Lending

Lending
News and information related to retail lending, wholesale and correspondent, and mortgage origination. General economic trends get worked in here, too; GDP, jobs, apps, rates.

ARTICLES

  • Navy Federal Credit Union names Mary McDuffie president and CEO

    McDuffie promoted from chief operating officer
    Navy Federal Credit Union is about to have a new leader. The world’s largest credit union announced Thursday that it is promoting Mary McDuffie to serve as its new president and CEO. Previously, McDuffie served as the credit union’s chief operating officer.
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  • CBCInnovis announces partnership with Floify

    Will enable lenders to better determine likelihood of default
    CBCInnovis recently announced it will utilize Floify’s point-of-sale technology to facilitate the processing of its credit reports. FloifyCEO Dave Sims said the credit reporting integration has created a comprehensive and seamless loan process.
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  • Washington Post: Trump administration backtracks on curious HUD staffer move

    Suzanne Israel Tufts isn’t moving to a new job at the Interior Dept. after all
    On Wednesday, it was initially reported that HUD's Assistant Secretary for the Office of Administration Suzanne Israel Tufts was moving to the Interior Department to serve as acting inspector general overseeing four investigations into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s conduct. However, on Thursday, that's now a different story.
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  • Latest reverse mortgage data points to continued recovery

    Both wholesale and retail channels see growth
    For the first time since the last year’s program changes kicked in, the HECM industry saw growth in both its retail and wholesale channels, according to the latest report from Reverse Market Insight. RMI President John Lunde said the data "sets the stage for future growth and recovery."
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  • Goldman Sachs honors Better Mortgage CEO Vishal Garg

    Garg recognized as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs in 2018
    Goldman Sachs recently recognized Better Mortgage Founder and CEO Vishal Garg on its 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs 2018 list, highlighting his efforts in the housing sector. Garg said Better Mortgage considers the recognition to be a testament to the success of the company's larger mission.
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  • Warren urges Fed to remove Wells Fargo CEO

    Senator asks Fed chair to not allow Wells Fargo to grow until Sloan is removed
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the Federal Reserve to require the removal of Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan if the bank wants to grow. Warren sent a letter to Fed Chair Jerome Powell asking him to not allow the embattled megabank to grow in size until it replaces Sloan. In her letter, Warren said Sloan is "deeply implicated" in the bank’s prior misconduct.
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  • Former LandCastle Title CEO Nat Hardwick found guilty of embezzling $26 million

    Hardwick accused of taking $26 million from now-bankrupt law firm’s accounts
    Nathan (Nat) Hardwick, the former chief executive officer of LandCastle Title and former managing partner of Morris Hardwick Schneider, was found guilty late last week of embezzling more than $25 million from his former companies, bringing an end to a massive scandal that destroyed a prominent real estate firm and left hundreds of people without a job.
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  • BMO Harris confirms face-to-face mortgage employee layoffs

    The bank is consolidating behind a call-center strategy, could eliminate 170 jobs
    BMO Harris recently confirmed that it is indeed cutting back its face-to-face mortgage operations with a round of layoffs. According to The Chicago Tribune, the company still won’t put a number on the amount of jobs it will eliminate but the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said it could be 170 jobs based on an internal document it reviewed when the news of the cuts first broke.
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  • Taylor Morrison Home Funding integrates LodeStar tech

    The mortgage division of the homebuilder can now issue fast, accurate quotes in all 50 states
    Taylor Morrison Home Funding integrated with LodeStar Software Solutions to quickly and accurately quote closing costs on new-home construction properties. Under the new partnership, Taylor Morrison Home Funding employees can obtain quotes instantly through Ellie Mae’s Encompass digital mortgage solution.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates slightly retreat

    A strong economy is expected to sustain demand
    After weeks of continual increases, mortgage rates finally slowed down, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said the modest decline in mortgage rates is a welcome respite from the rapid increase in rates the last few weeks.
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Paulina Gonzalez

Paulina Gonzalez

Paulina Gonzalez is the executive director of the California Reinvestment Coalition, which advocates for the right of low-income communities and communities of color to have fair and equal access to banking and other financial services. CRC has a membership of over 300 nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the State. Follow her on Twitter @calreinvest
Joe Markham

Joe Markham

Joe Markham is the founder and CEO of Block66, a blockchain-powered platform that increases transparency, streamlines capital deployment and overcomes geographical lending restrictions in the mortgage industry
Travis Kniffen

Travis Kniffen

Travis Kniffen is the director of business development, partnerships at Roostify.