How brokers survive as the market changes
A few years ago experts were speculating that the wholesale lender would go the way of the dinosaur. But speculation has been trumped by reality
Mergers, acquisitions, and the regulatory environment
Given the regulatory issues in the industry, mergers and acquisitions may become increasingly common. Are you ready for it?
How perception influences home buying
Like any purchase decision consumers make, home buying involves a lot of psychology
Mobile: The new way people are shopping
Small businesses can no longer get by with placing an ad in the paper or putting up a nice sign in the parking lot. These days, if you don't have a website, you don't have a chance
TRID panic: Don't let the stress manage you
As the deadline for TRID approaches, tensions are high -- but giving in to the stress will hurt your performance and, eventually, your bottom line
Defensive lending: How overregulation is hurting our industry
Making lenders afraid to lend isn't going to help the industry -- or the economy
TRID: Should the industry get a grace period?
Recently, there has been speculation that a grace period may be given to the industry for the implementation of the TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure rules. Even though the industry has had nearly two years to make these adjustments, should we still get a grace period?
The state of M&A: Are there more buyers or sellers?
The answer to this question can dramatically affect the level of M&A activity in the industry, according to expert David Lykken. So, what's the verdict?
Act like a bank
In the short term, it may benefit non-banks to adhere to as little regulation as possible, but most standards tyhat apply to banks will probably apply to non-banks in the long run
The most important thing to know about preparing for TRID
There are many areas to sharpen in preparation for TRID in August, but if there is one area that you should concentrate on in your compliance department, what should it be?