Building A Better Mortgage Process During The COVID-19 Crisis

When the upheaval and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic eventually pass, some companies within the real estate and mortgage industry will have emerged stronger for the challenge. Others will have suffered a setback.

How can a company be in position to come out ahead?

Now, while the pandemic continues to impact commerce around the globe, U.S. Realtors® and lenders can take measures, institute policies, and integrate technologies that will not only strengthen their ability to provide services during the outbreak, but position them to offer greater efficiency, economy and security in the years ahead.

These opportunities are the subject of the free National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) Success Webinar, which will take place via Zoom on Thursday, June 4 at 1PM EDT/noon CDT/10AM PDT). Entitled “Survival of the fittest: Building a Better Mortgage Process in the Wake of COVID-19,” the webinar will offer the expertise and insight of four industry veterans from the Williston Financial Group (WFG) family of companies. They will discuss the unprecedented and accelerated evolution the pandemic is precipitating within mortgage lending, and whether the coronavirus will spell the end of non-digital mortgage transactions.

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“How can we be prepared for the new normal?” asks webinar moderator Monique Winston, WFG Enterprise Solutions VP of National Business Development. “And how can we keep operations safe from the present surge in scammers who prey on COVID concerns?”

Winston’s panel will feature Dan Bailey, SVP WFG Lender Services and WFG Enterprise Solutions; Donald O’Neill, EVP, Chief Compliance Officer, Deputy General Counsel, WFG National Title Insurance Company; and Bruce Phillips, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, WEST.

“As an early supporter and sponsor of NAMMBA, WFG is excited to bring our expertise to this urgent and unavoidable matter,” said WFG Lender Services and WFG Enterprise Solutions SVP Dan Bailey. “Our association with NAMMBA is one of the first of many initiatives that bring WFG into alignment with the vision of our newly formed Diversity and Inclusion Council to promote the participation of minorities and women who seek success working across the mortgage industry.”

A national trade association dedicated to the enrichment and betterment of minorities and women who work in the mortgage industry, NAMMBA was founded by industry veteran Tony Thompson CMB with the mission of increasing the engagement of minorities and women in the mortgage banking industry at the local, state and national level. NAMMBA’s Spring Webinar Series is designed to provide free educational webinars to Realtors, originators and operations professionals. Session are approximately an hour long.

Williston Financial Group (WFG) is the Portland, Oregon-based parent company of several national title insurance and settlement services providers, including WFG Lender Services and WFG National Title Insurance Company. One of only six national underwriters, WFG achieved a national footprint faster than any title insurance provider in history. Dedicated to taking time and cost out of real estate and mortgage transactions, the WFG family of companies offers full-service title insurance and settlement services for use in residential and commercial transactions nationwide.