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Top 8 MERS QA Findings

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MERS QA: Top 10 Findings for 2017 | MetaSource Mortgage

In the spring of 2011, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued consent orders outlining a quality assurance mission for MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. and the nation's largest servicers. The mission was designed to ensure the data accuracy within the MERS® System could effectively support its role in securitization.

As a result, MERS consolidated the Consent Order to reflect new Member requirements. Today, MERS requires an annual scope of review for MERS General Members. It encompasses a review of the 6 conditions listed on the MERS Annual Report. The core objectives of the 6 conditions listed are answering how a Member supports MERS data integrity requirements and operational procedures.

MetaSource performs MERS Annual Report reviews as the Third Party. We perform a thorough review of a Member's data integrity and operational policies and procedures for the production and execution of a MERS Annual Report. Now with more than half of 2017 in the books and servicers are eyeing that end of year deadline for the MERS Annual Report, here's a look back on the top 8 MERS quality assurance (QA) issues based on our client work over the last six years:

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Join MetaSource at the NCSHA 2017 Annual Conference

Monday, September 18, 2017

Join MetaSource at the NCSHA 2017 Annual Conference

This year, MetaSource will be returning to the NCSHA's Annual Conference & Showplace, hosted by the National Council of State Housing Agencies. This event, the main networking event of the year for Housing Finance Agencies, takes place October 14-17 in Denver.

Visit us at Booth #113 to see how MetaSource eliminates mortgage quality control headaches for HFAs with our whole loan purchase review service.

Make sure you join us for the MetaSource Networking Reception at 7pm on Monday, 10/16, at Hyatt Regency Denver's PEAKS Lounge. RVSP HERE TODAY!

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Lien Release Whitepaper: 5 Best Practices for Reducing Rejections

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lien Release Whitepaper: 5 Best Practices for Reducing Rejections

When you think about the lien releases you process, we have five questions:

  • How many lien releases did your company process last year?
  • How many of them were rejected?
  • How much did each rejection cost you?
  • How much time does it take you to process lien releases?
  • What is the average hourly wage for each person processing them?

Are you starting to get a feel for what lien releases and rejections are costing you?

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Join MetaSource at the MBA Risk Management Forum 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Join MetaSource at the MBA Risk Management Forum 2017 

MetaSource will once again exhibit at the Risk Management, QA & Fraud Prevention Forum 2017, which is hosted by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) from September 24-26 in Miami.

Stop by booth #7 to see how we eliminate a wide variety of quality control headaches for mortgage lenders and servicers, so that you can concentrate on your core business.

Make sure you join us for the MetaSource Networking Reception at 6:30pm on Monday, 9/25, at InterContinental Miami's Blue Water Cafe. RVSP HERE TODAY!

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The New Universal Residential Mortgage Application

Monday, August 07, 2017

Are You Ready for the New URLA?

New Universal Residential Mortgage Application

Starting January 2018, the newly redesigned uniform residential loan application (URLA) – also known as Fannie Mae Form 1003 – will have a cleaner look with more white space and a defined separation of borrower and lender information. It has also been updated so that it is compliant with the new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). However, the new Form 1003 has been specifically designed for electronic forms.

This is great if you've already switched over, but it can also cause information capture headaches for mortgage originators. That's where we come in.

Making the Transition Easy

MetaSource Mortgage can ease the information capture pain in two ways:

  1. We'll convert all your paper mortgage applications into electronic form
  2. We'll use document scanning and capture technology to automatically extract the vital information

This will not only make data capture quicker, but it will also assure more accuracy than manual data entry.

Flagging Deficiencies

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What If Your Mortgage QC Turn Time Was 35 Days?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What If Your Mortgage QC Turn Time Was 35 Days?

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." – Carl Sandburg

We hear about mortgage file quality control (QC) turn times of 60-90 days from other QC outsourcing providers. Why does it take so long? It's usually because they're having trouble keeping up with volume, but it could be any number of reasons.

Long turn times put you in an uncomfortable position of being out of compliance with the agencies. If your vendor post closed review is at 60+ days, you have ZERO flexibility in any internal process and procedures. We've even seen many lenders recently receiving added scrutiny from HUD, as well as investors, due to unacceptable vendor time frames. 

What if your mortgage QC turn time was 35 days? What would you do with the extra time and lack of stress?

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Servicing Management Features Cover Story from MetaSource Mortgage

Friday, July 14, 2017

Servicing Management Features Cover Story from MetaSource Mortgage

The June issue of Servicing Management features the article Best Practices for Mortgage Boarding, Workflow Automation and Document Management written by Ruth Lee, our Sr. Director of Mortgage Services. Below is an excerpt of the article. Let us know if we can help you with any of the topics discussed.

Article Excerpt

A best practice is a process generally accepted as achieving superior results to alternatives. The key to that sentence is "results," which are subjective depending on your goals. Because the scope of the data and documents relied upon by servicers has blossomed in the last decade into a manually improbable challenge and the margin for error is thin, those goals today are primarily focused on proving compliance. However, business is business, and best practices have to meet the practicality test when weighed against many factors, to include sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

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How to Ease MERS QA & Other Servicing Headaches: Join MetaSource at the MERS 2017 User Conference

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How to Ease MERS QA & Other Servicing Headaches: Join MetaSource at the MERS 2017 User Conference 

Join us at the Reston Hyatt from June 8-9 to learn the latest about MERS QA and mortgage QC outsourcing services and technology. You will learn about our full suite of MERS quality assurance (QA) auditing services, the latest in servicing quality control (QC) as well as our new lien release service.

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MetaSource Named to the Housingwire Tech100, Again

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MetaSource Named to the Housingwire Tech100, Again

The 2017 Tech100 Recognizes MetaSource's mintrak MERS Quality Assurance Software

For the last four years, Housingwire Magazine has recognized the most innovative technology companies in the industry as part of the HW Tech100. Housingwire covers issues in mortgage finance and real estate, including the technology critical for companies in the housing economy.

For the second year in a row, MetaSource has made the Tech100 for 2017, this time in recognition of our mintrak2 MERS QA Software in the "Lending, Servicing" category. We previously won the HW Tech100 2016 for our QLink mortgage QC software.

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TRID Rule Triggered Most 2016 Mortgage QC Headaches

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

MetaSource Study Finds 12 of Top 15 QC Issues Were TRID-Related

TRID Rule Triggered Most 2016 Mortgage QC Headaches

Salt Lake City—Mortgage lenders found the federal "Know Before You Owe" mortgage disclosure rule—formally known as TRID—to be the source of most of their quality control (QC) headaches in 2016, the first full year of the rule's implementation.

TRID accounted for 12 of the top 15 findings of quality control (QC) issues in 2016, according to a review by MetaSource of thousands of post-close QC audits conducted by the Utah-based third party mortgage compliance service provider.

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