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November 13, 2018 - IMFnews

Altisource’s Equator Includes a Blockchain Option in its Servicing Platform

Altisource said the tech offering provides the option for individual mortgages to be tracked as individual chains of data via blockchain...

October 30, 2018 - IMFnews

Digital Footprint Useful for Predicting Loan Defaults

Fun fact: Consumers with their names in the email address were 30 percent less likely to default than other customers.

October 26, 2018 - IMFnews

What We’re Hearing: Cut in Half, Ellie Mae’s Share Price / 1H 2019: A Challenge / Walking the Floor of the MBA Show / A Bullish Outlook for Servicing, Non-QM Lending / If Stocks Tank Further, Good Things Might Happen / High on Chris George’s ‘To Do’ List: GSE Reform

But putting the negativity aside for a minute, there are a couple of bright spots in the industry: Servicing valuations and non-QM lending...

October 25, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: HUD Chief on GSE Reform / Carson’s Sober Take on Interest Rates / New Rez’s MSR Bet Paying Off? / In Love with a 4 Percent Mortgage / Incenter Executive Leaves for Blue Water

HUD Secretary Ben Carson had some sobering thoughts about low interest rates...

October 25, 2018 - IMFnews

State Regulators Try Again with Lawsuit Against OCC Aiming to Prevent Fintech Charters for Nonbanks

John Ryan, president and CEO of the CSBS, compared the potential impact from the fintech charter to issues involving federal preemption of state laws in the lead up to the financial crisis.

October 19, 2018 - IMFnews

Aging IT Systems a Major Concern for FHA, VA and USDA

FHA is running on a 40-year old IT system…

October 18, 2018 - IMFnews

Megabanks Optimistic About Digital Mortgage Applications. The Role of the LO Will Change

Bank of America expects 50 percent of its mortgage clients to go the digital route next year…

October 15, 2018 - IMFnews

Short Takes: GSE Pilot Hearing Postponed / An Opportunity to Gather Intelligence? / Freddie's Qualification Tool for Self-Employed Borrowers / GSE Duty-to-Serve Updates / New Hires for ComplianceEase, Element Funding

The Senate Banking Committee's review of GSE pilot programs will have to wait...

October 11, 2018 - IMFnews

Roughly 26 Percent of Home Lenders are Using AI, Machine Learning

Use of artificial intelligence seems to be concentrated at nonbanks…

October 10, 2018 - IMFnews

GSEs on Track to Start Issuing Single Security in June, Additional Guidance Pending…

Stephanie Miller of Fannie Mae said the GSEs are working with SIFMA on the transition to the single security.


With loan volumes declining, does your shop have plans to enter the non-QM lending market in 2019?

Yes, definitely. A solid move forward.
Yes, but only incrementally.
We’re pondering a move into non-QM, but haven’t made up our mind.
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