Is the Competitive Pressure Causing Lending Fraud?

The Pressure to be Competitive: At What Cost? Leaders are stressing the importance of being competitive in residential lending and credit risk. This is setting the stage for lower underwriting quality and leaving lenders exposed for fraud. Data Misrepresentation Recent lending analytics have shown an increase in fraud type indicators that match the national index, […]

Will New Credit Reporting Changes Hurt Lenders?

Will New Credit Reporting Changes Hurt Lenders? For some time now the three major credit bureaus; Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, have been working together to improve the accuracy and quality of data as well as enable consumers to better understand their credit information. Collectively, the credit bureaus are working towards improving accuracy and the consumer […]

2017 SIR Consumer Lending Summit: Recap

2017 SIR Consumer Lending Summit: Recap March 10, 2017 We were heading into spring in Newport, as we hosted our second annual Consumer Lending Summit at the Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina. Mother nature graced us with a bit of late snow, but inside the hotel we were buzzing with our consumer lenders and team […]

Strategic Information Resources Integrates with LendingQB to Deliver Real Estate Appraisals

Strategic Information Resources Integrates with LendingQB to Deliver Real Estate Appraisals Springfield, MA. Strategic Information Resources Inc., (SIR), a leading provider of mortgage and appraisal solutions, announces today it has partnered with LendingQB, a provider of mortgage loan origination technology solutions. As a result, mortgage lenders, banks and credit unions now have direct, seamless access to […]

Vail Madrak: Live from the Super Bowl in Houston!

Vail Madrak is one of the new additions to the sales and support team at Strategic Information Resources.   She joined our team in October 2016 as a Relationship Manager, which is an important role here at SIR.   Vail is tasked with delivering exceptional service & support to key clients, as well as providing expert […]

Are You Really Prepared For Home Equity Growth?

Financial institutions lending in the real estate market have had their hands full with new regulatory changes at both the state and federal level.  While lenders have been understandably sidetracked by new rules and procedures, something else has largely gone unnoticed. The amount of available home equity in US homes has been growing steadily for […]

Home Equity Business is Booming, But Are You Missing Out?

The amount of available home equity in US homes has been steadily on the rise, and has almost reached the record levels seen back in 2006.   According to a recent report from Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS), the US has seen more than 50 consecutive months of home price appreciation across the nation, with prices […]

Spooky Appraiser Stories….Just In Time For Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner with ghosts, goblins and spooky spirits banging around in the dark of night. The appraisal profession affords us the opportunity to run into many scary circumstances and surroundings. Here are a couple of eerie memories from our archives to mark the holiday, and we invite you to share your own […]

New England Women in Banking – 2016 Conference Report

New England Women in Banking is a fantastic leadership event for women in the financial business.  Female leadership in the banking industry is growing, and this conference helps us focus on embracing our important role.  Strategic Information Resources was proud to be the presenting sponsor again this year. What better time could there be for […]

NEMBC – 2016 Conference Report

New England Mortgage Bankers does it again! As a proud committee member, corporate sponsor and exhibitor of the NEMBC for almost 30 years, Strategic Information Resources (SIR) found the conference this year a total success! With all the changes and new compliance requirements in lending, this conference certainly was the “go to” source for mortgage lenders […]