Entries by Gene McCullough

Heeding Momma’s advice, or dealing with the consequences

When we were children, our mothers told us to “eat a good breakfast,” “always eat your vegetables,” and “get plenty of exercise.”  As we grew older, their advice focused on more important life choices such as “don’t do drugs,” “don’t exceed the speed limit,” and “don’t hang out with the wrong crowd.”  Our mothers didn’t […]

CFPB to Examine Service Providers—Are You Affected? June 13 Webinar Has Answers!

A recent blog by law firm Ballard Spahr reports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has begun to examine service providers on a regular, systematic basis, particularly those supporting the mortgage industry.  The blog recounts information provided by the CFPB during an American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section meeting held May 7, 2017, stating: […]

On My Soapbox—Is it Fair to Make Title Agents and Law Firms Prove Compliance with Best Practices?

Speakers’ Corner Hyde Park 1970’s – Leonard Bentley For those in the title and legal industries, it can be more than a little annoying to have one’s role in representing lenders characterized as merely that of “third-party service provider.”  Title agencies and law firms perform the same trusted services for the lending community today—handling confidential […]

“Beeeeeeeeeep… This Is a Test.”

Ahhh…the jolting sound that sometimes interrupts our prime-time television programming: This is a test.  For the next thirty seconds, this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.  This is only a test. Though they are prickly interruptions, we tolerate these tests because they are brief and, perhaps most importantly, we understand that […]