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Why Banks Need to Engage With Customers Now More than Ever

BeSmartee explores how banks can engage with customers through technology to stay competitive in the mortgage marketplace. Read More.

BeSmartee
September 22, 2020

Are Legacy Systems Holding Big Banks Back?

Big banks and their core legacy systems struggle to compete with new tech. Read More.

Josephine Nesbit
September 15, 2020

Building Customer Relationships in Digital Lending

How to nurture relationships and improve customer satisfaction in digital banking. Read More.

Josephine Nesbit
September 8, 2020

POS and CRM: Your Mortgage Technology Dream Team

Learn how mortgage POS and CRM platform integrations are a lender’s mortgage technology “dream team” to keep homeowners on track during the customer journey. Read More.

Needs Versus Wants: The Mortgage Point-of-Sale Dilemma for Big Banks

As your fellow bank stakeholders develop a configurable point-of-sale (POS) system for mortgages, it’s crucial to separate what you need versus what you want. Read More.

BeSmartee
August 25, 2020

5 Companies that Offer Mortgage Education

Get to know the five top mortgage educators in the industry. Read More.

Mortgage Forbearance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mortgage industry professionals need to learn more about mortgage forbearance and its implications with digital mortgages during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.

BeSmartee
August 11, 2020

Identity Verification: Why Banks Need to Verify Your Identity

A glimpse into how banks could benefit from implementing a mortgage POS solution that integrates with an identity verification company. Read More.

Laura Agadoni
August 4, 2020

On Technology and the Circularity of Innovation

An interview with mortgage industry expert Paul Gigliotti, Chief Operating Officer of Pinnacle Home Loans. Read More.

Sabrina Park
July 28, 2020

10 Ways to Retain Your Loan Officers

Your loan officers are one of your mortgage company's most important assets. Find out how to improve retention with these 10 mortgage lending tips. Read More.

Laura Agadoni
July 21, 2020

On Borrower Intelligence and Becoming a "Smart Lender" with Alex Kutsishin

Alex Kutsishin, Co-founder, CEO and Chief ROI Booster of Sales Boomerang, talks about building trust with borrowers and being proactive in guiding them throughout the entire mortgage lending experience. Read More.

Sabrina Park
July 14, 2020

What Are eClosings?

A walk-through on the future of digital closings. It seems as if there is no end to words that have a new meaning after putting the letter “e,” which stands for “electronic,” in front... Read More.

Laura Agadoni
July 7, 2020

The Rise of Digital Mortgage Lenders

Digital mortgages and how they are becoming the new lending standard. Read More.

Laura Agadoni
June 30, 2020

Thoughts on Providing Guidance with Brian Levy

Brian Levy, mortgage attorney and RESPA expert at Katten & Temple, LLP, on leadership, teaching and mentoring. Read More.

Brian Levy
June 22, 2020

Implementation Series III: The Team Members that Will Make it Happen

Understanding how team selection can make or break your mortgage technology implementation. Read More.

3 Digital Marketing Strategies for Mortgage Lenders

Realizing your vision for digital lending success through modern marketing tactics. Read More.

BeSmartee
June 9, 2020

4 Reasons Why Banks Need a Mortgage POS

The benefits of implementing a digital mortgage POS solution explored. Read More.

Sabrina Park
June 4, 2020

Cost Versus Benefit: Mortgage Education and Training with Debra Killian

A conversation on mortgage licensing, training and continuing education with industry expert Debra Killian, CRMS. Read More.

Implementation Series Part II: Go-Live Planning for Every Type of Lender

A detailed overview of the mortgage POS implementation process and timeline. Read More.

Spice Up Your Mortgage POS with Platform Enhancements

Get more value out of BeSmartee’s new product upgrades. Read More.

Tips for a Successful Mortgage POS Adoption

Mortgage technology founders, advisors and lending CTO’s offer their best advice on how to ensure a successful mortgage technology adoption. Read More.

