Open Letter to the NAR [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on October 18, 2017

Some interesting thoughts hit Ken this last week surrounding RESPA, realtor and loan officers, ethics, and the National Association of Realtors.  

Who could stop this RESPA violation rampage?  Maybe its actually the NAR.  But maybe they don't...

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Technology Creates Beneficial Margins [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on October 11, 2017

This week we want to talk to LO's, Execs, and IT (the unsung heroes!). We know there is growing concern on shrinking profit margins in today's lending atmosphere. We think there are some ways to address this primarily through training and...

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3 Training Shortcuts You Shouldn't Take [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on October 04, 2017

Our special group of R&D specialists have been hard at work to find ways to help you skip through your annual Continuing Education this year.  While they tried valiantly to create a fun and fool proof way to cheat the system, the reality is that...

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Equifax Equipocalypse Isn't Done Yet! [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on September 27, 2017

There is no shortage of news coming out daily about the Equifax's Equipocalypse and the impact it is having on the world.  Ken goes into some detail in this video about the impact on consumer credit and mortgage industry with these changes. ...

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There's a Policy for That! [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on September 20, 2017

Richard Cordray spoke on NPR All Things Considered last week.  We didn't get excited until the end of the interview when more discussion was brought up about Wells Fargo and a new enforcement against them on auto loan programs.  Ken discusses...

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Fake and Deceptive Endorsements [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on September 13, 2017

Why fake endorsements and/or paid "Likes" can be hard to spot and potentially get you in trouble... Let’s face it, we’ve been programmed to read reviews and make buying decisions based on these reviews. So, why wouldn’t you want to boost your...

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Let's Thank the CFPB [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on September 06, 2017

The new TRID rules were released last week. It's easy (and many times correct) to be frustrated with the CFPB, but at this time Ken encourages you to maybe thank them for this gift of time. The new rules are giving you up to a year to get...

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HMDA in Real Life [VIDEO]

Posted by Nathan Knottingham on August 30, 2017

Teaching HMDA facts and regulation is one thing, but watching HMDA violations happen to your friend?  Well, that just makes Ken grumpy!  So here is a reminder about HMDA, not what's coming, but how to do it correctly RIGHT NOW before all the...

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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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