“A Crack in The Foundation?” Part 2: Three Decades of Red Flags — Mortgage Policy & Praxis, 1970-1999

In the digital age, industries evolve at a breakneck pace, spurred on by technological advents and process enhancements. And yet, as anyone in the mortgage industry knows, change here is less accelerated. We adapt more slowly, seeking respite in the comfort of our well-worn processes and traditions. The complexity of the mortgage industry necessitates that… Read more »

“A Crack in The Foundation?” Part 1: Fannie & Friends — The Evolution of Mortgage Policy from 1930-1969

In the digital age, industries evolve at a breakneck pace, spurred on by technological advents and process enhancements. And yet, as anyone in the mortgage industry knows, change here is less accelerated. We adapt more slowly, seeking respite in the comfort of our well-worn processes and traditions. The complexity of the mortgage industry necessitates that… Read more »

Maxwell Debuts Bi-Directional Integration with Encompass by Ellie Mae

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Maxwell is proud to announce our latest integration into Encompass® by Ellie Mae®. Maxwell’s bi-directional integration with Encompass enables lenders to send loan applications, synchronize borrower documents, and trigger status notifications to borrowers and real estate agents without ever leaving Maxwell. This integration furthers Maxwell’s commitment to a relationship-driven mortgage experience, allowing the loan officer… Read more »

Find Your Mortgage Niche to Future-Proof Your Profitability

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The fallout from the Great Recession has had a lasting impact on the mortgage industry. The boomerang effect of the subprime mortgage crisis has seen lenders passing over less-than-perfect borrowers in favor of safe, easy, full-doc W2 borrowers with a 720 FICO score and plenty of assets. But with increasing home values, rising rates, growing… Read more »

3 Ways to Improve Your Mortgage Website

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As a mortgage industry professional, having a website is an essential. Your site can help build your brand, get you referral partners, and of course, drive new customers But there’s a big difference between having just any website and having a great website. If your website is missing key components, like an effective lead form,… Read more »

5 Security Best Practices for Mortgage Lenders

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Mention data security to a mortgage executive and it’s enough to make them squirm. You can’t read the news without seeing a piece about a new security breach, even from some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology companies. Data is the heartbeat of the mortgage industry. Protecting it should be the priority for all organizations,… Read more »

Maxwell Partners with Pricing Leader Optimal Blue® to Power Intuitive Mortgage Pricing Experience for Lenders

At Maxwell, we’re committed to building strategic, thoughtful partnerships with industry leaders that expand possibilities for lenders in Maxwell. The ability to evaluate and compare product pricing is essential for offering a premium borrower experience, and that’s why we’ve partnered with Optimal Blue® to leverage their product eligibility and pricing API to offer an intuitive,… Read more »

How Mortgage Lenders Can Unlock Increased Productivity & Profit

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  We all know the industry is in a state of margin compression, and will most likely continue to be for the foreseeable future. One of the most important levers in increasing margin is increased productivity. At Maxwell, we’ve witnessed how technology, when used and implemented correctly, can have drastic improvements on a lending group’s… Read more »