Saying that mortgage brokers are facing "extinction," the National Association of Mortgage Brokers is urging its members to learn about pending legislation that would "outlaw" yield-spread premiums and then call their members of Congress to complain.The trade group has set up two conference calls -- one scheduled Nov. 2 -- to inform its members about Rep. Barney Frank's Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007, which, among other things, would require all brokers to have a minimum net worth or a bond requirement of $100,000. A Democrat from Massachusetts, Rep. Frank is chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. NAMB government affairs chair Denise Leonard sent an e-mail message to members saying that if the bill passes, "all subprime lending will cease to exist." The association can be found online at http://www.namb.org.

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