Rocket taps veteran fintech exec Varun Krishna as next CEO
In a bold move demonstrating mortgage is just 1 component of a larger fintech strategy, Rocket names former Intuit, PayPal and Microsoft exec to succeed interim CEO Bill Emerson on Sept. 5
by Matt Carter Jul 31
Proptech has reached an inflection point. So, like, what happens now?
Disruptive sales models, lead aggregators and search products have transformed proptech into a true marketplace while freeing venture capitalists up to become more than mere power brokers
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 1
Knock increases bridge loan for home prep to $35,000
The 6-month loan is a component of Home Swap that allows clients to prepare a home for market through basic repairs, small finish upgrades, painting and other items buyers look for in a home
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 18
Splitero's $11.7M Series A takes aims at HELOC market
San Diego-based Splitero has secured more than $1B in total financing to back its model, which offers cash payments, or Home Equity Investments (HEI), to homeowners
by Craig C. Rowe Jan 17
Venture capital giants like Pylon's embeddable mortgage offering
$8.5M seed funding round led by Conversion Capital, with participation from Fifth Wall, Peter Thiel, QED Investors, Montage Ventures and Village Global
by Matt Carter Dec 6
Rocket's profits down 93% as mortgage originations fall
With rising mortgage rates drastically curtailing lending, Rocket Mortgage saw third-quarter mortgage originations plummet by 73% from a year ago, to $23.7B
by Matt Carter Nov 3
Knox Financial converts owners to landlords with this one cool trick
Knox Certainty is a program in which the company becomes the lessee to its homeowner client to augment their ability to qualify for the mortgage on the next home
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 17
Playing the long game? Here's what's next for crypto
What crypto players are still standing as the market sheds weaker competitors? Rich Hopen outlines what's next and what to expect in this Crypto Corner column
by Rich Hopen Sep 15
Rocket scores another deal to provide home loans through banks
Lenders earn a new source of income by integrating Rocket Mortgage's digital mortgage application into an online banking platform developed by Q2 Holdings Inc.
by Matt Carter Aug 12
Stake secures $12M in Series A funding to incentivize renters
In what could be a reference to a trend of emerging companies extending immediate credit to consumers for rent or other expenses, Stake's Rowland Hobbs said renters need a 'rainy day fund'
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 30
RealScout scores first place at Realogy innovation summit
RealScout has won the summit's $25,000 award. The platform will be added to Realogy's Open Ecosystem, which enables the brand's affiliated agents to use RealScout, among other vendors
by Marian McPherson May 11
Home equity investment startup Splitero launches, raises $5.8M
The fintech startup offers home equity investments of up to $500,000 without income or credit score requirements and no monthly payments. The funds have a 30-year repayment period
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 12
Baselane makes property accounting mobile for modern landlords: Tech Review
Real estate agents partnering with investors would be wise to have a look at how Baselane can assist clients in understanding the monetary ins and outs of owning rental homes
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 18
Total Expert to help mortgage lenders monitor customers' needs
Total Expert's new Customer Intelligence tool can detect when borrowers are ready to buy a home or refinance a mortgage
by Matt Carter Mar 15
Black-owned fintech startup Esusu hits $1B unicorn valuation
Esusu partners with landlords to report tenants' on-time payments to credit bureaus. The company secured $130M in Series B Funding on Thursday, boosting them to unicorn status
by Marian McPherson Jan 31