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Items Tagged with 'mortgage lending'


Keith Frachiseur joins Envoy Mortgage as regional vice president

Will lead retail expansion in Pacific Northwest
June 30, 2014
Frachiseur is tasked with building on the existing Envoy retail presence in the Pacific Northwest with Realtors, builders and borrowers.
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The CFPB's Antonakes changes his tune

"Our goal is not one-sided"
June 19, 2014
"Our goal, however, is not some one-sided aim to maximize consumer protection or industry deterrence at all costs. There is such a thing as doing too little, and there is such a thing as doing too much," Steven Antonakes, deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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American Financial Network doubles loan volume by using automated accounting system

May 30, 2014
In December 2010, the company began using Advantage System’s Accounting for Mortgage Bankers solution. Since launching the AMB solution, the company fully automated its accounting processes, increased its loan volume and grew its branch network without having to hire additional accounting staff.
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4 housing bills that could make mortgage lending much easier

Regulatory streamlining, QM, exemptions for small lenders go to floor
May 22, 2014
The House Financial Services Committee passed three bills Thursday as part of a continued markup from May 7, along with another bill passed on May 7 by voice vote that are being welcomed by the finance industry.
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MGIC tackles challenge of self-employed income analysis

Cash Flow Worksheets offer efficient, compliant answer
May 6, 2014
Correctly evaluating the income of self-employed borrowers is a challenge for mortgage lenders and underwriters, who are under more regulatory pressure than ever. To meet the need for a simple, accurate process, MGIC has developed its editable, Cash Flow Worksheets, which guide users through an easy-to-use form with line-by-line instructions. (An HW PartnerDirect article)
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Christopher Whalen: The death of mortgage lending

It's not the CFPB's fault
April 14, 2014
“New regulations are a very convenient excuse for the large banks to get away from what is a crappy business,” according to one senior banker.
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From HW Magazine

Staying in the black

Outsourcing can mitigate declining mortgage volumes and increasing regulations
March 31, 2014
There are ways mortgage bankers can maintain reasonable profit margins while facing rapid volume changes, new mortgage rules and increasing investor requirements, writes industry expert David Green.
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Churchill Mortgage promotes three to leadership positions

March 25, 2014
Churchill Mortgage announced the promotions of Pamela Kennedy, Nancy McMahan and Jeanna Tidwell into leadership positions with the company.
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Zillow executive: 3 tips to avoid fatal mistakes

It's time to focus, people
March 11, 2014
In 2014, I predict that many companies will make mistakes. Some of those mistakes will be fatal and they will exit the business. Focusing on the wrong parts of the business will be the number one cause of failure in 2014.
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The 7 'dirty' words of mortgage lending

Can you guess what they are?
February 17, 2014
It's hard to resist this post on Forbes, because it starts by saying the mortgage business is filled with dirty words. What are the words mortgage lenders hate to hear?
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