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
Mortgage Market Needs Jobs Jump-Start
May 22, 2015 More powerful employment and wage gains are necessary to fuel home purchases, according to mortgage industry economists.
Vendor's Videos Aim to Educate Borrowers, Protect Lenders
May 20, 2015 VidVerify, a new company started by a co-founder of Lenders One, produces online videos that educate borrowers on the...
Mortgage Insurers Get Capital Break from Fannie, Freddie
May 11, 2015 More lenient capital requirements than expected from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were good news for two legacy private mortgage...
Market Shifts See Servicers Prioritizing Borrowers Over Investors
May 4, 2015 Although mortgage servicers technically work for the investors that pay them, the state of the business today requires that...
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...
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...
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...
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