TRID Compliance Means More Paper for Lenders, For Now

For many years, one of the primary benefits touted by advocates of electronic mortgage lending was the concept of moving to a paperless loan process. However, with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rules that went into effect in 2015, eliminating paper – and its respective costs – is still a challenge for lenders making the move to digital.

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Tapping into the Rising Tide of Home Equity

Part One of a Series on HELOC Lending

What is the most significant generator of wealth for Americans right now? According to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, it’s the increasing appreciation of their homes and real estate. The survey found that the median net worth of home owners increased 15 percent since the previous report in 2013, largely due to the rebound in housing values across the country. On the other hand, renters saw their net worth decline five percent in the same period.

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Empowering Your Lending Process with Dynamic Documents

One of the key areas of focus for the Mortgage industry in 2017 that is carrying into 2018 and beyond is the importance on delivering a better overall borrower experience. Lending success in the future will greatly depend upon the ability to deliver a streamlined and digital experience to the customer – one that enables the borrowers to feel more knowledgeable and empowered in the process. That’s what building a more powerful lending enterprise will mean in the year ahead.

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Ensuring TRID Compliance Under Updated Rule

On December 6, 2017 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an updated version of the “TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Guide to the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms”. The new guide included updates and amendments, which the CFPB hoped would provide illustrations for how the final rule is issued in July 2017 should be implemented.

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How Fintech is Driving the Evolution of the Mortgage Industry

Historically, financial services organizations tend to invest in new technologies at a more conservative rate than firms in other industries. There are good reasons for that, because mortgage banking, like all financial services, has risk mitigation at its core. Adopting every new technology that comes down the pike is not a good way to manage risk in the enterprise. Depending on the size, infrastructure and resources of a particular lender, the decision to adopt new technology solutions can vary and impact the overall perception of financial services industry technology advancement.

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Using Mortgage Tech Solutions to Mobilize the Customer Experience

 The rise of mobile was one of the hottest trends in 2017 and it has carried over into every transaction the consumer engages in. With mobile now making up two-thirds of a consumer’s digital media time, the chances of interacting with a borrower through their mobile device is much more likely than through their desktop computer.

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