DocMagic’s Chief eServices Executive Brian D. Pannell will be leading a webinar for the Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA) this Thursday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
We have your mobile solution!
Join us on Wednesday, February 18th, 10:00 AM PT for a FREE webinar.
We'll show you how BorrowerMobile makes it easy for borrowers and lenders to interact, share information, and work together… with the touch of a finger!
Designed for your borrower’s tablet or smart phone, BorrowerMobile is a direct communication and delivery channel between you and your borrowers. The application allows you to quickly and easily clear loan conditions from anywhere! Borrowers can monitor their loan status in real-time, eSign disclosures, reach out to loan contacts, and schedule events during the loan process. Watch a short two-minute demonstration.
By Dominic Iannitti
President and CEO,
When the Mortgage Bankers Association released the most recent MBA Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report, few industry professionals should have been surprised to learn that loan originators achieved the lowest average profit per loan since the MBA began tracking performance in 2008. Likewise, loan origination expenses were the highest recorded in any quarter since the Performance Report was created midway through 2008.
How far has loan origination profitability fallen? The average per-origination profit among independent mortgage banks and mortgage banking subsidiaries of chartered banks in 4Q 2013 weighed in at an anemic $150, according to the MBA report. That’s down from $743 per loan in the third quarter. Meanwhile, loan production expenses increased by $591, to $6,959 per loan from the previous quarter.
Certainly the drop in mortgage originations, approaching 40% for some of the nation’s largest lenders, along with the inclement weather much of the nation received earlier this year, contributed to mortgage bankers’ current financial performance. Coupled with the precipitous rise in compliance-related expenses the industry has been experiencing, the lending side of the mortgage business is feeling the squeeze. According to the MBA, lenders are earning only 7% of what they had been making just one year ago. Obviously, this is not sustainable.
Technology. Innovation. Service.
MBA's Annual Convention & Expo
October 19-22 | Las Vegas, NV
Stop by booth #321 or schedule a meeting to experience the magic of new Mobile Technology, Integrated Disclosure Demonstrations and New Construction Documentation. DocMagic is proud to celebrate its 25th year of continual innovation in providing end-to-end Document Production, Electronic Delivery, Execution and Compliance Solutions for the Mortgage Industry.
DocMagic is proud to have been named for the 13th consecutive year to Mortgage Technology Magazine’s annual list of Top 50 Service Providers.
No one that deals with consumers in any industry can doubt the power of mobile technology. Mobile has been fully embraced by the majority of Americans and the result is quite visible. Just look at computing equipment sales in this country — PC shipments are down, and tablets and smartphone sales are skyrocketing. People want to take their computers with them wherever they go and they expect the companies they do business with to keep pace.
While the mortgage industry has perhaps avoided this shift for a time — probably due to the complexity of the industry itself and its software — the writing’s on the wall. As consumers dive deeper into mobile, lenders will have to find a way to do business with them in new ways. As lenders explore this new requirement, they will do well to consider a few key points, issues that they will face as they begin to interact with borrowers in the mobile environment.
Lenders that are still operating in a paper-based world will be hard-pressed to survive.
In the early days of the mortgage industry, there were no document preparation companies, as this type of service simply wasn't required. However, over the past three decades, document preparation has become vitally important - some would argue critical - in order to ensure smooth lender operations. Let’s take a guided tour of the evolution of loan document production and delivery.
The early days
The mortgage industry grew out of community building, local loan associations and farm lending, supported by the federal government, with the goal of expanding homeownership. In those days, home lending was like every other aspect of real estate: It was local. There were no national lenders - and those lending for real estate were funding deals from deposits and holding them in portfolio. However, there were a few institutions large enough to require help putting the paperwork together for a home loan.
Proof that current technology allows for completely electronic transactions, eSigned on the go
DocMagic, Inc., the leading provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance and eDelivery solutions for the mortgage industry, has taken the all electronic mortgage lending process to a whole new level by completing the first ever electronic document eSigning from a remote location while in motion. The firm recently completed, and memorialized on video, the eSigning of an IRS 4506-T from inside a moving Tesla automobile, using the car’s own 17” touchscreen.
“One of the promises of eServices is that it will allow us to do business with our borrowers anywhere, anytime. This demonstration proves that we have reached that goal,” said Dominic Iannitti, CEO of DocMagic. “DocMagic has taken innovation beyond the whiteboard and put it to the test on the streets of America and that test was a complete success.”
Compliance leader puts Dodd-Frank readiness tools into action well ahead of schedule
DocMagic, Inc., the leading provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance and eDelivery solutions for the mortgage industry, said it will roll out its new qualified mortgage (QM) test to its customers this month. The new functionality, based on the most recent rules handed down by the federal government, is in testing now with a select group of DocMagic clients.
“While the new qualified mortgage standard doesn’t go into effect until 2014, lenders need access to the tools now in order to train their internal teams,” said Laurie Spira, DocMagic’s Chief Compliance Officer. “DocMagic will have the tool available to lenders within the month, giving them a head start towards implementation before the regulations go into effect in January of next year.”
The award is one of 12 that will be presented during the 14th Annual Mortgage Technology Awards Ceremony on Oct. 27, and it's the only category of the MT Awards where the finalists and winner are selected by mortgage banking executives.
The Lenders’ Choice Award commends the technology provider that offers the best customer service, value proposition and overall user experience, as voted on by the companies named to the 2013 Top Tech-Savvy Lenders and Servicers list.
Mortgage lending and servicing executives were asked to rank their top three mortgage technology providers based on their combined evaluation of the three metrics. MT's editorial judges panel then assigns point values to each vote — first place votes are worth three points, second place votes are worth two points, and third place votes are worth one point. The judges then compile the point totals derived from all the votes to select the finalists.