Items Tagged with 'mortgage industry'


  • [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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  • Alight appoints Katrina Marshall as sales director

    Will focus on western region and strategic accounts
    Alight Mortgage Solutions announces the appointment of Katrina Marshall as sales director of western region and strategic accounts. Marshall has more than 30 years of experience as a mortgage executive managing originations, operations, underwriting and technology integrations in the mortgage industry.
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  • HousingJobs blog: Affordable housing crisis affects the job market

    The cost of living outweighs average annual income in major metropolitan cities
    Job hunting can be frustrating. At HousingWire, we want to make the process easier for job seekers in the industry. Our new service, HousingJobs, lists the latest gigs in the housing industry for loan officers, underwriters, processors, loan servicers, and tech and marketing pros. Check out this weekly blog for the latest job postings along with some advice from employers, industry tips and more! 
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  • Your favorite mortgage finance publisher is upgrading, in more ways than one

    HousingWire CEO: As mortgage industry evolves, so do we
    The economy and housing market both look good as we head into, what should be, another robust summer home sales season. At HousingWire, our mission is Moving Markets Forward. To help our readers and clients continue to put buyers in homes, win market share and build successful businesses, we’re making some serious investments.
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  • Real talk: The mortgage industry is changing, and some of you won't make it

    "The times they are a changin'"
    When I speak to agents and loan officers on disruption, tech, marketing, etc., my core message is always the same. It is time for you to stop being romantic about the way things used to be. We are never going back. It is time for you to embrace the tremendous opportunity in front of you to reimagine your business for today's consumer. I stress that you don't want to be on the "wrong side" of disruption.
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  • Influential mortgage players demand affordable housing measures from tax reform

    Say it’s critical tax reform do no harm to affordable housing production
    A group of powerful mortgage industry experts sent out a letter to the House of Representatives Wednesday, demanding that Congress include affordable housing measures in its tax reform. The letter makes three demands, saying they are crucial to ensure affordable housing does not suffer in the new tax reform.
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  • How a Trump presidency will shock the mortgage industry

    How long will the CFPB survive?
    The PHH ruling that put the CFPB under the authority of the president seemed like a nonevent given a Clinton victory — it’s not like she was going to disband the regulatory agency birthed by Elizabeth Warren. Any change to the status quo was kicked down the road by at least four years. Except Trump won. And Republicans now control the Senate and the House. Read this expert commentary from HousingWire Editor Sarah Wheeler.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Company Spotlight: Alight

    Forecasting technology solution provides visibility into financial impact of decisions
    At the epicenter of technology innovation in the Bay Area, Alight founders saw the need for a collaborative planning and forecasting technology solution that provides visibility into the financial impact of decisions and sudden market changes in highly complex and dynamic industries.
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  • How burdensome regulations now mean survival of the fittest

    The mortgage industry needs more than compliance capabilities
    Even today, the consequences of the mortgage crisis of 2008 resonate throughout the mortgage industry. However, the biggest impact from the meltdown wasn't sweeping regulation. Most will agree that there will be more “TRIDs” or “ATRs.” Instead, it's this key factor for businesses that is important.
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