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An NMP Exclusive: An Interview With Paul Anastos, President of Mortgage Master, a Division of loanDepot LLC

Paul Anastos is president of Mortgage Master, one of the country’s largest privately-owned mortgage companies headquartered in Walpole, Mass. The company, founded by Leif Thomsen in 1988, just agreed to merge with loanDepot LLC t

RESPA/TILA Integration Part I: Overview and Loan Estimate

This first of a four-part series will introduce the RESPA/TILA Integration and treat the numerous features of the Loan Estimate. In the second part of the series, I will detail the features of the Closing Disclosure.

Changing of the Guard: Are You Prepared for Millennials to Become the Future of Mortgage Lending?

Lenders are still trying to figure out how to recapture the glory days of the mid-2000s. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the number of first-time homebuyers has substantially

Lykken on Leadership: Creating a Winning Culture ... Charisma

He quietly approaches the lectern as the crowd of thousands looks on to hear the business mogul pass on his advice to the next generation.

USA Patriot Act: Information Sharing and Disclosure

Question: As a non-bank residential mortgage lender and originator, I know that our company is now required to file SARs with FinCEN, but are we also subject to the information sharing and disclosure provisions of Sections 314(a) and (b) of t

New Book Explores Reverse Mortgage Issues

Reverse mortgages have been around for decades, yet the product still generates more than its fair share of confusion and apprehension.

Identity Theft Prevention: Interagency Guidelines

Question: We are a bank and we are particularly interested in the Interagency Guidelines relating to identity theft prevention. What do these guidelines say about detection, prevention and mitigation?

Borrower Identification Under the Patriot Act

Question: The company that generates my loan documents includes a form which requires the closing agent to obtain two forms of ID from the borrower. D

Defining a Settlement Service Provider

Question: We continually hear about the importance of the “Settlement Service Provider” in originating residential mortgage loans. But it seems sometimes that almost everybody involved in a loan transaction is such a company.

Tomorrow’s Mortgage Space (Part III)

In this third and final installment of our look into the industry’s near future, we consider the product trends and operational concerns that will dominate the mortgage profession.


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