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Vinny Souza: Data-Driven Versus Model-Driven Decision-Making

PERSON OF THE WEEK: It’s safe to say that nearly every business today is using data to help make decisions. In this digital age, organizations...

Sheila Klostermann: How Economic Cycles Change the Mortgage Fraud Landscape

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Although it’s nowhere near as prevalent as it once was, mortgage fraud continues to persist in a small fraction of...

Souren Sarkar: Smart Data Fabrics Could Propel the Mortgage Industry to the Next Level

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Data is the life blood of today’s mortgage process. Without data, the origination and servicing of mortgage loans would be...

Stew Scott: Technology Helps Lenders Maintain Loan Quality During Volume Spikes

PERSON OF THE WEEK: It is well established that technology and automation can help mortgage lenders process loans faster and reduce operating costs -...

Jarod Jones: How Technology Can Empower Mortgage Lenders in a Recessionary Market

PERSON OF THE WEEK: In order for mortgage lenders to thrive in this current recessionary environment, they must be willing to broaden their product...

Mike Whiting: For Reverse Mortgages, Timely and Accurate Payment of Property Taxes is Critical

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Reverse mortgages are forecast to increase in the coming years which means mortgage servicers and subservicers that handle these products...

Michael Hughes: The Importance of Lending Technology in the Recruiting Process

PERSON OF THE WEEK: As mortgage volume continues to contract, lenders are reducing staff and releasing excess capacity. However, they are still recruiting aggressively...

David Foster: How Today’s Market Impacts the Appraisals and Inspections Landscape

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The housing market has seen many changes over the past couple of years, some as a result of the COVID-19...

Joseariel Gomez: Robotic Process Automation Can Improve Lending Efficiency End-to-End

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Especially since the pandemic, mortgage lenders are adopting new technologies to automate and accelerate the mortgage process - in a...

Pamela Stahl: Mortgage Lenders Must Prioritize the Protection of Personal Financial Data

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage lenders are increasingly using technology to streamline the lending process - however, as adoption grows, security issues remain a...

Craig Crabtree: Housing Affordability Has Become a Major Issue

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage interest rates continued to rise this past week, with the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage climbing to 5.54%,...

Keith Kemph: Why the LOS RFP is Dead – and Why That’s a Good...

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Industry observers will tell you that mortgage lenders typically turn away from an existing loan origination system (LOS) in favor...

Matthew Wood: Today’s LOS Must Be Designed with Future Technologies in Mind

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The mortgage market is, unfortunately, set for another slowdown, but that means mortgage lenders have more time to focus on...

Top Questions Lenders Have About the New Desktop Appraisal Rules

BLOG VIEW: In January, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that they would include a desktop appraisal option to its sellers....

Gene Shibata: Don’t Let Operational KPIs Fall Behind

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Now that pandemic-related foreclosure protections are coming to an end - and with the U.S. economy sputtering due to massive...

Otmane Laassel: How Mortgage Lenders Can Serve the Underserved

PERSON OF THE WEEK: As the mortgage industry and its regulators strive to bring homeownership to more borrowers throughout the country, many lenders are...

Joel Rickman: Mortgage Lenders Facing Rapid Changes in 2022

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Mortgage lenders have had to keep pace with some rapid changes during the past two years, particularly with the impact...

Steven Plaisance: Home Affordability Must Be Addressed

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Steven Plaisance is the president of mortgage banking for Gateway First Bank. He is also currently serving as the chairman...

Karen Kulwin: State Regulators are Increasing Their Scrutiny of Mortgage Licensing Requirements

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Licensing is an extremely important aspect of mortgage compliance, yet it is often taken for granted. Most of the entities...

Jim Voth: Digital Transformation Will Continue Despite Slowdown

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Will a slowdown in the mortgage market result in lenders cutting back on technology investments? Not necessarily, says Jim Voth, managing...