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Austin Kilgore

Austin Kilgore is the editor in chief of National Mortgage News and the SourceMedia Mortgage Group.

Kilgore writes articles for online and print, works both in front of and behind the camera to produce Web videos and other multimedia content and edits the work of staff journalists and contributors. He is also an active social media participant, engaging his audience across both personal and publication-branded TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook profiles.

He is also a contributing editor to American Banker and has previously served as managing editor of the company's PaymentsSource.com.

Kilgore's served as an editor, reporter and photographer at numerous newspapers, magazines and online publications covering technology, financial services, real estate and public affairs. He is a Texas native and a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Recent Stories from This Author

What Would It Take to Privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
December 1, 2016 Privatizing the government-sponsored enterprises is a priority for Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin. Here's a look...

Did CFPB Target Mini-Correspondents in HMDA Warning Letters?
October 28, 2016 Mortgage brokers were among the companies that received the regulator's warning letters, but brokers are not required to...

CFPB's Cordray Puts Servicers on Notice Ahead of New Rules
October 25, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will require underperforming servicers to document the technology and process changes...

Fannie to Offer Home Lenders 'Day 1 Certainty' on Loan Buybacks
October 20, 2016 In a move designed to help further calm lender fears about mortgage repurchase liability, Fannie Mae is preparing to offer...

Fannie, Freddie Bring Mortgage Application into Digital Age
August 23, 2016 New specifications for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's common mortgage application unveiled Tuesday add data points and remove...

B of A Rehires Mortgage Tech Vendor to Replace Countrywide System
June 7, 2016 Bank of America will move its mortgage servicing back onto Black Knight Financial Services' LoanSphere MSP servicing system of...

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...

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In this episode of Breaking Banks: American Banker's Innovator of the Year, John Hope Bryant of Operation Hope; Richard Brown and Charley Cooper of the blockchain consortium R3; and Ravi Srinivasan, who describes India's drastic move to stamp out cash.