February 2020

Message from FAMP President Gino Moro

A large group of our FAMP Officers, Directors and Members from across the State met in Tallahassee to Lobby for the Mortgage industry in the beginning of February. Many of our Senators and Representatives were on site and we spent the day meeting each of them as well as their Aides. I want to thank Nationwide Appraisal Network who generously sponsored FAMP Lobby Days and sent their very own Jason McMullen who joined us in Tallahassee.

This year we have added the FAMP Legislative Action Center to our website which can be found under the Resources tab. This is an amazing tool which will empower you and guide you on how to stand up for your profession. Here you can lookup your local Legislators and find the Bills affecting our industry that FAMP is monitoring as well as our position on these Bills and so much more.


Mortgage Industry News

State FAMP Directors visit Florida Senators and Representatives in Tallahassee for Lobby Days

Feb. 4, 2020 | FAMP Communications

Your FAMP Executive Committee and Directors showed a force in Tallahassee on Feb. 2nd! After hearing from state OFR regulators in the morning, FAMP members visited their respective county senators and representatives to promote matters important to the mortgage industry.

We would like to thank Jason McMullen and Nationwide Appraisal Network (NAN) for being our headline sponsor during our 2nd Quarter Board of Directors meeting in Tallahassee for Lobby Days.  NAN is a great partner and we are thankful for their support. 

Linda Knowlton, FAMP Vice President and Jason McMullen​, NAN Reg. Sales Mgr. get ready for Lobby Day!

Two bills were specifically discussed with lawmakers:



Please sign our petition

Stand with FAMP AND NAMB as WE Lobby for the Broker-Borrower Relationship in Bill to Ban Trigger Leads
  Please sign our petition in support of protection of broker-borrower relationship in bill to ban trigger leads!
In the home lending world, trigger leads are a multi-million-dollar business. National credit bureaus sell trigger leads to mortgage lenders based on online data that indicate when a consumer is “shopping” for home financing. Unaware consumers enter a sufficient amount of their personal information into an online inquiry. From there, the consumers data is transferred to credit bureaus and sold to home financing companies and unfortunately, the broker has no control over when this happens. 
In addition to efforts protecting the mortgage broker industry, NAMB is advocating that the much-needed consumer protection of data be exempt of impacting the ability of the mortgage broker who originated the relationship to maintain an ongoing relationship with the borrower, as well as the company who holds the servicing rights.
The elimination of selling consumers data will contribute to restoring and maintaining the relationship with brokers and borrowers.
NAMB members recognize and value their long-term relationships with borrowers. Support NAMB and the Trigger Leads Abandonment Act in a Bill to Ban Trigger Leads.
We need your help to support this bill and protect the broker-borrower relationship!
Please sign our petition in support of protection of broker-borrower relationship in bill to ban trigger leads!
Click here to sign petition

Suncoast Chapter

Welcome Back, Suncoast FAMP Chapter!

We are excited to have Suncoast FAMP back as an active chapter with the state FAMP! Suncoast thanks all who came out on Jan. 29th for their 1st general membership meeting and volunteered to assist in the growth of this chapter. See message from Suncoast President Daniel Hughes here.  
Suncoast Chapter Board and Directors attend FAMP Lobby Day in Tallahassee.  
Visit Suncoast FAMP at FAMP Suncoast Chapter or call 941-243-4117.


Jacksonville Chapter

FAMP JAX hosts festive Annual Social at Hamburger Mary’s Monday, Feb. 24th!

Then, put April 17th on your calendar for the 2020 Jax FAMP Golf Tournament!
Visit FAMP Jax Chapter on Facebook.


Central Florida Chapter

Visit FAMP Central Florida Chapter on Facebook, email centralfloridafamp@gmail.com or call 407-399-6120.

Gold Coast Chapter

Gold Coast FAMP Annual Tradeshow on March 3rd
at Bonaventure Resort in Weston, FL!

March 3rd includes “Getting Off the Loan Officer Rollercoaster” with Carl White, a Non-QM Connect” Lunch and One Time Close C/P loans!

Then on March 11-12: TWO-DAY Loan Originator and Processor Boot Camp. Two-day intensive training program agenda here.

Visit Gold Coast FAMP at fampgoldcoast.org, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn. Email to emails@fampgoldcoast.org or call 954-986-0808.

Southwest Chapter

Southwest FAMP hosts Annual Hearts & Homes for Veterans Golf on April 24th! 

Friday, April 24th:
Annual HEARTS & HOMES FOR VETERANS GOLF TOURNAMENT, at Kelly Greens Country Club! 1pm Shot-Gun Start! Call 239-565-1031 or email Red Moran at red@mortgagegroupservices.com. Sign up for golf, sponsor a hole, or donate an auction item!

Proceeds raised go towards Homeless Veteran Housing | Hearts & Homes for Veterans ... https://www.hhveterans.com
Visit FAMP SWFL Chapter on Facebook , email red@mortgagegroupservices.com or call 239-565-1031.

Gulf Coast Chapter

Gulf Coast FAMP hosts Golf Tournament at East Lake Woodlands on April 17th       

April 17th:
Golf Tournament at East Lake Woodlands includes golf, lunch, networking opportunity and pasta dinner for golfers and non-golfers. This partnership is with the Pinellas Realtor Organization and CPAR, sponsored by True Concept Title, and benefits Post 9/11 Veterans. Register here.    



      Visit Gulf Coast FAMP website, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.

Miami Chapter

Miami FAMP already preparing for 2020 FOCUS ON THE FUTURE Mortgage Tradeshow!

Nov. 19 from 8am to 10pm at Doubletree Hilton in Miami. Register now.

Visit Miami FAMP at miamifamp.org, on Facebook,  and on LinkedIn.

FAMP Newsletter - February 2020