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  • Ally Financial partnering with Better.com to launch digital mortgage platform

    Ally now fully back in the mortgage space
    Ally Financial, which all but exited the mortgage business back in 2012, got back into mortgages in earnest in 2016. Now, Ally is taking its mortgage business to the next level by going digital with help from Better.com (formerly known as Better Mortgage). Ally and Better announced Thursday that the companies are partnering to launch a digital mortgage platform for Ally.
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  • The fully digital mortgage has truly arrived as use of eNotes skyrockets by nearly 5,000%

    eNotes registered on MERS system increases substantially in first quarter
    For the last few years, there’s been a revolution underway in the mortgage business, as the industry moved closer to a fully digital mortgage, but new data suggests that the digital mortgage is becoming an industry-wide reality. A new report shows that the use of eNotes exploded in the first quarter of 2019, rising nearly 5,000% over last year.
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  • Pulte Mortgage going digital with help from Finicity

    Homebuilder’s mortgage arm will use Fincity’s income verification platform
    Pulte Mortgage, the mortgage lending arm of homebuilder PulteGroup, is partnering with 2019 HW Tech100 winner Finicity to further digitize its lending process. Pulte Mortgage and Finicity announced this week that the homebuilder will begin using Finicity’s digital income verification platform, which will allow the lender to reduce its processing time for mortgages.
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  • Citigroup invests in digital mortgage company Better Mortgage

    Citi becomes latest big name to fund mortgage tech startup
    The investors in digital mortgage company and 2018 HW Tech100 winner Better Mortgage are a veritable who’s who of the finance space. And there's a new big name joining that list. Better announced Thursday that Citigroup is investing in the company, joining Goldman Sachs and American Express among Better's backers.
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  • Better Mortgage raises $70 million, led by American Express

    Digital mortgage company now operating in 30 states
    Digital mortgage company and 2018 HW Tech100 winner Better Mortgage already boasts one of the biggest names in financial services as one of its backers: Goldman Sachs. And now, another financial giant is jumping on board. Better Mortgage announced Thursday that it raised $70 million in its Series C funding round, which was led by American Express Ventures and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan.
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  • Dropbox makes big move into eSignatures by acquiring HelloSign for $230 million

    Dropbox will add eSignature technology to its offerings
    Digital mortgages and electronic documents are becoming more commonplace, and now, there’s a big name in business that wants a piece of the action. Dropbox, the business collaboration platform, announced Monday that it is buying HelloSign, an eSignature and document workflow platform, for $230 million.
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  • Fintech company Plaid raises $250 million, valued at $2.65 billion

    New investors include Mary Meeker and Andreessen Horowitz
    There’s a new unicorn in the fintech space, as Plaid announced this week that it raised $250 million in its Series C funding round at a reported valuation of $2.65 billion. Plaid, a technology platform that connects various applications with users’ bank accounts, has a growing presence in the mortgage space. And now, the company plans to grow exponentially thanks to a massive new capital injection.
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  • Better Mortgage expands again, adds 8 new states

    Company now operates in 26 states
    Digital mortgage company and 2018 HW Tech100 winner Better Mortgage is expanding again. Earlier this year, the company expanded into Mississippi, Iowa, South Dakota, Michigan, and Tennessee. And now, the company is adding eight more states.
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  • Here are 5 AI trends to watch for in 2019

    How far will tech advance in the new year?
    This year is drawing to a close, and many experts are already predicting the direction mortgage lending will take in 2019. One way lenders can keep up with the challenging lending environments is through technological enhancements. One expert outlined five artificial intelligence trends that lenders should watch out for in 2019.
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  • Redfin partners with Notarize to enable completely online mortgage experience

    With eClosings, Redfin takes the final step toward digital mortgages
    Redfin has taken the final step toward providing its clients with a fully digital home buying experience. The listings giant’s mortgage arm has announced a partnership with Notarize in a deal that offers Redfin Mortgage clients the ability to close on a home quickly, easily – and completely online.
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