Mortgages Are Data-rich but Insight-poor

This is the final post in a five-part series explaining that, at Blend, we work on mortgages because they’re HARD: Human, Astronomically Large, Regulated and Data-rich (Insight-poor). Check out our first, second, … Read More

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Blend Hackathon: Olympic Edition

“Hacking Bailey” Credit: Jason Hu, Blend Software Engineer On your mark, get set, Rio! A couple of weeks ago we had another two-day Hackathon at Blend Headquarters in downtown San Francisco. As long as it incorporated “the Olympic Spirit,” any project was fair game. There were 50 … Read More

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Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos Speaks at Atlantic Exchange

Blend CEO Nima Ghamsari with some opening remarks (Credit: Elena Olivo) At a recent Blend-underwritten event at NeueHouse in New York City, Atlantic Washington Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons and Fannie Mae CEO Timothy J. Mayopoulos discussed the future of lending. Among the topics they discussed were general developments in the housing … Read More

Mortgages: An Astronomically Large Market

This post is the third in a series explaining that, at Blend, we work on mortgages because they’re HARD: Human, Astronomically Large, Regulated and Data-rich (Insight-poor). Check out our first and second posts. An aerial shot of a … Read More

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Here are the top 5 ways technology reinvents getting a mortgage

The following article was published in Housingwire on August 15, 2016. In it, Blend’s product specialists Heang and Brandon discuss the major technological trends impacting the mortgage industry today. The mortgage lending industry is still largely powered by technology that was first introduced before the 2000 dot-com bubble. Even … Read More

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Using design to humanize mortgages

This post is the second in a series explaining that at Blend, we work on mortgages because they’re HARD – Human, Astronomical, Regulated and Data-rich (Insight-poor). Check out the first post here. Talk to any recent homebuyer, and you’ll quickly learn how frustrating and stressful it can be … Read More

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Blend @ FinovateSpring 2016

Pranay Kapadia (Head of Product) and Alec Roth (Sales) recently demoed at Finovate Spring to show how Blend's technology empowers efficient, data-driven mortgage originations. Read More

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Financial services companies braced for automation

The following is an article originally published by Sam Fleming of the Financial Times on May 5, 2016. Casey Crawford, an American football player turned mortgage boss, says his corner of the US’s financial sector is ripe for automation. Its crusty and bureaucratic processes are due to be overhauled … Read More

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Change from Technology a Breath of Fresh Air: Q&A with Mortgage Industry Vet Rob Chrisman

Rob Chrisman, mortgage industry vet and the driving force behind the popular Daily Mortgage News & Commentary email, recently spoke to us about the state of the mortgage industry’s views on innovation. “The industry is ready for change to come from a different source,” Chrisman commented. “And that source could be … Read More

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