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Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB)

Nancy Barthel Joins Fay Servicing as SVP of Operational Risk

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Fay Servicing has announced the addition of Nancy Barthel to its executive team as the company’s senior vice president of operational risk, where her role is to develop and strengthen the servicer’s QA/QC programs and manage risk across the organization.Click to continue

Leadership and the Current State of Mortgage Banking

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Everyone likes talking about the future. A Google search of the phrase "The Future of," depending on who you are and where you're searching from, will yield approximately four billion results. People write about the future of children, food, TV, books, government, ideas, and, of course, the mortgage banking industry. We sure do love to talk about the future.Click to continue

Mortgage Data Standards Propelling the Need for Education and Certification

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The mortgage industry has been far from standardized throughout history. Before the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) there were no true standards. The industry evolved from a paper and forms-based business transaction process to an electronic version. Processes began to mature, however, organizations were still required to have an in-depth and specific knowledge of each investor/insurers policies to conduct business. Smaller lenders and servicers would choose one investor or maybe a handful.Click to continue

MBA Education Recognizes 18 CMB Individuals

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MBA Education, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), recognized the 18 individuals who earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation at a ceremony held at MBA’s 100th Annual Convention & Expo in Washington, DC. Earning one’s CMB is the highest professional honor within the real estate finance industry.

The 18 CMBs who received their designations this past calendar year will join a group of more than 1,200 industry professionals who have proven their commitment to excellence within the mortgage banking industry.Click to continue

Michael Larssen Appointed CEO of EMC2 Data

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EMC2 Data appointed Michael Larssen, CMB, as CEO. Larssen is responsible for leading the company as it helps to establish the new era of valuations. “It was extremely important for us to assemble a team of individuals who not only possess mortgage industry knowledge, but also the vision to help us usher the industry forward in a manner that ensures we do not repeat the mistakes of the past,” said Jim Silva, co-founder and chairman of the board for EMC2 Data.Click to continue

Radian Announces Four New Additions

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Radian Guaranty Inc. has announced that it is expanding its team to include four seasoned mortgage and mortgage insurance industry professionals to provide increased support to its growing customer base. Dan Bayer, Rhys Nevarez and David Davis join the company’s sales team, while Robert Mullins is appointed vice president of underwriting.Click to continue

Chip Caldwell to Manage Southwest Region for FirstClose

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FirstClose has hired Chip Caldwell to manage the company’s Southeastern U.S. territory. The addition of Caldwell helps satisfy a growing demand for FirstClose’s end-to-end settlement services offering and supporting technology solutions for use by mortgage lenders. Caldwell is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) who holds extensive experience in the mortgage industry operating in an executive-level sales capacity.Click to continue

MBA Honors Jamie Korus With 2012 Schumacher-Bolduc Award

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The Mortgage Bankers Political Action Committee (MORPAC) has awarded Jamie Korus, CMB, president of Alliance Financial Resources, with the 2012 Schumacher-Bolduc Award at the association’s recent 99th Annual Convention and Expo. The award was given to Korus in recognition of her dedication and prominent service to MORPAC and the mortgage lending industry.Click to continue

CampusMBA Graduates Nine New Certified Mortgage Bankers

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CampusMBA, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), graduated nine Certified Mortgage Bankers (CMB) at a ceremony held at the association's recent 99th Annual Convention & Expo in Chicago. The CMB designation is the highest professional honor within the real estate finance industry. The nine CMBs who received their designations  will join a group of more than 1,200 industry professionals who have proven their commitment to excellence within the mortgage banking industry.Click to continue