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IN THE MATTER OF:
FFC MORTGAGE CORP.
WHEREAS, FFC Mortgage is a New York corporation that is currently licensed as a mortgage correspondent lender under Part I of Chapter 668, Sections 36a-485 et seq., of the Connecticut General Statutes;
WHEREAS, the Banking Commissioner (“Commissioner”) is charged with the administration of Part I of Chapter 668, Sections 36a-485 to 36a-534c, inclusive, of the Connecticut General Statutes, “Mortgage Lenders, Correspondent Lenders, Brokers and Loan Originators”;
WHEREAS, Section 36a-490(b) of the Connecticut General Statues requires that mortgage correspondent lender licensees file with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (“NMLS”) a change of name at least 30 calendar days prior to such change provide, directly to the Commissioner, a bond rider or endorsement, or addendum, as applicable, to the surety bond on file with the Commissioner that reflects the new name;
WHEREAS, FFC Mortgage failed to file a name change with NMLS at name change at least 30 calendar days prior to such change and failed to provide a bond rider or endorsement, or addendum, as applicable, to the surety bond on file with the Commissioner;
WHEREAS, the Commissioner believes that such allegations would support initiation of proceedings against FFC Mortgage, which proceedings would constitute a “contested case” within the meaning of Section 4-166(4) of the Connecticut General Statutes. Section 4-177(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 36a-1-55(a) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies provide that a contested case may be resolved by consent order, unless precluded by law;
WHEREAS, FFC Mortgage, through its execution of this Consent Order, voluntarily agrees to waive its procedural rights, including a right to notice and an opportunity for hearing as it pertains to the allegations set forth herein, voluntarily agrees to consent to the entry of the sanctions imposed below without admitting or denying any allegation contained herein and voluntarily waives its right to seek judicial review or otherwise challenge or contest the validity of this Consent Order
WHEREAS, FFC Mortgage acknowledges that this Consent Order is a public record and is a reportable event for purposes of NMLS, as applicable;
AND WHEREAS, FFC Mortgage herein represents to the Commissioner that it has reviewed and updated its internal policies, procedures and controls to ensure that FFC Mortgage will file any change it makes to its name or any address of any office specified on its most recent filing with NMLS at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to such change and, in connection with such change, FFC Mortgage will provide, directly to the Commissioner, a bond rider or endorsement, or addendum, as applicable, to the surety bond on file with the Commissioner that reflects such change.
CONSENT TO ENTRY OF SANCTIONS
WHEREAS, FFC Mortgage, through its execution of this Consent Order, consents to the Commissioner’s entry of a Consent Order imposing the following sanctions:
|1.||No later than the date this Consent Order is executed by FFC Mortgage, they shall remit to the Department of Banking by cashier’s check, certified check or money order made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut”, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) as a civil penalty; and|
|2.||No later than the date this Consent Order is executed by FFC Mortgage, they shall (a) provide the Commissioner with an original bond rider reflecting the removal of “Lenderly Mortgage” as an FFC Mortgage trade name, and (b) change FFC Mortgage’s address to 155 Corporate Woods, Suite 320, Rochester, New York.|
NOW THEREFORE, the Commissioner enters the following:
|1.||The Sanctions set forth above be and are hereby entered;|
|2.||Upon issuance of this Consent Order by the Commissioner, this matter will be resolved and the Commissioner will not take any future enforcement action against FFC Mortgage based upon the allegations contained herein; provided that issuance of this Consent Order is without prejudice to the right of the Commissioner to take enforcement action against FFC Mortgage based upon a violation of this Consent Order or the matters underlying its entry, if the Commissioner determines that compliance with the terms herein is not being observed or if any representation made by FFC Mortgage and reflected herein is subsequently discovered to be untrue;|
|3.||So long as this Consent Order is promptly disclosed by FFC Mortgage and its control persons, as applicable, on NMLS, nothing in the issuance of this Consent Order shall adversely affect the ability of FFC Mortgage to apply for or obtain licenses or renewal licenses under Part I of Chapter 668, Sections 36a-485 et seq., of the Connecticut General Statutes, and for its mortgage loan originators to apply for or obtain licensure from the Commissioner, provided all applicable legal requirements for such license are satisfied; and|
|4.||This Consent Order shall become final when issued.|
Issued at Hartford, Connecticut
this 30th day of October 2015. _______/s/_________
Jorge L. Perez
I, Thomas J. Flaherty, state on behalf of, that I have read the foregoing Consent Order; that I know and fully understand its contents; that I am authorized to execute this Consent Order on behalf of FFC Mortgage Corp. d/b/a Compass Financial; that FFC Mortgage Corp. d/b/a Compass Financial agrees freely and without threat or coercion of any kind to comply with the sanction entered and terms and conditions ordered herein; and that FFC Mortgage Corp. d/b/a Compass Financial voluntarily agrees to enter into this Consent Order, expressly waiving the procedural rights set forth herein as to the matters described herein.
Name: Thomas J. Flaherty
FFC Mortgage Corp. d/b/a Compass Financial
State of: New York
County of: Monroe
On this the 26th day of October 2015, before me, A Notary Public, the undersigned officer, personally appeared Thomas J. Flaherty who acknowledged himself/herself to be the CEO of FFC Mortgage Corp. d/b/a Compass Financial, a corporation, and that he/she as such CEO, being authorized so to do, executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein contained, by signing the name of the corporation by himself/herself as CEO.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand.
Date Commission Expires: June 21, 2019