Factom, Inc. is creating resilient software and systems that are secured through the power of innovative blockchain technology. They are working with the Department of Homeland Security to build new ways of securing records. Their new blockchain software systems are for recording, managing, and sharing records and are ready for the future, with safeguards to make sure sensitive information is appropriately shared, respecting privacy and safety.
It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s a news story about the power of the blockchain to help mortgage businesses transform digital assets. However, some of us in the industry are still perplexed and skeptical about the technology. How does it work? How do you separate the reality from the hype? MBA’s Annual Convention and Expo is a great place to connect with the experts to learn more.
Factom, a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) technology company, released a new suite of products designed to work with existing imaging or document management solutions to create a secure, transparent and unalterable record for final loan documents.
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.