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Leveraging BI: A Day in the Life of a Performance-Focused Lender


“The fun part of mortgage lending is taking data, making sense of it and coming up with better ways to leverage it to...

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When it Comes to Industry Forecasts, Your Best Bet is to Read Your Own Tea...


In a recent column for STRATMOR Group, Rob Chrisman pondered whether the industry should even embrace forecasting in a...

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What Data Insights Do Mortgage Lenders Need Right Now?


The novel coronavirus outbreak has tested lenders’ ability to adapt to sudden, monumental change. Branch managers are...

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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...

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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...

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2018 Mortgage Lending Year in Review


As the new year dawns, thoughts naturally turn to expectations and goals for the coming year, and it becomes easy to...

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Tighten Up the Concession Approval Process with Accurate Compensation Numbers


It happens. Borrowers shop rates and sometimes they find a “better deal.” It doesn’t always matter that you provide...

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ICYMI: Envoy Mortgage Leverages Compensation Data to Assess Branch Profitability


In case you missed it from Rob Chrisman’s newsletter earlier this week, there’s a great deal of insight to be gained by...

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Context Matters When it Comes to Mortgage Loan Data


   Have you ever looked at data online that had no context and absolutely no links to the original research from which...

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Bridging the Mortgage Compensation Chasm


There are two parts to the compensation equation; one is how compensation is determined based on production tracked in...