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Fundingshield CEO quoted in National Mortgage News “The best defense is offense”

Original Article from National Mortgage News: https://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/housing-market-players-beef-up-defenses-to-thwart-new-wire-fraud-threat —————————————    —————————————    ————————————— Editor’s Note: This is part three in a three-part series from the August edition of National Mortgage News magazine about the growing prevalence of business email compromise fraud. Read part one and part two here. It takes a multipronged approach, through systems and education, by mortgage lenders to stop business email compromise attacks. After a number of unsuccessful attempts at wire fraud against Gateway Mortgage Group, the Tulsa, Okla.-based lender spent much of its 2017 information technology budget putting up defenses to thwart these types of scams. It
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Categories: Media and Press.

Fundingshield announces Jerry Halbrook joins its Senior Advisory Board

PRESS RELEASE: FundingShield, LLC – Newport Beach, CA – August 1, 2018 FundingShield, LLC (“FS”) is pleased to announce Jerry Halbrook has joined its Senior Advisory Board. Jerry brings with him 34+ years of leadership experience in mortgages, banking, title and technology running large scale businesses as a senior executive around the country. Mr. Halbrook’s leadership experience includes his role as CFO of Prudential Home Mortgage, Chief Information Officer of Bank of America consumer real estate, Managing Director of CitiMortgage in the Capital Markets area, Co-founder and COO of Nexstar Financial, President of Black Knight Inc. Origination Technology and Business Intelligence Divisions and many
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Categories: Press and Press Releases.

FS Newsletter 123: Mortgage “Purchase Market” Drives Closing Agent Stress

The current “purchase mortgage” market is causing mortgage banks across the country to re-examine their in-house closing party review processes as they have less control of closing agent selection. Additionally, this adds stress operationally and increases risk through closing agent review, compliance, risk management and wire fraud prevention if not actively utilized and deployed at the loan transaction level.    Mortgage Participants: All Mortgage lenders doing purchase (non-refinance) transactions & any lender that cannot force the use of its preferred closing agents across all closings. Investors or Warehouse lenders concerned about closing agent controls. Problem: The purchase market is causing
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Categories: News Letters and Press.

FS Newsletter 122: LOS shutdowns creating increased risk & headaches for lenders

  Newsletter 122: January 5, 2018 As lenders move away from legacy Loan Origination Systems (“LOS”) or migrate from an unsupported, discontinued or retired LOS we highlight various loan closing procedure gaps that can be enhanced leveraging Fundingshield’s services.  During the transition phase Fundingshield provides a proven, flexible plug-n-play solution during this highly exposed period for operational & fraud risk. Mortgage Lenders Any Mortgage lender that is currently transitioning from a current LOS to another or going through entity wide system and reporting changes.  These lenders have to deal with aged, retired, patched systems lacking data security standards and support
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Categories: News Letters and Press.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds FundingShield to Preferred Partner Network

San Diego, Calif. – December 7, 2017  The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of FundingShield to its Preferred Partner network. FundingShield offers TMC members a pair of loan level verification services to protect lenders assuring closing funds go to verified bank accounts belonging to licensed and authorized parties. FundingShield provides actionable intelligence to lenders while other services may provide data that you have to interpret.   “We’re thrilled to add an organization like FundingShield that is so highly regarded by our Lender Members that currently utilize their products and services,” said Jim Park,
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Categories: Press and Press Releases.

Fundingshield Newsletter 121: Increased Cyber Security Breaches & Wire Fraud Impact the Mortgage & Real Estate Industry

Recent cyber security reports continue to highlight the increased intensity and scope of various schemes being used to steal millions in real-estate settlements and  experts agree the vast majority of incidents are never reported or discussed.  2017 has started off at a blistering pace for record losses for the industry related to cyber criminal attacks on fund movements.  During 2016, at a single government agency alone an estimated $19 million in real estate purchase transactions funds were reported lost as a result of diverting or manipulating the communications of key industry participants.  Such participants including but were not limited to
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Categories: News Letters.