Vendor Surf Blog

Chatbots vs. Virtual Assistants: Differences — and how they help

October 15, 2020 — Many of us have gotten comfortable throwing around terms like: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Chatbots, Virtual Assistant and similar.  For many, we talk about them more than...

WEBINAR: How to Stay Compliant — Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs)

October 14, 2020 — Fact is, we don't sponsor many webinars.  This one is a noteworthy exception, especially with the recent CFPB update on Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs). AcuAuditor is an automated...

MISMO's RON Certification - What You Need to Know

September 16, 2020 — We recently sat down with Jonathan Kearns at MISMO to learn more about two things: Their new Remote Online Notarization Certification program MISMO's evolution to go beyond just a 'data'...

Loan Officers — High Visibility LOW Effort; Set It & Forget It

September 1, 2020 — While 2020 has been odd and unpredictable on many levels, we continue to see a steady flow of vendors and tools that help overcome some pain points.  To borrow from the legendary Ronco...

Big Data Done Right; And Shifting Compliance Monitoring Needs

August 19, 2020 — One of the biggest revolutionary changes in the end-to-end mortgage and credit union space right now is the convergence of Big Data and multiple new technologies to help mine it –...

Diversity in Vendor Selection - An Inspiring Short Story

July 21, 2020 –  So, I’m Asked: ‘Do I really need to hire diverse vendors?  What do I gain?' YES - You bet your assets! An inspiring short story on diversity, vendors and elegance. Not so long ago, I reached...

An Unmatched Tech Configuration in Mortgage

July 14, 2020 – The MBA NewsLink just published our latest article on three very diversified fintech's that, when used together, give you one of the most savvy tech stacks imaginable in mortgage.  Quite...

Writing the Perfect RFP – A Whitepaper

June 15, 2020 – After a few decades of writing Request for Proposals (RFPs) for our employers, our own companies and our respective clients (lenders and vendors), we have published the ultimate guide to help...

Consultants - From Tune-up to Transformation

June 3, 2020 – We are pleased to announce more vendor partners that have joined the Vendor Surf network, and thrilled to showcase Credit Plus for a third year.  For those of you needing some top-shelf...

Appraisers (AMCs) Recruit Unlikely Allies - The Homeowners

May 21, 2020 – Foes turning friends?  How many times have we seen news headlines similar to the following?