data insights

Merger and Acquisition Strategies for Today's Mortgage Lender [Insider Analysis]


With the pandemic receding, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and IPO activity are heating up in the mortgage industry. As...

data insights

What our Q1 2021 Loan Compensation Report reveals about mortgage commission...


It's no secret that 2020 was gangbusters for mortgage lenders. As we wrote in our 2020 Loan Compensation Recap blog...

data insights

Factors Driving the Shift to a Purchase Market [Expert Predictions & Data]


Now that we’ve exited the wild year of 2020, many are wondering what to expect for 2021. While there’s no crystal ball...

data insights

2020 Mortgage Loan Production and Compensation Benchmarks: How Did Your Company...


This time last year, mortgage rates took a nosedive, fueling a tsunami of refi demand. Around the same time, we...

incentive compensation

Creative and Compliant Incentive Compensation Plans: 10 Things for Lenders to...


As lenders grapple with a shortage of qualified talent, many are turning to incentive compensation plans as a means of...

loan compensation reports

5 Key Takeaways from our Q3 2020 Loan Compensation Report [Infographic]


To date, more than 100 mortgage lenders, including banks, credit unions and independent mortgage companies, have used...

data insights

2019 Year in Review


The end of the year is a fun time for us at LBA Ware, because as a metrics-driven organization, we enjoy the...

company culture

7 ways (other than cash) to recognize loan originators during the holidays


Expressing employee appreciation during the holiday season is a powerful way to build good will that will last into the...

data insights

Six Steps to Building a Data-Driven Loan Originator Retention Strategy


In part one of this blog series, we outlined how much loan originator (LO) turnover costs. With LO churn rates nearly...

performance management

How high is loan originator turnover — and what’s behind it?


Mortgage industry experts are always talking about how to appeal to today’s borrower. But what about appealing to the...