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Abacus partners with Chip Cummings for SAFE Act training
Mar 02, 2010

Abacus Mortgage Training has announced a partnership with international speaker and acclaimed national mortgage trainer Chip Cummings to offer a new, fun twist to the required 20-hour Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System's (NMLS) Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act) training that must be taken by most loan originators throughout the country. “Chip has an entertaining yet highly productive approach to training that not only yields results, but allows participants to walk away with fresh ideas and strategies for success,” said Paul Donohue, founder of Abacus Mortgage Training. “For these mortgage professionals, it’s not just training ... it’s an event!” Typical boring, monotonous, stifling education is the last thing you’ll find at one of Chip Cummings’ seminars. “With the new SAFE Act requirements, this is really a chance for me to bring quality information and first-class origination strategies to thousands of mortgage originators in a fun new way,” said Chip Cummings, CMC, a number one best-selling author and 27-year veteran of the mortgage industry. “Paul and his team have put together an incredible two-day program designed to really elevate the level of professionalism within our industry, and I’m pleased to be able to take it across the country.” Chip is the president and chief executive officer of Northwind International Corporation, a mortgage training and consulting firm, and an industry veteran with more than $1 billion in volume under his belt. He has written seven books including three number one best-sellers, and has appeared on numerous TV shows such as FOX & Friends, Neil Cavuto Show, NBC, FOX Morning News, MSNBC and dozens of radio shows. Chip is past president of the Michigan Association of Mortgage Professionals (MAMP), and has received numerous industry awards. As an international speaker, he trains thousands of mortgage and business professionals every year.  While there are other NMLS-approved SAFE Act training programs available, few provide the level of expertise and experience that Donohue and Cummings can bring to the table. With nearly 50 years of mortgage experience between them, both are past presidents of state mortgage trade associations and have been active and visible on the national mortgage education scene for years. Abacus’ training program, “Mortgage Origination Mastery” was the first-class approved for the NMLS, which was organized under the national SAFE Act, and is available in a live or a live broadcast training format. Cummings, who is known for his high-energy delivery and creative strategies, promises to bring some surprises to each city he visits. Initially over the first few months, he is scheduled to appear in California, Oregon, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. Paul Donohue founded Abacus Mortgage Training in 2007, and has authored over a half dozen courses certified for continuing education. He is the past president of the North Carolina Association of Mortgage Professionals (NCAMP), and has received numerous industry awards. Paul is a regularly featured columnist in several industry magazines and newspapers, and has trained over 16,000 loan originators. For more information, visit or  
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