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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.

March 22, 2019

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
March 18, 2019
A Conversation with Maren Kasper of Ginnie Mae

MBA Insights posed questions to Maren Kasper, acting President, EVP and Chief Operations Officer of Ginnie Mae. Kasper, appointed as Acting President in January, is responsible for all operations for Ginnie Mae's $2.0 trillion portfolio of mortgage-backed securities.

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Maren Kasper
Ginnie Mae
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 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 18, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

The Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Washington Update features Steve O'Connor, MBA Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Industry Relations, who discusses the new MBA paper, Roadmap to CFPB 2.0; Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee; and the upcoming MBA National Advocacy Conference.

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MBA Washington Update
March 18, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
People in the News

Gateway Mortgage Group LLC, Jenks, Okla., hired Jacquelyn Pardue as Director of Purchasing and Vendor Management, responsible for overseeing vendor relationship issues for all business channels and service providers.

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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 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 13, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

In the latest episode of mPower Moments, mPower Founder Marcia M. Davies interviews Debby Jenkins, a housing finance veteran who was recently named Executive Vice President & Head of Multifamily with Freddie Mac.

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mPower Moments
Debby Jenkins
Freddie Mac Multifamily
March 11, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Reena Pally of MetLife on the Transition from LIBOR to SOFR

MBA Insights posed questions to Reena Pally, Managing Director of Real Estate Debt Strategies with MetLife Investment Management, about the transition away from LIBOR to a successor index for floating-rate loans. 

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Reena Pally
MetLife
LIBOR/SOFR
March 11, 2019
By Brian Boike
Re-thinking 'E,' Part 1: Allowing Perfect to Become the Enemy of Good

Every day we hear more and more about e-closings and e-mortgages, but we have yet to see any meaningful production. Taking that further, a completely digital mortgage continues to be complex and elusive. However, there is still plenty of digital low-hanging fruit ripe with value.

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Brian Boike
Simplifile
emMortgage
March 11, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Michael Fontaine of Plaza Home Mortgage on the TPO Market

Michael Fontaine is Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer of Plaza Home Mortgage, San Diego.

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Mike Fontaine
Plaza Home Mortgage
TPO Market
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