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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. ...

Homework Pays Off

Editors Note: This article was originally featured in the August issue of DS News. Mortgage and real estate-related investment opportunities abound throughout various securities and properties, as long as investors take the steps necessary to understand the underlying market conditions—and ...

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Bucking Stereotypes

Hard winds of change create turbulent waters. For law firms in the mortgage lending and servicing industry, the recent past has been a demanding era of intensive, costly regulation and auditing requirements—and an ongoing series of high-velocity legal battles from ...

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And the Verdict Is …

After spending time in prison for bank fraud, a former lawyer is using her story to help others traverse the ethical pitfalls business.

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The Eye of the Storm

When Lewis Lapham wrote, “The state of perpetual emptiness is, of course, very good for business,” he wasn’t referring to the U.S. foreclosure system.

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Counsels Corner: Eric Houser

DS News sat down with Eric Houser to talk the Supreme Court, HBOR, and some of the biggest cases of year. Editor’s Note: this special feature first appeared in the July issue of DS News, available now.

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Ask the Economist: Frank Nothaft

DS News sat down this Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic to talk economics, health of the housing market, and growth. Editor’s Note: This special feature first appeared in the July issue of DS News, available now.

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Tip of the Iceberg

When will it end? The subject of mortgage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has been written about extensively since 2010—many articles by yours truly—and at the rate things are going, we’re going to see many more.  Market consolidation in the independent ...

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The Hope of High Tech

Mortgage technology is advancing, but soon the possibilities for servicers will enable faster, better, and higher quality performance than ever before. Editors Note: This feature originally appeared in the July 2017 issue of DS News.

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Leading the Field

With the real estate landscape constantly changing, we spoke with Keith Guenther and the USRES team to get their playbook of customer service commandments culled from 25 years in an up-and-down industry. This article was originally featured in the July print edition of DS News.

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The End 
of an Era: Tozer Talks

Seven years might not seem all that long a tenure in the corporate world, but in the land of political appointees, Ted Tozer’s near-decade at the helm of Ginnie Mae was a true anomaly. Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the June 2017 print edition of DS News.

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