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  • Two channels battle for the purchase mortgage market

    Both sides showing very different strategies to success
    Last week, industry leaders gathered to share perspectives on rising rates, innovation and purchase origination at MBA Annual in Washington, D.C. and AIME FUSE in Las Vegas. All origination channels are facing the same market conditions, but market leaders are taking very different approaches to succeed in this rising rate, purchase-driven market.
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  • Joel Kan: 3% to 4% growth predicted for the purchase market

    Refinance market still slated to struggle
    The purchase market is due for a rebound, according to Joel Kan, MBA associate VP of industry surveys and forecasts. Kan told members of the audience in a Q&A session at MBA Annual that current macroeconomic trends should create a swell for the purchase market – good news for the flagging mortgage market.
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  • MBA Annual Alert: Quicken, loanDepot leaders see fintech barrier to Amazon buy-in

    Anthony Hsieh and Bill Emerson say mortgage space still has too much friction
    Rumors have long swirled that Amazon has eyes on the mortgage business, but industry leaders say it's unlikely the company will dive in just yet. At MBA's annual convention on Tuesday, Hsieh and Emerson said there's still too much chaos in the space, but predict that fintech is on the verge of changing all that.
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  • Wells Fargo protestors disrupt MBA Annual 2018

    Group shouts "Where's Wells Fargo? Show your face!"
    A relatively quiet day at the Mortgage Bankers Association's annual convention was disrupted by dozens of Wells Fargo protestors for nearly 10 minutes on late Monday afternoon. The protestors were shouting chants accusing the bank of predatory lending practices, chanting "Where's Wells Fargo? Show your face!" and calling the bank "thieves."
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  • Janet Yellen: Economy's strong run could last through 2019

    Former Fed chair tells MBA crowd she's cautiously confident in economic stability
    At the MBA Annual on Monday, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told the crowd there are strong indicators that the economy is in a good place. But, she does warn of a few potential flies in the ointment, like overly zealous deregulation, shadow banking and an overheated economy.
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  • MBA economists: Here’s what mortgage rates are going to do in 2018 and beyond

    What to expect in mortgage lending in the next few years
    On a whole, mortgage interest rates moved lower throughout 2017 after rising above 4% in January. But what’s going to happen in the next few years? During a session Tuesday at MBA Annual in Denver, the MBA’s top economists discussed the MBA’s view of how the economy and the housing market will change over the next few years.
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  • Digital launches kick it up a notch during MBA Annual conference

    Mortgage space works to integrate into digital space
    This year at MBA Annual, the talk is all centered around the latest technology. Many companies are focused on launching products that improve the efficiency, cost and customer experience in the mortgage industry. Here is a roundup of the new products that have made their way across HousingWire’s news desk over the past couple of days.
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  • Fannie Mae reveals major upgrade to its Day 1 Certainty product

    Here are the companies involved in the pilot program
    Fannie Mae revealed a major upgrade to its Day 1 Certainty program which it says will improve customer experience, create greater efficiencies and save money in the mortgage origination process. While most companies will have access to the new solution beginning in 2018, a select few are participating in Fannie’s pilot program, and will have first access to the technology.
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