Automated Rate Sheet Expiration Offers Lenders Protection from Market Volatility

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PriceMyLoan Tool Helps Mortgage Lenders Maintain Current Pricing. Rate Sheet Expiration automatically prevents loan officers from locking on rates that are no longer available, saving lenders time and money while improving the relationships they have with their originators.

PriceMyLoan has developed the Rate Sheet Expiration tool to assist mortgage lenders in maintaining up-to-date pricing on their loan products. An uncertain mortgage environment has heightened pricing risks for many lenders. To help these private mortgage bankers react to market changes swiftly and avoid losses due to pricing errors, PriceMyLoan offers a tool called Rate Sheet Expiration.

Loan pricing technology has emerged as a necessary tool for mortgage lenders. Instead of the traditional paper rate sheet, the industry now expects lenders to offer online tools that allow instant verification of loan pricing in real-time. But the ability to quote prices instantaneously creates a problem for mortgage lenders when prices change faster than their online tool can handle.

"Lenders are under the gun to provide competitive pricing," said Gigi Campbell, national sales director for PriceMyLoan. "But if they're quoting prices that aren't available when they lock with investors, they either risk losing money trying to cover the difference or lose a customer because they can't deliver on what was promised."

PriceMyLoan understands the sensitivity that lenders have to pricing changes and developed a proprietary tool called Rate Sheet Expiration. With this feature, lenders are able to selectively shut down pricing on specific loan products and prevent originators from locking on results that they know are not current. Rates can then be released whenever the rates are updated so their originators can request locks on correct rates.

"PriceMyLoan uploads new rate sheets on a continuous basis throughout the day. But our automation relies on investors delivering new rate sheets in a timely matter, and that isn't always the case," noted Campbell. "It's during those periods when our lenders know pricing is going to be updated that they need to be covered. That's why the Rate Sheet Expiration feature is so valuable."

However, Rate Sheet Expiration only affects the pricing functionality of PriceMyLoan and does not impact the system's automated underwriting capabilities. When pricing has been disabled, the system continues to qualify loans according to investor guidelines. Users are restricted to registering loans with a float request and can request locks when pricing has been re-enabled.

"All of these pricing changes that come down from investors can really throw a wrench in our process," said Luiz Serva, chief executive officer of Prysma Lending Group in Danbury, Connecticut. "PriceMyLoan was really clever about disabling pricing because it prevents loan officers from locking rates but still allows them to see which products their borrowers qualify for. When you combine PriceMyLoan's automated underwriting capabilities with its pricing features you have a system that inspires confidence."

About PriceMyLoan
PriceMyLoan is a proprietary product of Insight Lending Solutions (ILS). Founded in 2002, ILS provides web-based application service for the mortgage lending industry and software as a service (SaaS) to its clients to enhance productivity, reduce IT dependency, and accelerate time-to-value for mortgage companies. Combining advanced technology development using XML and MISMO standards with high-quality service, ILS provides its clients with solutions that result in reduced loan cycle times, improved pull through rates, and a lowered total cost of software ownership. For more information, please visit http://www.pricemyloan.com.

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