MReport May 2019

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TH E M R EP O RT | 3 CO NTE NTS 14 THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TITLE In a changing business environment, leaders give their perspective on what's holding back title professionals and what can propel them forward. 20 BIG DATA CHANGING THE MORTGAGE BUSINESS The era of big data is here and has already started influencing the way lenders operate and servicers manage their mortgage portfolios. 24 DON'T RISE TO THE BAIT As phishing schemes and wire fraud increase, especially while closing on mortgage loans, it is time for the industry to step in and raise aware- ness about data security. 28 FOR SALE BY OWNER As the mortgage industry moves towards a more competitive environment, mergers and acquisitions can be an opportunity for long-term success if executed strategically. SPECIAL SECTION 33 TITLE & ESCROW GUIDE MReport spotlights some of the companies who are defining this arena in 2019. DEPARTMENTS 4 MTECH A Broader Spectrum 8 INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT In the Minds of Lenders and Buyers 10 TAKE 5 Jon Gerretsen, President of Trelix 11 MDWELL The Boom Towns 12 MCROWD Who's moving on and who's moving up in the industry

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