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

Mortgage Bankers Tackle Shrinking Margins
October 22, 2014 Compliance costs are a wild card that is hurting profits.

Title Agents Happy Wells Will Do Closing Disclosure
October 22, 2014 The nation's largest mortgage lender is the first to say it will distribute the new Closing Disclosure to consumers, but other...

Rate Drop Causes MBA to Increase 2015 Refi Forecast
October 21, 2014 Although refinancings will be down 3% from 2014, this is still $50 billion more than MBA had anticipated.

Non-Depositories Source of Concern for Ginnie Mae
October 21, 2014 But the payoff for the agency is that it increases the availability of credit for consumers.

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...

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