Widget for mortgage loan quotes debuts

Part 2: New Web tools let consumers play mortgage broker

Editor’s note: Part 2 of a three-part series on new online lending tools takes a look at RateWindow and Mortgage Marvel. Read Part 1, "Borrowers get a crack at lending black box."

The balance of power when shopping for a mortgage may be shifting to consumers as a new generation of Web-based mortgage shopping tools aims to give consumers more control.