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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  • Fraud Prevention Track: Wire Fraud in Lending Today


    Speaker(s)

    Jennifer Link, Fraud Manager, CMG Financial

    Regina Lowrie, CMB, President & Chief Executive Officer, DYTRIX, Inc.

    Matt Merlone, CMB, CFE, Vice President Procurement Market Intelligence, DataVerify, Inc.

    Wire Fraud activities in the mortgage industry keeps getting more and more innovative, and we need to keep up with it. Join our panel of industry leaders and experts to learn how to detect and prevent wire fraud and ensure loan quality. Topics include: threat vectors, schemes and who the culprits are, with particular focus on verification and validation of third -party participants.

    Speaker(s)

    Jennifer Link, Fraud Manager, CMG Financial

    Regina Lowrie, CMB, President & Chief Executive Officer, DYTRIX, Inc.

    Regina M. Lowrie, CMB, is a recognized national leader and authority in the mortgage banking and lending industries. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and has established and managed multiple successful banking/lending organizations. Regina is currently President and CEO of Dytrix Inc., a fin-tech company providing identity authentication, qualification, wire validation services of closing agents, and helping lenders to reduce their cost to originate. Regina i s also President and CEO of RML Advisors, a consultancy company that focuses on helping clients manage enterprise risks. Regina was the first woman Chairman of the national Mortgage Bankers Association in 2006 and continues to remain active as an industry leader. She is a vocal advocate helping the industry’s fight against wire fraud and cybersecurity risks as part of her commitment to protect consumer savings and lender balance sheets. Regina has also testified before Congress on public policy and has served as an expert witness for the financial services industry. Previous to Dytrix and RML Advisors, Ms. Lowrie was Founder/President and CEO of Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services, a regional market leading mortgage banker.

    Matt Merlone, CMB, CFE, Vice President Procurement Market Intelligence, DataVerify, Inc.

    Matthew Merlone is a Certified Mortgage Banker and a Certified Fraud Examiner working in the mortgage industry since 1991.  Merlone has appeared as a speaker / panelist at mortgage industry conferences, developed fraud prevention training and written numerous articles revolving around the threat of fraud and risk in the mortgage lending landscape.  Throughout his time in the industry he has worked for top tier lenders, regional independent mortgage banks and leading data technology vendors.  Today he is employed by DataVerify as Vice President of Market Intelligence working in the areas of fraud and risk mitigation.  Merlone was educated at the University of Missouri in Saint Louis Missouri.