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Friday, May 25, 2018
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30 Years of DUS: Fannie Mae's Jeff Hayward on Risk-Sharing and Market Innovations

This year marks Fannie Mae's 80th year, and the 30th anniversary of the company's Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) lender network, the only multifamily risk-sharing model in the country. MBA Insights posed questions to Jeff Hayward, head of Fannie Mae's Multifamily business, for an update on DUS and the business.

May 24, 2018

May 21, 2018
By Lori Brewer
Profit Motives: How LO Comp Can Drive Performance and Profitability

With compensation being one of the largest expenses, many lenders are taking a sharper eye to their incentive and compensation agreements. Rather than looking at profitability and compensation as opposing forces, lenders should be re-examining their comp structures with an eye towards driving loan originator performance while also achieving better profitability.

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Lori Brewer
LBA Ware
Loan Originator Compensation
May 21, 2018
By Mark P. Dangelo
Déjà Vécu: Why 2018 is a Lot Like 1976

The struggles and frequent failures surrounding organic (in-house) innovations has as much to do with complexity as it does not understanding the need for "new" approaches and an acceptance of our surroundings.

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Mark Dangelo
Technology
Innovation
May 21, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Q&A with JT Gaietto of Richey May

John-Thomas "JT" Gaietto is Executive Director of Cybersecurity Services with Richey May & Co., Englewood, Colo., an accounting and advisory firm serving the financial services and real estate industries.

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JT Gaietto
Richey May & Co.
Cybersecurity
May 24, 2018
By MBA Research & Economics
MBA Chart of the Week: GSE Multifamily Activity

The Mortgage Bankers Association's commercial/multifamily mortgage bankers origination index reported an 8 percent increase in the dollar volume of loans closed for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018. According to the GSEs' 10-Qs, their multifamily business activity declined 19 percent over that period.

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MBA Chart of the Week
GSE Multifamily
May 18, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

The Mortgage Bankers Association released a new MBANow video featuring MBA Associate Regulatory Counsel Sara Singhas, who discusses the new MBA Disaster Recovery Resource Guide.

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MBANow
MBA Disaster Recovery Guide
Sara Singhas
May 21, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Slideshow
Slideshow: MBA Annual Mortgage Bankers Performance Report

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $711 on each loan they originated in 2017, down from $1,346 per loan in 2016, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported in its Annual Mortgage Bankers Performance Report.

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Independent Mortgage Banks
Mortgage Bankers Performance Report
MBA
May 21, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
People in the News

Freddie Mac, McLean, Va., appointed John Krenitsky as senior vice president and chief compliance officer. He will transition effective June 1, following the retirement of current CCO Carol Wambeke and will oversee and manage Freddie Mac's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and related controls that govern the company's business activities.

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People
May 15, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

The Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Washington Update features MBA Associate Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Meghan Sullivan, who reports on three key developments from the past week.

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MBA Washington Update
Meghan Sullivan
May 16, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

Mortgage Bankers Association Associate Vice President Joel Kan breaks down the MBA Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending May 11.

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MBA Weekly Applications Survey
May 10, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

In this new series, MBA Chief Operating Officer and mPower Founder Marcia M. Davies talks with Jan Fox, an Emmy award-winning TV anchor and reporter and the owner of Fox Talks, offering public speaking coaching and training.

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mPower Moments
Marcia Davies
Jan Fox
May 10, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

In this new series, MBA Chief Operating Officer and mPower Founder Marcia M. Davies talks with Jean Bradley, Vice President of Strategic Development with Essent Guarantee, about mentorship and other support structures for professionals.

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mPower Moments
Marcia Davies
Jean Bradley
May 21, 2018
By Brian Blake & John Permejo
How to Create the Company Culture You Want

Very few companies spend adequate time on developing their corporate culture and instead just let it happen. Today, many companies try and make the working environment more fun and entertaining by offering relaxed break areas with video games, ping pong tables, pool tables, etc., to improve employee morale, but sadly they do not address underlying issues that affect employee engagement and ultimately productivity.

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Company Culture
Lereta
Brian Blake/John Permejo
May 15, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
Q&A with Linn Cook of LendingQB

Linn Cook is Director of Sales and Marketing for LendingQB, Costa Mesa, Calif., a provider of lean lending loan origination technology services. He manages all marketing, public relations and sales activities. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the mortgage technology industry.

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Linn Cook
LendingQB
Technology
May 15, 2018
By Andrew S.Wein

On Jan. 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its long-awaited ruling in PHH v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, finding that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional, but reinstating the previous panel decision rejecting the CFPB's interpretations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the relevant statute of limitations.

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Andrew S. Wein
PHH v. CFPB
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
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