NAMB to Re-Introduce Lending Integrity Seal of Approval

March 10, 2017
NAMB—The Association of Mortgage Professionals has re-launched its Lending Integrity Seal of Approval. The Seal is designed to help consumers identify individual mortgage professionals and their mortgage loan originator associates who meet the industry’s highest standards for knowledge, professionalism, ethics and integrity.
“This is the first voluntary, national standard for individual mortgage professionals and their mortgage loan originators, and it goes well beyond what many states require,” said NAMB President Fred Kreger, CMC. “The Lending Integrity Seal of Approval is a bold step we have taken to transform our industry by helping consumers identify mortgage professionals who meet the highest ethical and professional standards.”
To earn the right to display the Lending Integrity Seal of Approval, a mortgage professional or mortgage loan originator must:
►Be a member of NAMB
►Possess a current state-issued mortgage license or registration
►Submit three business references
►Possess a current NMLS number or registration in good standing
►Attend professional education training, including ethics training
►Adhere to NAMB’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Best Business Practices
►Abide by NAMB’s formal ethics grievance review process
“I think the Lending Integrity Seal of Approval raises you to a level above your peers in the industry by showing you are ethical and professional,” said Kimber White, NAMB Membership Committee Chair. “I have had clients make a decision to use me because of the Lending Integrity Seal, as they said we want to deal with a professional lender. As an NAMB member, this is an added benefit that costs nothing.”
The Lending Integrity program will be made available to NAMB mortgage professionals and their NAMB mortgage loan originator associates independently or through state mortgage associations affiliated with NAMB. The public should be seeing the Lending Integrity Seal displayed in advertisements and by NAMB professional mortgage originators who have earned it.