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Top Workplaces 2018: See the list of winners among 140 Orange County honorees

It was a full house Thursday night at the City National Grove of Anaheim, where hundreds of employees and their bosses gathered to fete Orange County’s Top Workplaces. The 11th annual program honored 140 local companies and organizations. The large … Read more

Ellie Mae moves infrastructure to Amazon Web Services

Mortgage lending service provider Ellie Mae is going all-in by joining forces with one of the largest data cloud providers out there. Ellie Mae announced it is joining Amazon Web Services in further automating the digital lending process. By doing so, digital mortgage lending will … Read more

Tips to Help You Shop Safely on Cyber Monday

Type the phrase “Cyber Monday” into Google, and you’ll find links not only to special Cyber Monday coupons and savings, but also to Cyber Monday-only sales at some of the largest online retailers. It’s truly become the internet’s version of Black Friday. … Read more

Fannie Mae Identifies New Fake Employers Being Used on Mortgages

Five California companies appear to not actually exist The number of fake employers showing up on borrowers’ mortgages is growing. Earlier this year, Fannie Mae issued a warning to lenders after identifying more than 30 companies that appeared to be fake that were … Read more

5 Tips to Stay Safe Online This National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

These days, so much of our lives happen online. Email is more common than snail mail. Americans are just about as likely to shop online as at a brick-and-mortar store. And more than half of all bills are paid online. … Read more

Bank of America & Wells Fargo Reveal True Impact of Digital Mortgages

Both Wells Fargo and Bank of America rolled out digital mortgage applications this year, and the megabanks revealed Tuesday just how much the programs are already being utilized by mortgage applicants. Hint: A lot. Representatives from Wells Fargo and Bank of America spoke Tuesday … Read more

The Future Is Digital Mortgages

“If you don’t view yourself as a technology company that does mortgages, you’re missing it.”—Bill Emerson, Vice Chairman, Quicken Loans That quote encapsulated this week’s third annual Digital Mortgage Conference in Las Vegas. To compete in the next decade, brokers … Read more

Home Buying Goes High-Tech As Millennials Become Largest Real Estate Buyers

Home buying has gone high tech and the market has millennials and fintech companies to thank. Rewind a few years and most people shopping for a home would scoff at taking a virtual reality tour, applying for a mortgage on … Read more

IRS Redesigns Tax Transcript to Protect Taxpayer Data

Moving to better protect taxpayer data, the Internal Revenue Service has introduced a new format for individual tax transcripts that will redact personally identifiable information from the Form 1040 series. This new transcript replaces the previous format and will be … Read more

Closing the Digital Mortgage Gap

It’s been nearly three years since a watershed moment propelled the concept of a digital mortgage into the public consciousness and sent the industry into a frenzy of innovation and investment. That moment, a 60-second commercial during Super Bowl 50 for … Read more