Regulatory uncertainty, toxic environment drive Wells Fargo, Prospect out of MSAs

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August 2015

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Women of Influence 2015

HousingWire honors the 40 most influential women in housing
Mere stats don't tell the real story of these outstanding leaders. They represent the whole spectrum of the housing economy, from real estate agents to originators to nonprofits. They lead companies, mentor others and give back to their communities. Read on to find out how each one is inspiring.
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Reaching the credit invisible

Can rethinking credit scores revolutionize lending?
HousingWire covered the introduction of Costco into the mortgage lending space and it made the industry nervous. Lenders openly asked each other at conferences, “Who will be next? Google, Apple?” Well, that never happened. Here's the story why, in long-form feature.
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How mobile technology is changing the game for property preservation

The rise of the machines
Investors today crave certainty, the kind that results from lots and lots of data points. To provide that degree of assurance, field service providers have taken data collection to a whole new level. Just in the last 12 months, the explosion of available real-time data is driving a new model of field servicing that would have been unrecognizable in the past.
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Meeting the biggest challenges in field servicing

Q&A with Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard Properties
The biggest challenge in field services is the ever-changing regulatory environment and scrutiny the mortgage servicing industry is under, according to this Q&A with Alan Jaffa, CEO of Safeguard Properties. But that's just the beginning.
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Interview: Mat Ishbia, CEO of United Shore Financial Services

From Big Ten baller to mortgage-lending maven
But how many of us can reach out and touch our dream, and then decide to go another way? How many have the guts and strength to take a leap into the unknown, and then once we find solid footing in the unknown, how many of us have what it takes to not only survive but to thrive? Mat Ishbia is one of those people.
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The CFPB’s appalling double standard

On TRID, discrimination and accountability: “Do as we say, not as we do”
For months the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was adamant that despite repeated pleas that the mortgage finance industry would not be ready for the Aug. 1 effective date for the onerous TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, that it was a hard deadline.
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