US Mortgage Underwriting – Training Program

US Mortgage Underwriters are in great demand in India. Most of the service providers in India are willing to offer high pay packages for candidates with these skill sets. However due to lack of formal training and certification in this area there is a resource crunch making it difficult for service providers to ramp up [...]


Onshore-Offshore Origination Model

 Onshore-Offshore Loan Origination Model In today’s highly competitive environment with growing demand for faster credit delivery it becomes essential for Mortgage Originators to improve process efficiency enhancing customer experience and at the same time reduce operational expenses. Onshore-Offshore Origination Model helps client migrate origination processes and activities to offshore facilities taking advantage of difference in [...]

Mortgage Knowledge Sourcing: Ground Reality

We are gradually shifting or perhaps have moved to knowledge based era wherein majority of the existing tenured professionals lacks required expertise and that fresh talent as hired takes time to come up the learning curve. This era is to see tremendous challenges in terms of hiring, training and then retention. Limited trained resources are [...]

Mortgage Origination Cycle

Loan Requirement >> Origination >> Processing >> Underwriting >> Closing >> Post Closing >> Servicing A typical loan cycle starts with borrower shopping for mortgage loan. Borrower might be seeking loan to refinance with better rate or term or a cash out or might be for purchase of new property. If its purchase he might [...]

Mortgage Underwriting Quality Control

Post Recession, agencies like Fannie, Freddie and FHA has a mandate for quality control reviews to be done and reported by lenders. This requirement opened up new avenues for mortgage service providers, specifically at offshore facilities, since this activity is preferably outsourced to third party vendor. Quality reviews involves verification of accuracy and integrity of [...]

Verbal Verification of Employment

Borrower is suppose to disclose most recent 2 years employment history in a mortgage application. While doing so borrower does provide lender with his employment details including his employer name, employment span, current designation and employer contact number. The details as provided are validated by the lender and documented in the loan file as verbal [...]

Calculating Base Income through Pay-stub

Base Income (Fix Income) from employment is one of the most stable form of income considered for qualifying purpose. In an application borrower is expected to provide details on his employment for most recent two years. A two years employment history can be through one employer or in few scenarios it can be through multiple [...]

Qualifying Income

Borrower's Capacity to make mortgage payment is one of the key component reviewed by underwriter while dealing with mortgage application. Borrower's capacity is analysed and is directly based on his gross monthly income. Income to be used for qualifying purpose can be from different sources. Majority of the application which are approved are for salaried [...]

Refinancing Mortgage Loan

Majority of the loan applications that the lender receives are for refinancing existing mortgage. Borrower may go for refinancing either for better rate or term or a quick cash out en cashing his equity on the owned property. Mortgage Refinance can be broadly classified as Rate and Term Refinance or Cash-out Refinance. Rate and Term [...]

Credit Report

On every loan application lender do pull and review credit report for all borrowers. Credit report summarizes all credit activities timely updated by 3 credit agencies namely Equifax, Experian and Transunion. Each agency do rate individual based on his credit history and proposes a score known as credit score which is most important factor for [...]