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Now More Than Ever, Your Participation Is Needed

John H. P. Hudson
Mar 05, 2013

Last year, NAMB mortgage professionals from across the country convened in Washington, D.C. to participate in NAMB’s Annual Legislative & Regulatory Conference. Not only did the attendees learn the latest news on issues affecting their business, they passionately advocated on behalf of all mortgage professionals, small business, and the preservation of consumer choice on Capitol Hill. On March 10, 11, and 12, NAMB will rally the troops once again and your presence is imperative! The year 2013 is already proving to be a significant year for mortgage professionals, consumers and small business. Mortgage professionals must be ready, willing and able to get involved in the legislative process along with NAMB to ensure that our industry and consumers are protected from the unintended consequences of ill-advised regulation and legislation. The biggest issue mortgage professionals face at this time revolves around the Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule released in January and the impact it will have on consumers applying for home loans in the future. So what are you going to do about it? Your elected members of Congress and the Senate were chosen to represent you. Now is your opportunity to work with NAMB to get valuable “face time” with influential legislators and decision-makers to not only let them know how their decisions have impacted small business and consumers, but to educate them in order to improve and help save the housing industry and the overall economy of this country. Special thanks to Provident Funding for sponsoring the NAMB 2013 Legislative & Regulatory Conference. Provident Funding has once again demonstrated their commitment and loyalty to mortgage brokers and all mortgage professionals in the housing industry. Support your industry and let your voice be heard NAMB has organized a tremendous program for the 2013 Legislative & Regulatory Conference: For more information, please visit NAMB.org and click on the “Conference” tab or e-mail us at [email protected] Also, be sure to visit us on Facebook for regular updates as our conference gets closer. Here is the bottom line … NAMB's advocacy has been effective over the years because our members get involved. NAMB members are leaders within the mortgage business because of their experience and expertise. They are widely regarded as leaders within their communities because they recognize the importance of getting involved and making a difference. In order for NAMB to continue to be an effective advocate for mortgage brokers and mortgage professionals, you must participate in the political process. Your involvement ensures that members of Congress hear a perspective that they care most about—a constituent who can communicate the impact of potential legislation on the marketplace, homebuyers and the general public. We must continue to look out for the interests of the customers we serve and for the general good of the American people. We continue to face enormous change. You need to know the issues, learn about what's on the horizon and what you can do to protect your interest through political action. The number one reason you should attend this event is the satisfaction of knowing you are doing your part to ensure that mortgage professional issues are heard on Capitol Hill. You are the best spokesperson for our issues. Your participation benefits you, mortgage professionals and our clients as a whole by strengthening our presence in the halls of Congress. See you in March … John H. P. Hudson of Premier Nationwide Lending in San Antonio, Texas is Government Affairs Committee Chair of NAMB—The Association of Mortgage Professionals. He may be reached by phone at (817) 247-4766 or e-mail [email protected]
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Mar 05, 2013