Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C., said economic growth expectations for full-year 2021 were revised modestly upward to 7.1 percent, one-tenth higher than the previous forecast, due to stronger-than-expected consumer spending data year to date.
Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C., said full-year 2021 real GDP growth expectations improved to 6.8 percent, including 9.1 percent annualized growth in the second quarter, due primarily to the continued easing of virus-related social restrictions and stimulus-driven consumer spending.
FirstClose Inc., Austin, Texas, a provider of technology platforms for banks and credit unions, partnered with Temenos, a banking software company. With integration of the FirstClose ONE platform into Temenos Infinity Loan Origination, customers can order instant and bundled reports on credit, flood, valuation, tax and title directly from the loan origination system.
In this ongoing article series, we report on mortgage and credit union vendor marketplace events and trends, and we then share our viewpoints. The primary theme today is the growth of a few vendors, especially in innovation and technology. We also address the age-old question of “Is bigger better?”