Lenders should avoid repeated mistakes in their process as they could be used as evidence of a fraudulent intention to originate loans without proper safeguards and underwriting processes.
The best thing to happen to the business over the last three decades was the development of the secondary agencies' automated underwriting engines. The worst? There are several strong contenders
Underwriting is back in style and underwriters are in high demand as the requirements of investors and regulatory considerations require more documentation and more scrutiny around whether a borrower can pay back the loan.
Wipro Gallagher Solutions announced its NetOxygen loan origination system has added an integration with mortgage technology developer Optimal Blue's product and pricing engine.
Woodward Asset Capital has started a real estate brokerage brand catering specifically to property sellers, including banks and mortgage servicers unloading foreclosed homes.
Many conversations in the loan process start with this often uttered, never welcome phrase: "I am going to need an explanation
" If you were on the receiving end of that message, how would that make you feel?
Business contingency plans kept originators and vendors humming along at almost normal during the January and February blizzards.
Mortgage servicing has long been a scale business, but rising compliance costs are now threatening the survival of smaller operations that lack efficient systems or staff expertise, industry experts say.
Lower volumes and increased regulation are leading more lenders to consider outsourcing. But the savings and compliance improvements must outweigh increased liability for contractors and a rise in offshore prices.
Once written off as an endangered species, nonbank home lenders are making a comeback in the third-party origination businesses abandoned by banks since the financial crisis.
There are many conversations that take place during the mortgage process, and a lot of them are conversations between players in the industry.
Platinum Data Solutions has completed an initial round of accuracy testing on the 18 automated valuation models that it resells to lenders and servicers.
Thousands of lenders post oceans of data each year to meet Home Mortgage Disclosure Act obligations. There may be more reporting requirements coming. Will the value of the new transparency outweigh the added compliance burden to lenders?
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The mortgage tech vendor is trying to maintain profits by signing and upgrading customers. The headwinds it faces reflect broader industrywide challenges: lower origination volume and new compliance requirements.