Youve seen the notices. Just about every week now, the Consumer Financial Protection Board or some other agency comes out with a new rule or proposal affecting the servicing side of the mortgage business, the originations side, or both.
One thing you can always count on from Washington—there will be plenty of regulatory activity AFTER a crisis happens rather than before when it might be useful. Some of it is justified, of course. But some of it is window dressing, and some of it is overreaction.
As an example, an overhaul of the way loan officers and mortgage brokers get paid, possibly to a single standing fee for everyone, is just one of the many ideas on the table. Taking out the confusion on how LOs get paid is great. Reducing everything to a single same-dollar fee is whack.
You need to stay on top of all this! Thats why it would be great if you would join me at SourceMedias Regulatory Conference on Sept. 13 and 14 in Arlington, VA, just across the river from Washington, DC.
This is our second annual regulatory conference, following an incredible one last year where we had CFPB, Senators, Congresswomen, and industry officials all crowded into one room. We plan to do it again!
Conference Chairman, Mortgage Regulatory Forum