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Cybersecurity experts: Data breaches are a matter of when, not if

To hear several cybersecurity experts tell it, data breaches are all but inevitable at every company, no matter how small they may be. The only choice for companies, at this point, is to be prepared for what’s coming. 48 more words

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MBA: Lender profits to hit negative numbers in Q1

It’s no secret mortgage refinance volumes are falling, leaving lenders to make up for the loss through purchase mortgages. Profit margins are expected to go negative in the first quarter as the blanket that helped with seasonality drops is now being lifted. 14 more words

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Ellie Mae: new app additions are already a hit

Ellie Mae announces the launch of two new suites of applications to its Encompass NG Lending platform, and lenders are already harnessing its powers, according to the company. 14 more words

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How to detect mortgage wire fraud before it is too late

Wire fraud victims have few options once they discover they’ve been had. But when minutes mattered, one Michigan homebuyer enlisted the help of a few friends—and made a recovery. 39 more words

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In the pipeline: A look at the affordable housing crisis

Affordable housing. It’s the issue on everyone’s tongue and HousingWire is here to help. Here, we take an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the issue. 14 more words

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U.S. Treasury advocates for financial reform and digitalization

At the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary conference in New York City, the U.S. Department of the Treasury gave an update of the changes it is advocating for and seeing in the mortgage finance system. 34 more words

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Fifth Third Bancorp to buy MB Financial for $4.7 billion

Fifth Third Bancorp announced today it is merging with Chicago-based MB Financial. Fifth Third has been investing heavily in the Chicago area during the last two years, and this is the bank’s latest move in its push for Chicago investments. 15 more words

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