Whitepaper: Managing Mortgage Loan Costs in a Competitive Market
Losing borrowers at the beginning of the mortgage process leaves lenders footing the bill for these expenses, adding unnecessary costs to an already overstrained business model. By utilizing the best tools and techniques, lenders can start saving from the beginning and have more impact on the ratio of applications to closings.
“When someone first applies for a loan, the lender almost immediately orders a credit report. If the applicant is rejected, the lender won’t always charge the borrower for that so the lender ends up covering the expense themselves. Today, it isn’t unheard of to have 40% of applicants fall out of the loan process at the credit score application stage, so lenders are incurring a lot of unnecessary costs.”