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  • Quarter of homeowners can't define a HELOC

    Nearly half plan to renovate, but most won't use their home equity to finance it
    Nearly half of homeowners say they have plans to renovate their home in the next two years, and a third of those intend to drop $50,000 to do it. This is according to a recent survey from TD Bank, which highlights a major opportunity for lenders: A sizable number of homeowners can't define a HELOC.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Altisource's suite of products streamlines the HELOC process

    These suite of products meet the evolving needs of loan originators and correspondents
    Altisource, a leading mortgage services provider, offers a suite of products, services and solutions that streamlines the HELOC process, including valuation, title, settlement, tax, end-to-end loan fulfillment, loan certification and insurance — all from a single provider.
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  • Figure Technologies lands $1 billion blockchain investment to revolutionize HELOC lending

    Partnership with Jefferies and WSFS Institutional Services creates massive financing facility
    Blockchain lending startup Figure Technologies launched with a promise to disrupt home equity lending using cutting-edge technology, and it appears to be well on its way to achieving this mission. The company announced Thursday that it closed on an asset-based financing facility on blockchain of up to $1 billion alongside Jefferies and WSFS Institutional Services. CEO Mike Cagney said the facility "paves the way for the first securitization on chain, which will demonstrate the massive cost savings, risk reduction and liquidity benefits blockchain delivers."
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  • Amount of tappable equity falls again

    Q4 sees equity amounts backslide as home price growth slows
    The collective amount of equity available for homeowners to tap reached a record high last year, climbing above $6 trillion as home prices continued to appreciate at a steady clip. But now, tappable equity totals are retreating, with Black Knight data revealing a second consecutive quarter of declines as home price growth slows in many of the most expensive markets.
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  • Study reveals generational divide in HELOC use

    Millennials more likely to use proceeds on things other than home renovation
    Most of the time, when a homeowner takes out a HELOC, the plan is to use the proceeds to fund home renovations. But a recent survey of 1,003 HELOC or future HELOC borrowers by Citizens Bank revealed that younger borrowers are much more open to using the loan for things other than home renovation, shedding light on a generational divide in the way homeowners utilize their home equity.
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  • Figure Technologies expands leadership team

    Hires former Fidelity exec and chief economist to advance mission to help homeowners access equity
    Figure Technologies announced its intention to shake up home equity lending in the fall, and now it's making key hires to help achieve this goal. The fintech company is the brainchild of former SoFi co-founder and CEO Mike Cagney, who launched the company last March with the goal of leveraging AI, blockchain and advanced analytics to revolutionize home equity lending.
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  • Do home equity loans affect your credit score?

    New study analyzes 2,500 borrowers to find out
    Despite record amounts of home equity, fewer homeowners are tapping into this source of wealth. While a number of factors contribute to this fact, could concerns about a home equity loan's effect on credit score play a role? To determine the impact a home equity loan could have on a borrower's credit profile, LendingTree analyzed data from 2,500 consumers to see how their credit scores changed in the months after they took out a loan, and the results may surprise you.
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  • HELOC borrowers increasingly likely to shop for alternative funding

    Study shows HELOC providers face growing threat from alternative lenders
    HELOC volume has been limp in the last year despite rising equity levels thanks to rising interest rates and new tax laws, and now HELOC providers are facing increased competition from alternative lenders. A recent survey by J.D. Power revealed that homeowners are researching their options, looking into alternative funding sources before selecting a HELOC.
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  • Blend looks to disrupt home equity lending

    Tech company launches software to shave weeks off home equity loan application process
    Digital lending company Blend has set its sights on the home equity market, announcing Tuesday plans to apply its tech expertise to home equity loans and lines of credit with a new app that promises to drastically reduce turn times. The move is a bet on rapid growth for the home equity market as home prices continue to rise. Blend said that as the purchase market weakens, home equity lending will be the next big opportunity.
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  • Ellie Mae adds HELOC calculator to Encompass

    Announces Encompass 19.1 update
    Mortgage technology provider Ellie Mae announced it launched a new release of its Encompass Digital Lending Platform. The new updates include expanded HELOC origination support, Americans with Disability Act capabilities within Consumer Connect, and enhancements for correspondent and wholesale lending.
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