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NAMB+ Endorses
MassMutual on Discounted
Disability Income Insurance

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NAMB+ Inc., the for-profit
marketing and communications
subsidiary of NAMB-The
Association of Mortgage
Professionals, has teamed up
with Massachusetts Mutual Life
Insurance Company
(MassMutual), the latest NAMB+
Endorsed Provider, on individual
disability income insurance (DI) at
discounted rates for NAMB
members.
"Proper planning and
consideration should be
considered should unfortunate
events occur that could render
you unable to work," said Nathan
S. Pierce, president of NAMB+.
"Properly planning for such
events can help protect you and
your assets and our arrangement
with MassMutual was developed
and negotiated to put our
members' minds at ease if such
events occur."
MassMutual is the latest
addition to NAMB+'s growing list
of Endorsed Providers. NAMB+
connects NAMB members with an
array of Endorsed Providers
aimed at helping mortgage
professionals gain a competitive
advantage in today's marketplace
with discounts and special
programs only available to NAMB
members. NAMB+ brings
everything from compliance,
credit reports, lead generation,
phone services, social media,
custom canvas prints and much
more to NAMB members as part
of the NAMB+ program.
"We all understand the
unpredictability of life and
disability income insurance (DI) is
an important product that can

help protect your income should
you become too sick or hurt to
work," said Andrew T. Berman,
an agent for MassMutual.
"MassMutual's offerings go a
long way to bringing peace of
mind to NAMB members in the
event of such a life-altering
event should occur. Our group
works mostly with mortgage
professionals and their families
protecting against the worst
case scenario so they can
prepare for the best case
scenario."
Meridian Bank Adopts
Secure Insight's
Closing Guard Consumer
Protection Tool

Meridian Bank has announced
that it has enhanced its risk
management policies and
procedures governing its retail
mortgage lending business by
requiring independent
screening and risk monitoring
for all settlement agents having
access to a borrower's loan
documents and mortgage
proceeds. The process will be
managed for Meridian by
Secure Settlements Inc. t/a
Secure Insight, the first vendor
management firm to specialize
in closing table risk. The
company chose the Closing
Guard tool to evaluate the
backgrounds, licensing,
insurance, and trust accounts
of agents as a method to
identify potential threats before
a closing takes place.

"We are pleased and
honored to have been chosen
by Meridian for these critical
risk management services,"
said Secure Insight Chief
Operating Officer Wayne
Doctor. "In our extensive
dealings with their leadership
team, we saw first-hand their
serious commitment to quality
control, consumer protection
and overall loan quality
assurance. We are proud to be
their partner in this important
endeavor."
Closing Guard evaluates,
rates, monitors and reports
settlement agent risk in realtime through a nationwide
database of mortgage closing
professionals. The Secure
Insight proprietary evaluation
process combines automated
data analysis with live reviews
by trained analysts for the most
accurate and informative risk
analytics in the industry.
"We recognize our
responsibility to protect
consumers from harm caused
by theft of funds, identity and
mortgage fraud, and our
company continually seeks to
not just meet but to exceed
regulatory expectations for
quality control and loan quality
assurance," said Thomas
Campbell, SVP at Meridian.
"We take the management of
third-party service providers
seriously, both for operational
risk but also for investor
confidence and consumer
protection. We spent quite
some time evaluating various
providers to help us address
settlement agent risk, and were

impressed with what Secure
Insight has to offer in its Closing
Guard product."
Data Facts EVP Julie Wink
Elected NCRA President

Data Facts Inc. has announced
that their Executive Vice President
Julie Wink has been elected to
serve the National Consumer
Reporting Association (NCRA) as
president for the 2017 term.
Julie has played vital leadership
roles within the NCRA, as part of
the Legislative, Strategic, and
Education & Compliance
Committees, serving as a co-chair,
a member of the NCRA board of
directors, and vice president and
treasurer.
"The NCRA is an essential
source for distribution of vital
industry information," said Wink.
"The upcoming year is sure to
bring new challenges within the
industry. Data Facts' involvement
with the NCRA will ensure that our
team and clients are mindful of
and prepared for all changes and
updates. As NCRA president, I will
make sure Data Facts continues to
be a leader in our quest to aid our
client partners in continued
awareness."
Wink began her career with
Data Facts in 1995, as an account
executive. She was promoted to
sales director in 2001, and to
executive vice president and
partner of Data Facts in 2005.
"Each person at Data Facts is
committed to serving our clients
and community in a trusted
advisory capacity," said Daphne
Large, Data Facts' CEO and a past
NCRA president. "We want to be
instrumental in helping their


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