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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.

Residential | March 2007 
Securing the Future
In medieval times, protecting valuable assets was relatively straightforward. Castle walls, moats and knights ensured that assets were kept safe from those who wished to consolidate power and wealth...
By Dan Rotert, president and CEO, Greystone Residential Funding Inc.

Residential | January 2007 
The Keys to Strategic Business Planning
All businesses and individuals should have a strategic business plan. To start, it helps to examine what that term means. Strategy can be defined as employing political, economic, psychol...
By Gary Opper, president, Approved Financial Corp.

Residential | December 2008 
Secure Your Clients' Data
When it comes to personal  data regarding real estate, the Internet has created a transparent world. From local government Web sites that give property-tax information to sites that compare home-sa...
By Jennifer Jackson Spencer, founding shareholder, Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara pllc

Residential | March 2008 
The Lighter Side of Lending: Securitization Lessons
This article appears exclusively at Today's class is on how to securitize your own loans. It's time to eliminate fussy lenders and go right to the source of our capital -- invest...
By Gordon Schlicke, mortgage trainer, Seattle

Residential | November 2014 
Look Before You Leap
With the cost of data storage getting cheaper and cheaper, it may be enticing to pay a cloud-storage service provider to store your company’s information, including borrower loan documents and loan fi...
By Darrin Stobaugh, consultant

Residential | November 2014 
Leaky Apps Make for Risky Business
For mortgage banks and brokerages, a mobile workforce is both a necessity and a fact of life. A transaction is no longer an in-person exchange of documents, deeds and titles finalized by a series of s...
By Andrew Hoog, CEO and co-founder, viaForensics

Commercial | September 2014 
Avoid Bridge-Lending Traps
Scams tend to pop up in times of crisis or where confusion has been created. Loan scams in particular prey on desperate, uninformed or confused borrowers. A recent example of this was during the rec...
By Corey Curwick Dutton, founder, Private Money Utah

Commercial | February 2009 
Protect Clients, Build Business
Identity theft is a growing concern among consumers, especially mortgage borrowers and prospective borrowers. In fact, in February 2008, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) list of top consumer-fra...
By Steve Brooks, president, B&B Premier Insurance Solutions Inc.; and Scott Sax, president, idBUSINESS

Residential | February 2014 
You’ve Got an Advocate
Mortgage brokers often may feel unheard in Washington, D.C. That is not necessarily true. One of the organizations that communicate the voice of small brokerages to policymakers is the Office of Advoc...
By Jennifer A. Smith, assistant chief counsel for economic regulation and banking, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy

Residential | January 2014 
The Effects of QM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been given the task of finalizing the definition of the qualified mortgage (QM) rule, and as many mortgage professionals know, that rule is set to t...
By Jason Bonarrigo, senior mortgage banker, Residential Mortgage Services

Residential | January 2014 
Turn a Deaf Ear to Bad Business
Mortgage brokers and originators perform one of the most important consumer-service functions in our economy, a service that's critical to the social well being of the country. According to The Washin...
By Garry Barnes, director, PW Partners Consultancy

Residential | November 2013 
Fighting Mortgage Fraud With Technology
Mortgage fraud continues to be one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, with CoreLogic recently estimating that $10.5 billion of fraudulent loan applications were produced in the first ...
By Carina Calhoun, director of communications, NAWRB


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