“Big data” is a hot topic these days, especially in the financial industry. We know plenty about big data. At Freddie Mac, we have 40+ years of historical data—drawn from millions of mortgage records. But big data alone doesn’t deliver innovation. It’s what you do with it that matters.
Freddie Mac is showcasing why it’s among the most innovative technology companies in housing. It’s leveraging big data and advanced analytics to build game-changing solutions into Loan Advisor Suite, with new capabilities in Loan Product Advisor — its next-generation, automated underwriting solution.
According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 10% of the 2,013 breaches that occurred in 2018 were within the financial industry. Personal data was compromised in 43% of those breaches, which were largely attributed to privilege misuse, errors or unsecure web applications.
Rising interest rates often cause homebuyers to think twice about moving forward with a mortgage. In April, mortgage applications fell more than 7% after 30-year fixed mortgage rates reached a high for the month.