How Blockchain Streamlines Mortgage Processing?

Banking CIO Outlook | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Blockchain enables lenders to streamline mortgage processes, adding transparency, and simplifying complexities.  

FREMONT, CA: Lenders are often associated with costly and time-consuming processes that are bound to enhance the discomfort levels of the customers as well as banking staff. Thus, lending processes need a large-scale renovation. While this need may seem daunting to many, blockchain’s distributed ledger technology has certainly come up as a ray of hope for the banking institutions. Laced with an unbiased and decentralized network of nodes, blockchain can replace costly processes and significantly reduce loan-processing time.

Top 10 Mortgage Technology Consulting/Services Companies - 2019As against the traditional lending practices that required lenders to pay huge processing fees and up to 60 days of waiting time, blockchain-based lending can generate approval within a matter of minutes. Further, the distributed ledger technology can offer improved security for mortgage lending. However, the key advantage of blockchain in the mortgage landscape is the ability to electronically store the various documents that have to be conveyed between the players. Here are the major benefits of blockchain for mortgage lenders. 

Streamlined Audit Trail

Blockchain, due to its inherent design, offers increased transparency into the audit trail. The block added to the chain is an open snapshot of a data point that limits the chances for manipulation of information. Errors can be corrected by adding subsequent blocks. Moreover, the block itself is permanent and is readable at any point of time in the future.

Faster Verifications

Since all the stakeholders can view the same document, each step involved in verification can be accomplished quickly along with a verified record of the time when the changes are made. Thus, blockchain can significantly hasten the overall verification process involved with mortgage lending.

Paperless Documentation

Blockchain incorporation in mortgage lending accompanies paperless documentation. Such a capability not only limits the opportunity for errors to impact the data but also eliminates the need for storage capacities. 

Blockchain offers an efficient alternative to the conventional mortgage solutions and significantly adds to the convenience of the lenders.

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