NAMB Lesiglative Update
By Penny Fagan, It's the way banking once was, and now, is again.
(Citizens Bank & Trust)
TO: All NAMB MembersFROM: NAMB Government AffairsDear NAMB Members:On September 18, 2009 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Mortgagee Letters 09-28, 09-29, 09-30. These mortgagee letters contain provisions similar to those seen in the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC). Mortgagee Letter 09-28 prohibits "FHA-approved lenders... from accepting appraisals prepared by FHA Roster appraisers who are selected, retained or compensated in any manner by a mortgage broker or any member of a lender's staff who is compensated on a commission basis tied to the successful completion of a loan." Mortgagee Letter 09-29 states, "In cases where a borrower has switched lenders, the first lender must, at the borrower's request, transfer the case to a second lender." Mortgagee ...