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Phil Britt started covering mortgages and other financial services matters for a suburban Chicago newspaper in the mid-1980s before joining Savings Institutions magazine in 1992. When the publication moved its offices to Washington, D.C., in 1993, he started his own editorial services room and continued to cover mortgages, other financial services subjects, and technology for a variety of websites and publications.

Working Toward a More Diverse Industry

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in the September issue of DS News, out now. Mortgage servicing companies and related businesses have worked to offer better diversity in their companies for many years, but those efforts came into even more focus in 2020 following months of protests ...

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Single-Family Rental: Opportunity for Sale?

With the nation’s demographics shifting and rental becoming more attractive, single-family rental investment is poised for growth. Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in August 2020's issue of DS News, out now.

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Rising Tides of Economic Hardship

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Increasing forbearance rates are challenging servicers to keep up with concerns ranging from compliance to staffing to the use of subservicers. Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the June edition of DS News.

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