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  • Five Minutes With: Brian Grow, President, Morningstar Credit Ratings

    Editor’s note: this feature originally appeared in the April issue of DS News, out now. In his new role, Grow oversees the day-to-day operations of Morningstar’s structured finance, corporate credit, and financial institutions ratings business. Before being named President of Morningstar Credit Rati...

  • Investing in the Future of Default Servicing

    Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the April issue of DS News, out now. With a quarter of 2018 under our belt, it’s clear that our prediction—that the financial service industry will continue to place a high emphasis on strategic technology investments—was right. Technology moderni...

  • The Debt Dilemma

    Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. In February 2017, the financial media sounded the alarm that total U.S. consumer debt was at $12.6 trillion, just a hair short of the $12.7 trillion peak observed on the way into the Great Recession. Clearly, po...

  • Full Speed Ahead with Mortgage Tech

    New technologies are accelerating the industry processes and increasing consumer satisfaction. Catch up on the top trends that will impact mortgage professionals this year. Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the April issue of DS News, out now. ...

  • The Policy Makers

    Some of the industry’s greatest minds discuss the lessons they learned during the housing crisis, and how it’s shaping their stance on housing policy today. Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the April issue of DSNews, out now. ...

On the Radar: Legal Experts on the Cases Shaping the Industry

With thousands of cases unfolding across the country, keeping track of the ones that most impact your business can be a full-time job. Knowing what’s happening in the legal sphere as it pertains to your industry can be crucial, and ...

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Cleaning Up the Paper Trail

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the December issue of DS News, out now. Our industry learned a great many lessons in 2007 and the years that followed. When the financial crash sent one out of every 10 homeowners ...

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Unloading Inventory

While the management of liquidation processes may vary, the end goal is the same—effectuate liquidation strategies and expedite third-party property sales to minimize neighborhood blight and reduce the operation and holding risks associated with distressed property management. Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the December issue of DS News, out now.

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Remapping the DNA

Conventional wisdom and regulatory history are being shaken up across the industry thanks to technological enhancements in data and analytics—DnA—now revolutionalizing home appraisals. Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the December issue of DS News, out now.

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Rebuilding and Rethinking

With 2018 on the horizon, the mortgage and servicing industry is taking stock of what’s come before and bracing to meet the obstacles—and the opportunities—lying ahead.

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Housing Bubble 2.0?

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the December issue of DS News, out now.  In 2008, the economy experienced the historical fall of the housing market and the resulting financial crisis—an epic phenomenon that some feared would grow ...

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Rebuilding and Rethinking

With a new year on the horizon, DS News spoke to half a dozen industry insiders to ascertain the big picture of what 2018 holds for the industry, how the landscape is changing, and what missteps are better left in the rearview as we move forward.

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Counsel’s Corner: Brigham Lundberg talks Foreclosure Environment

DS News spoke with Brigham J. Lundberg, the Managing Attorney and a shareholder of Lundberg & Associates, to discuss the greatest challenges default servicing attorneys are facing and how his years of experience help him navigate today’s climate.

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Ripple Effect

Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma left a swath of destruction that not only impacted many of our island neighbors, but also flooded our cities throughout the entire state of Florida, as well as areas of Georgia, Texas, South Carolina, and the entire island of Puerto Rico. They made us all take stock of what our plan is, and how we might navigate our responsibilities at home or work if we were faced with days, or weeks, of no power, water, or office space.

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Evolution of Cybersecurity

Companies in high-profile industries such as finance, aerospace, military, and housing and mortgage servicing need to be more aggressive with security measures as the risks are generally higher when handling and storing confidential data.

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