Helping Private Lenders and Investors Stay Dodd-Frank Compliant

From Wells Fargo to Experian and Everyone In Between

CFPB Fines Top 5 Billion

Is It Really Worth the Risk?

Subprime Lender Fined $2.75M

Texas-Based First Investors Group Hit Hard

Who’s Next?

CFPB Fines ReMAX and Others $4.0M

Why We Do It

We have a passion to help investors stay compliant. No deal is too good to risk being on the bad side of an audit. The CFPB takes no prisoners, and we can’t put a price on peace-of-mind. With 21 years in lending and a passion to help, we set out to bridge investors with owner-occupied buyers, and open a door where both could prosper, safely.

What our customers say

“We worked with Russ on a complicated restructuring of a Note that we already had in place. Russ worked with us and our Client in a very timely and professional manner. By using Russ and his resources we were able to complete the whole process within a week of contacting him, which gave both our Client and our Company piece of mind. We would highly recommend Russ and his Company for any needs you may have.”

Frank Durso

Executive Officer, SevenTwenty Holdings Inc.

“Russ at call the underwriter did a wonderful job helping me with my first loan. Russ was able to get all the required documents to ensure Borrower is qualified and verified their ability to pay the loan. Russ is very professional and eager to help and answered all my questions clearly and patiently. Upon verification and completing the underwriting processes Russ forwards the official Approval Certificate. Will definitely work with Russ for all my future underwriting needs.”

June Chen


“I have had the pleasure of working with Russ O’ Donnell and his team @ Call the Underwriter on a recent loan.
Russ and his team were fantastic. They were able to quickly overcome issues in underwriting our customer.
I would not hesitate to recommend Russ and his team. Great Value and Service!”

Rich Farrell

Real Estate Investments

Latest news

CFPB Changes its Mission Statement

CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has officially changed the Bureau's mission statement.The mission statement had previously read: “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules...

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How to Play Nice with Dodd Frank

As with all legislation, there is the issue of interpretation. In this entry, we will drill down, quickly, what the Dodd Frank Act did, why it did it, and how to comply with it as an investor or private lender.Dodd Frank’s 849 page lending overhaul, as...

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Dodd Frank Gets a Trimming

The amendment to Dodd Frank in April brought a well-needed lift to small banks and credit unions by alleviating certain ability-to-repay requirements.  Assumedly, private lenders and investors could fall into this category of creditor, however, would still be held to...

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Russ O’Donnell

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RMLO / NMLS License # 1551380
HUD CHUMS Underwriter ID # FZ77

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