All Blog Posts:

Checking Contract Employees against Exclusionary Lists

Apr 22nd, 2021

Subservicer Oversight Best Practices

Apr 8th, 2021

IT Server Maintenance

Mar 25th, 2021

Fannie Mae: Use of Power of Attorney

Mar 11th, 2021

FAQ: FinCEN Provides Responses to some SAR and AML Questions

Feb 25th, 2021


Feb 11th, 2021

Amendments to ATR/QM Rule

Jan 28th, 2021

Freddie Mac: Use of Power of Attorney

Jan 15th, 2021

Third-Party Originations

Dec 17th, 2020

Fannie Mae Quality Control Requirements

Dec 3rd, 2020

Vendor and Third-Party Oversight

Nov 12th, 2020

Internal Audit - Policies and Procedures

Oct 30th, 2020

Outsourcing - Contract Employees and Exclusionary Lists

Oct 15th, 2020

Fannie Mae Requirements for Internal Audit of the QC Process

Oct 1st, 2020

Recent Guidance on AML Enforcement Actions

Sep 17th, 2020

MERS Policy and Procedure Best Practices

Sep 3rd, 2020

Advertising and Social Media – Policies and Procedures

Aug 20th, 2020

Separate Itemization of Appraisal Fee and AMC Fee

Aug 6th, 2020

HUD Guidance on Affiliate/Vendor/Third Party Monitoring

Jul 23rd, 2020

OCC Guidance on Third-Party Relationships

Jul 9th, 2020

FHA Issues Temporary Waiver of QC Requirements for EPDs

Jun 25th, 2020

HUD Current Position regarding Borrower’s Authorization

Jun 18th, 2020

ECOA- Notice of Incompleteness Requirements

Jun 4th, 2020

CFPB’s Statement of Policy regarding Abusive Acts or Practices

May 21st, 2020

Electronic Disclosures and E-Consent

May 7th, 2020

CFPB Requirements – Notices of Transfer of Loan Servicing

Apr 23rd, 2020

IT Security Controls in the Wake of Covid-19

Apr 9th, 2020

Licensing Requirement Updates in the Wake of COVID-19

Mar 26th, 2020

Navigating Vendor Management Concerns in the Wake of COVID-19

Mar 12th, 2020


Mar 5th, 2020

Texas - Changes to Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval Forms

Feb 20th, 2020

Enforcement of New Jersey's Mortgage Servicing Licensing Act

Feb 6th, 2020

Latest New York State HECM Requirements – Effective 3/5/2020

Jan 23rd, 2020

Georgia’s Requirements in Relation to Temporary Authority

Jan 9th, 2020

FNMA Requirements - Outsourced Quality Control File Review Reporting Process

Dec 19th, 2019

Taxpayer First Act and Updates to the Use of Tax Return Information

Dec 5th, 2019

Georgia Background Check Requirements

Nov 21st, 2019

Details Around FNMA's Appraiser Independence Requirements (“AIR”)

