SimpleNexus recently secured a multimillion dollar investment and Miller discusses how that money is fueling the expansion efforts at the firm, and making life easier for loan officers. In this edition of In The Winner's Circle, Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney sits down with Ben Miller, SimpleNexus president and COO and asks him why LOs should invest their time and money in his product.
In this edition of In The Winner's Circle, Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney sits down with Bob Brandt, VP of marketing and strategic alliances at Optimal Blue. Brandt discusses the three layers of analytics needed for mortgage firms to be successful, both in mortgage lending and mortgage investing.
In the final installment of the Regtech Report, HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney talks with the CEO of LoanLogics, Brian Fitzpatrick, on the next wave of significant mortgage disruption: regtech. Fitzpatrick outlines the roadblocks facing the full end-to-end implementation of the digital mortgage. According to Fitzpatrick, regtech can help us get there in ways that "traditional fintech has failed."
Is the yield curve a deciding factor in setting rates? The N.Y. Fed's John Williams doesn't think so. Plus, the CFPB named new advisory committee members and a city in Ohio has landed in hot water with HUD over alleged misuse of funds. All that and more in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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Is Donald Layton preparing to leave Freddie Mac? Bloomberg is reporting that the powers that oversee the government-sponsored enterprise, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Department of the Treasury, are preparing for a potential exit from the CEO.
In the fourth episode of the Regtech Report, Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney speaks with Chuck Cross, SVP at Conference of State Bank Supervisors. Cross explains how state regulators are building a tech-based system for compliance in the financial services sector and that tech implementation is a win-win.
September marks the first official retirement days of two mortgage lending titans. In an exclusive interview with Jacob Gaffney, David Stevens, former head of the Mortgage Bankers Association, and Brad Blackwell, former EVP of housing policy and homeownership growth strategies at Wells Fargo Home Lending, reflect on their careers, friendship and where they think the industry is headed.
When Tim Mayopoulos was vetted prior to joining Fannie Mae nearly 10 years ago in the role of general counsel, board members explained it would only take 12 to 18 months for the company to turn around. That isn’t what it took. It took putting Mayopoulos in charge, years later, to turn the company around. And that’s exactly what he did.
HousingWire began highlighting the unsung heroes of the mortgage finance industry three years ago, recognizing those who continue to make the dream of homeownership a reality for Americans nationwide. Our editorial board selected each of these 40 professionals for their ability to not only transform their companies, but the industry as a whole.
Hispanics have huge purchasing power in the U.S. and the rate of homeownership among this population has grown every year since 2014, reaching 46.2% in 2017. In fact, Hispanics are the only demographic in the U.S. to increase homeownership rates for each of the past three years and are driving gains in the real estate market overall. By understanding the unique needs and expectations of the Hispanic community and positioning yourself to fulfill those needs, real estate professionals can become an important servicer of this consumer demographic and experience related growth.