The LO Down on Targeted Advertising

Posted by Sawyer Jones on October 18, 2019

Keep it secret, keep it safe. Or not. You're probably better off just advertising compliantly so that you actually get more business. Watch this short video on some upcoming changes to the way Facebook is handling advertisements for the housing...

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When you're fishing for borrowers...

Posted by Sawyer Jones on October 11, 2019


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The LO Down: Equifax: Wait, I thought I was getting money?

Posted by Sawyer Jones on August 09, 2019



The FTC is supposed to protect us for false advertising, not participate in it. This week we update you on what you can expect to receive if your information was released in the Equifax breach in 2017. Spoiler: it's not much. Special...

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What you may not know about TILA and APR

Posted by Sawyer Jones on September 19, 2017

The Origins of TILA

The Federal Reserve Board originally had had the authority to implement the Truth in Lending Act "TILA", but this passed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2011 in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Act. Regulation...

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How to keep your marketing compliant with TILA / RESPA

Posted by Sawyer Jones on September 05, 2017

1. Continue your marketing

It is important to note that you are allowed to give or receive things of value while doing business, they just cannot be with the expectation of business referrals, or the payment of expenses in exchange for referring...

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Cross Qualification [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on August 23, 2017

Ken examines cross-qualification and the consequences of flinging customer social security numbers out like Johnny Appleseed flinging seeds in a fertile meadow. Sending borrower information to other banks, lenders, or individuals can be a huge...

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Finding Joy in Trials [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on August 18, 2017

This week Ken is in Guatemala leading a team of teenagers who are serving the children in some Guatemalan orphanages and members of small villages around Guatemala City.

The challenge for you is this: Find joy in the midst of trials. We are...

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Cyber Security and You [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on August 09, 2017

In early August, Ken and Nathan wandered down to San Antonio to engage with the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators. In-between bites of barbecue, Ken delivered an eye-opening presentation on cyber security and its critical...

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We're Moving On Up! [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on August 02, 2017

We have just finished moving our company from Vancouver, WA to Camas, WA. While not a long distance move, definitely a great change for a lot of reasons. This week's Wednesday video is all about the move, why we're excited, and a little peek...

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Train Them Right

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on July 26, 2017


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