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Knowing the Company Why: The Key to Understanding

BLOG VIEW: Have you ever wondered why your company exists? We all work for a company where we know what we provide,...

Mortgage Lenders Must Embrace the New ‘Data Economy’

BLOG VIEW: The most significant legacy of the 2008 recession and economic crisis for mortgage lenders is not the advent of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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