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MERS Annual Report 2021: A Whole New World

BLOG VIEW: Each Spring, many lenders find an email from MERSCORP Holdings Inc. (MERS) regarding the Annual Report, colloquially referred to as the MERS...

Changing Mindsets to Drive Further Digital Transformation in Mortgage

BLOG VIEW: Technology shifts during this lingering pandemic include remote online notary, system-to-system communication, digital signing and the like. This has shown the industry...

Angela Hurst: Pandemic Was Time to ‘Focus on the Total Customer Experience’

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The pandemic-related mortgage moratoriums are coming to a close and mortgage servicers, lenders and their third party providers continue to...

Samantha Manfer: Investors Want a Complete Mortgage Origination and Servicing Solution

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage lenders and servicers are readying for a wave of foreclosures resulting from the sunsetting of pandemic-related foreclosure moratoriums -...

Tim Anderson: An E-Mortgage is Not the Same Thing as a Digital Mortgage

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Most mortgage lenders today have the technology in place to deliver an all-digital mortgage experience to their customers, but the...

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Mortgage Lending

BLOG VIEW: Millennials now outnumber baby boomers in the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau projections. Millennials are more educated than baby boomers. In addition,...

Zaid Shariff: Complaint Resolution Technology Adoption Lagging in Mortgage Industry

PERSON OF THE WEEK: One of the main responsibilities of any mortgage servicer is resolving borrower complaints. Note that the term used is “resolving” -...

Juan Farias: How Technology is Helping Loan Officers Enhance Client Relationships

PERSON OF THE WEEK: How is technology helping LOs enhance client and partner relationships in the post-COVID landscape? To find out, MortgageOrb recently interviewed Juan...

Mortgage Lenders Have Witnessed Major Operational Advancements During the Pandemic

BLOG VIEW: As with other sectors within the U.S. economy, the mortgage industry has accelerated its investment in – and adoption of – digital...

Jennifer Cagle: COVID-19 Crisis Advanced Mortgage Industry Adoption of Tech by 10 Years

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of the real estate and mortgage industries. Fortunately, some of its effects have...

When it Comes to Mortgage Fraud, Lenders Must Stay Vigilant

BLOG VIEW: Mortgage fraud is a huge problem for financial institutions. In the second quarter of 2020 alone, it’s estimated that one out of...

Josh Lehr: Retail Lending vs. Direct: Leveraging Multiple Channels to Create Customers for Life

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage lenders have made great strides in delivering a seamless all-digital mortgage experience. Lender adoption of technology to facilitate a...

Fred Gooch: A Nationwide RON Law Would Help Reduce Confusion

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage lenders would be wise to keep a close eye on the passage of the SECURE Notarization Act of 2021,...

Top Six Misconceptions About Machine Learning

BLOG VIEW: Machine learning grew in popularity in the late 2000’s, when Google and others demonstrated the importance of data and how machine learning...

Seven Skills Needed to Move into Operations Leadership

BLOG VIEW: Loan processors, funders, closers, and other mortgage professionals who want to move into leadership often believe the skills that make them successful...

Greer Allgood: QM 2.0 is the Next Regulatory Hurdle For Mortgage Lenders

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The mortgage industry is on a never-ending quest to achieve the perfect borrower experience. Today, that means lenders must be...

Gizem Lanphar: The Big Tech Giants Have ‘Paved the Way’ to Current Borrower Expectations

The shift to an all-digital, online and “contactless” mortgage process - propelled by the pandemic - has forever altered borrowers’ expectations. While there will always...

Peculiar Things About Mortgage Compliance That Title Agents Must Know

BLOG VIEW: Mortgage title issues can prove to be a significant cost to a lender and/or servicer irrespective of whether the loan is insured. Lenders...

Matt Young: How COVID-19 Impacted Field Sales

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The last year and a half has been a challenge for many workers in the mortgage industry. Across the board,...

Madhavi Sabnis: Today’s AI-Driven Mortgage Platforms Require Employee Training

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Artificial intelligence and machine learning hold great promise for delivering a completely seamless, all-digital mortgage experience. In fact, today’s top...