What is AEA up to lately?....
Your American Escrow Association Board of Directors has submitted three recent comment papers: one congressional and two regulatory.
The first was submitted on August 1, 2012 to the House Small Business Committee in response to the Congressional Hearing regarding the effects of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) proposed rule on small businesses.
The second was submitted to the CFPB on October 16, 2012. Member concerns were addressed regarding the impact of upcoming regulations on seller financing.
The third was submitted to CFPB on November 5, 2012. These comments address practitioner concerns on the issues raised by the proposed rule as they could affect our industry for decades to come.
You can review all of these comment papers by clicking here. Send any questions or comments you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Escrow Association (AEA) is the national association of real estate settlement agents.
On the national level, AEA is proactive on behalf of professionals conducting all types of settlement practices throughout the United States.
Our goals are to further the knowledge and professionalism of the settlement agent through education and to, also, educate and advise decision makers at the national level on issues of consequence to the settlement industry, as a whole.
In June 2012 at the Annual Education Conference held in Las Vegas, our incoming President, Jyl Meier conveyed her message of "Growing our Future" through dedication, advocacy, leadership, education, and unity.
The August 2012 Board of Director's planning retreat was set in the beautiful Oregon Gardens in Mid-Willamette Valley where this years goals discussed. At the top of the list was continued efforts to provide comments to Consumer Financial Protection Buureau on the proposed regulations affecting our industry, reinstating our live Webinars along with our new WebinarOnDemand program, as well as the creation of a quarterly enews broadcast to our membership.