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Thriving in today’s mortgage climate

Welcome to our resource center for Blend Forward, our first-ever digital summit. We are very excited to offer you this resource as a means to continue the conversation. You will find full-length videos of the sessions, important takeaways, and opportunities to position your lending business for success now and in the years to come.

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Forward, together

With Nima Ghamsari, CEO, Blend

Blend was created in the wake of the last financial crisis, powered by the understanding that an end-to-end digital mortgage was the future. Eight years later, with this fully digital process at our fingertips, Blend CEO Nima Ghamsari reveals how we’ve collaborated with our customers to navigate today’s market conditions.

Over the last 60 days we have rapidly mobilized our team and leveraged our platform to build solutions for our lenders, including:

  • Feature enhancements to help lenders thrive in a high-volume environment
  • Contactless closing with Blend Close
  • Streamlined workflows to reduce the workload on loan teams

“The rate of change is accelerating. We have to accelerate with it.”

Nima GhamsariCEO, Blend

Customer panel

Lenders on the forefront

Moderated by Tim Mayopoulos, President, Blend

With priorities changing dramatically day to day, our customers are being called on to take bold and decisive action. Blend President Tim Mayopoulos speaks with a handful of Blend customers and early adopters to see how their organizations have harnessed the power of our Digital Lending Platform. Hear from:

  • Randy Hopper, Senior VP of Mortgage Lending, Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Tom Parrish, Director of Consumer Lending Product Management, BMO Harris Bank
  • Sonya Barcomb, VP of Originating Platform, CrossCountry Mortgage

“We launched with Blend last year and we have been in a significantly better position for this environment as a result of the partnership.”

Randy HopperSenior VP of Mortgage Lending, Navy Federal Credit Union

Product presentation

Blend Mortgage roadmap

With Erik Wrobel, Head of Product, Blend

We entered 2020 focused on continuing to deliver a cohesive end-to-end digital mortgage experience. While that’s still the case, we have responded to shifting market conditions by rapidly delivering new solutions to assist lenders with the booming refi market. See demos showcasing new capabilities for:

  • Triaging less qualified or low-intent borrowers from the pipeline
  • eClosing loans with or without a remote online notary
  • Increasing processing efficiency for LOs

“Digital initiatives are even more important now that so many consumers are sitting in their homes, still needing to access financial services.”

Erik WrobelHead of Product, Blend