This Course Includes:
- Late CE – 1 Hour Online MD SAFE CE – Maryland Law – Key Topics (2910) (6571) – E
- Late CE – 7 Hour Online SAFE CORE Requirement (2812) (6583) – E
This course covers SAFE CORE Continuing Education Requirements of 8 hours includes the required CORE of 3 Hours on Federal Law and Regulations, 2 Hours on Ethics and 2 Hours on Nontraditional Mortgages & 1 hour on MD State Law
State Specific Requirement – Maryland State Law
This course satisfies the state-specific continuing education requirement for Maryland Licensed Mortgage Loan Originators (MLOs). During this 1 hour course, we will provide an overview of the laws and regulations the Maryland Mortgage Professional must know and abide by.
Federal Law – TILA
In this course, we are going to cover the Truth-in-Lending Act, generally known as TILA. Along with any discussion of TILA, there are several important amendments. One that we will spend a fair amount of time on is HOEPA. We have also included the newest updates resulting from MDIA. Knowing TILA well will be critical for your business with regards to regulators, litigation and reputational challenges.
This course additionally details the Truth-In-Lending Disclosure, the Right to Rescission Form and the Section 32 Truth-In-Lending Disclosure
TILA – Truth-in-Lending Act “Reg Z” including MDIA updates. TILA is the most important US consumer protection law with regard to borrowing. It protects consumers’ interest by requiring correct and sufficient disclosure of lending terms and costs on most types of consumer credit including mortgage loans.
HOEPA – Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act “Reg Z.” Amidst the rapid growth of subprime lending, the Congress in 1994 passed the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), an amendment to TILA, to help curb predatory lending. HOEPA is a key protection for consumers with regards to predatory lending.
Module Learning Objectives. Upon successful completion of this course you will have a strong understanding of TILA (Reg Z) and its major amendments. You will have a detailed understanding of the TILA standard and section 32 disclosures. You should be able to articulate the reasons these laws exist from a consumer protection standpoint. You will also have a general understanding of what kind of standards each law and regulation aims to create.
Ethics, Fair Lending and Fraud – Moving Forward
This course explores several aspects of ethical mortgage lending. We will present a simple ethics framework for guiding individual decisions. We will define and illustrate good ethical practices in the lending industry. We will reinforce the need to correct poor behaviors and prevent fraud and misrepresentation in order to protect the borrower. Finally, we discuss the critical integration between fair lending laws and ethical behavior.
Chapter 1. We discuss Ethical Action and a couple potential frameworks
Chapter 2. We generally discuss common ethical failures of MLOs and how to detect and avoid misrepresentation and fraud by monitoring industry participants
Chapter 3. We focus on best practices MLOs should pursue to avoid misrepresentation and fraudulent practices
Chapter 4. We tie back to our initial chapter by discussing fair lending laws
Module Learning Objectives. Upon successful completion of this course you will have a review of how MLOs should view ethical action and what they can do to prevent missteps and misrepresentation and to avoid and to detect fraudulent actions. You will also review Fair Lending Laws and apply those to the basics of ethical action that we introduce early in the course.
Nontraditional Mortgages – FHA Overview
This course discusses the Federal Housing Administration’s Insurance Program, generally called “FHA.” FHA was mandated by the National Housing Act in 1934. The loan programs that evolved out of that Act and its consequent regulation have been a cornerstone for many Americans pursuing the American Dream. We will introduce FHA, from its concept to the systems involved in starting the FHA loan origination process. We will also discuss many of the different loan programs offered through FHA.
The concepts included in this lesson are:
- Background. Discusses the concept of FHA and how the program works
- Key FHA Underwriting Guidelines, Primary FHA Loan Programs, Specialty FHA Loan Programs, HECMs and Enhancements to FHA Loan Programs. Gives an overview of FHA loan programs, including who is eligible, special conditions related to each program and any mechanics associated with the implantation of an FHA insured loan under that specific program
- FHA Systems. Lays out, from a practical viewpoint, what tools a loan originator would use when originating an FHA loan, including FHA Connection, CAIVRS and the case number assignment workflow.
Module Learning Objectives. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to explain the concepts behind the FHA Insurance Program, know some of the key loan programs your client may qualify for and be able to work with some of the “tools of the trade” when originating an FHA insured loan