Articles by Caroline Basile

LenderLive announces acquisition of reQuire Holdings

Acquisition diversifies LenderLive's client base and expands technology-enabled product offerings
Mortgage services provider LenderLive announced Monday that it has acquired reQuire Holdings, a group of technology-enabled companies that provide compliance, quality assurance and valuation solutions for both the residential and commercial real estate markets. reQuire Holdings’ companies include reQuire Real Estate Solutions, Service 1st, CRES and Covius.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman Sachs buys startup Clarity Money to bolster Marcus

Plus, more on the AIME/Blend partnership for brokers
It's the start of a new week, but the news couldn't wait for Goldman Sachs, which announced on Sunday it purchased personal finance startup Clarity Money (and its 1 million users) to boost its consumer-lending business Marcus. Plus, more on the Blend and AIME partnership for brokers and a new mortgage servicing rule goes into effect this week.
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CoreLogic launches income calculation solution FactCheck

Designed to automate, streamline and standardize the income calculation and analysis process
Global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider CoreLogic announced it has launched FactCheck, a new income calculation and analysis solution. According to the company, FactCheck is the mortgage industry’s most complete income calculation and analysis solution and is designed to automate, streamline and standardize the entire income calculation and analysis process.
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Cloudvirga partners with Freddie Mac to provide one-click dual AUS submissions

Industry's first single-click, dual-AUS submission of loan data
Digital mortgage point-of-sale software provider Cloudvirga announced Thursday it has launched single-click submission of loan data to both GSEs’ automated underwriting systems in a new collaboration with Freddie Mac. “We’re empowering loan officers and back-office teams with data and augmented intelligence and making it effortless to deliver the best possible borrower experience while maximizing loan performance in the secondary market,” Cloudvirga Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz said.
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Blend will offer digital mortgage platform directly to brokers

AIME announces free access for its members
On Wednesday, during a panel discussion at the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts' Mortgage Expert Workshop in Irvine, Calif., Blend CEO Nima Ghamsari announced the consumer lending technology platform has entered into a partnership with AIME to make the company’s digital mortgage solution available to the mortgage broker community.
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HW's Women of Influence nominations are now open!

Applications open through April 27
HousingWire is now accepting nominations for its annual Women of Influence awards. First introduced in 2010, this award honors women in the housing and mortgage finance industry who are changing the game. The women chosen for this award are movers and shakers in the housing economy. They may all work in different areas, such as lending, servicing, real estate and investing, but they all have one thing in common: excellence.
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RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing adds five executives

Nonbank servicer bolsters senior management team
Nonbank servicer RoundPoint Mortgage has added five executives to its senior management team. The company has added three execs to its Dallas office: Michael Shidler, VP of Servicing Transfers Frank Ciesielski, and VP of Corporate Compliance Chalise Freitag. Joining the company at its Charlotte, N.C., headquarters is VP of Marketing Roman Vega and VP of Investor Reporting Ronda Schrader.
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HousingWire's Weekly Newscast: Live from LendIt Fintech USA

Live from San Francisco
In this edition of HousingWire's weekly newscast, Online Editor Caroline Basile reports live from San Francisco, where she is attending the LendIt Fintech USA conference. She talks with Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney about the conference, the CFPB, and HW's upcoming editors' choice award programs.
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PwC: The digital mortgage is our new normal

What are borrowers looking for?
In its latest Home Lending Experience Radar report, published this week at the LendIt Fintech USA conference in San Francisco, PricewaterhouseCoopers said digital is our new normal and explains how consumer expectations are shifting and what these new trends mean for lenders.
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