Why blockchain technology will be the next big thing for the mortgage industry.
In a move that will strengthen its capabilities in mortgage BPO services, loan fulfillment and debt servicing, HCL Technologies, a global IT services company, is acquiring Urban Fulfillment Services (UFS), a provider of mortgage business process and fulfillment services, for [Read More]
QuickInsured, an independent insurance agency specializing in the mortgage industry, reports that its homeowners insurance quote service is now available through Ellie Mae’s Encompass all-in-one mortgage management solution. The seamless integration allows lenders to order QuickInsured’s solutions directly through Encompass. [Read More]
Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI) reports that it has opened a new brick-and-mortar location in Miami. The new location at The Crossings is under the management of Cary Roque-Valdovinos. The team at the new branch has a combined 35 years [Read More]
Mortgage industry professionals David Tiberio and George Schultz have joined LenderLive, a national mortgage services provider, each as a vice president of national sales for the company’s settlement services line of business. Schultz has more than two decades of mortgage [Read More]
Mortgage industry professional Cara Krause has joined Mortgage Capital Trading Inc. (MCT), a mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, as regional sales director. Krause has more than 25 years of experience in mortgage banking. She possesses extensive knowledge [Read More]
A surge in applications for refinances linked to a recent drop in mortgage interest rates caused mortgage application volume to increase 2.7% on an adjusted basis during the week ended April 21, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly [Read More]
Optimal Blue, which offers a “digital marketplace” of loan data and analytics, as well as loan pricing and mortgage hedging software solutions, is now integrated with Total Expert Inc., a developer of marketing software for the mortgage and real estate [Read More]
Despite a serious lack of inventory and increasing home prices, most mortgage lenders are predicting that mortgage purchase volume will increase in 2017 relative to 2016, according to a recent survey conducted by the Lenders One Cooperative, a national alliance of [Read More]
Much like the automotive industry, mortgage lenders and their vendor partners are now in a quest to build a fully “self-driving” mortgage process.
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Although most mortgage lenders use “best of breed” or “out of the box” loan origination systems (LOS) from the top vendors, there are still plenty out there that have developed – and that continue to support [Read More]
As is to be expected with any regulatory change, there has been some confusion and uncertainty surrounding these new rules.
BLOG VIEW: When was the last time you used a fax machine? Can’t remember? Neither can I. Yet the other day, I found myself speaking with a company that could only take my order if I sent it via an [Read More]