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Best-in-Class eClosing Technology: What Lenders Need to Know

The message is clear: digital closings are where the industry is heading. Lenders that want to remain competitive will need to deliver these capabilities. For those that haven't already thought about what type of eClosing technology will best support their consumers and internal processes, now is the time to start.

February 15, 2019

February 12, 2018
By MBA Insights Staff
MBA Presents PNC with Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award

SAN DIEGO--The Mortgage Bankers Association awarded PNC with the 2019 Commercial/Multifamily Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award.

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Diversity and Inclusion
Leadership Award
PNC Bank
February 11, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Dane Smith of Verus Mortgage Capital on Working the Non-QM Channel

Dane Smith is President of Verus Mortgage Capital, Washington, D.C., a full-service correspondent investor offering residential non-Qualified Mortgage lending services.

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Dane Smith
Verus Mortgage Capital
Non-QM Channel
February 11, 2019
By Buck Hawkins and Michael Steer
The Lender's Guide to Preventing Secondary Market Leakage, Part I: Data Matters

In lenders' secondary operations, leakage can wreak a special kind of havoc that often goes unseen. The individual leaks seem like small change, but taken as a whole on an on-going basis these "nickels and dimes" can add up to a significant amount.

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Buck Hawkins
Michael Steer
Secondary Mortgage Markets
February 15, 2019
By MBA Research & Economics
MBA Chart of the Week: Current Unpaid Principal Balance of Non-Bank Commercial/Multifamily Loans

A decade ago, MBA began collecting information on volume of commercial and multifamily mortgages, held by non-bank lenders, maturing over the coming years. This week's chart, using data from our CREF Database, combines the results of multiple years' surveys and provides a timeline of the changing nature of the market.

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MBA Chart of the Week
Unpaid Principal Balances
Commercial/Multifamily Loans
February 12, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

In the latest episode of mPower Moments, mPower Founder Marcia M. Davies sits down with Geena Davis, Oscar-winning actor and Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, who discusses her research on gender inequality in the entertainment industry and how making strides behind the scenes in film can translate to closing the gender gap in real life.

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mPower Moments
Geena Davis
Gender Equality
February 11, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
People in the News

The Mortgage Bankers Association named Tallman Johnson as Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs, responsible for advocating on behalf of MBA's legislative and policy priorities on Capitol Hill, with a primary focus on Republican members of the U.S. Senate.

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People
February 6, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

Mortgage Bankers Association Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan breaks down the MBA Weekly Applications Survey for the week ending Feb. 1.

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MBA Weekly Applications Survey
February 5, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

The Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Washington Update features MBA Associate Vice President of Political Affairs Alden Knowlton, who discusses Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo's framework for housing finance reform; the Administration's proposal hinted by acting FHFA Director Joseph Otting; and a final federal agency ruling on flood insurance.

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MBA Washington Update
January 30, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

This MBA video illustrates the work of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation, which provides mortgage and rental payment assistance grants to parents and guardians caring for a critically ill or injured child, allowing them to take unpaid leave from work and spend precious time together without jeopardizing their homes.

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MBANow
MBA Opens Doors Foundation
February 4, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
MBA Education Path to Diversity Scholar Profile: Luis Contreras

Luis Contreras is Vice President of National Accounts with MGIC, Milwaukee, Wis.

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Path to Diversity
Luis Contreras
February 4, 2019
By Brandon Hoyles, Blend
Why Mortgage Lenders are Finally Turning to Technology

Consumer lending's fast-moving landscape has the industry asking: What's my biggest competition, and how can I prepare myself?

Topics:
Blend
Technology
Disruption
February 4, 2019
By Mike Sorohan
Risks and Rewards of Disruption in the Home Purchase Process

SAN FRANCISCO--In 2008, the conventional wisdom was "don't get in a car with strangers" and "don't make friends on the Internet." Now, said Julian Hebron, Founder of The Basis Point, San Francisco, it's "Call a stranger and get in their car and be annoyed if they don't show up in five minutes."

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Independent Mortgage Bankers
Home Purchase Process
Disruption
February 11, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Jennifer Henry of Equifax and Linn Cook of Lending QB on Streamlining the Lending Process

Jennifer Henry is Vice President of Marketing for Equifax Mortgage Services. Linn Cook is Director of Sales for LendingQB, a digital mortgage solutions provider.

Topics:
Jennifer Henry
Linn Cook
Technology
January 25, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

This Mortgage Bankers Association video offers highlights from its 2018 Annual Report, which is available at www.mba.org/AnnualReport.

Topics:
MBA Annual Report 2018
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