As the mortgage industry continues to evolve, mortgage loan originators must stay abreast of the topics most pertinent to their everyday business. Examining Industry Issues in Today’s Mortgage Market provides a review of relevant issues facing mortgage loan originators today, specifically those outlined by NMLS as required topics for continuing education. Students will examine provisions of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth-in-Lending Act, and the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, specifically rules for filling out the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure for both a fixed-rate and an adjustable-rate mortgage transaction. In addition, students will take a look at the new Uniform Residential Loan Application and provisions of the law related to money laundering in the mortgage industry. Finally, students will review mortgage laws and regulations specific to the state of Rhode Island.This course is NMLS-approved for eight hours of continuing education required for Rhode Island mortgage loan originators, as specified by the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act and Rhode Island law. Annual S.A.F.E. Act continuing education requirements for Rhode Island loan originators include three hours of federal law, two hours of ethics, two hours of nontraditional mortgage lending, and one hour of Rhode Island-specific laws and regulations, for a total of eight hours.