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.

Recent Stories From this Author

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...

Generation Mortgage to Stop Originating Reverse Mortgages
October 10, 2014 Generation Mortgage Co. is exiting the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage origination business, but will continue to service...

Why Banks Will Beat Mortgage Firms in Home-Equity Growth
October 9, 2014 Independent originators could be shut out from offering this product as there is no secondary market.

Time to Talk About Creating a Customizable Mortgage
October 2, 2014 It might be time for the industry to consider a "less is more" view when it comes to offering consumers mortgage product...

National MI More Than Doubles the Number of New Policies Written Because of Wells Fargo
September 30, 2014 The nation's largest mortgage originator approved the de novo company for its correspondents and that led to a big increase in...

Training Key to Piecing Together Company Cultures
September 26, 2014 Whether it's a formal merger/acquisition deal or a loan production office changing affiliations, successfully bringing...

Growth in VA-Guaranteed Lending Will Continue in Years Ahead
September 25, 2014 The coming surge of servicemembers winding down their time in the military is expected to keep Veterans Affairs-backed...

Reps and Warrants No Cure for Loan Defects
September 19, 2014 All the mistakes and errors in a loan file should be dealt with prior to the mortgage funding.

MI Firms Unite on Pros, Cons of FHFA Capital Plan
September 18, 2014 Mortgage insurers agree that the FHFA's capital-retention proposal would offer more clarity than the existing regulatory...

Disparate MI Firms Agree on the Pros, Cons of New Capital Rules
September 15, 2014 Legacy mortgage insurers welcome the level playing field that will come with a recent capital retention proposal, even though...

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