Brad Finkelstein is the editor of Origination News and originations 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
Refis Are Out There; Just Don't Depend on Them
August 27, 2014 The refi boom is dead. And while there is still refinance volume to be had, originators have to work smarter to capture and...
New CRM Tech Helps Originators, Real Estate Agents Share Leads
August 25, 2014 Technologies that bridge the gap between originators and real estate agents are designed to improve communication and lead...
Originators Need to Improve Their Communication Skills
August 21, 2014 Not only do staffers need to communicate with their customers better, they need to communicate with each other better as well.
Poor Credit Scores Equal Higher Homeowners Insurance Premiums
August 15, 2014 If consumers can't afford to pay the premium and the policy gets cancelled, servicers can acquire force-placed policies.
The Refi Boom Is Officially Over — and Won't Return Soon
August 12, 2014 Even though refinance loans account for the majority of mortgage applications, the refi boom has long been over, and depressed...
New FICO 9 Credit Score Assesses Thin Credit Files, Medical Debt
August 8, 2014 Fair Isaac's new credit scoring model includes enhancements to evaluate borrowers with limited credit histories and quantify...
Competition Drives Warehouse Lenders to Fund Non-QM Loans
August 6, 2014 As warehouse providers try to build market share with new types of credit lines, allowing mortgage bankers to fund non-QM...
Borrowers Give Servicers Higher Marks for Customer Experience
August 1, 2014 While distressed borrowers said they're more satisfied with the customer service they receive today than a year ago, servicers...
Banks' Pursuit of Top-Tier Borrowers Drives Jumbo Rates Down
July 29, 2014 Interest rates for mortgages over $417,000 have fallen 11 basis points during the past six weeks, driven by competition among...
Incoming CEO's Challenge at MGIC: Grow Under New Constraints
July 28, 2014 Patrick Sinks is taking the reins at MGIC as the mortgage insurer faces tougher capital standards and a more competitive field...
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