Items Tagged with 'Home equity line of credit'

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  • Fintech lender Prosper enters mortgage arena with eyes on HELOC disruption

    Bets on growth in home equity lending with digital offering
    Fintech lender Prosper, a longtime player in the personal lending space, has set its sights on the home equity sector, announcing plans Wednesday to enter mortgage lending with the release a digital HELOC product in early 2019. “We are taking advantage of our expertise in consumer credit and personal loans to build a product that removes the complexity and time-consuming barriers in applying for a HELOC,” said Prosper CEO David Kimball.
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  • Homeowners are staying put longer than ever before

    With a disincentive to move, they may just look for other ways to tap that equity
    Homeowners are staying in place longer than ever before, despite the growing amount of equity in their homes. A new report from First American reveals that the median tenure for homeownership has jumped to 10 years, up 10% from last year. But what will they do about all that untapped equity?
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  • Finance of America Reverse unveils proprietary reverse mortgage HELOC

    Introduces HomeSafe Select, the latest addition to its proprietary suite
    Finance of America Reverse released yet another addition to its suite of proprietary reverse mortgages, unveiling Friday the HomeSafe Select. Unlike other non-agency reverse mortgage loans on the market, the HomeSafe Select offers borrowers access to 25% of their proceeds upfront, with the remainder available in a growing line of credit.
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  • Overall share of equity withdrawals drops to 4-year low

    Just over 1% of available equity was tapped last quarter
    American homeowners have record amounts of equity in their homes, $5.8 trillion to be exact. But the percentage of tappable equity withdrawn fell in the first quarter of 2018 to the lowest share in four years as higher interest rates impact borrowers' decisions.
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  • HELOC use is on the rise

    More Americans are tapping their home equity
    For most homeowners, a good portion of their money is tied up in their house. But a sizable number are no longer content to sit on that nest egg and watch it grow. They want cash – now – and they’re tapping their home equity to get it.
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  • JPMorgan Chase picks Black Knight to power its home equity originations

    Will use LoanSphere Empower to originate home equity loans
    JPMorgan Chase may be using Roostify to power its digital mortgage application process on the front-end, but the megabank will be using Black Knight to power its home equity loan originations. Black Knight announced Wednesday that JPMorgan Chase will be using its LoanSphere Empower loan origination system as the backbone of the bank’s home equity originations business.
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  • J.D. Power: Time to prepare for upcoming HELOC boom

    Number of Americans taking out HELOCs projected to double
    As home prices, and therefore homeowner equity rises, consumers who wish to take out a home equity line of credit are expected to double over the next five years. In order to capitalize on the growing HELOC trend, J.D. Power explained lenders will need to increase their digital offerings.
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  • Former SoFi CEO Mike Cagney founds new lending startup, pivots to blockchain

    Figure will specialize in home equity lending
    After abruptly resigning from SoFi amid a swirling controversy about the workplace culture at the online lender, Mike Cagney has resurfaced… and he’s pivoting to blockchain. Cagney helped found a new lending startup called Figure, which will apparently be specializing in home equity lending with blockchain technology serving as a key component of the company’s business plan.
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  • IRS: Interest paid on home equity loans is still deductible under new tax plan

    But not in every case
    The country’s new tax laws, ushered in by President Donald Trump and his Republican counterparts late last year, will bring many changes to the mortgage industry. Namely, the plan reduces the available mortgage interest deduction from $1 million to $750,000. But what’s the impact of the tax plan on home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, and second mortgages? The IRS has answers.
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  • HELOC originations set to double over next 5 years

    Home equity surpasses housing boom levels
    Home prices continue to rise, causing them to surpass housing boom levels. But despite this jump in equity, home equity lines of credit are still lagging. However, a new report from TransUnion shows HELOC originations are set to double over the next five years.
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