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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.

Lessons Learned From Pandemic Servicing

Subject matter experts from Mr. Cooper, Richey May, Sagent, and The Basis Point discuss the health of America's $12 trillion mortgage servicing industry, asking, “Are we in a golden age of mortgage servicing?”

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Rising to the Occasion

From regulatory scrutiny to the changing needs and preferences of borrowers, mortgage servicers have a lot on their plate in 2022. A pair of recent Five Star webinars examined the best ways forward.

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Charting a Course

As we approach the dawn of 2022, DS News spoke with industry experts about the challenges and opportunities mortgage servicing faces in a post-pandemic environment.

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The Domino Effect

From labor shortages and supply-chain issues to an ongoing low-volume environment, high-level economic factors have challenged the property preservation sector like never before. Here’s how the industry is finding a way forward.

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The Sky’s the Limit With SFR

Representatives of Civic Financial Services, Global Strategic, Lima One Capital, Marketplace Homes, Pintar Investment Company, PlanOmatic, Property Loan Exchange, and RCN Capital discuss why SFR is a solid bet for investors.

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Forecasting the Legal Landscape

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the January edition of DS News.  COVID-19 was the centerpiece of legal actions affecting the default servicing industry in 2020 and will likely be for at least the first several months of 2021. The pandemic resulted in a lengthy backlog of ...

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