Posted by: cfigueira | March 10, 2010

MBA: Servicing Specialists Should Not be Required to Obtain SAFE Act Licensing

Posted To: MND NewsWire

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), American Bankers Association (ABA), and the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) joined with 11 state and local mortgage lending groups on Friday to send a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development expressing concerns about the way in which HUD is proposing to implement the 2008 SAFE Act. The SAFE Act (Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing), was passed in July 2008 as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act. It directs states to adopt licensing and registration requirements for loan originators that meet minimum standards established by the act in lieu of HUD establishing nationwide standards. It also encourages the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential…(read more)

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