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Brad Finkelstein

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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

Consumers Need to Get Real About Rates: Redfin Economist
April 23, 2015 Some consumers wish they had jumped into the housing market when rates were even lower, but they are only going to go up from...

Mortgage Insurers Don't Get Their Wish in New GSE Capital Rules
April 17, 2015 The final rule outlining new criteria for private mortgage insurers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans lacks a key feature...

Origination Volume Increase Drives Higher Mortgage Income at B of A
April 15, 2015 Bank of America had mortgage banking income of $694 million, up from $412 million one year prior, as it originated $14 million...

Time for Subservicers to Raise Their Game: Cenlar's Tornquist
April 6, 2015 Holders of servicing rights will soon demand more than the basics from these third-party providers. Subservicers may be...

Mortgage Disclosure Training Heats Up as Deadline for Changes Nears
April 2, 2015 The mortgage and title industries are creating training programs to teach those in the home sales process this is not just a...

Money, Freedom Driving Bank Loan Officers Back to Brokering
April 2, 2015 The chance to earn higher compensation and the ability to offer more mortgage products is causing a growing number of loan...

Lenders Still Hopeful for CFPB Disclosure Delay
March 31, 2015 If lenders can't get the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to back off its Aug. 1 integrated mortgage disclosures deadline,...

Not All Loan Officers Due Overtime After Labor Ruling
March 13, 2015 A recent Supreme Court decision means that one exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act does not apply to mortgage...

Refinancing Will Strengthen Despite Rate Worries: Consultant Habib
March 12, 2015 The Federal Reserve will not raise rates in June, while mortgage rates could fall this year as the dollar gets stronger and...

Both Servicers and Originators Are Vexed by Capital Requirements
March 11, 2015 Proposals for stiffer capital requirements will reduce the number of mortgage servicers, which in turn will cut access to...

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