Industry Briefs June 18, 2021

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.

Industry Briefs May 3, 2021

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took action against Nationwide Equities Corp. for sending deceptive loan advertisements to hundreds of thousands of older borrowers.

Industry Briefs Apr. 27, 2021

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.

Industry Briefs July 14, 2020

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.

Industry Briefs

NewDay USA, Fulton, Md., said veterans and servicemembers can now sign mortgage closing documents without having a notary signing agent enter their home.

Mortgage Vendor News & Views

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?”