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  • FHA will not cut mortgage insurance premiums

    The Federal Housing Administration released details on the health of its flagship Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund on Thursday, revealing a positive economic net worth of $34.86 billion and an acceptable ratio of capital reserves at 2.76%. The numbers are markedly better than last year, but FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said that doesn’t mean the agency will be reducing mortgage insurance premiums any time soon. Click the headline to read more.

Items Tagged with 'Steans Lending'


  • Stearns Lending continues expansion, buying piece of Citywide Home Loans

    Also closes on acquisition of minority stake in Certainty Home Loans
    Over the last few years, Stearns Lending has been in growth mode, rolling out new loan programs and acquiring new lending channels, and it appears the company is not done growing yet. Stearns announced Tuesday that it plans to acquire an equity interest in Citywide Home Loans, an independent mortgage bank with operations in 36 states.
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  • Stearns Lending to buy piece of Certainty Home Loans

    Certainty will retain name and leadership
    Stearns Lending announced recently it will acquire a piece of Certainty Home Loans. The independent mortgage bank has entered into an agreement to acquire an equity interest in Certainty, an independent mortgage lender based in Plano, Texas, that originated $1.4 billion in residential loans last year.
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  • Stearns Lending launches app for brokers

    App aims to personalize lending experience
    Stearns Lending announced this week the launch of new mobile app that gives brokers and borrowers a platform to digitally streamline the lending process. bsnap, which is free and available to download on both Google Play and Apple’s App store, provides borrowers lending documentation and more.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Stearns Lending rolls out new products for customer convenience

    Supports loan officers with smart solutions that increase loan capacity
    During the last 12 months, Stearns Lending has experienced a hiring boom, revamped its corporate culture and launched a new mobile and desktop application, Stearns Digital, that allows homebuyers to complete their mortgage application 100% digitally. 
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  • From HW Magazine

    2017 HW Vanguard: Steve Smith

    Chief Financial Officer at Stearns Lending
    As a seasoned industry professional with nearly three decades of mortgage banking and financial services industry experience, Steve Smith, chief financial officer for Stearns Lending, has used his superior leadership skills and a strong background in financial systems, operational activities and compliance management systems to lead Stearns Lending into the digital age. 
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  • Stearns Lending appoints new leadership amid expansion

    Names 3 new region vice presidents
    As the lender seeks to grow its presence across the U.S., Stearns Lending appointed three new vice presidents across various national regions. The company gives the background of each of its new leadership members, and a look inside their new responsibilities.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Stearns Lending unveils orijin platform for collaboration with borrowers

    Smoothing the mortgage process fosters customer-for-life approach
    “Getting a loan shouldn’t detract from the excitement of buying a home — it should celebrate the unbridled joy of becoming a homeowner,” said Uday Devalla, CIO of Stearns Lending. “orijin was developed to provide this end-to-end digital experience that is simple, not rocket science.”
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