Colony American Finance Now Using OpenClose’s LOS


Colony American Finance (CAF), a specialty finance company that provides loan products to residential real estate investors, is now using OpenClose‘s loan origination system (LOS) to support its new Single Asset loan product across correspondent, wholesale and retail channels.

CAF was able to launch OpenClose’s stand-alone correspondent module, OC Correspondent, in under 45 days, OpenClose reports. The Web-based solution enables the lender to fully automate its new conduit business.

OC Correspondent incorporates a seller-facing Web portal that allows correspondents to electronically deliver loans to CAF for purchase; access instant eligibility and pricing, automated lock desk functions, real-time pipeline status and comprehensive cure condition; and purchase advice workflow, OpenClose says in a release.

OpenClose worked closely with CAF during the implementation stage in order to customize and streamline the lender’s entire whole loan purchase workflow, including the automation of quality control, compliance, analytics, reporting, document management and imaging, and more.

OpenClose’s correspondent module can be used as a stand-alone solution or integrated with its LOS, LenderAssist.

“Our initial focus is to implement OpenClose to support our Single Asset loan product to launch our correspondent channel, followed by wholesale and retail channels,” says Matthew March, chief information officer at CAF. “We are excited to leverage the capabilities of the OpenClose technology platform to optimize the entire process for our team and our partners.

“We needed the right technology to achieve these goals, and OpenClose’s correspondent module will efficiently and effectively automate the review, acceptance and processing of loans from our correspondent sellers,” March adds. “It gives us complete control and visibility over the entire loan lifecycle, which OpenClose tailored to our specific Single Asset loan products and processes for us.”

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