Category Archives: Agency

Stewart’s Dawn Lewallen speaks on a panel discussion at the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference

Stewart’s Compliance Counsel Dawn Lewallen spoke on a panel discussion entitled “Bringing the new Closing Disclosure to the closing table” at the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The panel of experts discussed the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulations that will impact quoting title insurance and …Read more

CFPB Fact

The integrated mortgage disclosure rule from the CFPB affects much more than loan forms and consumer qualifications. Every third-party service provider a lender deals with must be able to comply with regulations – and if they can’t, the lender is held responsible for mistakes. To reduce that risk before the CFPB rule goes into effect …Read more

CFPB Fact

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to watch over the interests of American consumers in financial products and services of all kinds. On August 1, 2015, the bureau’s rule governing integrated disclosure forms for mortgage lending will go into effect – bringing a significant change to industry practices and standards. Are you prepared? …Read more

Interviewing: Best Practices

Have you ever wished for a crystal ball to predict the future in hiring? All you need to do is read this blog, prepare for your interview, focus on the past and predict success in your future. The impact of a poor interview and the wrong hiring choice can be devastating to you and your …Read more

Tips for Agents: How to Recruit Quality Employees

How do last year’s strong home sales impact hiring in our industry? It’s more competitive, with a greater battle for top talent. “The job market ended 2013 on a high note,” said Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody’s. “It appears that businesses are growing more confident and increasing their hiring.” So if our industry is …Read more