Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. is expanding services available for home-loan borrowers who need help with recent or upcoming increases on their Home Equity Line of Credit or second mortgage payments.
Borrowers who suffered significant financial hardships in recent years are not completely 'out' when it comes to buying homes again, says Heather Shanahan, a representative with housing counseling agency Springboard.
“Nearly every part of the real estate process has been transformed by technology except for home financing. Getting a mortgage is still manual, frustrating and confusing,” said Nick Stamos, CEO and founder of Sindeo..
Legacy insurers are headed toward solid ground, with some experiencing their first full year of profitability since the housing crash. New entrants, meanwhile, are raising capital, entering the fray and gaining market share. Read More
First, I’m not suggesting totally yanking FICO or Vantage Scores or anything like that. What I am recommending is the adoption of other models that would equally, or even more effectively, determine who can repay a loan. Read More