Vendor Surf Blog

How can income misrepresentation still be a problem in the mortgage industry?

More homebuyers misrepresent their income on mortgage applications - study 

Crossroads: Bigger Needle, or Just Burn the Haystack

April 2, 2019 – In launching Vendor Surf, we could have simply made the needle much larger and easier to find, but we thought it best to just burn the whole damn haystack down and remove all struggle!  You...

They Get It... The Power of a Search Engine

March 26, 2019 – We are proud to welcome another 10 superb vendor partners to our preeminent vendor search engine, representing some of the best and most reputable brands around.  In our conversations with...

CFPB's Review of Diversity & Inclusion - Letters Issued

March 21, 2019 – Earlier this month, the CFPB reportedly sent letters to several financial institutions, 'inviting them' to provide self-assessments to report upon their progress surrounding Diversity &...

Vendor Sourcing Has Changed Significantly. Have You?

March 18, 2019 – Everywhere you look, the digital revolution flourishes.  Hordes of lenders and credit unions (CUs) are migrating to digital lending channels and front-end point-of-sale (POS) tools, actions...

Vendor Adds & Renewals - Spanning End-to-End Mortgage

Feb 7, 2019 - We are excited to welcome more new service providers to Vendor Surf, each with very robust and diverse offerings.  Also giving thanks herein to four annual renewal vendor partners.

Verification of Deposits and Assets, Why Using a Vendor Makes Sense

Jan. 28, 2019 –  Verifying Assets Using a Verification Services Provider When making a credit decision lenders verify the loan applicant's assets to establish the borrower has appropriate source of funds for...

SSN Verification, what is SSA-89?

Jan. 22, 2019 –  Verifying Social Security Numbers (SSN) Using a Verification Services Provider When making a credit decision lenders verify the loan applicant's Social Security Number (SSN) as a fraud...

Find Your Next Vendor Here

Jan. 17, 2019 –  Our 2019 has begun just like 2018 ended – with continued growth of the search engine.  We proudly announce the following three new service provider additions to Vendor Surf: 

Verification of Employment Service Providers

Jan. 14, 2019 –  Verifying Employment Using a Verification Services Provider When making a credit decision lenders determine the loan applicant’s ability to repay the loan. Part of this determination...