Mason-McDuffie Mortgage announced it is partnering with Blend, a Silicon Valley technology company and winner of HousingWire Tech 100 in 2015.

The purpose of the new union is to power Mason-McDuffie’s new EQ Mortgage Experience.

Mason-McDuffie will use Blend’s mortgage lending platform in order to offer a modern, digital mortgage experience to homebuyers. With its tools, Blend will also enable the company to quickly verify borrower details. This will help shorten application wait times.

"We are thrilled to partner with Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to help it deliver speed, efficiency, and a better borrower experience to the mortgage process,” Blend CEO Nima Ghamsari said. “With Blend, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage joins a growing number of top lenders who are paving the way for better mortgage lending catering to the broad spectrum of borrower need.”

Jason Frazier, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage chief information officer weighed in on how he thought the partnership would be beneficial. "Blend is the future of FinTech for Mortgage workflow,” Frazier said. “Their innovative UI/UX will give our clients the best customer experience in the industry, period.  We are beyond excited to be a part of what they are building.”