CoreLogic, a Sacramento, Calif.-based provider of mortgage risk assessment and fraud prevention systems, has released findings from its broker management database indicating that 7% of brokers account for 63% of early payment defaults, with the riskiest 0.5% of brokers accounting for 70% of all losses.CoreLogic said its broker database tracks more than 38 million loans and 190,000 brokers and is the engine powering ThirdParty Scorecard, a Web-based software tool that helps residential mortgage lenders evaluate and manage the risk associated with their broker network. The most recent statistics illustrate the key role brokers play in the risk management chain and why broker monitoring and management tools are critical to the financial prospects of wholesale originators, the company said. Core Logic made the announcement at the Mortgage Bankers Association's 93rd Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago. The company can be found on the Web at http://www.corelogic.com.

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