Stay Classy AARMR...

Mortgage Compliance Magazine

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The American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) will celebrate its 30th year in San Diego next month. The AARMR Annual Regulatory Conference and Training will run the 5th through the 8th of August at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp. San Diego is host to many unique sites and treats beyond Anchorman and Top Gun, including USS Midway which will host the opening reception. While that will be one of the many networking opportunities, this year’s conference is packed with a full agenda and great anticipation.

The regulator only day on Monday is filled with education, training, and NMLS tracks on the rollout of the State Examination System or SES and how the new Temporary Authority for MLOs will be implemented on November 24th. The regulator only sessions continue on Tuesday morning focusing on LO Compensation and Temporary Authority while the industry only sessions share updates on NMLS and SES implementations. In the afternoon, AARMR Industry Members meet to discuss questions and concerns prior to the Industry Advisory Council getting their chance to set priorities before meeting with the AARMR Board of Trustees The, Tuesday night ass attendees are invited to join a special 30th anniversary reception on the deck of the USS Midway. The Midway now serves as a naval aircraft carrier museum in the harbor off San Diego.

Wednesday morning starts off with one of the highlight events, the 'Meet You Regulator Breakfast’ and the opportunity to make contacts within your state mortgage agencies and you’re your questions. The afternoon will provide breakout sessions for attendees on temporary authority, LO Compensation, BSA/AML Compliance, and more.

Thursday’s morning highlight is a presentation by CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, though not officially confirmed at press time. The Industry Panel presentation closes the morning followed by a return of Curt Steinhorst as lunch speaker with “Can I get your attention?” Curt is an entertaining and informative speaker and author who will share how to focus your team on getting stuff done in a distracted workplace. The afternoon will culminate with the NMLS Ombudsman Meeting with the fastest three-hour meeting covering submitted topics and open questions from the audience.  This is one session at the AARMR Conference that does not require a registration fee and it is open to the public. Expect topics on state use of the NMLS, questions on the long anticipated NMLS 2.0, Temporary Authority, and the SES.

While the AARMR conference stated goals are to networking and education opportunities, opportunity to share information and best practices as well as perspectives on issues impacting the mortgage industry, the event is much more than that. The one-on-one opportunities provided by the format to meet and talk informally at receptions and evening events, the prospect to meet a state mortgage regulator and ask about division policies, the chance to meet fellow industry professions, and share perspectives are all truly unique to the AARMR conference.

Registration is open, don’t miss the unique networking and learning opportunities with some of the best.

The original article, “Stay Classy, AARMR…,” first appeared in the July 2019 issue of Mortgage Compliance Magazine.