, it may seem that compliance serves as a hurdle to achieving innovation, or at least, that innovation...

White House to Name Kathy Kraninger as Permanent Director of CFPB

The Trump Administration is expected to name Kathy Kraninger as its nominee to permanently lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). If confirmed, Kraninger would...

Debora Aydelotte: Diversity, Data Security and Due Diligence Driving Change in Mortgage

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Debora Aydelotte is the chief operating officer of Credit Risk Solutions, a Computershare subsidiary. A mortgage industry leader with more...

ARMCO Hires Industry Veteran Nick Volpe as Chief Strategy Officer

Mortgage industry veteran Nick Volpe has joined ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), a provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation software solutions, as chief strategy officer. Volpe has more...

Altavera Mortgage Services Rebrands to Credit Risk Solutions

Altavera Mortgage Services is rebranding under a new name: Credit Risk Solutions. The provider of outsourced loan fulfillment and due diligence services for mortgage lenders,...

Promontory MortgagePath Announces Three Executive Hires

Promontory MortgagePath, a provider of next-generation mortgage technology and loan fulfillment services, recently announced three senior-level additions to expand its relationship management and sales...

Despite Regulatory Clarity, AML Errors Persist in Mortgage Lending

BLOG VIEW: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), issued a final rule in February 2012 requiring nonbank...