Sabrina Park
April 28, 2020

Faster, Easier and Smarter Mortgage Technology for Credit Unions

A conversation with Jennifer Wilkinson, SVP and Chief Lending Officer of San Mateo Credit Union. Read More.

Sabrina Park
April 21, 2020

Optimizing Mortgage Sales and Marketing Strategies in Uncertain Times

Thoughts on reimagining sales and marketing strategies for continued success in times of economic uncertainty. Here we are—more than a month into our mandated quarantine. A difficul... Read More.

Sabrina Park
April 14, 2020

Meet BeSmartee’s Human Resources Manager

Nicolette M. Trujillo leads BeSmartee’s Human Resources department with strategic initiatives to be more agile and responsive in uncertain times. Nicolette is responsible for provid... Read More.

Tips for Success from a Top 100 Loan Originator

Jennifer Guidry of First United Bank shares her success story with BeSmartee. Read More.

Going Digital with BeSmartee in Face of Coronavirus

BeSmartee’s new gen Mortgage POS empowers lending partners, amid the Coronavirus pandemic, with digital tools to successfully conduct business remotely. Read More.

Sabrina Park
March 24, 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic Preparedness in the Mortgage Lending Community

Many states and the federal government have declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Prepare your business to weather the economic backlash. Read More.

Mortgage Rates Impacted: LIBOR is Getting Replaced

Plagued by scandals, LIBOR rates are set to discontinue by 2021. The global financial market must find a replacement standard quickly to avoid industry disruption. Read More.

Meet BeSmartee’s Lead UX Engineer

BeSmartee’s Lead UX Engineer helps create a seamless experience for lenders and borrowers. Read More.

Fresh off the Demo: BeSmartee Mortgage POS Features

BeSmartee answers common digital Mortgage Point-of-Sale (POS) questions asked in live software demonstrations. Read More.

Wire Fraud Consequences to Mortgage Lenders

Ike Suri and Adam Chaudhary of fintech firm, FundingShield, talk wire and title fraud prevention in the mortgage industry—a new target for hackers with sophisticated technology designed to sidestep internal fraud controls. Read More.

Meet BeSmartee’s Product Owner & Senior Engineer

BeSmartee’s Product Owner & Senior Engineer leads development to ensure the company’s vision and priorities are met. Read More.

New FICO Could Influence How Mortgage Lenders Extend Credit to Borrowers

Data analytics company FICO announced that major modifications will be made to its credit scoring model. Read More.

Sabrina Park
February 4, 2020

Blockchain Technology for Mortgages

Ian Ferreira, founder and CEO of Liquid Mortgage, describes the blockchain mortgage lending model and its significance in the industry. Read More.

Meet BeSmartee’s Director of Information Security

BeSmartee’s Director of Information Security helps create a strong security culture across teams within the organization. Read More.

CCPA: A Mortgage Manual

On New Year’s Day—January 1, 2020—we saw the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) law go into effect. What’s next for the mortgage industry? Read More.

New Year, New URLA

The GSEs have announced a new implementation timeline for the revised URLA. Here's what you need to know to be ready for the November 2020 required use date. Read More.

Sabrina Park
December 30, 2019

Are You Prepared for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

With all the talk surrounding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), we wanted to offer a synopsis of how the data privacy bill stacks up—who it applies to and who is required to comply, what exactly it entails, and where to go from here. Read More.

A Conversation with Marcia Davies: Mentorship and mPower's Origin Story

Chief Operating Officer of Mortgage Bankers Association and founder of mPower, Marcia Davies, shares her inspiration for creating mPower as well as her thoughts on the power of mentorship and supporting the next generation of female leaders in the workplace. Read More.

Sabrina Park
October 28, 2019

Meet BeSmartee's Chief Compliance Officer

At the helm of BeSmartee’s internal compliance and audit staff is our dedicated chief compliance officer, Corey Johnson, who has held key executive and senior-level auditing and management positions at banks and wealth management firms for more than 12 years. Read More.

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