Articles by Caroline Basile

[LISTEN] Optimal Blue in the Winner's Circle

3 layers of analytics mortgage firms need to be successful
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.
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[LISTEN] Regtech Report, Episode #5: LoanLogics CEO: The middle of mortgage lending is a nightmare

Solving lending problems between the mortgage bookends
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."
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Coming soon: HousingWire’s 2018 Vanguard Awards

Nominations open soon
HousingWire takes pride in its Editors' Choice awards programs. For the past several years, we have honored a variety of accomplished individuals and companies within the housing and mortgage finance space, including industry-changing leaders. Keep an eye out for your opportunity to nominate someone for our upcoming Vanguard Awards.
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Is CEO Donald Layton leaving Freddie Mac?

Bloomberg reports FHFA, Treasury preparing for Layton’s exit
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.
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[LISTEN] Regtech Report, Episode #4: How regtech helps mortgage lenders do their job even better

Conversation with Chuck Cross, SVP at Conference of State Bank Supervisors
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.
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[Listen] HousingWire bids adieu to two mortgage lending titans

David Stevens and Brad Blackwell reflect on their lending careers
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.
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Housing marketers, come hang out with HW at engage.marketing

Plus, find out how to save BIG
Hey housing marketers, HousingWire’s marketing summit, engage.marketing, is right around the corner and I am so excited for this event! We have so many great speakers lined up, including keynote addresses from melloHome’s Chris Heller and Ryan Serhant from Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. Plus, you can hang out with HW!
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