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Friday, February 22, 2019
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‘Suitability Logic:' Jorge Ponce and Corey Smith of FirstClose on the Technology Outlook

Jorge Ponce is Director of Product and Vendor Management with FirstClose, Austin, Texas. He has more than 15 years of experience in bank operations, mortgage and risk-based consumer lending and is responsible for driving adoption, client communication and product development. Corey Smith is CPO of FirstClose. His more than 25 years of experience in business spans sales, marketing, finance, strategic planning and risk assessment and management. As CPO, Smith is responsible for overseeing user experience as well as product management.

February 22, 2019

February 18, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Steve Schulz of Lenders One on the M&A Environment

Steve Schulz is National Programs and Product Strategy Leader with Lenders One, St. Louis. He directs the overall solutions strategy and preferred provider relationships, managing a portfolio of more than 45 products and services. He led the launch of four new Lenders One-managed services in 2018, including the L1 M&A Connector. A financial services industry veteran, he held leadership roles in product management, solutions marketing, strategy and communications with Equifax and The First American Corp., prior to joining Lenders One.

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Steve Schulz
Lenders One
M&A
February 18, 2019
By John Ralston
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.

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John Ralston
Black Knight
eClosings
February 18, 2019
By Mark P. Dangelo
100 Years Gone--A Reality for Domestic Innovation

The following is set of excerpts from the forthcoming book, Innovation Ramifications, Q2 2019, where "Personal dependence on technology, at a time of rising nationalism, populism, and shifting economic finances will usher in unexpected consequences (i.e., ramifications) shattering norms of business, ethics, security, behaviors and individual privacy." The innovation equation has changed.

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Mark Dangelo
Technology
Innovation
February 22, 2019
By MBA Research & Economics
MBA Chart of the Week: Mortgage Delinquency Rate and Unemployment Rate

Last week, MBA Research released fourth quarter results of its National Delinquency Survey. In this week's chart, we show the relationship between the unemployment rate, supplied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the mortgage delinquency rate for all loans over a 30-year period.

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MBA Chart of the Week
Mortgage Delinquency Rate
Unemployment Rate
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 18, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
People in the News

The Mortgage Bankers Association, parent corporation of MISMO, the mortgage industry standards organization, appointed six new members and a new chairperson to the MISMO Board of Directors.

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People
February 20, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Video

MBA President and CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB, joins MBANow's Rob Van Raaphorst to discuss the MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo, taking place Feb. 25-28 in Orlando.

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MBANow
Bob Broeksmit
MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo
February 19, 2019
By MBA Insights Staff
Slideshow
Slideshow: MCT Economic and MBS Market Outlook

Mortgage Capital Trading examines the economic and mortgage-backed securities market outlook for the year.

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Economic Outlook
Mortgage Capital Trading
MCT
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
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
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.

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MBA Annual Report 2018
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