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The Importance of Clarity in Communication

Submitted by David Lykken on September 14, 2016

We've all had the experience. Something goes terribly wrong in the organization, and everyone is pointing the finger at everyone else. Maybe the ball was dropped and a client didn't get the appropriate level of service. Maybe a commitment was made that your team can't follow through on. Maybe you spent money on something you didn't intend to purchase. It could be any number of things. But,... Read More

Just Because It's Simple, That Doesn't Mean It's Easy

Submitted by David Lykken on September 12, 2016

The mortgage industry can be complicated. It's not rocket science, but it's not as simple as riding a bike either. With the unending array of regulations, the complexity of financial calculations, and the dynamics of human relationships, it can be a tricky business. I will say, though, that our industry does a great job at providing resources that simplify the industry for loan originators. If... Read More

News From NAMB: September 9, 2016

Submitted by John Councilman on September 09, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage. ... Read More

Organizational Culture and Securing the Best Talent

Submitted by David Lykken on September 08, 2016

More and more as Millennials enter the workplace, we're seeing the idea of a professional business environment go by the wayside. We hear all of the time about businesses, especially startups in the technology industry, allowing their employees to do things like wear jeans to work, offer flexible hours, or have meditation rooms in the office. To many of us who have been working for a long time... Read More

The Importance of Clarity in Communication

Submitted by David Lykken on September 02, 2016

We've all had the experience … something goes terribly wrong in the organization, and everyone is pointing the finger at everyone else. Maybe the ball was dropped and a client didn't get the appropriate level of service. Maybe a commitment was made that your team cannot follow through on. Maybe you spent money on something you didn't intend to purchase. It could be any number of things. But,... Read More

News From NAMB: September 1, 2016

Submitted by John Councilman on September 01, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way.  Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage. ... Read More

Flipping the Bird at the CFPB!

Submitted by Jonathan Foxx on August 31, 2016

Do you really want to tell the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that it doesn’t regulate you?

Before flipping the bird at the CFPB, a company had better do some deep and serious deliberations!

Take the case of Intercept Corp., a company that the CFPB asserted allegedly took money from consumers’ bank accounts without authorization to do so. It was claimed that the... Read More

Being Busy Doesn't Always Mean Being Productive

Submitted by David Lykken on August 30, 2016

We all know people who never stop moving. You can't get a hold of them on the phone, because they're never in the office. If you happen to catch them, you can only talk for a few minutes because they're always late for a meeting. Their desks are stacked with papers, their inbox is full of e-mails, their to-do list is out of control. Sometimes, we look at such people with admiration. They're so... Read More

No Leader Is an Island

Submitted by David Lykken on August 29, 2016

On the Aug. 22 episode of my Lykken on Lending podcast, we had the opportunity to interview mortgage industry veteran Gary Acosta. One of the things we discussed during our conversation was the Mortgage Collaborative, an initiative with Gary is highly involved. The group exists to provide a community and set of resources for mortgage lenders and vendor partners across America. In discussing... Read More

News From NAMB: August 25, 2016

Submitted by John Councilman on August 25, 2016

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage. ... Read More