Ross is the co-founder and CEO of Covered. Covered’s end-to-end digital platform allows homeowners and lenders to instantly receive impartial insurance quotes. Ross graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Reno where he majored in Finance and Accounting.
In 2016, there was an explosion of new tech-focused lenders, origination platforms, and other tools to help professionals provide consumers with a better experience. This year, loan originators will be the deciding factor in which technologies are adopted — and which die. Here is what five experts have to say about it.
Eight years after we began recognizing women for their influential work in the expanding housing and mortgage finance ecosystem, a traditionally male-dominated field, our Women of Influence list is bigger and better than ever! This year, we honor 85 women who are making lasting achievements in each sector of the housing economy. Read on to learn more about these accomplished women and the strides they are making in their industry segments.
The financial world at large is experimenting with changing its workforce culture in ways not fathomable 10 years ago. For example, in 2011, the dress code for female workers at UBS came to light with unflattering results. In it, the Swiss bank instructed female employees on not just how to dress and how to smell, but also preached the importance for ladies to apply lotion after taking showers. Fast forward to today and fellow Swiss bank, Credit Suisse has now created an official role to boost equal opportunities and create a fair treatment environment. Has the American mortgage industry made similar progress?
The conversation around student loan debt and its economic impact on Millennials, those born from 1980 to 1998, has some questioning whether the future of the American Dream is in jeopardy. The nation’s student loan debt has soared to $1.4 trillion, surpassing credit cards in becoming the largest source of personal debt outside a mortgage.