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Austin Kilgore

Austin Kilgore is the managing editor of Mortgage Technology magazine and a regular contributor to National Mortgage News, American Banker and other SourceMedia publications. Hes served as an editor, reporter and photographer at numerous newspapers, magazines and online publications covering technology, financial services, real estate and public affairs. Kilgore is a native of Texas and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Recent Stories from This Author

Has Wells Fargo Cracked the Code on Low Down Payments?
May 26, 2016 The bank's new low-down-payment mortgage, an alternative to FHA loans, dispenses with the complex qualification requirements...

Todd Sherman, President of Motivity Solutions, Dies at 45
March 22, 2016 Todd Sherman, who with his brother Tyler Sherman co-founded mortgage software developer Motivity Solutions, has died.

A Tech Vendor That Helps You Manage Other Mortgage Vendors
February 29, 2016 New services seek to replace lender processes that often involve manually updated spreadsheets and other efforts pieced...

Is the CFPB Ready to Pounce on Mortgage Tech Vendors?
October 21, 2015 The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned software vendors that they face new scrutiny from regulators for...

Here's Why CFPB Had to Delay New Mortgage Disclosures
June 18, 2015 It turns out the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's failure to file a two-page form to Congress on time was the...

CFPB Seeks to Calm TRID Fears Without Granting Leniency
June 3, 2015 t's no grace period, but the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working placate lender fears of hasty enforcement of its...

A La Mode Carves Out Mercury Network for Private Equity Acquisition
May 7, 2015 Mercury Network, the mortgage lender and appraisal management company software unit of a la mode, was acquired by private...

CFPB Offers Early Look at Web Tool to Ease HMDA Error Checks
March 31, 2015 The technology, still in its early development stages, will analyze Home Mortgage Disclosure Act files prior to formal...

Painful Mortgage Memories Ebb, But Reform Obstacles Persist
March 12, 2015 Negative attitudes in Washington toward the mortgage industry are starting to thaw, yet devising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's...

FHFA Can't Keep Renewing Refi Program Forever, Watt Says
March 4, 2015 The Federal Housing Finance Agency won't keep renewing initiatives like the Home Affordable Refinance Program in perpetuity,...

Servicing's Dubious Distinction: Most Mortgage Complaints to CFPB
February 26, 2015 Problems related to loan servicing dominate the consumer complaints about mortgage companies made to the Consumer Financial...

Mortgage Servicing Execs' Pay Now Tied to Compliance, Not Budget
February 24, 2015 The heightened regulatory environment for servicers has also prompted a wave of process improvements.

Altisource Adds Chief Revenue Officer to Ease Reliance on Ocwen
January 20, 2015 Altisource Portfolio Solutions promoted John Vella to the new position of chief revenue officer in a bid to grow beyond its...

GSE CEOs Not Waiting on Congress to Make Reforms
October 22, 2014 While Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wait for Congress to decide when and how to act on housing industry legislation, the...

Russian Bank Uses Free Cats (Yes, Cats) to Attempt Image Makeover
September 5, 2014 Russia's Sberbank is offering a "cat housewarming delivery service" to new mortgage borrowers in an effort to ditch its staid...

Altisource to Buy Mortgage Builder Software
July 21, 2014 Altisource Portfolio Solutions' acquisition of Mortgage Builder Software will close next month, the companies announced...

Dave Brat Fudges the 'Blame Fannie and Freddie' Narrative
June 25, 2014 The GSEs make mortgages? Banks don't? For an economics professor who has made the causes of the housing collapse a central...

New Rules, Thinning of Servicers Squeeze Profits in Distressed Loans
June 20, 2014 It's harder for investors in troubled mortgages to make money and call the shots because of new regulations and reduced...

Mornings Scan: AG Holder Says No Bank 'Too Big to Jail'
May 6, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... No Bank 'Too Big to Jail': U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder declared in his weekly video...

Concerns Raised Over Affordable Housing Fee as GSE Bill Nears Vote
April 24, 2014 A key point of contention is the 10 basis point user fee that the proposed Federal Mortgage Insurance Corp. would charge to...

'If Your Bank Isn't Integrated with Siri, Your Bank Is Irrelevant'
Moven founder and all-around fintech evangelist Brett King discusses how financial institutions can survive a future where artificial intelligence is widespread and plastic cards are no more.
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