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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 | November 2017 
Is Your Information Managing You?
The number of technology platforms and the amount of data utilized in the mortgage industry has become staggering over the past few years. Consider all of the data systems used by mortgage professiona...
By Jim Dunkerley, founder and president, FirstFunding

Residential | October 2017 
5 Cybersecurity Must Do’s
Security breaches are a pervasive problem in the mortgage industry, but mortgage originators may not realize how important it is for them to be conversant in the latest systems, threats and best pract...
By Al Stanley, chief information officer and chief technology officer, Angel Oak Companies

Commercial | April 2017 
New York Tech Regs May Spread
The state of New York adopted a cutting-edge set of cybersecurity-compliance requirements in the waning days of 2016 that apply to any organization that reports to its Department of Financial Services...
By Al Alper, founder and CEO, Absolute Logic

Residential | February 2017 
Remote Notarizations Gain Digital Traction
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By Pem Guerry, executive vice president, SIGNiX

Residential | November 2016 
Big Data Is a Game Changer
Big data is all hype. At least that’s what it’s about when you’re only trying to sell technology. Big data as a paradigm, however, can be valuable to mortgage originators, especially when it c...
By Chami Akmeemana, managing director for global markets, Global Risk Institute; and Guy Pearce, managing partner, REData Performance Consulting

Residential | October 2016 
Cybersecurity Is Not Enough
In a saturated market like the mortgage industry, client retention is vital. You go to great lengths to ensure that your borrowers’ experiences with you are extraordinary and that they are satisfied w...
By Guy Pearce, managing partner, REData Performance Consulting

Residential | August 2016 
Lurking Hackers Everywhere
Information-security risks have evolved dramatically over the past several years. Malware, or software designed with the intent to steal, damage, disclose or destroy data, has evolved even faster. Hac...
By James M. Deitch, CEO and co-founder, Teraverde Management Advisors

Residential | July 2016 
Beware the Paperwork Predators
Mortgage-loan transactions feature hundreds of pages of documents that contain massive amounts of data. With regulators putting increased pressure on mortgage companies, the accuracy of this data is m...
By Brent A. Chandler, founder and CEO, FormFree Holdings Corp.

Commercial | May 2016 
Avoid ‘Dead Deal’ Lawsuits
The white-hot commercial real estate market may be showing signs of slowing down. Impending interest rate hikes, a volatile stock market, China’s economic slowdown and plunging oil prices all have imp...
By Gregory Markow, partner and chair of the litigation practice team, Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson LLP

Residential | May 2016 
Shine a Light on Cybersecurity Flaws
Mortgage banking transactions require the transmission, collection and storage of many important documents. Borrowers hand over their banking statements, tax returns, W-2 forms, driver licenses, payst...
By Paul Lewis, vice president of technology risk, T&M Protection Resources; and Jeff Bernstein, managing director, T&M Protection Resources

Residential | February 2016 
Let E-Signatures Retain Their Independence
This past October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure rule took e...
By Pem Guerry, executive vice president, SIGNiX

Residential | December 2015 
Education Is Key to Curbing Cybercrime
Prior to the existence of the Internet, criminals had to break and enter, intercept mail or dig through garbage to steal personally identifiable information. Only 25 years ago, illegally accessing a p...
By Paul Lewis, vice president of technology risk, T&M Protection Resources; and Jeff Bernstein, managing director, T&M Protection Resources

Residential | May 2015 
Navigating Hacker-Infested Waters
When the executive vice president (EVP) of loan production picked up the phone, an excited voice on the other end yelled, “Someone stole our pipeline!” Astonished, the EVP asked for clarification, to ...
By James M. Deitch, CEO and co-founder, Teraverde Management Advisors

Residential | March 2007 
7 Trends for the Tech-Savvy
To be competitive in today’s market, cost-effective automation of business practices through information technology is critical. Mortgage-industry players that can capture and process loans faster w...
By Joey Burgoon, director of product management, Advectis Inc.


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