The Collingwood Group Announces Mortgage Industry Webinar On Veteran’s Affairs Loan Guaranty Origination Policies

May 02, 2013

The firms present the fifth installment in its series of informational and educational conference calls, provided by its Risk Management and Compliance Division.

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May 2, 2013. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PR Web). The Collingwood Group, a leading mortgage industry advisory group, announced today the fifth installment in its series of industry conference calls. The fifth edition, entitled The Future of VA Loan Guaranty Origination Policy, will provide clients and industry participants with valuable insight to the latest changes to VA Loan Guaranty Origination rules and regulations. The webinar will be held at 2:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

The call will cover how the recent regulatory changes will impact lenders and the adjustments that lenders should be making to their policies and procedures to accommodate these new rules. Topics will include the recent trends in VA origination volumes, the new user role requirement, lender scorecards, the implementation of an AMS/AVM system and the upcoming file upload system. The panelists will also discuss potential changes to allowable fees and closing costs.

“Just like FHA, there has been a significant increase in VA loan origination volume in the last year,” said Brian Montgomery, “As a result, we believe it is critical that VA lenders stay up to date on policy and programmatic changes coming out of the agency.”

The webinar, which will be provided at no cost, will be moderated by The Collingwood Group Chairman and Former FHA Commissioner, Brian Montgomery. Brian will be joined by Brideeen Gallagher, Managing Director of The Collingwood Group’s Risk Management and Compliance division and Carol Barnard, a Senior Consultant at The Collingwood Group with over 20 years of experience in VA origination policy. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to Collingwood’s experts prior to the call.

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About The Collingwood Group

The Collingwood Group ( is a Washington, DC-based business advisory firm focused on growing clients’ businesses, promoting revenue growth and increasing investment returns. The firm is led by Chairman Brian Montgomery, former Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner, and Vice Chairman Joe Murin, former President and CEO of Ginnie Mae. Both played major roles in the federal governmentʼs efforts to address the nationʼs financial crisis and restore stability and liquidity to financial markets. The firmʼs expertise spans all aspects of Agency, non-Agency and FHA/VA housing financing programs; Ginnie Mae securitization activities; domestic and international secondary market activities and issues; primary and special servicing; full asset lifecycle vendor and talent management; and all elements of portfolio due diligence, acquisition, property management and asset disposition.

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