Mortgage Servicing Professionals Meet With HUD for Policy Discussion

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Mortgage Servicing Professionals Meet With HUD for Policy Discussion The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage Servicing Professionals Meet With HUD for Policy Discussion Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Bradley J. Osborne Joins Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP Next: Black, Hispanic Communities Still Feeling Legacy of Housing Crisis Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: FHA FHA Loans HUD NMSA The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily April 25, 2019 3,345 Views Related Articlescenter_img Capping off a week of meetings between mortgage servicing professionals and related government agencies in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, representatives from the National Mortgage Servicing Association’s (NMSA) Joint Federal Agency Task Force met with HUD for a collaborative discussion about the future of the industry.The NMSA Task Force group met with government officials at HUD’s headquarters to discuss the pressing issues facing the mortgage servicing sector, including matters related to the servicing of FHA loans. The Task Force meeting followed Wednesday’s general assembly of the NMSA membership, which included the announcement of Wes Iseley, Senior Managing Director at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, as the group’s incoming Chair, taking over from outgoing Chair Ray Barbone, EVP of Mortgage Services for BankUnited. The NMSA meeting also included a legal update presentation from Legal League 100 Chair Roy Diaz, who discussed matters such as the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the case of Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP, which found that businesses engaged in nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings are not considered “debt collectors” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.Iseley told DS News, “NMSA members had a productive meeting with Brian Montgomery, Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Housing and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, and his staff, to discuss recommendations to benefit FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, the industry, and homeowners. The NMSA membership looks forward to continued discussions towards advancing these and other important recommendations.”“Today’s meeting was a productive and important step in continuing to address the challenges facing the industry,” said Ed Delgado, President & CEO of Five Star Global. “We thank HUD and Commissioner Montgomery for their commitment to homeownership and look forward to a continuing dialog in order to best support the needs of the American homeowner.”Thursday’s meeting wrapped up a week of events that began on Tuesday with the 10th annual Five Star Government Forum at the Newseum, where leaders from the mortgage industry engaged in an open dialogue with their government peers, including representatives from HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CFPB, the Department of the Treasury, Ginnie Mae, and FHFA.The Government Forum included a full lineup of presentations, discussion, and education, including keynote addresses from both HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson and The Hon. Brian D. Montgomery, Acting Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Servicing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton FHA FHA Loans HUD NMSA 2019-04-25 David Wharton Subscribelast_img read more

Poland’s Government Resists a Clean-Energy Transition

first_imgPoland’s Government Resists a Clean-Energy Transition FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Konrad Krasuski for Bloomberg News:The government’s position is unapologetic: While backing coal, it also seeks to reduce subsidies for renewable energy, which needs to “stand on its own feet,” Piotr Naimski, Szydlo’s leading energy security adviser, said last week. The governing Law & Justice party also introduced a bill to parliament that would require more distance between wind parks and homes, making new investments in such energy more difficult.The Polish renewable energy lobby says the four-month-old leadership in Warsaw is missing a trick.“The growing conflict between energy policy in Poland and the rest of the EU may prompt more companies to build up their own green power resources here or to import clean electricity,” said Beata Wiszniewska, managing director of the group. “Poland is being barred from participation in the current global energy revolution.”Yet with demand from corporate clients, which typically accounts for three-quarters of customers, utilities say they are being forced to adapt.PGE SA, the utility that operates Belchatow lignite-coal power plant, the EU’s largest polluter, plans to reduce carbon emissions by a quarter by 2030. Tauron Polska Energia SA, 94 percent of whose generation comes from coal, has been increasing green power sales for 2016.Under EU law, large consumers must reduce their carbon footprints, or the amount of carbon dioxide they release into the atmosphere. They purchase clean energy and either consume it or sell it back to the grid to offset their consumption of coal-fired electricity.“Polish coal will remain the dominant energy source for years,” Bartlomiej Kubicki, an analyst at Societe Generale SA in Warsaw, said in e-mail. “But pressure is mounting for renewables as corporate customers seek to reduce their carbon footprints.”In Land of Europe’s Dirtiest Power, Companies Stage a Revolutionlast_img read more

Trail Mix – Cold Mountain Music Festival Ticket Giveaway!

