Weekly Pipeline

The MMLA Mortgage Pipeline
   September 17, 2018

   "MMLA - Keeping Members Informed"


Click here to read the MMLA Newsletter, The Mortgage Lender

Upcoming Events - Register now for these wonderful Events.  Sponsorships are available, too:

September 20 - Annual Compliance Seminar

Click the link for all the details and register now.  Consider a sponsorship, too!

October 3 - SE Chapter Luncheon with speaker Realtor Jeff Glover @ Maggiano's, Troy

October 10 - Mid Chapter Leadership Luncheon @ Brody Square, E. Lansing

MMLA Awards & Installation Banquet
International Banquet Center - Detroit
November 1, 2018

This is the most important MMLA event of the year! It is a time when we honor our past, present and future board members and spotlight our annual award recipients. Join in on the fun and plan on attending this great event!!  This will be a fun evening so invite your staff, coworkers and customers!

Click here for all the details and to register today! Please consider a sponsorship as well to support this event and the MMLA!

A limited number of Junior and Studio Suites have been blocked at the Atheneum Suites Hotel for the special price of $149 per night, plus taxes and fees.  To reserve your room before they are sold out, call 800-772-2323 by October 1, 2018 and mention you are with the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Group to get the discount.

Click here to mark your calendar for all 2018 MMLA event dates.

We want to get to know you better! Every Monday, we will have a Member Monday post about something in your life that is not related to the Mortgage Industry.

Today's Member Monday post is about your pets! How many do you have and what are their names! Don't forget to post a picture of them!  Post yours now!


Member Spotlight

Craig W Olmsted

Director of Branch Relations
AmeriFirst Home Mortgage

Meet Craig Olmsted, joining the MMLA State Board of Directors as 2019 General Board Member!!

Read This Spotlight

Membership renewal time is coming up soon for many MMLA members.  Please take a moment to sign-in to the MMLA website using your member username and password to verify the accuracy of your contact information.  Please be sure to add a cell phone number if it is not already listed.  If you need help logging in, contact Joanne@mmla.net


Anti-Fraud Unit Strengthens the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Crime Fighting Efforts

Media Contact: Andrea Miller
Media: 517-284-8668
Consumer Hotline: 877-999-6442
Facebook: /MIDIFS Twitter: @MIDIFS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2018

(LANSING) — With the issuance of Executive Order 2018-9, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is continuing to ramp up its efforts to investigate and prosecute fraud in the insurance and financial services sectors.

In March, DIFS launched a new webpage, www.mi.gov/InsuranceFraud, that enables consumers and the insurance industry to report fraud.  Since that time, DIFS has received 167 complaints of fraud from consumers and 68 complaints from the industry.  The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ received 3,453 suspected insurance fraud claims from Michigan last year.    

The timing of this Executive Order coincides with increased efforts at DIFS to address fraudulent activity.  The Department recently announced the revocation of a producer license for embezzlement of over $15,000, the arrest of a producer suspected of fraudulently abusing his authority as the Power of Attorney for an Alzheimer’s Dementia patient, and the conviction of Stanley Hayes on 13 felony counts resulting from his theft of $710,000 from the Valley State Credit Union.

“The Department is pleased that the Governor sees the value of placing an anti-fraud unit within the Department of Insurance and Financial Services,” said DIFS Director Patrick McPharlin.  “Insurance fraud touches all consumers and is not a victimless crime.  Insurance fraud schemes vary from the simple to the extremely complex.  With this Executive Order, DIFS can more aggressively engage in crime fighting efforts.”

In addition to the already existing anti-fraud efforts at DIFS, the Executive Order will empower DIFS to conduct more thorough and comprehensive background checks and to coordinate and collaborate with other law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute fraudulent and criminal activities in the insurance and financial services sectors.

For more information about DIFS or the services provided, please visit the website at www.michigan.gov/difs, follow them on Twitter or “Like” them on Facebook.

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Announcement of the 2018-2019 NAMB Board of Directors

Pursuant to NAMB Bylaws, Article X, Section 2, Nominating Committee, Fred Kreger, CMC, Immediate Past President of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers and Chair of the Nominating Committee, is pleased to report the results of our most recent election.

The 2018-2019 Board of Directors Slate is as follows:

  • President: Rick Bettencourt, CRMS
  • President-Elect: Rocke Andrews, CMC, CRMS
  • Vice President: Michelle Velez, CMC
  • Treasurer: George Burkley, CRMS
  • Secretary: Chris Bettis, CMC
  • Immediate Past President: John G. Stevens, CRMS
  • Director: Michael DeSantis - 3 year term
  • Director: Kimber White, CRMS - 3 year term
  • Director: Matt Oliver - 2 year term
  • Director: Marty Pfeiffenberger - 1 year term

Congratulations to all officers and directors!

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