Tag Archives: Financial

Preparing To Purchase a Home: The Financial Edit

What is the best way to prepare for a home purchase? You could make a “wish list” of the features you want in a house. You can also browse available listings online. While these are important (and fun!), t.’s one task that precedes them: getting your finances in order. Bracing yourself for the mortgage application […]

First American Financial acquires Mother Lode for $300 million

Read next: First American Financial wraps up acquisition, expands product line-up First American previously telegraphed its quest to buy Mother Lode and announced the deal would close this month during an earnings call. During the earnings call, DeGiorgio was asked if the acquisition would mean the company would take on additional debt. “So as of […]

Regulator criticises challenger banks over financial crime handling

The FCA review, which was conducted over 2021, revealed a rise in the number of suspicious activity reports reported by challenger banks, raising concerns about the adequacy of these banks’ checks when taking on new customers. The review found some evidence of good practice from challenger banks, such as the use of innovative technology. It […]

Guaranteed Rate, Geneva Financial, AAG add new leaders

Left to right: Eric Lapin, Mary Costello FormFree, provider of automated asset-verification software to assist lenders determine credit risk, recently appointed mortgage tech expert Eric Lapin to the position of chief strategy officer. Lapin joins the Athens, Georgia-based technology firm from Old Republic Title, w. he was first vice president of corporate development, national agency […]

MKM Financial focuses on driving national sales

Non-bank mortgage lender MKM has appointed Melanie de Jager as its new national head of sales. De Jager (pictured) has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector in Australia and the Middle East. She joins the non-bank lender in a new growth phase after its shareholder MA Financial recently acquired full ownership […]