It is with some sadness that we announce National Agency Manager Roger Blauvelt is retiring. A 40-year veteran of this industry, Roger has served WFG and our agents as National Underwriting Counsel and National Agency Manager. We wish him the very best. Tom Klein will succeed Roger as National Agency manager. Tom brings 30 years… Read More »

The CFPB has presented five webinars on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures which answer a number of questions they have received. Those questions and answers are now more easily accessible through a new index that allows you to link directly to specific topics within each of the webinars. Check out the new index on the CFPB… Read More »

To: Settlement Agents The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a proposed amendment to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosures (TRID) rule; the amendment proposes moving the effective date to October 3, 2015. Bank of America continues to finalize preparations for TRID implementation and will comply on the new effective date. As a reminder, Bank of America… Read More »

WFG’s on-line compliance Management System (CMS) has been in place for about a year, and title agents who have used it have found it to be “comprehensive,” “well-organized” and “extremely helpful.” That feedback certainly pleases Kelley Shellhaas, WFG Assistant Midwest Underwriting Counsel, who oversaw development of the CMS web site. But nothing pleases her more… Read More »

WHO HE IS: Executive Vice President for WFG Agency Operations – Eastern Division WHAT HE DOES: Newly appointed to this position (he was previously senior vice president, overseeing agency matters in Florida, New York and New Jersey), Gene is now responsible for agency operations on the East Coast. “I’ll be working closely with regional managers,… Read More »

WHO SHE IS: Agency Sales Consultant for the Southeast Region WHAT SHE DOES: Responsible for recruiting and supporting agents in the region. ABOUT BEA: If there is a ‘Grande Dame’ in the title industry, it would have to be Bea Sykes. Mentioning her name to almost any title professional in Virginia will draw a broad… Read More »

Serving the Foreclosure Industry for CA, AZ, NV, WA WFG Default Title Group is based in Glendale, CA and headed by Dean Kirchen, handling Trustee Sale Guarantees for CA, AZ, NV and WA as well as deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, litigation guarantees and post foreclosure conveyances back to HUD. The company is a one-stop shop and… Read More »

In a statement today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a proposal to delay implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule until Oct. 1. The CFPB failed to timely notify Congress under the Congressional Review Act, which requires agencies to submit the rule to Congress and the Government Accountability Office 60 days before… Read More »

To: Settlement Agents Bank of America is committed to providing valuable information to our settlement agents to help you understand how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosures (TRID) Rule will affect your business. In this announcement, we will address the following items: Use of settlement statements Differences between buyer/borrower and… Read More »