Entries by Progress In Lending

Magazine Column

*Process Improvement: Dare To Change* **By Tony Garritano** ***I have never experienced such raw emotion over a new piece of regulation. Even the RESPA changes that came into being last year weren’t as maligned by mortgage participants as the new loan officer compensation rule. By listening to bankers on both sides, you would think mortgage […]

Understanding The News: The Hunt For Accuracy

*Decisioning Vendor Promotes Quality*
**New Portal Speaks to Precision**

***Optimal Blue, the developer of a Web-based platform that couples decisioning technology with content management for the mortgage industry, has launched its online broker origination portal and investor credit overlay tools. Comprehensive in scope, the origination portal incorporates a seamless integration with Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter (DU) application, enabling lenders and originators to make informed credit decisions on conventional conforming and FHA loans. In addition, the rollout also includes investor credit overlays, showing users the underwriting and purchase stipulations unique to each investor merged with the DU findings.

Magazine Cover Story

*Strategizing For Success* **Executive Interview** ***On its website ServiceLink describes itself as “the national lender platform for Fidelity National Financial.” The company goes further to say that it “provides a full suite of origination and default related products and services to leading national and regional mortgage originators and servicers. [ServiceLink’s] serve first culture combines the […]

Magazine Feature Story

*The GSE-less Mortgage Industry* **By David Coleman** ***After months of speculation it now appears clear that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will cease to exist at some point over the next few years. The beginning impacts of the dissolution of the companies are likely to be felt by the industry much sooner. While much of […]

Video Insights: Let’s Restore Trust In Our Industry

*Let’s Restore Trust in Our Industry*

***At Innovations 2010, mortgage recovery was a huge topic of discussion. But before the industry can move forward with mobile technology or any other new technology, it has to first clean up its act. How so? The mortgage meltdown has certainly tarnished the reputation of the entire industry. We have to restore trust in our business if we are to recover and thrive again. We also have to restore that personal connection with the borrower, while at the same time, offer the most streamlined, efficient, cost-effective process. But how do we do all that? Stephen Nation shares his views here: