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  • Setting the 2019 budget for your mortgage business?

    The right technology partner is more important than ever
    In the midst of significant economic headwinds, lenders are developing their 2019 budgets, and top concerns include increasing production and decreasing turn-times. The prime driver for the next year has to be efficiency, which makes choosing the right technology partner especially important. Lenders using FirstClose are seeing efficiencies in two areas that will be critical for success in the next year: home equity fulfillment process and vendor management.
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  • Take the 800 # customer service challenge

    How fast does your subservicer pick up their phone lines and represent your company?
    Go on. Call your subservicer. Are they answering in 60 seconds or less? Or, did they leave you on hold for 10, 20, or even 45 minutes? If your wait time felt like forever, guess what? That’s the exact same type of infuriating situation that you’re putting your customers through.
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  • What’s the right strategy for growing a mortgage business in the midst of a downturn?

    Freedom Mortgage’s Stanley Middleman offers advice on the current market
    It’s not easy being a lender in this market. With origination volume down and margins compressed, consolidation among mortgage companies is expected to continue, and even increase. But according to Stanley Middleman, president and CEO of Freedom Mortgage, current market conditions also present a real opportunity.
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  • “Alexa, get a RateStar quote"

    Arch MI’s Alexa Skill leverages the growing number of users as the market for voice technology continues to rise
    Amazon has transformed the dynamic of the average American household. Today, nearly 20% of Americans have access to a smart speaker and that number continues to grow. Amazon dominates the space with 61.9% market share and their Alexa, along with other smart voice devices, are becoming an integral part of our daily lives.
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  • Transforming the Auction.com platform

    Direct buyer-seller interaction is a game changer
    While innovating the default disposition industry over the last 11 years, we’ve always kept our eye on the next major tipping point: the seamless interaction between buyers and sellers. After more than a decade of hard work and dedication — which has resulted in a state-of-the-art infrastructure; proprietary analytics tools; historical transaction data; and deep, trusting partnerships — we are about to change the landscape again by revolutionizing the way buyers and sellers interact.
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  • Jim Wehmann explains the impact UltraFICO Score will have on consumers

    FICO partnered with Experian and Finicity to provide borrowers further access to credit
    FICO, Experian and Finicity announced the launch of a new credit score, the UltraFICO Score. FICO partnered with Experian and Finicity on the new score to help lenders safely provide further access to credit or credit potentially at better terms to consumers with limited credit history or who had previous financial distress. With distribution from Experian and new aggregated data from Finicity, the UltraFICO Score improves access to credit by including consumer-permissioned data. The new score may impact approximately 15 million consumers who currently do not have a FICO Score.
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  • The "new school" in correspondent lending: The best price value equation

    Customers are worth more than an extra 2 bps
    If you ask what matters most when selling loans off, the knee jerk answer is “best price.” Sure, sharpen the pencil, squeeze an extra 2 bps, and look like a hero because you opened up your warehouse lines. Here’s the bad news: That’s old school and affects the long-term growth of your company.
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  • Optimal Blue’s product and pricing becomes the mortgage industry’s system of record

    Its PPE network now includes more than 2,000 clients
    Over the last two years, Optimal Blue has strategically acquired several companies, built an extensive API network, and invested heavily in automation and technology with one goal in mind: to create an entirely automated secondary marketing ecosystem for mortgage originators and investors, as well as the technology providers they rely upon every day.
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  • Executive Conversation: Rick Thornberry on the launch of his company's new brand identity — One Radian

    Business strategy focuses on innovative products and services so customers can better manage risk
    Radian CEO Rick Thornberry discusses One Radian — his company's new brand identity and the catalyst behind innovative new products and services. "We want to be a force of positive disruption and are committed to creating a new future that strategically leverages technology and data to drive digital transformation of our business and the markets we serve," Thornberry says.
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  • Roostify announces a new design system that goes beyond a design refresh

    Roostify Atomic provides a consistent framework for each element of the company's platform
    Digital is more important than ever to the mortgage industry, as tech-savvy consumers demand a smoother mortgage experience. Understanding the importance of the user experience for lenders and the end consumer, Roostify has launched a new design system, Roostify Atomic, for their online platform.
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Lereta

LERETA

For more than 29 years LERETA has provided the mortgage and insurance industries the fastest, most accurate and complete access to property tax data and flood hazard status information across the United States. Since 1986, LERETA committed to provide customers with extraordinary service and cost-effective property tax and flood solutions and continues to have this same objective today. LERETA’s services are designed to increase efficiency, reduce penalties and liabilities, and improve processes for mortgage originators and servicers. LERETA’s dedicated teams of real estate tax and flood professionals along with LERETA’s experienced management team allow LERETA to lead the industry in service and technology.

Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and operates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Genworth has provided mortgage insurance products and services to help people responsibly achieve and maintain the dream of homeownership in the U.S. since 1981.