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Mortgage applications dropped last week

After nearly a month of promising increases, mortgage applications fell again last week. MBA data showed that applications were down 9% from the prior week. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application…

Indiana cities top emerging housing market index

Lafayette, Ind. topped the emerging housing market list in the fourth quarter. Two other Indiana cities—Fort Wayne an Elkhart—joined it in the top three. Factors that push markets up the list include an appreciating housing market, strong…

First Internet Bank to exit consumer mortgage business

The company cited the steep decline in mortgage volumes and the “negative outlook” for mortgage lending over the next several years. The exit includes its nationwide digital direct-to-consumer mortgage platform that…

Former employees sue AmeriSave Mortgage Corp.

Former AmeriSave Mortgage Corp. employees are suing the company, claiming failure to pay wages, bonuses and commissions. A group of 11 former employees are part of the lawsuit. The group also alleges the company conducted a…

Homebuyer assistance programs increased in Q4

The net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 1.82% from Q3 to Q4 2022, according to Down Payment Resource’s (DPR) latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of growth…

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Mortgage applications dropped last week

After nearly a month of promising increases, mortgage applications fell again last week. MBA data showed that applications were down 9% from the prior week. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application…

Indiana cities top emerging housing market index

Lafayette, Ind. topped the emerging housing market list in the fourth quarter. Two other Indiana cities—Fort Wayne an Elkhart—joined it in the top three. Factors that push markets up the list include an appreciating housing market, strong…

First Internet Bank to exit consumer mortgage business

The company cited the steep decline in mortgage volumes and the “negative outlook” for mortgage lending over the next several years. The exit includes its nationwide digital direct-to-consumer mortgage platform that…

Former employees sue AmeriSave Mortgage Corp.

Former AmeriSave Mortgage Corp. employees are suing the company, claiming failure to pay wages, bonuses and commissions. A group of 11 former employees are part of the lawsuit. The group also alleges the company conducted a…

Homebuyer assistance programs increased in Q4

The net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 1.82% from Q3 to Q4 2022, according to Down Payment Resource’s (DPR) latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of growth…

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Homestar Financial Corporation integrates Black Knight CRM

Mortgage purchase lender Homestar Financial Corp. is implementing Surefire, Black Knight's customer relationship management (CRM) solution and marketing engine. HOMESTAR's originators will have access to Black Knight's tools to help thousands of mortgage...

PMI Rate Pro integrates with Mortgage Cadence Platform

Fintech PMI Rate Pro has completed an integration with the Mortgage Cadence Platform (MCP), Mortgage Cadence's newly-released, cloud-based digital lending platform. The integration allows users of the LOS greater ease in checking pricing for Private Mortgage Insurance...

LoanPASS expects significant growth in 2023

Fintech LoanPASS, provider of product, pricing, eligibility & automated underwriting technology, announced that it is poised for significant growth in 2023.  The company expects a breakout “year of flight” with industry education that drives adoption. It has...

Mobility Market Intelligence receives growth investment

Data intelligence tool provider Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI) announced that it has received a growth investment from WestView Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused exclusively on middle-market growth companies. MMI's technology enables...

Black Knight, loanDepot announce integration

Black Knight announced its integration with loanDepot's next generation of lending services as the company migrates some of its backend operations to Black Knight's cloud-based Empower loan origination system. The conversion will begin in mid-2023 and is expected...

Tavant, Revolution Mortgage announce partnership

Tavant, provider of digital lending solutions, announced a partnership with national lender Revolution Mortgage. This partnership will enable the integration of Revolution’s digital mortgage experience with Tavant’s Touchless Lending® platform. It will feature an...

Plunk launches developer portal

Analytics platform Plunk launched a self-service developer portal to provide residential real estate customers with a simple and accessible way to explore, on-board, and test live environments using its API offerings. Plunk's analytics deliver a clear,...

ZestyAI, Black Knight announce partnership

ZestyAI announced an agreement with Black Knight, Inc. to make ZestyAI's property risk analytics platform, Z-PROPERTY™, available to its mortgage, real estate, and capital markets clients. ZestyAI is a climate and property risk analytics solutions firm. ...

Lower launches new MaaS platform

Fintech Lower launched a new Mortgage as a Service (MaaS) platform that easily allows consumer brands to offer mortgage products to their customers. eCommerce platform Opendoor moved their mortgage fulfillment to Lower exclusively after a pilot, Lower said.  Through...

Plaza Home Mortgage implements OptifiNow CRM platform

OptifiNow announced the successful implementation of their OptifiNow TPO CRM platform with Plaza Home Mortgage.  OptifiNow TPO enables Plaza Home Mortgage to leverage advanced CRM tools that improve sales performance and marketing efficiency. The platform is...

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Nicole Booth named CEO of QC Ally

Nicole Booth has been appointed to the role of CEO at QC Ally. She was previously the company's chief marketing officer. Booth brings extensive executive-level experience to her role. Her career includes roughly eight years with Quicken Loans/Rocket Mortgage, and Rock...

Nicole Mattiello joins TransUnion

Nicole Mattiello has been appointed to the role of client executive at TransUnion. Before joining the company she was VP, marketing & corporate communications at Certified Credit. During her two and a half year tenure with Certified Credit, Mattiello worked to...

Marianne Sullivan named COO of Sagent Technologies

Marianne Sullivan has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer at Sagent Technologies. Sullivan comes to Sagent from Fannie Mae, where she was SVP Single-Family Business Solutions. She had joined Fannie Mae in 2007 and had joined Sagent’s board in...

Emily Ela joins ProxyPics

Emily Ela has been appointed to the role of SVP, enterprise sales at ProxyPics, an on-demand photography system that provides location-specific real estate media and data from a network of over 65,000 gig economy workers. Ela has been in the mortgage industry for over...

Lisa Lang named head of Capital Bank Home Loans

Lisa Lang has been appointed to the position of head of Capital Bank Home Loans. Before taking this role, she was senior vice president of mortgage operations at Capital Bank, a position she held for over three years. Lang has extensive executive level experience in...

Laurie Sullivan joins OneTrust Home Loans

Laurie Sullivan has been named chief compliance officer for OneTrust Home Loans, a privately-owned direct mortgage lender and servicer. She comes to her new role after over four years as chief compliance officer at First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation. Sullivan brings...

Stephanie Holdsworth named COO of Nationwide Appraisal Network

Stephanie Holdsworth has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer for Nationwide Appraisal Network (NAN). She joined NAN in January 2021 as senior vice president of client experience. Holdsworth brings extensive executive-level experience within the...

Kristal Sharp, CSM® joins LendArch

Kristal Sharp, CSM, has been appointed to the role of head of advisory services at LendArch, a mortgage technology and consultancy startup founded by former loanDepot COO Tammy Richards. Before joining LendArch, Sharp was with loanDepot for three years. She started...

Cindy Snow joins Core10

Cindy Snow has been appointed to the role of VP of customer success at Core10. Before joining Core10, she was fintech client strategy consultant for MX. Snow was chief operating officer at FormFree. She had joined the company as product manager and was promoted to...

Renée Blackwell-Hildebrand joins Cardinal Financial

Renée Blackwell-Hildebrand has been appointed to the role of SVP strategic growth at Cardinal Financial Company. Before joining the company, she was senior vice president at Bay Equity, a role she held for over four years. Blackwell-Hildebrand brings extensive...

Christy Soukhamneut joins Texas Capital Bank

Christy Soukhamneut has joined Texas Capital Bank as SVP, mortgage finance. A seasoned mortgage executive, Soukhamneut is also on the board of directors for several organizations, including the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia, Voxtur, TRAiNED, and Beneath the...

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