Brad Finkelstein


Brad Finkelstein is the managing editor of Origination News and associate 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

Big Data Could Improve Lead Conversion Rates
July 23, 2014 Big data techniques could help mortgage lenders home in on the most qualified borrower leads, but uncertainty about the new...

FHFA Proposal Could Force Price Hikes for Mortgage Insurance
July 22, 2014 Lower rates of return would require insurers to charge higher premiums or stop covering loans to borrowers with lower credit...

Senate Passes TRIA Extension, as House Stands Divided
July 17, 2014 The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, as divisions over a competing...

CFPB Guidance Has Mini-Correspondents Rethinking Business Model
July 16, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's guidance on the growing mortgage mini-correspondent business has scared some...

Why Ditech Brought Back a Precrisis Mortgage Brand
May 27, 2014 Research found the Ditech name still resonates with consumers after a five-year absence from the market, the lender says,...

Why the Latest Rate Dip Is Unlikely to Spark Another Refi Wave
May 21, 2014 Mortgage rates haven't dropped enough to give many consumers a reason to refinance again, although some who missed their...

Higher Costs Made Originating Loans a Losing Venture in 1Q: MBA
May 20, 2014 Increased overhead to support back-office compliance is driving up origination expenses to the point that mortgage bankers...

MBA Cuts Loan Forecast Again, Cites Lagging Home Purchases
May 19, 2014 The trade group is now predicting $1.05 trillion of volume for this year as unemployment and tepid wage growth hold back...

Efficienct Processes Are Needed to Increase Business
May 16, 2014 The right use of technology will allow the originator to be the first responder to an inquiry.

How This Credit Union Originator Competes with the Giants
May 16, 2014 Stephanie Dombrowski takes advantage of the reputation credit unions have as community institutions but offers customers the...

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