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Commercial | March 2018 
Rethink Alternative Lending
Commercial mortgage brokers, as the intermediaries between commercial real estate investors and lenders, are expected to always stay on top of what’s new in their industry. The challenge, however, is ...
By Gary Bechtel, president, Money360

Commercial | March 2018 
Cybersecurity Isn’t a Luxury Item
One of the last things mortgage professionals would ever want to do is put their borrowers’ personal information at risk as part of the lending process. The consequences of a malicious digital breach ...
By Al Alper, founder and CEO, Absolute Logic

Residential | March 2018 
How eLending Transforms the Industry
Digital mortgages have generated a lot of industry buzz in recent years, despite an ambiguous definition of what they actually are. Some refer to digital mortgages as a borrower’s ability to apply onl...
By Joe Tyrrell, executive vice president of corporate strategy, Ellie Mae

Residential | March 2018 
Closing in on an eMortgage Standard
Establishing the eMortgage as a standard practice has long been a highly sought-after goal for the mortgage industry. Lately, there have been a lot of promising developments happening in the world of ...
By Harry Gardner, executive vice president of eStrategies, Docutech

Residential | March 2018 
Technology and Transparency
In a recent survey, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that three of the top concerns of modern homebuyers are the following: understanding the homebuying process, completing the paperwo...
By Eric Egenhoefer, president and CEO, Waterstone Mortgage Corp.

Residential | March 2018 
Embrace Technology or Risk Being Replaced
Throughout history, advances in technology, and the subsequent impact and change to daily life that they affect, have caused humans a fair amount of angst and anxiety. This has been particularly true ...
By Stephanie W. Casper, senior vice president and head of bridge lending, CoreVest American Finance

Residential | February 2018 
Tips for Buying Online Leads
For the mortgage industry, 2017 was a year of transition. Interest rate increases, global unrest and environmental disasters led to market fluctuations. Volatile rates and tightening refinance volumes...
By Eli Schwarz, senior director of enterprise partnerships, Jornaya

Residential | February 2018 
Production Without Sacrifice
Being a successful mortgage originator — let alone an elite producer — isn’t easy. It requires ambition and commitment. It means knowing products and guidelines inside and out. And it can’t be done wi...
By Allyson Kreycik, senior loan officer, Guaranteed Rate

Residential | January 2018 
Go All-in With Digital Technology
The mortgage industry has been moving in piecemeal fashion toward achieving the dream of the 100 percent digital mortgage experience. Artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive engineering and pre...
By Gabe Minton, executive vice president and chief information officer, Guild Mortgage

Residential | January 2018 
The Era of the Digital Originator
Lending institutions in the United States have been providing money for personal necessity since 1781. Initially, these institutions solicited and sold loans directly to consumers. As lending and mort...
By Debbie Hoffman, co-founding partner, Symmetry Blockchain Advisors LLC; and Alexandria Decatur, subeditor, Albany Law School Journal of Science and Technology

Residential | January 2018 
The Power of Digital Transformation
Digital transformation can mean different things to different people, particularly in the diverse financial-services realm. Loan-processing centers may focus on eliminating paper while retail mortgage...
By Russ Gould, vice president of product and solutions marketing, Kofax

Residential | January 2018 
The Role of the Realtor in Digital Lending
As we enter 2018, mortgage originators and their Realtor partners are facing a dramatic shift in the nature of the lending business. Homebuyers and home sellers are now turning in ever greater...
By Dennis Black, CEO, Dennis Black and Associates

Residential | December 2017 
What’s Holding Back E-Mortgages?
The call to digitize the mortgage process is louder than ever, and with the number of e-solutions available, there appear to be no obstacles preventing mortgage companies from executing at least a mos...
By Vicki DiPasquale, vice president of sales, Simplifile

Residential | December 2017 
Safeguarding Borrower Data
Over the past few years, the mortgage industry has had to adjust to new compliance regulations and transition accordingly. With the growing emergence of technology and big data in the mortgage applica...
By Kelcey T. Brown, chief strategy officer and executive vice president, WebMax LLC

Residential | December 2017 
The Future Belongs to You
Technology is changing the world we live in. The mortgage process has rapidly evolved, becoming more modernized with the times, and with every change comes a new way of doing business for both mortgag...
By Rick Arvielo, CEO, New American Funding


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