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What does Blanket Mortgage Protection for Lenders Cover?

Submitted by Bill Jones on May 30, 2018

Many lenders who still manually track mortgage insurance may have heard of a solution to tracking mortgage collateral insurance called Blanket Mortgage Insurance.  But what does blanket mortgage protection typically cover? The master policy in many cases is identical to what would be issued in the typical tracking and lender-placed scenario. The same limits can be obtained, and all the same coverages and exclusions still apply. Some companies offer other versions of blanket mortgage, so it is important to clarify exactly what’s covered and what’s not. Blanket Mortgage can cover all real estate in your portfolios and can be separated out by portfolio.

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Lenders Need Control Over Gap Waivers they Finance

Submitted by Bill Jones on May 16, 2018

This can be a touchy subject because of the close relationship that many lenders have with automobile dealers. However, that does not change the fact that there are serious concerns that should be taken into account by lenders when they finance Gap Waiver. Most lenders don't realize that Gap Waivers state clearly that they are addendums to your loan agreement and affect the way your loan performs when there is a total loss. When you finance a Gap Waiver, did you know that you, the lender, are agreeing to waive much or all of the remaining balance when your borrower’s primary auto policy doesn’t pay off the loan?

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Are You Still Wasting Time Tracking Insurance?

Submitted by Bill Jones on April 30, 2018

Is it time to take another look at your consumer auto loan collateral protection and insurance tracking? More and more lenders have begun to realize the shortcomings and administrative hassles common with Collateral Protection Insurance (CPI) programs using outsourced tracking.


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CRE Appraisal Requirements Raised to $500,000

Submitted by Tod Hastings on April 19, 2018

Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Appraisal Requirements Raised to $500,000—A Welcomed Relief for Community Banks

Since 1994, commercial real estate loans over $250,000 needed a full appraisal that conformed with laborious Title XI requirements.  As of April 2, 2018, The Federal Reserve, FDIC and OCC released a new rule raising the full appraisal exemption for Banks on loans at or below $500,000.

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Streamlined Mortgage Settlement Solutions - Unitas Financial Services 

Submitted by Unitas Financial Services on March 20, 2018

Unitas Financial Services is pleased to introduce a comprehensive resource for the financial lending industry by providing bundled lending settlement products and services featuring a state of the art user-friendly online system that streamlines processes, saves time and cuts costs.

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As Car Values Struggle, VSI and GAP In Demand

Submitted by Unitas Financial Services on February 21, 2018

VSI and Gap, or Guaranteed Asset Protection, products are in demand as used car values continue to struggle.

The article, Worthless Auto Trade-Ins Signal Riskier Loansby Bloomberg news, reiterates what we all have seen the last few years:  vehicle depreciation is taking a heavy toll. Lender risk is on the rise as longer terms, and lower trade-in values weigh down the LTV in the beginning stages of a loan. These factors causing massive depreciation of a newer financed vehicle deteriorates any chances of being in a good position on LTV during the mid-stages of a loan.

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