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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Meet the 2019 MBA Insights Tech All-Stars

In a year in which mortgage technology has, if anything, become more disruptive even as it becomes more universally applied, four remarkable professionals stand out.

March 25, 2019

March 24, 2019
By Laura Haverty
MBA Insights 2019 Tech All-Star Lori Brewer: Making You Re-Appreciate LO Compensation

Is it possible to have compensation plans that drive sales and boost your bottom line? Yes, says MBA Insights 2019 Tech All Star Lori Brewer, founder and CEO of LBA Ware, Macon, Ga.

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MBA Insights Tech All-Star Awards
Lori Brewer
March 24, 2019
By Michael Tucker
MBA Insights 2019 Tech All-Star Laurie Pyle: Simplifying Blockchain

Laurie Pyle, Chief Operating Officer with blockchain as-a-service company Factom, Austin, Texas, knows firsthand how to use technology to solve real-world problems.

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MBA Insights Tech All-Star Awards
Laurie Pyle
March 24, 2019
By Lesley Hall
MBA Insights 2019 Tech All-Star Paul Akinmade: The Marketing Transformer

For CMG Financial, Chief Marketing Officer Paul Akinmade is a large part of why the company now places a high value on tech-savvy employees. He joined CMG in 2016 with the desire to "create the best marketing department in the industry," said CMG President, CEO and Founder Chris George.

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MBA Insights Tech All-Star Awards
Paul Akinmade
March 24, 2019
By Laura Haverty
MBA Insights 2019 Tech All-Star Kara Lamphere: Finding the 'Secret Sauce' for eMortgages

In the past, lenders claiming an "all-digital" process had just some of the pieces: online applications, eSign-ready documents, automated verification of income and assets and/or electronic delivery of closing packages. What they didn't have was a fully digital closing process and eNote execution. Enter Kara Lamphere.

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MBA Insights Tech All-Star Awards
Kara Lamphere
March 22, 2019
By MBA Research & Economics
MBA Chart of the Week: MBA Commercial/Multifamily Market Uncertainty Bingo

At this year's MBA Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance (CREF) Convention & Expo in San Diego, more than 3,000 commercial and multifamily real estate finance professionals came together for the industry's largest gathering of the year to hear from expert speakers, network with peers and gauge the state of the CREF industry.

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MBA Chart of the Week
CREF Convention
Commercial/Multifamily
March 25, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

The Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Washington Update features Dan Grattan, MBA Associate Vice President for Legislative Affairs, who discusses an MBA letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on validating and approving credit score models used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Mar. 27; and the upcoming MBA National Advocacy Conference in Washington Apr. 2-3.

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MBA Washington Update
March 25, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
People in the News

Freddie Mac, McLean, Va., announced Donald H. Layton will retire as CEO and appointed David M. Brickman to succeed him effective July 1. Brickman will become a member of the Freddie Mac Board of Directors.

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People
March 18, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

In this MBANow video, Kevin Wall, President of First American Mortgage Solutions, talks with MBA's Adam DeSanctis about how technology is changing the mortgage industry.

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First American Mortgage Solutions
Kevin Wall
MBANow
March 24, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
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Slideshow: ARMCO Mortgage Quality Control Industry Trends

ARMCO, Pompano Beach, Fla., said the leading critical defect categories in the third quarter included loan package documentation and credit.

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ARMCO
Quality Control
Phil McCall
March 20, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

Mortgage Bankers Association Associate Vice President of Economic & Industry Forecasting Joel Kan breaks down the MBA Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending Mar. 15.

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MBA Weekly Applications Survey
March 15, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

In this MBANow video, MBA Vice President of Industry Technology Rick Hill talks with MBA's Adam DeSanctis about the upcoming MBA Technology Solutions Conference & Expo, taking place Mar. 25-28 in Dallas.

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MBANow
Rick Hill
MBA Technology Solutions Conference & Expo
March 24, 2019
By Harry Gardner
Improving the Mortgage Experience with eClosing

As the technology wave continues to wash over the mortgage industry, lenders are aiming to further optimize the mortgage process with a more digitally focused borrower experience, while also streamlining their own internal processes to reduce risk, enhance loan quality and drive down costs. But how? In order to make these goals a reality, lenders must first invest in the right tools to not only make each transaction as digital as possible, but also move that much closer to a fully digital mortgage experience. In other words, it's time to get serious about eClose.

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Harry Gardner
Docutech
eClosing
March 18, 2019
By Rick Triola
Moving Forward in a Down Market with ROC

It's no secret that the housing industry is cyclical. While there are unique forces at work in the current downswing, there is still much that can be learned from previous cycles. By considering where the industry has been--in both good times and in bad--lenders can glean invaluable lessons on how best to approach the current market, especially when it comes to investments in technology.

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Rick Triola
NotaryCam
Remote Online Closings
March 18, 2019
By Alan Clifton, Ogal Claspell
Top Takeaways From The CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2019

Our top five takeaways from the Mortgage Bankers Assoiation's CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention and Expo 2019.

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CREF
Alan Clifton
Olga Claspell
March 18, 2019
By Marty Haldane
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Lenders Need Appraisal Acceleration without Added Collateral Risk

Timely, compliant loan closings are the hallmark of a well-run mortgage lender. So, what's the biggest bottleneck in the loan closing process? The appraisal.

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Marty Haldane
Anow
Appraisals
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