Harland Forms Technology Alliance with First American

Harland Financial Solutions has formed a technology alliance with The First American Corp.

The alliance means that First American's suite of information products and services are now available electronically through Harland's INTERLINQ E3 Mortgage Solution, Harland said in a news release. Harland also is parent of the INTERLINQ loan servicing system.

First American's credit reporting, collateral valuation services, flood certificates and title services will be available through the servicing system.

Joe Filoseta, vice president of industry and product strategy for Harland Financial Solutions' Mortgage Solutions Group, said the alliance will give users of E3 "quality service and support levels, and will ultimately recognize a reduction in the cost to originate loans."

The INTERLINQ E3 Web-based loan production platform provides critical business-process management, integration and connectivity across the mortgage supply chain, enabling lenders to integrate service providers into their business process. More than 400 lenders use the E3 system, which was released in the first quarter of last year.

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