Austin Kilgore

Editor in Chief

National Mortgage News

Austin Kilgore is the editor in chief of National Mortgage News and the SourceMedia Mortgage Group, which includes NMN, Origination News, Mortgage Servicing News and Mortgage Technology.

Kilgore writes articles for online and print, works both in front of and behind the camera to produce Web videos and other multimedia content and edits the work of staff journalists and contributors. He is also an active social media participant, engaging his audience across both personal and publication-branded Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook profiles.

He is a regular contributor to American Banker and other SourceMedia publications and has previously served as managing editor of the company's PaymentsSource.com.

Kilgore's served as an editor, reporter and photographer at numerous newspapers, magazines and online publications covering technology, financial services, real estate and public affairs. He is a Texas native and a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.


Recent Stories From this Author

Retaining MSRs No Small Task for Independent Mortgage Lenders
December 12, 2014 While evolving market conditions have made retaining servicing rights more attractive to independent mortgage bankers, making...

Lender Profits Hurt by Rising Fixed Costs, Poor Budget Oversight
December 5, 2014 Increased fixed costs and poor business intelligence are hurting independent mortgage bankers' bottom lines.

Remembering Steve Fraser
November 20, 2014 The namesake of the lifetime achievement Mortgage Technology Award left a tremendous legacy on the mortgage industry.

GSE CEOs Not Waiting on Congress to Make Reforms
October 21, 2014 While Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wait for Congress to decide when and how to act on housing industry legislation, the...

Time Is Ripe for the MBA Annual's Las Vegas Debut
October 15, 2014 Complications from the housing crisis led to the 2011 edition of the MBA Annual Convention getting relocated to Chicago. Three...

Wingspan Call Center Layoffs Followed Cuts at Servicer's Dallas HQ
October 9, 2014 Recent layoffs at two Wingspan Portfolio Advisors call centers come just weeks after several employees, including at least one...

New Owners Get Ditech Brand Back on Track with NASCAR Sponsorship
September 12, 2014 The new owners of Ditech Mortgage, the consumer direct lender that ruled the subprime-era airwaves with its "Lost another loan...

Origination Tech Uses Modular Approach to Integrating BPO
September 8, 2014 Many lenders are wary of replacing their loan origination systems in order to outsource their operations. So Genpact Mortgage...

At Russia's Sberbank, Mortgages Come with a Free 'Cat Housewarming'
August 29, 2014 The days when banks would give away toasters when customers opened an account may be long gone, but Russia's Sberbank has a...

An Amazon for Mortgages: Why Altisource Is Buying Mortgage Builder
July 28, 2014 Acquiring the technology vendor would help Altisource build a marketplace for ancillary mortgage services and reduce the...