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The How, What and When of Mortgage Fraud Discovery: 6 Touchpoints Over the Life of a Loan

Part II of III in a series

Bridget Berg    |    Mortgage Performance

Six Touchpoints

Based on my discussions with industry participants over the years, it’s safe to say most people believe that discovering fraud is mainly an origination workflow event. However, the truth is fraud can be discovered at a number of events in the life of a loan. Here’s a quick summary of where and when fraud can occur within your current workflow.

1. Prior to loan closing in...

Five Reasons Why Mortgage Fraud is Hard to Detect

Part I of III in a series

Bridget Berg    |    Mortgage Performance

House

“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain.

Unlike most common forms of financial fraud, mortgage fraud takes a long time to present itself, and as a result can lull lenders into a false sense of security....

A Closer Look at Freddie’s Single-Family Loan-Level Dataset

Freddie Mac Data Shows Underwriting Policy Has Not Eased Too Much

Michelle Wu    |    Mortgage Performance

FICO Percentile by Orig Year

Recently Freddie Mac released its fixed-rate, loan-level data to increase transparency into the agency’s mortgage practice1. A new analysis from CoreLogic shows that underwriting policy has eased only a little bit since the depths of the financial crisis.

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U.S. Housing Policy Outlook: September 2017

115th Congress Returns from August Recess with a Full Agenda

Stuart Pratt    |    Videos

Alyson Austin, principal communications for CoreLogic, puts Head of Public Policy and Industry Relations, Stuart Pratt through a lightning round of questions about next possible actions from Congress in the coming months. After the August recess, what issues will they tackle next? There are hot topics on the Hill right now, including the NFIP reauthorization deadline; income tax...

Loan Performance Insights Report Highlights: June 2017

Foreclosure Rate Lowest in Ten Years

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • Strong job growth and house price appreciation have contributed to declines in delinquencies
  • The current-to 30-day transition rate edged down in June 2017 from a year earlier
  • San Francisco had the lowest delinquency rate of the largest metro areas

In June 2017, 4.5 percent of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, down from 5.3 percent a...

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