From partnerships and promotions to recognition and new services, catch the latest happenings in the industry in this update.
CoreLogic recently announced its Instant Merge credit report and flood services are now available on LendingPad, a web-based, end-to-end loan origination system (LOS). The inclusion of Instant Merge credit reports joins the previously available Flood Determination services from CoreLogic in a series of planned product integrations on the LendingPad platform.
The Instant Merge credit report provides specific demographic information, current and historical tradeline details and public records and inquiries with additional features such as identity verification, multiple scoring options, and detailed creditor contact information. Lenders can request an Instant Merge credit report and find the most up-to-date borrower information available from the three major credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.
“LendingPad is proud to be at the forefront of mortgage lending technologies and working with reputable industry leaders to enhance loan origination processes,” said Wes Yuan, Managing Director for LendingPad. “Our mutual customers will immediately enjoy the convenience and benefits of the CoreLogic credit and flood products inside of the LendingPad platform.”
Padgett Law Group (PLG) has announced that Marissa M. Yaker has been promoted to Managing Attorney over the firm’s multi-state foreclosure practice. The promotion includes the firm’s foreclosure practices in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. In her new role, Yaker will specifically focus on FHA timelines, general processing timelines, and client education related to foreclosure changes, updates, and news across PLG’s multi-state footprint.
“Timeline, turnaround, and quality are hallmarks of the PLG experience, and each of these are areas where Marissa excels. We are thrilled to have her in this expanded role where she’ll be able to share her talents for thoroughness, quality legal work, and efficient operational excellence with more of our clients and other PLG team members,” said Robyn Padgett, PLG’s Chief Development Officer.
Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP has announced the promotion of Gregory J. Sanda to its partner ranks. Sanda is jointly responsible for the firm’s complex foreclosure litigation and eviction departments. His practice also focuses on commercial mortgage foreclosures, appellate work, and commercial litigation. For several years, Sanda has instructed on all topics related to foreclosure and has presented at various industry events on developments in foreclosure law, post-foreclosure issues, including eviction, the FDCPA, and other debt collection law and regulation. He is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Creditors’ Association of Upstate New York. Sanda is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.B.A. 1999), the George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2003), and the George Washington University School of Business (M.B.A. 2003).
“Since joining our firm, five years ago, Greg has contributed greatly to the firm’s continued success. Together with his extensive litigation background and business insight (MBA) he will continue to add tremendous value and expertise to our firm and within the partnership ranks,” said William Schiller, Managing Partner at Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP.
Pittsburgh-headquartered, EXOS Technologies, a ServiceLink company providing cloud-based digital technologies to the mortgage industry, is partnering with California-based digital technologies and solutions company Tavant to amplify its digital strategy. Through this partnership, Tavant's AI-powered digital lending platform – VΞLOX, which has processed more than 4 million digital mortgage transactions, is integrating with EXOS Title, EXOS Valuations, and EXOS Close.
"EXOS is an innovative industry platform that enhances the consumer experience through key touch points that are often overlooked in the digitization of the origination process," said Kiran Vattem, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at ServiceLink. "We're confident that EXOS will be a great addition to Tavant's robust package of products."
Veterans United Home Loans, has made the Top 5on Great Place to Work and Fortune’s list of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance for the second year in a row. The list ranks the Top 30 largest companies and the Top 30 small and medium companies, with Veterans Unitedranking No. 3 on the large companies list. The ranking considered feedback representing more than 726,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the financial services and insurance industry.
“Our employees are committed to living out our values and providing the Veterans and service members we serve with the best possible customer service experience,” said Dr. Amanda Andrade, Chief People Officer at Veterans United. “Our biggest asset in our company is our employees. The dedication and drive they bring each and every day is unparalleled in our industry.”
Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included "employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning."