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The URLA Gets A Facelift

Posted by DocMagic on 09/13/2016

Industry experts weigh in on recent changes to Fannie Form 1003/Fredie Form 67.

By Patrick Barnard

In the first update for the form in more than 20 years, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have redesigned the Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA – Fannie Form 1003/Freddie Form 67) in order to make it simpler to use and to add new data fields for increased reporting under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

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No More Excuses

Posted by DocMagic on 09/07/2016

New CFPB compliance requirements mandate that it's time for 'e.'

By Tim Anderson

Back in 2002, when Fannie Mae said it would begin buying this thing called a MISMO category one SMART-Doc e-note, some in the industry thought, “If Fannie Mae is mandating it, the world will quickly embrace it.” 


Boy, were those people wrong. 

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CFPB Approves 2nd eMortgage Pilot for DocMagic

Posted by DocMagic on 08/22/2014

Press Release:
Leading Doc Prep and Compliance Firm Plays Key Role in Historic eClosing Pilot Program

TORRANCE, Calif.-August 21, 2014-DocMagic, Inc., the leading provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, patented eSign and eDelivery solutions for the mortgage industry, announced today that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has granted DocMagic approval on another eClosing pilot. In this second pilot, The CFPB approved DocMagic's joint proposal with Mountain America Credit Union to participate in its eClosing pilot program. DocMagic will play a key role in the pilot for compliance and loan documentation. DocMagic was also approved in a joint proposal with Franklin First Financial and Pavaso.

"We're excited about being selected to participate in this pilot program as it will demonstrate proven solutions to problems faced by both borrowers and industry participants," said Dominic Iannitti, President and CEO of DocMagic. "Lenders must find more efficient ways to ensure compliance without increasing their loan origination costs or cutting corners. Implementing a secure electronic process with built in compliance audits is the best way to accomplish efficiencies, ensure compliance and keep costs down. Lenders who take advantage of these new technologies will have a competitive advantage over their peers and will see higher borrower pull thru and customer satisfaction levels as well."

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