Beyond the digital POS: Time to focus on the underwriter

2017 will go down as the year of the customer experience
If 2016 was the year of compliance, then 2017 will go down as the year of the customer experience. Lost in all of the excitement, however, is the disconnect between the digital consumer experience and the cobbled together, often manual processes, that make up the back-end of the mortgage process.
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The disruption of the mortgage industry has begun

What lenders do now will determine whether they succeed or fail in 2018
[Sponsored Content] For the past decade or so, executives in the mortgage industry have been looking at new mortgage technologies as the source of our coming disruption, first from companies operating within our space and later to fintech firms eager to cash in on a business that had avoided change for too long. While we were watching mortgage tech’s shiny new objects, disruption caught us by surprise.
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Quicken Loans brings Rocket Mortgage to Amazon Prime homeowners

Speedy and secure payments promised
Alexa can order you an Uber to take you to the grocery store, or you can ask Alexa to reorder groceries to be delivered. Alexa can also tell you when your Capital One credit card maxes out. And now Alexa can make your Quicken Loans Rocket Mortgage payment for you, quickly and securely.
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Jim Portner joins Cloudvirga as chief product officer

Mortgage automation provider adds industry vet Portner
Industry vet Jim Portner brings more than two decades of experience to mortgage automation platform developer Cloudvirga, where he will oversee product strategy, development and marketing for the company’s digital mortgage automation platforms. 
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Your top 10 HMDA questions answered: Part 2

Do HMDA changes lay a foundation for a new reporting system by 2020?
The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act deadline looms closer, but many questions still remain unanswered. In part two of this HMDA series, experts answer: Do the HMDA changes lay the foundation for a new reporting system to be in place by January 2020? If so, what does this process look like?
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: LinkedIn invests $10m in Silicon Valley affordable housing

The rent is too damn high!
Every week, it seems like there’s another example of people (or companies) going to extremes to secure housing in the Bay Area. Earlier this year, Facebook and Google both announced plans to help build new, affordable housing in Silicon Valley. And now, LinkedIn is joining in too. All that, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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Redfin Mortgage expands to Washington, D.C.

Online real estate brokerage began lending in Texas and Illinois this year
Earlier this year, Redfin rolled out a mortgage lending business, launching Redfin Mortgage in Texas. In October, Redfin expanded its mortgage operation to include Illinois as well. And now, Redfin Mortgage is expanding to the nation’s capital.
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Apartment List also providing listing data for Facebook
Last month, Facebook announced that it was launching a massive push into real estate, bringing apartment rental listings to its Marketplace. The listings are powered by Apartment List and Zumper. But as it turns out, powering Facebook’s real estate listing movement isn’t the only big deal that Apartment List inked lately.
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Email: An incubator for the untapped business network

And why we created NEXT
[Expert commentary] There’s something called the “Hollywood handshake.” It’s when someone shakes your hand, but instead of looking you in the eye, they scan the room to see if there’s anyone more important to speak to. (We don’t like those people.)
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