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Five Things Servicers Must Evaluate When Preparing for Natural Disasters

BLOG VIEW: Natural disasters around the world are occurring at an alarming rate. Every few weeks, we’re witnessing earthquakes that destroy cities,...

Gena Roach: Mobile Optimized Websites Versus Mobile Apps

PERSON OF THE WEEK: To cut operating costs, stay competitive and deliver an outstanding borrower experience, it has...

Time to Retire Outdated Manual Underwriting Processes

BLOG VIEW: The introduction of an advanced, automated and comprehensive platform for underwriting a loan is long overdue.In an age when digitization and automation...

Brokers Should Launch NMLS Renewal Process Well in Advance

BLOG VIEW: Many professionals in the financial sector in the U.S. must get licensed and maintain their operating rights via the Nationwide Multistate Licensing...

Jorge Ponce: Abundance of Data is ‘Catalyst For Change’ in Mortgage

PERSON OF THE WEEK: From lead generation to digital point-of-sale to appraisal to automated underwriting to digital closing, technology is completely changing the mortgage...

Rick Mount: Technology Cannot Replace Human Interaction in the Mortgage Process

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Technology, in particular automation, is completely changing the mortgage industry - in most ways for the better. But will the...

Steven Usserey: Compliance Technology is the ‘Guard at the Gate’

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Steven Usserey is vice president of regulatory compliance for IndiSoft, a provider of compliance software to the mortgage industry.MortgageOrb recently...

Byron Marshall: ‘Customer Journey Mapping’ Delivers Deep Insights for Mortgage Companies

PERSON OF THE WEEK: As far as the mortgage lifecycle goes, 30 years is a long “journey,” but as many mortgage lenders are learning,...

Top 5 Borrower Questions and How Mortgage Lenders Should Respond

BLOG VIEW: Borrowers today have an unprecedented level of access into the inner workings of the mortgage process, thus enabling them to self-educate and...

Knowing is Half the Battle: Selecting a New Retail Branch Home

BLOG VIEW: The retail mortgage industry has changed drastically since the early 2000s, with brokers and originators bearing the blame for the industry implosion...

Building Bonds With Borrowers via Educational Workshops

BLOG VIEW: The housing market today is akin to the gold rush of the mid-1800s, with many prospective home buyers - and not necessarily...

Jon Dipre: Why SOC Compliance is Important For Mortgage Software Providers

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Most mortgage lenders and servicers are already familiar with SOC (Systems and Organization Control) reports and their value in vetting...

How to Retain and Engage Valuable Mortgage Staff

BLOG VIEW: As with any organization, lenders understand that managing and retaining talented employees is important for their long-term success. Mortgage lenders are facing...

What’s The Net Tangible Benefit Test?

BLOG VIEW: The net tangible benefit test asks a tough question: Should borrowers be allowed to refinance even when it’s not in their best...

Setting a Growth Strategy for Commercial Lending

BLOG VIEW: As the economy improves, every sector of the real estate business is experiencing growth - or at least the opportunity for growth....

Aaron Lynch: Single-Vendor Approach to Mortgage Software Has its Advantages

PERSON OF THE WEEK: It’s a question that constantly nags mortgage executives and their IT teams: Is it better to go with a “single-vendor”...

Bob Jennings: Geography Drives Wide Variances in Closing Costs

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Bob Jennings is CEO of ClosingCorp, a provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technology for the mortgage...

What’s the Frequency: Keeping Up with Tax Installment Changes

BLOG VIEW: Mortgage servicers are routinely challenged by making timely escrow tax payments. Consistency is key. If a mortgage servicer knows that property taxes...

Why Giving Back is Good for Business

BLOG VIEW: The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which was enacted in 1977, is more critical than ever.Mortgage lenders must ask themselves what they are...

Harry Gardner: E-Signatures Have Bright Future in the Mortgage Industry

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The electronic signature is now a standard part of the mortgage experience. Most, if not all mortgage lenders now support and...

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