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Who's Auditing Your In-House Mortgage File QC Auditors?

Monday, December 07, 2015

Who's Auditing Your In-House Mortgage File QC Auditors?

Many mortgage originators and servicers conduct their own mortgage file QC audits. Who's auditing these auditors?

With continuously changing post-close, pre-fund, servicing, and MERS changes from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, HUD, and the CFPB, it's increasingly important to ensure your audit team is up to speed on all mortgage QC requirements and self-auditing your mortgage files properly.

Avoiding the Deutsche Bank Scenario

Deutsche Bank and their subsidiary MortgageIT settled federal fraud charges for $202 million as a result of repeated false certifications made to HUD in connection with the residential mortgage origination and sponsorship practices of MortgageIT. At the time of the lawsuit, the FHA had paid insurance claims on more than 3,100 mortgages, totaling $386 million, for mortgages endorsed by MortgageIT.

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Mortgage Servicers: Are You Ready for TRID?

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, few things strike fear into the hearts of the mortgage industry more than the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules that went into effect on October 3, 2015.

While the grace period for enforcement may extend into the new year—many expect March 2016, which is six months following the October 2015 deadline—mortgage servicers have been trying to address TRID since it was first announced a year ago.

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Trailing Document Best Practices

Monday, November 30, 2015

Trailing Document Scanning & Workflow Automation

Managing trailing documents is a daunting task and a big issue for many mortgage originators, especially those processing up to 1,000 loans per month. Most don't have a separate department to handle this paperwork, yet it's critical to make sure everything is captured so you can be compliant, deliver the final title expediently and get investors all the necessary paperwork.

An emerging best practice for managing mortgage trailing documents is to utilize mailroom/PO box scanning services and workflow automation software.

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Mortgage QC Audit Self-Revisions Now Available with QLink

Monday, September 14, 2015

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Take Control of the QC Revision Process

Mortgage QC Audit Software Self-Revision Lenders are solely responsible for the work of their quality control vendors, so why not have control to update your QC partner's work in accordance with what is best for your company?

Submitting revisions to your mortgage audit quality control findings can be tedious and frustrating on a good day, especially considering the delay between submission and the update of your defect rates and metrics. Mortgage Compliance Advisors (MCA), from MetaSource, feels your pain and has the solution you've been looking for with the new Self-Revision capability of QLink.

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A Secure Compliance Partner Is Essential

Monday, August 10, 2015

A Secure Compliance Partner Is Essential

With all the cyber-attacks and security breaches in companies, in the US government, even in cars, security should be the top priority for all companies and their mortgage quality control compliance partners.

In today's world it is not enough to just depend on SFTP for secure mortgage document submissions. The only defense you have from a security breach is your password… which we hope isn't "password."

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How to Ensure Mortgage QC Plan Compliance

Monday, August 03, 2015

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Government agencies and investors require that you to have an updated mortgage quality control (QC) plan. What's the state of your plan?

If you don't have one, aren't sure if it meets the necessary requirements (which now change several times each year) or if your QC plan has not been updated in the past 12 months, then read on.

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New MERS Penalties for Mortgage Registration & Transfers

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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While many mortgage loan originators are focused on upcoming TRID rules that go into effect in October 2015, many are unaware of important changes to the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) rules of membership that include penalties for not adhering to their mortgage registration and transfer requirements.

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New Whitepaper: Introducing the New FHA Handbook (4000.1)

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Which New FHA Rules Have the Greatest Impact on Mortgage Lenders

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Update: The new handbook was initially announced to go into effect on June 15, 2015. Perhaps because everyone in the mortgage industry is focused on the upcoming TRID changes, FHA announced that it has extended the effective date for the policies contained in the new handbook to September 14, 2015.

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Ginnie Mae Issuer Operational Performance Profile (IOPP)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Ginnie Mae has now launched the new Issuer Operational Performance Profile (IOPP) tool. The new tool provides issuers with a framework and methodology that can be used to gauge their effectiveness against Ginnie Mae's expectations for for Issuer performance. The IOPP "scorecard" will provide a method to measure an Issuer's operational performance against peers.

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What You Need to Know about TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rules

Monday, May 11, 2015

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New TILA-RESPA integrated disclosure rules (TRID) are tricky to condense because the rule runs almost 2,000 pages. However, that is why you turn to MCA. In this blog post, we will explain what TRID replaces in a loan file and what you should do about it.

Loan Types Affected

TRID is pursuant to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed in 2010, which is now administered by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). TRID applies to most "closed-end" loans made on or after August 1, 2015 that are secured by real property. These are loan types that are exempt from TRID:

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