Brad Finkelstein

Brad Finkelstein


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.

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The market gyrations following the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union have an upside for mortgage lenders, as already-falling interest rates are expected to boost home purchases and refinancing.
Black Knight Financial Services, in its second deal as a publicly traded company, has bought business analytics firm Motivity Solutions.
Costs for finishing Fannie Mae's new headquarters have increased $36 million without the knowledge of the Federal Housing Finance Agency employee responsible for monitoring the project, the agency's inspector general claims.
Mortgage lenders that embrace social media are going to great lengths to ensure their activities remain compliant with truth in lending regulations. But even lenders that shun social media must take steps to avoid marketing compliance risks.
Longstanding mortgage advertising rules are taking on new meaning in the age of digital marketing.
Formal guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about investors' liability for errors on the upfront Loan Estimate disclosure could go a long way toward easing secondary market anxieties about purchasing mortgages with TRID errors.
Rick Elmendorf's annual movie night this year featuring the premier of the new Star Wars film for his clients and business associates (along with their families) helps to create new referral relationships for this Washington Metro area loan officer.
There's not enough origination volume to sustain seven private mortgage insurers and the number of underwriters may need to shrink, warns MGIC CEO Patrick Sinks.
Flagstar Bancorp is interested in buying a small-to-midsized independent nonbank mortgage banker as part of a strategy to boost its retail origination volume.
When the administration changes at the end of the year, the development of a single mortgage-backed security could suffer a setback, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO Dave Stevens said Wednesday.
Many appraisers are charging more or simply refusing to do FHA work, which to their minds now comes close to, if not crossing into, the remit of the home inspector.
JPMorgan Chase has received credit for $3.89 billion of consumer relief, plus it says it has provided an additional $113 million, putting the bank over the top on its obligation.
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