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Limitless Possibilities

Technology has made the mortgage industry faster, more affordable, more compliant, and more convenient—and it’s not done yet. The industry’s top players weigh in on the power of technology, how to harness it, and where it’s headed. With pieces by Jason Allnutt of Auction.com, Rob Pajon of RES.NET, Martin Morzynski of HouseCanary, Dennis Cisterna III of Investability Real Estate, Dominic Iannitti of DocMagic, Cindy Walton of ISGN Corporation, and Jane Mason of Clarifire, this compilation has insights you won’t want to miss. This select print feature originally appeared in the June issue of DS News magazine, available now.

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Choosing a Tech-Savvy Insurance Vendor

As third-party vendors continue to be an extension of the servicer, it’s imperative that a servicer selects a lender-placed insurance vendor that operates as a partner. There are various elements that should be considered when evaluating a lender-placed insurance partner, one of which is technology. Vendors that can effectively leverage technology can efficiently meet the changing needs and evolving regulations of the mortgage servicing industry. A vendor’s commitment to technology can ensure that servicers remain in compliance. Servicers should ask the following questions to evaluate a lender-placed insurance vendor’s commitment to investing in technology that supports the vendor’s infrastructure, IT security, and tracking system.

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Choosing a Tech Savvy Insurance Vendor

As third-party vendors continue to be an extension of the servicer, it’s imperative that a servicer selects a lender-placed insurance vendor that operates as a partner. There are various elements that should be considered when evaluating a lender-placed insurance partner, one of which is technology. Vendors that can effectively leverage technology can efficiently meet the changing needs and evolving regulations of the mortgage servicing industry. A vendor’s commitment to technology can ensure that servicers remain in compliance.

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Tech Talks: How Technology is Shaping the Industry

As the technology conversation in the mortgage industry heats up, many companies are attempting to meet industry demands and adopt streamlined industry processes. Today’s companies are driven by creativity and innovation and are fostered by client success. DS News spoke to James Vinci, VP and Chief Technology Officer at Equator, about what mortgage professionals can learn from other industries and what technology trends are having the most impact today.

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Fitch Ratings Warns Servicers Against Ignoring Security Testing

On Wednesday, in response to recent Ransomware attacks across over 150 countries around the world including the publicized DocuSign, Fitch Ratings issued a press release reminding information technology (IT) companies in the mortgage finance industry the importance of remaining vigilant in the ever-present need for regular security testing. While it reports no operations have been effected, it stresses the need for continued and constant upgrades to both software and hardware.

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Utilizing Tech Effectively

Although the industry has been slow to adopt, about three in five mortgage lenders agree that their firm is making the best use of data for their business. However, most lenders call themselves “technology followers,” not early adopters, and less than half stated that the pace of technological innovation in the industry has been too slow. Mortgage firms are starting to adopt new technologies like Application Programming Interfaces (API) in order to reduce errors and costs and speed up transactions.

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Servicers Suffer from Disparate Tech

Out-of-sync technologies are holding businesses back, according to a recent report. Additionally, make it hard to serve the millennial homebuyer, who expects a more seamless, digitized solution when purchasing a home. This is largely because tech solutions in today’s post-crisis, highly-regulated industry are product-specific, which creates a “complex ecosystem made up of siloed disparate systems.”

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Fintech Innovation Demands Great Responsibility

Thomas Curry, the federal comptroller of the currency, spoke at a fintech conference Friday, where he extolled the virtues of tech innovation in banking. But he also warned of the need for secure and responsible advancements. To democratize financial services through technology is the goal, but to guard against criminals and terrorists is a necessity.

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Mortgage Cadence Utilizes FirstClose’s Software Platform

Mortgage Cadence recently reached an agreement to license FirstClose’s proprietary integration hub software platform, which provides loan services throughout the mortgage-origination process. The agreement will enable third-party service providers to integrate their services into Mortgage Cadence’s existing end-to-end loan origination product suite more quickly, providing lenders with additional one-stop loan origination capabilities.

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