Brad Finkelstein is the managing editor of Origination News and associate editor of National Mortgage News. Among his areas of coverage are wholesale lending, consumer marketing, reverse mortgages, appraisals, mortgage insurance and title insurance. Finkelstein has been with NMN since May 1990. Prior to that he was the associate editor of the Airport Press in Jamaica, N.Y., and a reporter for This Week Publications on Long Island. He is a past president of the New York Financial Writers Association.
Recent Stories From this Author
The Back Office Has This Loan Officer's Back
April 15, 2014 imortgage's Roland Benson is a top producer because of the people who process, underwrite and close loans in the back office....
Lenders Enlist Help Ramping Up Service Levels
April 14, 2014 From hyper-personalized "one-to-one marketing" to ad campaigns that narrowly target veterans, originators are seeking vendors'...
Mini-Correspondent Is a Bright Idea—Don't Mess This One Up
April 14, 2014 Done right, the mini-correspondent channel is a legitimate way to create mortgage servicing rights, but the annals of the...
In Purchase Market, Focus Shifts to Products and Customer Service
April 10, 2014 Mortgage lenders are retooling their approach to customer acquisition to increase business in a purchase-driven market.
Top Producer Reaps Benefit of High-End Market
April 9, 2014 Mark Cohen took advantage of referral relationships built over 29 years, along with high demand for jumbo financing in Beverly...
The Latest in Giveaways
April 8, 2014 A small item with your company's name on it helps to keep your services in front of your business sources.
Basketball Science, Applied to Mortgages
April 7, 2014 Mat Ishbia, a former college basketball player and coach, has adapted what he learned from Michigan State coach Tom Izzo to...
New York Legislators Approve Title Agent Licensing
April 1, 2014 The industry-supported proposal survives the negotiations for the state budget.
Rise of Mortgage 'Mini-Correspondents' Raises Concerns
March 31, 2014 The minimal staffing and low net worth of these companies could be a precursor to an uptick in bad loans.
Profits Per Loan Plummet to Record Low: MBA
March 26, 2014 The average profit per loan fell 93% from a year earlier to $150 last quarter—the lowest since the trade group started its...
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