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Sagent and Figure Partner on Blockchain Initiative

Sagent has announced two major strategic deals with digital lending and payments disruptor, Figure. First, Sagent will power Figure’s mortgage servicing, as it continues to expand its mortgage market share, and secondly, the firms will collaborate on accelerating Figure’s transformative blockchain vision.

“Partnering with Figure not only adds a hyper-growth mortgage player as a Sagent customer, it also lets Sagent innovate faster than ever for all customers on our three major performing, non-performing, and consumer platforms,” said Sagent CEO and President Dan Sogorka. “Sagent is the only major industry platform prioritizing modernization over margins, and this deal rapidly accelerates our execution on rewiring banks and lenders for the agility and speed required in the fintech age."

The deal follows Figure’s $200m series D fundraise and announced merger with mortgage originator Homebridge–the first in a series of Figure mortgage growth moves:

  • Combines Figure’s modern mortgage and non-mortgage consumer experience with Sagent’s core servicing and default servicing platforms.
  • Enables banks and lenders to safely manage and quickly grow all types of agency and non-agency servicing, and diversify into non-mortgage loans using the same tech stack.
  • Brings scale mortgage assets onto the public Provenance Blockchain, developed by the Figure team, which Cagney says will double fulfillment capacity for Figure-owned mortgage operations.

“Together, we will reinvent the consumer mortgage servicing experience with Figure’s innovation speed and Sagent’s servicing depth,” said Figure Co-Founder and CEO Mike Cagney. “We’ll also begin bringing scale mortgage assets onto the Provenance Blockchain to reduce mortgage industry costs by up to 100 basis points from origination through securitization.”

"Sagent's deal with Figure not only adds a hyper-growth mortgage player as a Sagent customer following Figure's acquisition of Homebridge, but we're also combining Figure's innovation speed with Sagent's servicing depth to jointly modernize Sagent software," Sogorka told DS News. "It's an exciting time in mortgage and servicing innovation, and we believe Sagent's partnership with Figure can deliver modernization today while accommodating paradigm shifts that are brewing in our industry. One of those paradigm shifts is blockchain."

About Author: Eric C. Peck

Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com.
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