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Is Podcasting Coming Back?

June 5, 2017 |

By Rick Grant

Podcasting. You’ve heard of it, right? According to The Morning Brew Newsletter, if you’re not familiar, you’re not alone. The newsletter’s editors report that 45% of people don’t know the term. But over the last decade it’s … Read More

What should mortgage lenders automate next?

April 15, 2016 |

By Rick Grant

We’re entering a very strange period for consumer electronics, financial services and the home finance industry. The trends that seem to be taking hold in each one of these areas are not lining up well with those … Read More

How will banks respond to tech trends?

August 20, 2015 |

By Rick Grant

An interesting article was posted to Bank Exchange yesterday by Jo Ann Barefoot. In her article, Barefoot talks about innovation in the banking industry, how it’s being driven by changing consumer attitudes about money and makes a … Read More

US Banking and the Mobile Imperative

March 2, 2015 |

By Rick Grant

It’s easy to think that mobile is a fad, of little value unless you’re creating games filled with angry birds or candy waiting to be crushed so that bored teens can while away their hours. But that … Read More

Here’s my W2, dude!

September 29, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

For a generation used to enjoying the convenience of API mashups–such as those between Google maps and a variety of APIs enabling one to choose a place to eat–it makes sense for mortgage lenders to offer the … Read More

Extra, Extra, We Have A Patent

August 15, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

Awhile back someone asked for my two bits on why it’s so difficult to get press coverage on an announcement of a mortgage technology patent. He didn’t specify which patent press release he was talking about, but … Read More

Lessons Learned as MT Awards Hit 15th Anniversary

August 4, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

This year marks the fifteenth anniversary for SourceMedia’s Mortgage Technology Magazine awards, presented every year in conjunction with the Mortgage Bankers Association annual convention.

Looking back, the awards have gone though many changes since Matt Strickberger, my … Read More

Ellie Joins the Consumer Direct World

July 24, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

Okay, so Ellie Mae has finally come out with a consumer-direct version of its Encompass loan origination system—one that enables loan seekers to complete the initial loan application in as little as 15 minutes. Or applicants can … Read More

Easy to Say Yes to This One

July 3, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

When we come across a tool that someone has been looking for, we like to pass along the tip. A good case in point is a lead- and client-management tool called Yesware. Founded back in 2010, the … Read More

How some shed BYOD security issues

June 17, 2014 |

By Scott Kersnar

My wife just got a new desktop computer. She said a fond goodbye to Windows XP and now is getting used to Windows 7. She also has an iPad, an iPod and an iPhone.

She is an … Read More