Articles Tagged with ''digital mortgages''

Lennar partners with Blend to power its financing arm

Will digitally streamline purchase process for Lennar customers
Lennar, one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S., is now partnering with mortgage technology provider Blend, to power its financing arm. The new system will allow Lennar mortgages to close up to 10 days faster by cutting out unnecessary manual process.
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Ellie Mae partners with Pacific Union, Finicity to speed up mortgage lending process

Companies integrate with Encompass platform for greater efficiency
Ellie Mae announced it is partnering with Pacific Union Financial and Finicity to improve its digital mortgage solution and increase efficiency. The two companies will integrate with Encompass, Ellie Mae’s digital solution, allowing Ellie Mae to improve its digital mortgage process.
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J.D. Power: Will mortgage lending go fully digital in 2018?

Trend grows toward heavy tech development
J.D. Power conducted a new study which shows, for the first time, refinance and purchase customers cited online/website as the most frequent method of submitting a mortgage application. The number of buyers that began their mortgage application digitally surged from last year. Are we finally on the verge?
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First Guaranty said to close wholesale channel

Expansion mode apparently at an end
First Guaranty is said to be shutting down one or more lending divisions, according to sources. The info comes on the back of several high-level departures at the company. One source confirmed that the company's Wholesale division shut earlier this week.
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Nationwide adoption of online notarization just took a big step forward

Nation’s secretaries of state adopt regulatory standards
One of the main things standing in the way of a fully digital mortgage in many states is the requirement for a notary to witness the signing of the mortgage closing documents. Currently, only four states allow online notarization, but it appears that the push to take online notarization nationwide is about to take a huge step forward.
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Better Mortgage becomes billion-dollar originator

Saw 400% year-over-year increase in users
Online lender Better Mortgage, which launched in January 2016, recently surpassed $1 billion in mortgage originations. According to data provided by the company, Better Mortgage claims it was the third fastest online lender to reach $1 billion in originations, trailing only Goldman Sachs’ Marcus and SoFi.
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Roostify raises $25 million to fund growth of digital lending platform

Powers digital mortgage process for JPMorgan Chase, others
Roostify, which powers the digital mortgage process for lenders like Guild Mortgage and will soon serve as the backbone of JPMorgan Chase’s digital mortgage process, announced Thursday that it raised $25 million in its Series B funding round. The company plans to use the money to accelerate its growth.
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Mobile digital mortgage platform StreamLoan raises $2 million in seed capital

Company founded in 2015
StreamLoan, a tech company that provides a mobile-focused digital mortgage platform, announced this week that it raised $2 million in seed capital to fund its growth. According to the company, its seed round investors included Acorn Pacific Ventures, Whitespace Capital, Steve Weston, the former CEO of Barclays Mortgage Bank, and Rajiv Krishnarao, the director of finance at Uber.
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