“Where can you always find money? In the dictionary.” Plenty of lenders and finding the money to buy other companies while smaller ones are looking for the right buyer. Eat or be eaten seems to be the name of the game as lenders hungry for production are courting other lenders. Some just get out of the game entirely. (See lender and investor section below.) Cutting costs and being efficient continue to be of paramount importance regardless of plans for the future. Is the credit process cost effective and efficient? Yesterday I mentioned changes in the credit world and received, “Rob, when will companies learn that there are ‘too many snouts in the credit trough’? There’s Fair Isaac, the Bureaus, and the credit resellers. It is not a level playing field, and now, like the old days of having different gfees for different lenders, lenders are slotted into ‘tiers’. In the next few years, we’ll be moving from a tri-merge environment to a bi-merge environment. Regardless of what comes our way, the overall construct of this portion of our business is shaky.” Editor’s note: “Shaky” is not good in this environment. (Today’s podcast can be found here and this week’s is sponsored by SimpleNexus, an nCino company and homeownership platform unites the people, systems, and stages of the mortgage process into one seamless, end-to-end solution that spans engagement, origination, closing, and business intelligence. I go on today’s podcast to talk with Robbie about the industry ramping up mortgage travels and how mortgage market cycles have historically played out.)

Published On: February 8, 2023 / Categories: Mortgage News /