Let Valuation Tech Help Improve Your Collateral Valuation

Join this webinar to learn how technological advancements in valuation provide solutions to help lenders and servicers deliver more comprehensive offerings to their clients.

Talking proptech with FinLedger Director Holden Page

In this episode, Page discusses the hottest topics coming across FinLedger’s news desk. Topics include: the online banking market, what’s happening in the proptech space and recent private market deals.

With a reinvigorated CFPB, what’s next for the NYDFS?

While the CFPB is reinvigorated under the Biden administration, there’s plenty of room for it to retake a leading role and coordinate with the NYDFS.

Does your CRM hurt or help the customer experience?

In real estate, data is king. The more you leverage your own data the better off your agents or loan officers will be because they’ll be able to identify, target and create better customer experiences.


2019 HW Vanguard: William Newman

Home Point Financial President and CEO

Known for his knowledge of the industry and innovation, William Newman has led many initiatives since becoming president and chief executive officer of Home Point Financial in 2014. 

Newman holds a bachelor’s in business administration in finance from the University of Michigan and a master of business administration in finance and business economics from Wayne State University. 

With over 25 years of mortgage industry experience, Newman led Home Point Financial to increase its loan volume by 98.5% from the first quarter of 2019 through the second quarter of 2019. Newman is one of the primary architects behind InterFirst Wholesale Mortgage Lending’s Development. In 1997, Newman was a part of the creation of ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, after InterFirst’s parent company, Standard Federal Bank, was acquired by ABN AMRO.

While he was with ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, he led development of the first Internet-based wholesale lending portal, named Mortgages Online at InterFirst. Newman also rebuilt Mortgage.com, turning it into a consumer direct website and lending operation. With a partnership with Cole Taylor Bank in 2010, Newman started up Cole Taylor Mortgage, helping lead them to become a top 40 lender and servicer. In 2014, Stone Point Capital and Newman created Home Point Capital, which operated as Home Point Financial with the acquisition of Maverick funding in 2015. Newman lead the Customer For Life Program, which centers brokers in the mortgage space. He also oversaw the integration into the ARIVE platform.

What one habit has made a crucial difference in your success?

“Curiosity. Curiosity drives us to learn, and learning gives us the tools to succeed. Never stop wondering how things work, because that way you can make them work better. A curious mind is an incomparable advantage.”

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