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Better.com CEO Gets Back to Work After Controversial Layoffs

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg, who co-founded the mortgage tech startup in 2016, has returned to work following a month-long “break,” according to an internal memo. So reports TechCrunch. Read more...

Mortgage Lenders’ Fraud Costs Have Soared Since Pandemic

Fraud costs and cyberattack volumes for U.S. mortgage lenders have jumped over the past two years, according to new research. So reports SC Magazine. Read more...

Podcast: BeSmartee’s Tim Nguyen Addresses Recent Acquisition

BeSmartee CEO and co-founder Tim Nguyen has discussed what’s new at the fintech company, including recent deal news. Hear it in a new episode of the Fintech Hunting podcast. Read more...

Rocket Mortgage Continues Its Innovative Marketing with Super Bowl Sweepstakes

In 2014, Rocket Mortgage offered a $1 billion (yes that’s a “b”) reward to anyone that could fill out a perfect March Madness bracket. In 2016, it sponsored the NCAA's first ever basketball game on an aircraft carrier (Michigan State vs North Carolina on the USS Carl Vinson). Read more...

Board: Disbar Judge Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

A former Illinois judge who was convicted and sentenced to one year in prison for participating in a $1.4 million mortgage scam is now poised to lose her law license. So reports Reuters. Read more...

nCino Closes Deal for Digital Mortgage Platform SimpleNexus

SimpleNexus, a tech startup offering a digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, is officially under new ownership. So reports WilmingtonBiz. Read more...

Podcast: Caliber Home Loans' Grant LaViale Looks Ahead at 2022

Grant LaViale, area manager at Caliber Home Loans, shares his biggest takeaways about 2021 and what he sees on the horizon for 2022. Hear it in a recent episode of the Fintech Hunting podcast. Read more...

Ask The Expert: How Can I Help My LOs Manage Their Time When I Can’t Manage My Own?

John from Chicago asked: "Dave, you have previously spoke about time management and prioritization. I am a producing manager. How can I help my loan officers with their time management when I can’t keep up with my own schedule? This is something I have struggled with throughout my management career." Read more...

Start the New Year Off the Right Way!

As we start the new year, senior executives are focused on planning for significant volume changes, based on mortgage banking forecasts. Many managers feel that it’s nearly impossible to plan because our industry’s success is tied closely to external factors like interest rate fluctuations which are beyond their control. Read more...

Ask The Expert: How to Discuss the Finances of Family, Friends, and Neighbors?

Gerard from Alabama writes: "I have taken your courses and I’ve really come to appreciate where you are coming from. However, I'm stuck on a point and wonder if you'll lend some advice. Specifically, what do you say to your family, friends, and neighbors as you ask them to disclose their personal finances with you?… Read more...

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