first_imgBy submitting your answer, you are not being added to any mailing list. Your information is kept private and never shared with anyone. BRO – Other than Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, of course, who is your can’t miss artist at Cold Mountain Music Festival? Intrigued? RV – I’m looking forward to supporting femme-rocker Kat Wright. I’ve heard amazing things about her style and sound, so I cannot wait to catch her. And we are definitely looking forward to sharing our sound across Lake Logan! Question – Lake Logan and the Shining Rock Wilderness Area are a part of what incredible national forest? BRO – What makes for the perfect festival green room? RV – A powerhouse performance that will make you move your hips and use your mind. A trip down memory lane, but with a new musical story, and a good time with great people, all making the stank face because the good music keeps cookin’! BRO – Any festivals on your personal radar that you’d like to catch as a fan? RV – I’m always by the water if I can be, or just in the sunshine soaking up good bands. We love festivals in North Carolina because the nature scenes are second to none. Sometimes, I’ll find a quiet artists lounge, too, and just relax. It all depends on the vibe of the fest and the weather. You can get more info on the festival, the line up, and tickets by surfing over to their website. Featured on the line up are Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, a rocking old soul outfit based in Atlanta. I recently caught up with Ruby to chat about next weekend’s festivities and how she spends her own time during the summer festival circuit. RV – Not much is required. Always nice when there is a changing room or a shower, but just as comfortable with a nice couch, lots of outlets, and – of course – food! The spread must be healthy and a little bit indulgent. The guys may say a bottle of Bulleit makes for the perfect green room, but I like snacking more than drinking these days.center_img BRO – When you have a free minute off stage, where do you like to wander at a festival? BRO – For the uninitiated, what can fans expect at their first Soulphonics show? The Cold Mountain Music Festival kicks off next Friday, May 31st, and features Yonder Mountain String Band, J.S Ondara, Kat Wright, Calexico, and many more! RV – I just had a blast at Shaky Knees, and I’m a huge fan of fests like Hangout Fest. Anywhere where you can get closer to a beach! I would love to catch all the fests in Mexico and Brazil, as I think they would dig our sound, too. Speaking of tickets, Trail Mix would like to give you and a friend the chance to check out the festival for free! Take a shot at the trivia question below. A winner of two camping passes and some festie swag will be chosen from all correct answers received by Monday (May 27th) at noon! Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics If so, you need to check out Cold Mountain Music Festival, on the banks of Lake Logan, next weekend. The line up is eclectic and the festival site looks serene. Good luck! Lake Logan, just outside Asheville, North Carolina, looks like a spectacular place for a music festival. A pristine lake. Beautiful mountains. Outdoor adventure. Craft food and beverages. Incredible bands.last_img read more

New Ecuadorean Ambassador Will Promote Programs for Displaced Colombians

first_imgBy Dialogo January 04, 2011 Ecuador’s new ambassador in Bogotá, Raúl Vallejo, will promote programs in favor of the thousands of displaced Colombians in his country, the diplomat said in remarks made public by the government news agency Andes. “For us, what’s most important is the issue of the displaced people,” declared Vallejo, who is taking up his post following the complete reestablishment of bilateral ties, which were broken off by Quito for twenty-one months due to the Colombian military attack on the FARC in Ecuador on 1 March 2008. He added that “we’re going to give continuity to integration projects, such as the expansion of the Rumichaca (border) bridge, geothermal projects, and watershed projects, in addition to public health issues in the border area” for the displaced Colombians. The Ecuadorean authorities estimate that around 500,000 Colombians live in Ecuador, the great majority of them in irregular situations, and is demanding reciprocity from Bogotá to improve services for these displaced people. As of November 2010, Ecuador had granted refugee status to 54,000 people, 53,000 of them Colombians, according to the director of refugee affairs at the Ecuadorean foreign ministry, Alfonso Morales.last_img read more

