June 1, 2022

In This Issue:

  • FHFA News
  • Phishing Alert: Emails Claiming to Sell TLTA Conference Attendee List Are a Scam – Do Not Click or Reply
  • ICYMI: Texas Title Industry Connects With Congressional Delegation During ALTA's Advocacy Summit in D.C.
  • TDI: Why You Need Title Insurance


Sandra Thompson Confirmed as FHFA Director

Housing Wire | May 25, 2022
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees the bulk of the mortgage market, now has a U.S. Senate-confirmed director: Sandra Thompson.

The Senate last week confirmed Thompson’s nomination to head the FHFA by a 49 to 46 vote. Thompson, a longtime regulator, has been leading the agency on a temporary basis for nearly a year. Before Biden appointed her acting director of FHFA in June 2021, Thompson led the housing mission and goals division. She previously was the supervision chief at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  

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Final Rule Brings Greater Transparency to GSEs

DS News | May 26, 2022
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has issued a Final Rule that amends the Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework (ERCF) by introducing new public disclosure requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises).

The FHFA’s requirements include quantitative and qualitative disclosures related to risk management, corporate governance, capital structure, and capital requirements and buffers under the standardized approach.


Phishing Alert: Emails Claiming to Sell TLTA Conference Attendee List Are a Scam – Do Not Click or Reply

TLTA | May 27, 2022
Some TLTA members and conference registrants have reported receiving emails that claim to be selling an attendee list for our upcoming conference (here’s an example):

These emails are a scam. Any links they contain should not be clicked, as they likely open the door to malicious software.  
Additionally, these emails should not be replied to. TLTA does not sell conference attendees' contact information, and any info third-parties claim to be TLTA-related is fraudulent.  
If you are in the market for B2B marketing help, research vendors by first talking to other industry professionals. Responding to a cold call via email purporting to deliver something that seems too good to be true should be avoided.  
As always, if you see something strange that claims to be associated with TLTA, please share it with us, and we’ll be happy to review and advise you regarding its validity.

ICYMI: Texas Title Industry Connects With Congressional Delegation During ALTA's Advocacy Summit in D.C.

TLTA | May 25, 2022
TLTA members and staff traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in ALTA's Advocacy Summit May 16-18, attending nine meetings with members of the Texas congressional delegation and their staffs.
The following Texas title professionals participated as part of TLTA's delegation: John Bruce, Joe Grealish, Troy Greenamyre, Chad Hansen, Jack Rattikin III, Marilyn De Luna, Brian Pitman, Tara Smith, Mary Thomas, John Updegraff and KC West. We are grateful for this outstanding team of industry advocates.

Meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz (from left to right: TLTA President John Updegraff, TLTA Past President and ALTA President-Elect Jack Rattikin III, Sen. Cruz, ALTA Board Member Tara Smith, ALTA Board Member Joe Grealish, TLTA Staff Leslie Midgley, Troy Greenamyre, TLTA Past President John Bruce, KC West, TLTA Past President Brian Pittman, TLTA staff Aaron Day.  
TLTA's delegation met with members and staff from the following congressional offices: Sen. Ted Cruz and Reps. Pat Fallon, Jake Ellzey, Veronica Escobar, Beth Van Duyne, Kay Granger, Austin Pfluger, Jodey Arrington, and Chip Roy.
They were all good, productive meetings, and the Texas title industry delegation reports positive feedback on our industry's comments and suggestions related to CFPB, FinCEN, RON and more.
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TDI: Why You Need Title Insurance

Texas Department of Insurance | May 19, 2022
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) recently released this new video explaining how title insurance works for Texas consumers. Click the image to watch the video:

Watch TDI's New Video » 

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