Equifax will pay up to $700M over data breach that exposed millions

The payments are a response to the largest-ever data hack of its kind, which was discovered in 2017 and impacted nearly 150 million consumers.

Credit score firm Equifax launches lead generation product

Lead Accelerator will use Equifax’s proprietary data to help agents prioritize the leads most likely to result in sales.

Why younger generations need to understand credit scores now

Young consumers are blithely unaware of the importance of credit scores to their financial lives, according to recent surveys. This is troubling as Americans’ debt levels reach record highs. The good news is that people tend to change their behaviors o…

Top companies bet on Inman Connect Las Vegas

While Inman Connect attendees are booking their flights, getting hair cuts, ordering business cards, and reviewing the agenda, franchises, service and solution providers for the industry are also preparing. Because Inman Las Vegas isn’t just bigger, better, bolder in terms of content. That goes for our sponsors, too.

Mortgage originations sink to 4-year low: New York Fed

Mortgage originations sunk to a four-year low in 2018, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s quarterly household debt report released Tuesday.

Mortgage software company Ellie Mae to be acquired for $3.7B

The publicly traded company announced Tuesday that it would be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, LLC. Ellie Mae, founded in 1997, processes 35 percent of all mortgage applications in the U.S., according to Banking Tech.

Equifax executive joins Realogy board of directors

Realogy announced Tuesday that it had appointed Bryson Koehler to its board, bringing the total number of board members to 10.

Inman announces the first round of sponsors for ICNY19

Tallahassee, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2018) – Inman Group® announced the first 23 companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect New York, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019.

Outstanding first mortgage balances nearing recession-era levels

Outstanding first mortgage balances reached $8.8 trillion in February as debt barreled ever closer to an all-time high of $9 trillion tallied in 2008, in the midst of the housing crisis.

Equifax breach may have been worse than everyone thought

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a 15-page report about Equifax’s 2017 data breach that includes claims about the company’s cybersecurity, the removal of 145 million consumers’ personally identifiable information (PII), and “hardball…