Nov 7th, 2019

What You Need to Know if You Lend Money in the Pacific Northwest

Oct 24th, 2019

IT Best Practices for Active Directory Accounts

Oct 10th, 2019

Social Media Monitoring - Best Practices for Mortgage Lenders

Oct 3rd, 2019

FNMA Update: It's All About the Audit Independence

Sep 26th, 2019

Internal Audit Risk Assessment Blueprint and Best Practices

Sep 19th, 2019

Another delay?  FHFA, the GSEs and the new URLA

Sep 12th, 2019

Components of a Compliant MERS QA Review and Audit Program

Sep 5th, 2019

Components of a Compliant AML Program – Part II: AML Training

Aug 29th, 2019

FNMA Selling Guide Updates - Title Insurer Requirements

Aug 22nd, 2019

Components of a Compliant AML Program

Aug 15th, 2019

California Consumer Privacy Act and What You Need to Know

Aug 8th, 2019

Disaster Responses – Lender and Servicer Tips to Borrowers

Aug 1st, 2019

HUD Quality Control - Operational Compliance and Restricted Participation

Jul 26th, 2019

Disaster Responses - Servicer Preparedness Best Practices

Jul 18th, 2019

Internal Audit Requirements - Fannie Mae

Jul 11th, 2019

Loan Originators and Social Media Monitoring

Jun 27th, 2019

Disaster Response Resources - FNMA

Jun 20th, 2019

FHA Notice of Material Event – Net Worth and Operating Losses

Jun 13th, 2019

Subservicer Oversight and GSE Requirements

Jun 6th, 2019

HUD Guidance Regarding Third Party Verification Services

May 30th, 2019

Document Custodian Audits and Ginnie Mae

May 23rd, 2019

Quality Control and Post–Closing Management Conflict of Interest

May 16th, 2019

Additional Internal Controls in Loan Servicing

May 9th, 2019

HUD Clarification of FHA Gift Funds Requirements

May 2nd, 2019

Mortgage Compliance Magazine - Taming the Beast - How to Keep Mortgage Marketing Compliant in the Digital Era, May 1, 2019

May 1st, 2019

Detective Internal Controls in Loan Servicing

Apr 25th, 2019

FAQ of the Week - AML and Notifying Board of Directors of SAR Filings

Apr 18th, 2019

Preventative Internal Controls in Loan Servicing

Apr 11th, 2019

FAQ of the Week - MLO Transitional Licensing Authority Implementation

Apr 3rd, 2019

FAQ of the Week - Office Security Best Practices

Mar 20th, 2019

FAQ of the Week - Contract Provisions Protecting Consumer Personally Identifiable Information

Feb 28th, 2019

See You in Sunny Orlando for MBA Servicing?

Feb 4th, 2019

FAQ of the Week - Quality Control Audit vs. Internal Audit

Jan 23rd, 2019

FAQ of the Week - The Next Big Change: The Redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application

Jan 14th, 2019

Facing an Uphill Compliance Climb? Meet MQMR at IMB in San Fran

Jan 2nd, 2019

Holiday Wishes Come True with MQMR

Dec 16th, 2018

FAQ of the Week: TRID 2.0 - Disclosing with the "Best Information Reasonably Available"

Dec 14th, 2018

FAQ of the Week - Independent Contractors vs. W2

Nov 15th, 2018

Feeling Buried Alive by Compliance?

Nov 5th, 2018

FAQ of the Week - Quality Control Defect Rate

Nov 1st, 2018

FAQ of the Week - Qualified Written Request Letters

Oct 18th, 2018

Haven't Booked Your MBA Annual Appt. w/ MQMR? There's Still Time!

Oct 11th, 2018

FAQ of the Week - Monitoring Undisclosed Debt

Oct 4th, 2018

Costs v. Compliance? You Don't Have to Choose!

Sep 27th, 2018

FAQ of the Week - Vetting Low Risk Vendors

Sep 20th, 2018

Don't Wait Until December to Do Your MERS QA Audit!

Sep 13th, 2018

FAQ of the Week - Delinquent Loans Servicing Call Requirements

Sep 6th, 2018

Backed into a Compliance Corner? MQMR to the Rescue!

Sep 4th, 2018

Mortgage Compliance Magazine - Okay Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google: What Exactly is Internal Audit?

Sep 1st, 2018

FAQ of the Week: AML Program - Mandatory Independent Testing

Aug 23rd, 2018

Need a Compliance Superhero?

Aug 16th, 2018

FAQ of the Week - Elimination of FHA Inspector Roster

Aug 9th, 2018

FAQ of the Week - Annual MERS Audit

Jul 26th, 2018

Think You're Fully AML Compliant? Think Again.

Jul 24th, 2018

FAQ of the Week: Fair Lending - Collection of Photo ID

Jul 13th, 2018

Can You Afford a Compliance Wipeout?