Bar fees are payable July 1

first_imgBar fees are payable July 1 June 15, 2002 Regular News Bar fees are payable July 1Florida Bar members are now receiving their 2002-2003 annual fee statements — reflecting no increase in fees.The statements were mailed in late May. The fees are payable July 1 and are late after August 15.Members will receive one of two fee statements: one designed for active members and another for those who have elected inactive status. Annual fees are still $265. Inactive members pay $175. Eligible members may pay online at www.FLABAR.org. Under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, fees postmarked after August 15 will be assessed a late fee.last_img

NCUA defines supervisory priorities: Cybersecurity, IRR top 2015 list

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Cybersecurity, interest-rate risk and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance head the National Credit Union Administration’s supervisory priorities for 2015. This is according to a letter (15-CU-01) sent Tuesday to federally insured credit unions.According to the NCUA, the letter is intended to assist credit unions in preparation for 2015 examinations, and states “as always, agency field staff will be focusing on areas of highest risk in the credit union system and compliance with new regulations.”The priorities are:Cybersecurity: The NCUA plans to “redouble” efforts to ensure the credit union system is prepared for a range of cybersecurity threats. This includes focusing on proactive measures to encrypt sensitive data and develop an information security policy and more. Field staff will also evaluate a credit union’s capacity to recover from a security breach;Interest-rate risk: Field staff will continue to use existing guidance to assess credit unions’ interest -rate risk, and the agency is currently in the process of updating such guidance. Staff will also evaluate compliance with the NCUA’s interest-rate risk rule; continue reading »last_img read more

Ex-Freeport Principal Gets 60 Days in Jail for Having Sex With Teen

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 46-year-old ex-Freeport middle school principal was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail for having sex with a 16-year-old boy and omitting his criminal history when he applied for that job.Nassau County Judge Angelo Delligatti also sentenced John O’Mard to 10 years of probation. O’Mard additionally surrendered his certifications with the New York State Education Department and will have to register as a sex offender.O’Mard had pleaded guilty at county court in November to criminal sexual act, offering a false instrument for filing, perjury and official misconduct.Prosecutors have said O’Mard met the teen through Grindr, smartphone dating application for men, and took the victim to his Freeport home, where they engaged in oral and anal sexual conduct without the boy’s consent on Sept. 22, 2012.He had been the principal of the John W. Dodd Middle School from Sept. 1, 2003 until the School Board fired him on April 25, 2013, a month after his arrest.During the investigation, authorities found that a decade prior to the sex crimes, O’Mard failed to disclose having a felony and misdemeanor conviction, when he applied for certifications with the state education department in September 2004.O’Mard is due back in court on March 5, when the judge will determine O’Mard’s sex offender level under the Sex Offender Registration Act.last_img read more

Businesses With a Give-Back Mission Caught in Facebook Ad Ban

first_imgThe social media giant announced last week that it was extending a ban imposed on certain ads during the election to prevent the dissemination of false information. The prohibition has ensnared a number of socially driven businesses with no direct connection to partisan politics.Companies connected to issues like hunger, the environment and immigration, many of which rely heavily on social media to draw customers to their websites, have seen their access abruptly cut off. What do a small business that sell socks packaged by homeless youth and a start-up that makes bracelets from life vests once worn by refugees have to do with the spread of misinformation during the presidential election season?Nothing, thought the entrepreneurs who started them, until Facebook notified them that their ads had been pulled because they fell into a category of “social issues, elections or politics” that were being blocked by the site.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Special task force formed after nearly 100 journalists contract COVID-19

first_imgHe urged media companies to prioritize the safety of their journalists by implementing strict health protocols.The Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) said separately that media companies were obliged to protect the health of their workers, as stipulated in Article 86 of the 2003 Manpower Law.”The law states that every worker has the right to health protection,” AJI chairman Abdul Manan said separately on Thursday, as reported by kompas.tv.The AJI’s health protocols can be found at https://aji.or.id/read/buku/63/protokol-keamanan-liputan-pemberitaan-covid-19.html.Previous reports revealed that over 50 journalists in Surabaya, East Java, had tested positive for COVID-19, with three succumbing to the disease, as the region emerged as a new epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.AJI Surabaya previously said reporters’ failure to follow health protocols and media companies’ reluctance to protect the health of their employees were among contributing factors to the spread of infection among media workers. (vny)Topics : The Indonesian Television Journalists Association (IJTI) has announced that at least 96 journalists and electronic media workers have contracted COVID-19, prompting the group to establish a special task force to help curb the spread of infection among media workers.The task force’s main duty was to compile a list of journalists who contracted the contagious respiratory illness, IJTI chairman Yadi Hendriana said. He said those wanting to report their possible exposure to the virus could fill out a form through https://forms.gle/pfHzEjBtRcoyGiwR9.”The IJTI will pay the cost of PCR testing for TV journalists who do not receive such [testing] from their respective companies,” Yadi said on Friday as reported by kompas.tv.last_img read more

