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Tedd Smith: How Going All-Digital Can Help Lenders Boost HELOC Volume

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Home equity loans are becoming an increasingly profitable source of business for mortgage lenders. By the end of...

Pete Butler: The Lesser Known Benefits of Working with the Right BPO Partner

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Outsourcing is nothing new to the mortgage industry, but as the business landscape changes for originators and servicers,...

Addressing the Impact of Process Risk in Commercial Mortgage

BLOG VIEW: Commercial mortgage lending represents a more than $2 trillion industry in the U.S. - and as the economy continues to...

The Value of In-House Servicing

BLOG VIEW: When evaluating whether to retain or outsource servicing, some mortgage lenders may assume they lack the resources to effectively manage...

Debbie Bianucci: Employee Engagement Starts with a Values-Driven Culture

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The mortgage lending business has many unique characteristics that drive how executives set strategy, plan and lead. These...

Diving In: What Lenders Need to Know about the Specified Pool Market

BLOG VIEW: Moving from best execution to mandatory represents a significant milestone in the evolution of a mortgage lender’s secondary marketing department,...

Technology’s Growing Role in Vendor Due Diligence

BLOG VIEW: One of the most arduous tasks facing any mortgage lender's vendor management team is due diligence. There is a lot...

How Mortgage Lenders Can Remain Successful During Mergers and Acquisitions

BLOG VIEW: As competition heats up in the mortgage industry, there has been extensive consolidation in the form of mergers and acquisitions...

Brian Augenstein: Ease of Software Development Will Drive Technological Change in Mortgage

PERSON OF THE WEEK: In the mortgage industry, there has been a strong focus on how technology is improving the origination process,...

Jeff Weinstock: MISMO Standards Pave the Way for Interoperability

PERSON OF THE WEEK: To improve communication between software vendors in the loan origination process, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO)...

First Impressions Are Crucial to Starting the Mortgage Process

BLOG VIEW: It’s a common saying that individuals make a decision to trust you, whether consciously or not, within ten minutes of...

Mohammad Rashid: Use of Big Data, AI in Mortgage is Nowhere Near its Full...

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Big data, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are revolutionizing the mortgage industry - but it would seem that...

David Eichenblatt: CRE Lenders Must Adapt to New Market Realities

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The commercial real estate (CRE) industry continues its steady growth as we move through 2019. As the number...

Four Alternatives to Traditional Home Appraisals

BLOG VIEW: An appraisal is a necessary part of any real estate transaction. It is the process of developing an opinion of...

Dawn Douglass: Lenders Must Focus on the Borrower Journey

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage technology firm Volly aims to reshape the future of mortgage lending. Offering CRM, marketing...

Serving an Untapped Borrower Community

BLOG VIEW: In today’s tight purchase market, Veterans Affairs (VA) renovation loans can deliver a double, bottom-line benefit to lenders. Service members,...

New Jersey Passes Licensing Law for Nonbank Mortgage Servicers

BLOG VIEW: New Jersey recently introduced legislation that regulates mortgage servicing in the state. Under the new law, which takes effect July...

Tedd Smith: Mortgage Lenders Can Be Confident in Technology ROI

PERSON OF THE WEEK: As the cost to originate loans continues to increase, mortgage lenders are struggling to turn a profit. According...

Leveraging a Commercial Property Loan Insurance Strategy to Increase Credit and Grow CRE Lending

BLOG VIEW: Against a backdrop of a strong and growing economy and despite confusion over recent tax changes, commercial real estate lending...

Jonathan Willen: Automation Now a Critical Aspect of Property Tax Services

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Property tax services remains an important outsourced function for the mortgage industry and, like all the other parts...

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