Technology

Docutech names Amy Brandt CEO

Founder Ty Jenkins becomes chairman
Document, eSign, eClosing, and compliance technology provider Docutech has named Amy Brandt as its new chief executive officer. Brandt, who joined the company in 2017 as president and chief operating officer, will continue to serve as company president and assumes the CEO role from founder Ty Jenkins, now the company’s chairman.
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Safeguard launches photo app at MBA Servicing

Field servicers get video backup
The new application will introduce panoramic photos, video and audio to the field services industry, according to an advance statement released to HousingWire. The Photo Direct options should provide servicers with fuller property-condition views to better assess property damage and validate bids for repair work.
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Operationalizing the digital real estate transaction, from start to eClose

Number of completed eClosings continues to climb, yet industry volume remains relatively small
[Expert commentary] Another year has passed and like previous years, we saw tremendous energy and effort dedicated to encouraging widespread adoption of electronic real estate transactions. And yet, we’re still not there. For large numbers of eClose transactions to become scalable and industry-wide, it must work for everyone across the end-to-end fulfillment process without the friction that currently exists.
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Black Knight unveils end-to-end digital mortgage solution

LoanSphere Expedite Close supports lenders, settlement agents, Realtors, investors
Black Knight, which already facilitates much of the real estate transaction with its loan origination and servicing systems, is set to unveil an end-to-end digital mortgage solution that the company claims is well beyond all other eClosing or eMortgage platforms.
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Blockchain isn’t magic but it's designed to make you think so

There is a science behind the magic
[Op-Ed] Blockchain has been hailed as the next big thing and today’s most cutting edge technology, even without an adopted consumer facing platform as of yet. Those that may not know the ins and outs of blockchain can get lost in the “blockchain is magic” narrative. Blockchain can make life easier. But, there is a science behind the magic.
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SoFi pushing further into mortgages by acquiring tech teams from startup Clara Lending

Bloomberg reports that SoFi wants to hire 100 engineers
It’s been a little more than three years since SoFi expanded into mortgage lending, and while the company has since grown into one of the largest online residential mortgage retailers, it seems that’s not enough for SoFi. SoFi appears to be planning a larger push into mortgages, going so far as to buy some of the technology expertise of another mortgage lending startup.
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Vermont city partners with Propy to bring blockchain to real estate transfers

Pilot program will use blockchain to record real estate conveyance documents
Blockchain. It seems that one can’t go five minutes without hearing something else about how the ledger technology is the future of this industry or the future of that industry. While many have discussed what that utility could be, one company is launching a pilot that aims to show how blockchain can be used for real estate conveyance.
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ComplianceEase adds California per diem interest testing to ComplianceAnalyzer

New functionality enables lenders to easily audit interest calculations
Automated compliance solutions provider ComplianceEase has added California per diem interest testing to ComplianceAnalyzer with TRID Monitor. The compliance solution is now able to test TRID, RESPA 2010 and pre-2010 forms to validate California’s per diem interest calculations.
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