Category Archives: Client

De-risking the bank

Is your appraisal workflow and vendor management system in-line with your financial institutions interconnected strategic initiatives? Linda Tuck Chapman is the author of Third-Party Risk Management, Driving Enterprise Value. It’s an excellent read for those in the strategic relationship space working to provide financial institutions with more opportunities to innovate. In the book, she highlights […]

To Catch A Thief

The fact is that unless you’re an attorney or a CPA you probably don’t run time or project management software like Timeslips, Zola, Toggl, Mind42, Rescue Time or others. And as a result you aren’t and really can’t bill clients in that fashion; if you could, today’s tech tools could help solve the problem. Maybe. At […]

Credible-ish

  Credible-ish?   What makes an appraisal credible? How about an evaluation? Any valuation product that flows through your credit department needs to be credible. Don’t cross your fingers and hope for the best. Appraisals and evaluations need to be clear and not misleading regardless if the writer is in the credit department, outside appraiser […]

Be in the driver’s Seat

Who doesn’t want to be in control? Truth is, few things in life really are under our control. However, appraisal and vendor management is one of them. As a chief credit officer, how’s your “car” (analogy for your appraisal department) performing? Specifically, the selection and the engagement workflow process. Educational and market experience for specific […]

IACREA Meeting April 12th

The annual IACREA meeting will be held at the Union League Club of Chicago on April 12th at 5:30 pm.  The annual fee this year is $175.  Please contact Rob Landis with questions.   2018 IACREA Dues

FHA Extends Implementation Date of FHA SF Handbook

On April 30, 2015, FHA announced that it has extended the effective date for the policies contained in the SF Handbook 4000.1 from June 15, 2015 to September 14, 2015. All existing Single Family Handbooks, Mortgagee Letters and other policy documents remain effective until superseded by specific sections, subsections, and/or appendices of this Handbook 4000.1. View the full statement […]