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Volume 21 - Number 21

October 20, 2017

Mortgage Process is Speeding Up, Thanks to Digital

Shopping timelines for purchase mortgages are continuing to shrink, according to a new study by LendingTree, an online loan marketplace based in Charlotte, NC, confirming a broader downward trend identified as well by Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider in Pleasanton, CA. Much of the progress was attributed to the digitalization of the mortgage process. LendingTree analyzed data from a sampling of more than 5,000 closed loans from March 2016 through May 2017 ...

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Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.


The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.


The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.


Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.