August Blass, a former wholesale mortgage executive, has started a company that will provide quality control, risk assessment, and fraud prevention services to banks and lenders.

The Walnut Creek, Calif., company, National Loan Auditors Inc., said Monday that it will "assist loan modification professionals, review loan documents for errors or misrepresentations and help in reducing the high foreclosure rates that have overcome the real estate market."

Mr. Blass is a former Western regional correspondent manager for Wholesale Lending Online in Millbrae. He also worked for No Red Tape, Trans Capital Mortgage LLC, Residential Capital Corp. and American First Mortgage, and founded Lenders Interactive Online Network. In the 1990s he wrote "Internet Strategies for the Mortgage Banking Industry," published by Faulkner & Gray, which is now part of SourceMedia Inc.

"There is a need in the current market to provide an in-depth look at loan portfolios and financial documents to find potential errors and expose hidden liabilities," Mr. Blass said in a press release Monday. National Loan Auditors "will help financial institutions save millions in foreclosure dollars."

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