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Mortgage Banking Magazine

An Inside Look at Mortgage Banking Magazine with Janet Hewitt, Editor-in-Chief

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William Mills Agency values the relationships we have cultivated with the financial trade media. As a PR firm, we are equally customers and media-centric and believe publications like Mortgage Banking magazine are vital for the success of our clients and the industry. Janet Reilley Hewitt is editor-in-chief of Mortgage Banking magazine, one of the financial industry’s main sources for news, analysis and housing indices. Hewitt discusses the role of Mortgage Banking magazine in the industry and her role as editor-in-chief. Please note Hewitt only represents Mortgage Banking magazine and not the other MBA publications.

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MBA's 100th Annual Convention and Expo

MBA’s 100th Annual Convention & Expo Reflects D.C.’s Role in Mortgage Industry

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Last week the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) held its 100th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. More than 4,000 attendees swarmed the Convention Center, split between lenders and vendors. Fitting the D.C. setting, the dominant topic of the conference revolved around compliance and regulatory oversight. Many of the sessions, and most of the conversations we heard had at least some compliance angle. The topics ranged from meeting CFPB regulations in 2014 to understanding how to offer new products that would meet the requirements of investors and the GSEs. However, all of the focus on compliance is producing a backlash. The president of MBA basically said enough is enough on the compliance and that any more is a risk to credit flowing. He also said 40% of home purchases last year were paid in cash.

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FinTech 100 Rankings

2013 FinTech 100 Rankings Released

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IDC Financial Insights, a leading provider of independent research and advisory services company, American Banker and Bank Technology News, SourceMedia’s leading publications for banking and financial services professionals, today released the tenth annual FinTech 100 rankings of the top global technology providers to the financial services industry. The 2013 honorees were formally recognized this morning…

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Day 2: Live Blog, FinovateFall 2013 by William Mills III & Steven Ramirez

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Steven J. Ramirez is CEO of Beyond the Arc, Inc., a management consulting firm that combines strategy consulting with advanced analytics to help financial services clients identify opportunities to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. The company’s social media data mining helps clients improve their customer experience across products, channels, and…

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Day 1: Live Blog, FinovateFall 2013 by William Mills III & Steven Ramirez

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Steven J. Ramirez is CEO of Beyond the Arc, Inc., a management consulting firm that combines strategy consulting with advanced analytics to help financial services clients identify opportunities to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. The company’s social media data mining helps clients improve their customer experience across products, channels, and…

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Financial Media Relations 101

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Building relationships with the media is vital to the success of any communications campaign, yet many public relations professionals focus too much on how the pitch is written rather than on having outstanding working relationships. For example, reporters ignore pitches that do not fit their publication, and even perfectly written pitches can fall through the cracks if the public relations professional is not persistent enough to reach busy reporters. The following principles will ensure that your organization receives consistent media coverage in key financial services publications.

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