Jul 6th, 2018

Mortgage Compliance Magazine – The Benefits of Outsourcing Vendor Management: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Jul 1st, 2018

FAQ of the Week - Assessing Vendor Financial Strength

Jun 28th, 2018

Get Better Answers to Your Internal Audit Questions

Jun 27th, 2018

FAQ of the Week - MLO Transitional Licensing Authority

Jun 16th, 2018

FAQ of the Week: Elimination of the TRID Black Hole - Other Considerations

May 31st, 2018

FAQ of the Week - IT Security Controls

May 17th, 2018

In Mortgage Compliance, 1+1=3

May 16th, 2018

Meet in the Big Apple!

May 4th, 2018

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Vendor Physical Security Policy

May 3rd, 2018

MQMR is attending the MBA’s Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference 2018

Apr 20th, 2018

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Servicing Transfer Welcome Call Update

Apr 19th, 2018

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC Compliance Training Program

Apr 13th, 2018

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Periodic Statements

Apr 5th, 2018

Hunting for Compliance Advice?

Apr 2nd, 2018

Need Help Managing Compliance?

Mar 20th, 2018

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Vendor Management - Settlement Agents

Mar 15th, 2018

Vendor Management is a Fine Art

Mar 8th, 2018

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Wire Modification Process

Mar 1st, 2018

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Vendor Management Oversight

Feb 15th, 2018


Jan 31st, 2018

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Internal Audit - Fannie Mae Selling Guide Announcement

Jan 17th, 2018

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC HMDA - Government Monitoring Information

Jan 3rd, 2018


Dec 13th, 2017


Nov 29th, 2017

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Honoring All Veterans

Nov 8th, 2017

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Don't Get Spooked By AML Audits 

Oct 25th, 2017

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Social Media and NMLS Unique Identifiers

Oct 11th, 2017

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Subservicer Oversight - Best Practices

Sep 27th, 2017

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - CFPB - Consumer Complaint Best Practices 

Sep 14th, 2017

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - AUS Reporting Requirements

Aug 31st, 2017

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - HMDA - Preapproval Reporting Requirements

Aug 18th, 2017

COMPLIANCE HOT TOPIC - Internal Audit - Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan

Jul 20th, 2017

Simplify Third-Party Oversight Through HQVM

Feb 22nd, 2016

SQC - Major Changes on the Horizon

Sep 3rd, 2015

Shed Some Light on Your Vendor Management Program

Aug 26th, 2015

Mortgage Compliance Requirements Continue to Expand While Lenders are Left to Keep Up

Jun 15th, 2015

SQC - Oversight and Constant Monitoring Have Never Been More Important

Jun 1st, 2015

Supreme Court Decision - Mortgage Loan Originators: Not Exempt From Overtime & Minimum Wage Under FLSA Administrative Exemption

Mar 26th, 2015

Servicing Quality Control: The Time Is Now

Feb 9th, 2015

Compliance Service Offerings

Feb 2nd, 2015

HQVM - More Than Just A Template

Jan 26th, 2015

SQC - Coordinated On-Site Servicing Review

Jan 22nd, 2015

HQVM Enables Lenders to Effectively Monitor and Manage Vendors

Jan 20th, 2015

Servicing Quality Control: Don't Wait Any Longer!

Jan 15th, 2015

HQVM - Eliminate Uncertaintly

Jan 14th, 2015

Marketing Service Agreements: Value vs. Violation

Nov 3rd, 2014

Subsequent QC - October Memo

Oct 6th, 2014

Subsequent QC Fannie Mae Servicing Guide Announcement

Jul 1st, 2014

San Diego Legal Issues and Regulatory Conference Highlights

Jun 27th, 2014

MQMR FAQ: Value vs Violation

Jun 13th, 2014

Independent QC Plan Assessment: Identify, Manage, Improve

Apr 22nd, 2014

Subsequent QC Orlando Servicing Conference Highlights

Mar 24th, 2014