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MTech Will Never be FinTech and That’s a Good Thing

BLOG VIEW: The financial industry is abuzz with talk of financial technology, better known as FinTech. Everywhere you look there is a group hosting...

AMCs in South Carolina Facing New Licensing and Bonding Requirements

BLOG VIEW: The beginning of 2018 brought changes for real estate appraisers in South Carolina. As of February, to operate as an appraiser in...

The Key to Borrower Happiness: Communication

BLOG VIEW: Poor communication is often an underlying cause of the mortgage borrower complaints that flow into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) consumer...

Marrying Compliance with Innovation

BLOG VIEW: In an ever-changing regulatory environment, it may seem that compliance serves as a hurdle to achieving innovation, or at least, that innovation...

Despite Regulatory Clarity, AML Errors Persist in Mortgage Lending

BLOG VIEW: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), issued a final rule in February 2012 requiring nonbank...

Choosing the Right Valuation Option

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

Make Way for Freddie Mac Changes to Investor Reporting

BLOG VIEW: In February 2017, Fannie Mae implemented a set of changes to investor reporting to satisfy new regulations set out by the Federal...

Nonbank Mortgage Servicers in Pennsylvania Face New Licensing, Bonding Requirements

BLOG VIEW: Nonbank mortgage loan servicers in Pennsylvania must meet new licensing requirements as of June 2018. Pennsylvania Senate Bill 751 was signed by Governor...

REO Rehab Offers New Opportunities For Mortgage Servicers

BLOG VIEW: In today’s market, investors are seeking progressive liquidation strategies for their REO assets to ensure they get the best possible return on...

The Future of the Fed, Trump Style

BLOG VIEW: As he has with most of his appointments since taking office, President Trump has gone out of the norm with his choice...

Turning Loan Prospects Into Borrowers

BLOG VIEW: According to the National Survey of Mortgage Brokers (NSMB), about 50% of borrowers seriously considered more than one lender before choosing where...

Modernizing Consumer Foreclosure Relief Programs

BLOG VIEW: During the height of the Great Recession, with residential mortgage default frequency and severity at historical highs, an avalanche of consumer relief...

Where Will Interest Rates Take Us in 2018?

BLOG VIEW: Interest rates could be the biggest hurdle facing real estate in 2018. There’s no other force that can so quickly or universally...

Improving Mortgage Sales and Operations Through Data

BLOG VIEW: Although there has been a great deal of progress made in modernizing the mortgage industry, the fundamental idea of a mortgage and...

New Year Resolution: Instant Property Reports

BLOG VIEW: As 2017 ends and we look to the fresh start of a new year, it is important to think about all of...

Oregon Mortgage Servicers Must be Licensed and Bonded

BLOG VIEW: Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, mortgage servicers in Oregon will need to be licensed and bonded in order to conduct business in the...

Fintech is Here to Stay

BLOG VIEW: Gone are the days when shopping malls dominated retail. Streaming services are replacing DVDs, which, in turn, replaced VHS tapes. Technology has...

Elements to Consider When Selecting a Real Estate Marketplace

BLOG VIEW: The continued growth in consumer-facing technology has paved the way for a better model of buying and selling real estate. By leveraging online...

The Value of True Digital Lending

BLOG VIEW: When it comes to modern digital lending, point-of-sale technology is a trendy topic. Every lender wants a shiny, intuitive POS for their...

Next Wave: Speech Recognition Grows in Popularity

BLOG VIEW: It’s pretty safe to say that everyone has either heard of and/or used Siri, Alexa or Google Home technology to order laundry...

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