Weekly Update: Fighting for a Severance Tax, Connecting Workers and Manufacturers, and Advocating for Criminal Justice Reform

first_img May 07, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog,  Weekly Update Severance taxLast Monday, Governor Wolf joined bipartisan legislators to announce the introduction of legislation that would create a commonsense severance tax in the commonwealth. Pennsylvania is the only gas-producing state without a severance tax.“Since day one of my term as governor, I have fought to enact a reasonable severance tax that would give Pennsylvanians their fair share of the energy boom that is powered by resources that belong to all of us,” said Governor Wolf.The proposed severance tax would generate an estimated $248.7 million in the next fiscal year alone to address critical budget needs and would also keep the current impact fee in place, ensuring that this important revenue source for local municipalities stays intact.ManufacturingBuilding on his efforts to promote job training and connect students with career pathways, on Tuesday Governor Wolf announced a new fellowship program through his Manufacturing PA initiative. This program will partner undergraduate or graduate students at Pennsylvania colleges and universities with local manufacturers and fund student specific research projects that develop new products or processes for the company. On Friday, the governor also announced a $135,000 grant to the Manufacturers Resource Center to develop a new training program with Lehigh Carbon Community College, providing 20 trainees with certifications and college credits.Criminal justiceOn Thursday, Governor Wolf hosted a press conference alongside Congressman Dwight Evans, Senator Larry Farnese, Representative Donna Bullock, artist Robert “Meek Mill” Williams and Sixers Co-Owner and entrepreneur Michael Rubin.“I believe that we can improve the criminal justice system, so that we can protect victims while also ending a cycle of incarceration that has left so many people feeling trapped, helpless, and without an opportunity to return to society after they have been released,” Governor Wolf said.View a list of initiatives outlined by Governor Wolf.Governor Wolf’s Week, April 29, 2018 – May 5, 2018Monday, 4/30/18Students, Community Members Join Wolf Administration in Williamsport for Cabinet in Your Community EventGovernor Wolf, Legislators Introduce New Bipartisan Severance Tax LegislationTuesday, 5/1/18Governor Wolf Again Asks House GOP Leaders to Advance Domestic Violence LegislationGovernor Wolf Launches New Fellowship Program to Connect Students and Manufacturers to Advance Innovation in PennsylvaniaFirst Lady Frances Wolf Joins Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs to Honor PennsylvaniansAsian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2018Wednesday, 5/2/18Governor Wolf Hosts First Opioid Command Center on the Road in Southwest PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Plans for Special Congressional ElectionsGovernor Wolf Announces New Small Business Loan Approvals for Eight Projects in Six Counties, Supporting Nearly 700 JobsThursday, 5/3/18Governor Wolf Leads Call-to-Action for Criminal Justice ReformPennsylvania’s School Safety Task Force Hears from Students, Others in the Northeast RegionFriday, 5/4/18Governor Wolf Announces Grant for New Manufacturing Training Program in the Lehigh ValleyHighlights from TwitterI’m proud to join state legislators, @sixers co-owner @MichaelGRubin, and artist @MeekMill today to announce proposals for criminal #JusticeReform in Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/Bvp1Ny4mt2— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 3, 2018 Weekly Update: Fighting for a Severance Tax, Connecting Workers and Manufacturers, and Advocating for Criminal Justice Reform Since day one as governor, I have fought to enact a commonsense severance tax and today I’m joining bipartisan legislators to renew that call. It is well past time that we join all other major gas-producing states in getting a fair share of natural gas profits for our citizens. pic.twitter.com/vTML1Z5u2Q— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) April 30, 2018last_img read more