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Author Archives: Mike Albanese

Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville.

The Future of Financial Service Firms

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in the August issue of DS News. Matthew Podmenik has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, ranking at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. Podmenik ...

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Merging Technology, Personal Touch in the Mortgage Process

  Nate Johnson is the SVP—Mortgage Business Leader for SLK. Johnson oversees the mortgage practice for SLK, and manages client on-boarding, conceptualizes and designs new products, collaborates with operations, and works to grow the SLK porfoilo.  Johnson recently sat down ...

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Fannie Mae: Consumer Confidence Grows in July

housing

Five of the six components that make up Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) saw monthly increases in July, and the overall HPSI increased to a survey high 93.7.  The 8% increase in “Confidence About Not Losing Job” helped ...

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Fannie Mae: Increased Education Needed for Borrowers

housing

Although the majority of Americans favor homeownership, Fannie Mae’s latest National Housing Survey revealed many overestimate the qualifications and what it takes to own a home.  “Despite increased exposure to credit scores and online resources, consumer understanding about what it ...

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Loan Originations Introduced to Technology, AI

Black Knight, Inc., a provider of integrated software, data, and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced the launch of Digital Point of Sale, a new solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that is integrated with the Black ...

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Fintech Provider Introduces New Executive

OpenClose, a multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that Allen Pollack has joined the company in the newly created position of VP of product innovation.  Pollack will assist OpenClose in continuing to expand the level ...

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What Does the Jobs Report Mean for Housing?

U.S. employers continued their trend of adding workers, as the Labor Department reported the economy added 164,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate held at 3.7%.  The Labor Department also reported that average hourly earnings exceeded expectations, rising 3.2% ...

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