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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...

Tyler Sawyer: Lenders Must Data Model the ‘Most Likely Borrower’

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Automation of the mortgage application process has become increasingly sophisticated. Lenders today are almost universally deploying advanced online...

Dori Daganhardt: Data Integrity One of the Mortgage Industry’s Biggest Challenges

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Technology continues to revolutionize the mortgage industry, from origination through servicing through secondary marketing, but along with this...

Brian Lynch: Lenders Must Also Focus on User Experience For Employees

PERSON OF THE WEEK: When it comes to the user experience, mortgage lenders and their software partners are almost entirely focused on...

Branch Managers Are Happier With Better Reporting Tools

BLOG VIEW: Nothing cripples a financial institution’s profitability like a dissatisfied branch manager.Branch managers are ultimately the source...

Frederick Townes: Lenders Must Do More to Build Brand Loyalty

PERSON OF THE WEEK: How important is it for mortgage lenders to invest in mortgage technology, considering that the mortgage process, in...

Linda Aparo: Missing, Defective Lien Releases are an ‘Epidemic’

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Lien release has always been a problematic area for mortgage lenders and title companies. With alarming frequency, lien...

Jeff Leinan: Wholesale Lenders Facing Intense Competition

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The wholesale mortgage market has always been competitive, but now that refinances are down and purchase loans represent...

Mason Whitehead: Mortgage Lenders Can’t Compete on Rates Alone

PERSON OF THE WEEK: As we’ve seen time and time again, mortgage rates can have a huge impact on home buyer sentiment....

Janina Woods: Most Servicers ‘Not Prepared’ For Spike in Defaults

PERSON OF THE WEEK: With delinquencies and foreclosures at pre-crisis lows, many mortgage servicers have - as would be expected - thinned...

Greg Holmes: Application Fraud Has Never Been More Difficult to Commit

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Automated asset and income verification services are proving to be a God-send for the mortgage industry. Not only...

Sherri Carr: Commercial Servicing Software Must be Flexible and Scalable

PERSON OF THE WEEK: From selecting the proper technology to meeting strict investor reporting requirements to deciding on payment options and more,...

Denis Brosnan: Disaster Relief Strategies for Mortgage Servicers

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The hurricanes and wildfires of 2018 are stark reminders that U.S. residential properties are at increasing risk of...

Servicers May Face New Licensing, Bonding Requirements in Montana

BLOG VIEW: Mortgage servicers in Montana may soon have to comply with changes in licensing and bonding requirements if a new bill...

Tiffany Malm: REO Market Has Seen Significant Change Since Great Recession

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The housing finance industry has undergone a complete transformation since the financial crisis struck in 2008 and how...

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,...

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