Category: Recruitment

Efficiency and User Experience in the Lending Process

Every person working in the mortgage industry and every mortgage consumer has at some point thought, “I wish this process were faster.” If the closing process were sped up, everyone would benefit. But there have been lots of obstacles like compliance and antiquated technology that slow things down. 

And a confusing interface that makes borrowers feel frustrated certainly doesn’t help.

But neither of these problems is without a solution. And we know, because we’ve been successfully working on these problems for the better part of a decade.

The industry-wide average for closing a loan is nearly a month and a half. That’s a long time, and when you’re a homebuyer who desperately wants to get financing taken care of, it feels like an eternity.

At Skyline, our average is significantly faster, and that means a whole lot more peace of mind.

And we’ve managed to do all that with a sleek user interface and plenty of support for borrowers. Our borrowers benefit from the transparency of our process as well as efficiency of our technology. It’s a classic win-win.

Click here to read about industry trends and the tug of war between user experience and efficiency written by one of the creators of Skyline’s state of the art technology.

How to Change the Mortgage Industry From the Inside

We constantly talk about regulations, compliance, and technology, among other things. But a mortgage is intended for a person whose sole function isn’t to spend days faxing documents.

Improving the user experience benefits everyone, from the borrower to the originator. One idea is to change the way that things are done behind the scenes, starting with the underwriting process. And that’s exactly what cloudvirga, Skyline’s sister company, has been doing.

Recently, National Mortgage News published an article about how cloudvirga and others are changing the process. Click here to view the article to see what’s being done and what the future will look like.

Equifax Hack and How to Protect Yourself

Internet connectivity has brought many benefits to modern society, but one of the drawbacks is that internet users and companies are vulnerable to information breaches.

Recently, credit bureau Equifax was hacked with 143 million people potentially affected by the data breach. Many details about the hack aren’t available, and though this news is unfortunate, there are things that can be done to safeguard your credit.

First thing’s first, check to see if you were affected by the hack. Click on the link below to get a step-by-step guide.

https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/equifax-data-breach-find-out-if-you-were-one-of-143-million-hacked/

Whether you were affected or not, it’s a good idea to protect yourself. Many things can happen that may put you at risk.

Here are a few steps that you could take to keep your credit safe: 

  • Set up alerts with the three big credit reporting agencies to see if someone is using your credit. Same goes for credit and debit cards. You can even have push notifications set up.
  • Look into freezing your credit so that new companies that you don’t currently work with will not be able to access your credit.
  • Keep an eye on your credit history.
  • Consider a credit monitoring service. Right now, Equifax is offering a year of credit monitoring for free, but make sure you look into the fine print.

 

Source: New York Times, Sept 10, 2017