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Employees Are Such Children
At its height, Carteret Mortgage, my former company, had more than 4,000 employees. Imagine running a business with so many different types of people with various wants, needs and goals. Simple, imagine you have 4,000 children and it is... Read more
Compliance Matters: Multiple Advertisements
Question: We have an advertisement on our Web site and we also send out an e-mail advertisement that is the same as the Web site ad. Are these considered a single advertisement? If so, what are the obligations for each advertisement?  ... Read more
How to Foster Diverse Talent Acquisition
For most of us, a new year means embarking on journey of self-improvement and dedicating sincere effort to becoming better versions of ourselves. For some, that means making a concerted effort to improve our professional lives by switching... Read more
Featured Industry Leader: Marc Reneau, Immediate Past President, Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association
Marc Reneau is first vice president and mortgage operations manager at First State Bank in Clinton Township, Mich., and immediate past president of the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association (MMLA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine... Read more
Featured Industry Leader: Linda Knowlton, President, Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals Southwest Chapter
Linda Knowlton is vice president and manager at Fort Myers, Fla.-based Mortgage Group Services LLC and president of the Southwest Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP). She serves as Membership Committee... Read more
Mark Severance is the branch manager at Regency Mortgage in South Burlington, Vt., and past president of the Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association
Featured Industry Leader: Mark Severance, Past President, Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association
Mark Severance is the branch manager at Regency Mortgage in South Burlington, Vt., and past president of the Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association. National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke with him regarding his work with the... Read more
Featured Industry Leader: Debbie Reinhardt, President, California Association of Mortgage Professionals Greater Sacramento Chapter
Debbie Reinhardt is mortgage planner and central branch manager at American Pacific Mortgage and president of the Greater Sacramento Chapter of the California Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAMP). National Mortgage Professional... Read more
The U.S. Department of Justice has quietly revived negotiations with Barclays Plc to reach an out-of-court settlement
Loan Officer Compensation Plans: Some Basic Concepts
Question: We are in the process of reviewing our loan officer compensation plans, which means we are also looking closely at the employment agreements. I realize that the details in this area are very complicated, but would it be possible... Read more
Featured Industry Leader: Freddie McDowell, President, Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals Palm Beaches Chapter
Frederic P. “Freddie” McDowell is a loan originator at Boca Raton, Fla.-based Choice Mortgage Bank, and president of the Palm Beaches Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals (FAMP). National Mortgage Professional... Read more
Featured Industry Leader: Michael Mulgrew, President, Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association
Michael Mulgrew is president of Columbus, Ohio-based Partners United Financial LLC and current statewide president of the Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association (OMBA). National Mortgage Professional Magazine recently spoke with him about his... Read more