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Pavaso Partners With MBH Settlement Group for Digital Closings

Pavaso, headquartered in Plano, Texas, will collaborate with MBH, Virginia’s largest settlement services provider, to offer digital closings. Pavaso is the developer of a digital closing platform that brings lender, title, and borrower together in one single digital portal.

MBH has been rated as the top title insurance company in the Washington, D.C., metro area for three consecutive years by the Washington Business Journal. The company has been serving clients since 1994 and boasts the largest service footprint in Virginia, with 18 offices stretching from McLean to Front Royal and Fredericksburg.

“The Pavaso platform will help MBH give the lenders and REALTORS we work with a competitive advantage with faster, more convenient, and more secure closings,” said Fred Westerlund, CEO of MBH. “Our relationship with Pavaso is just the latest example of how MBH is utilizing technology to provide superior service to all of our clients across all of our markets.”

Pavaso's technology digitizes the process so that lenders can now provide a more complete loan package and reduce errors by eliminating undersigning and oversigning of the closing documents leading to lower loan costs. Consumers have a transparent and convenient closing process because they (or their REALTORs or loan officers) have access to the closing documents anywhere, on any device, prior to closing. Pavaso’s Digital Close platform is capable of producing hybrid closings (part ink, part digital) as well as complete eNote and eVault transactions.

“Lenders and consumers alike are beginning to expect their service providers to offer a digital process, and not just in name,” said Mark McElroy, CEO, Pavaso. “Convenience; efficiency; ease of use…consumers now expect these things at closing. The traditional closing experience is no longer defensible. MBH joins Pavaso in the belief that there is no legitimate reason every borrower, loan officer, and REALTOR cannot have a digital closing experience—even in regions where the law inhibits a totally paperless process. With a hybrid closing option, virtually every mortgage loan closing can now be (at the very least) mostly digital. More consumers are beginning to understand this. And more lenders are beginning to demand it.”

About Author: David Wharton

David Wharton, Editor-in-Chief at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 17 years' experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at David.Wharton@thefivestar.com.
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