loanDepot acquires Closing USA and American Coast Title

loanDepot announced two major acquisitions on Thursday, adding Closing USA, a national title, escrow and settlement company, and its affiliate, American Coast Title, to the company. The news expands loanDepot’s national licensing footprint for title, escrow and settlement services to more than 30 states and Washington, D.C. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38642-loandepot-acquires-closing-usa-and-american-coast-title ❤️ #share #mortgage

2016 HW Vanguard Award winners

Amid the potential new direction from the president, congress and regulators, leadership in our industry is more important than ever. Which is why HousingWire is proud to present the 40 winners of our 2016 Vanguard award. These leaders from all segments of the #mortgage ecosphere demonstrate that our industry is more than capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38630-hw-vanguard-award-winners ❤️ #share #mortgage

A check on the CFPB’s unprecedented power

Since the election of Donald Trump, the legitimacy and very survival of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now front and center. The agency is in peril after an Oct. 11 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that ruled, for the first time, that an independent agency established by the legislative branch of government is unconstitutional.  http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38627-a-check-on-the-cfpbs-unprecedented-power ❤️ #share #mortgage

What will the #mortgage industry look like with a new sheriff in town?

While other state and federal regulatory bodies overlap in their regulation of the #mortgage industry, the very particular consumer focus of the CFPB is not duplicated by any other body. Will deregulation mean a return to the Wild West lending atmosphere that led to the financial crisis? What happens next? We asked John Socknat, partner at Ballard Spahr, to weigh in on what #mortgage #lenders and servicers can expect from a Trump administration. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38623-what-will-the-mortgage-industry-look-like-with-a-new-sheriff-in-town ❤️ #share #mortgage

Hot Seat: Ralph Armenta of Alight

#mortgage banking is not the sleepy cottage industry of yesterday. #mortgage banks have evolved into highly competitive, real-time, geographically dispersed businesses that require firm owners, CEOs, CFOs and sales leadership to keep a finger on the pulse of the enterprise 24/7 to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate losses. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38620-hot-seat-ralph-armenta-of-alight ❤️ #share #mortgage

Superior Home Services tackles damaged FHA properties in default

Superior has been managing hazard claims for #mortgage servicers for more than 30 years, with the ultimate goal of maximizing those funds to remediate the damage at the subject property, and then executing those repairs with the insurance funds available. By offering a hazard claim management solution, Superior can now manage a #mortgage servicer’s entire damaged property portfolio: government loans, conforming loans, private investor and bank-owned inventory.  http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38649-superior-home-services-tackles-damaged-fha-properties-in-default ❤️ #share #mortgage

Ellie Mae’s next-gen Encompass Lending Platform accelerates time to market

“With a platform approach to lending, the opportunities and ideas are endless. The Ellie Mae Encompass Lending Platform puts more power into the hands of our customers, partners and developers, enabling them to rapidly extend, integrate, and build new capabilities with Encompass that serve to differentiate and grow their businesses,” said Jonathan Corr, president and CEO, Ellie Mae. http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38643-ellie-maes-next-gen-encompass-lending-platform-accelerates-time-to-market ❤️ #share #mortgage