New Service Providers added to Point

September 5, 2013
Jenny Harlowe

Jenny Harlowe

Today we welcome two new service providers to the Interfaces and Services menus in Point. Your options for verifications and appraisals have increased with the additions of TRV Services (a division of NCS) and Appraisal Logistics.

TRV® Services is a division of National Credit-reporting System. NCS, founded in 1978, is a full-service, consumer-reporting agency specializing in income, identity and credit intelligence. TRV Services offers concise ability-to-repay insight through customizable reports based on data obtained with the IRS’ 4506-T form.  NCS has an industry leading acceptance rate of 92% for the 4506-T forms it submits to the IRS on behalf its clients, and continues to develop new ways for those clients to close more loans while efficiently meeting evolving compliance requirements. TRV Services can be found at Services > Verifications > TRV Services.

Appraisal Logistics is a leading provider in compliance risk management for appraisal independence. With a team of industry experts and a nationwide network of highly qualified and trusted appraisers, Appraisal Logistics provides immediate and exceptional service to regional and community banks and standalone mortgage originators to ensure each appraisal is compliant in a customized, customer-focused environment. It is designed for effective communications, data transfer and storage, with the redundancy and high availability the banking industry require. Appraisal Logistics can be found at Interfaces > Appraisal Services > Appraisal Logistics.

NYLX is now LoanLogics, Inc. and can be found at Interfaces > Product and Pricing > LoanLogics, Inc.

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August Calyx Network Update

August 2, 2013
Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

The August Interface Update took place Monday, August 1st. As a result, you’ll see two new services within your Point® software.

Ticor Title Insurance has been a force in the title insurance market since 1893 and continues its tradition of extraordinary customer service with a rock-solid financial foundation. Ticor is a subsidiary of the Fidelity National Title Group. Agency Services are provided by sole proprietors and attorneys to large multi-partner law firms and multi-state corporate entities who issue title assurances and perform real estate closing services on behalf of Fidelity. “Caring is our Competitive edge”

Find Ticor Title under Title and Escrow Services in the Services menu. Visit www.ticortitle.com for more information.

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ Flood Determination sets the industry standard in providing the most accurate, efficient flood hazard determinations at the lowest possible price. Because their team is comprised of former bankers, regulators, and industry consultants, they possess the necessary expertise to provide you with compliant, accurate flood certifications.  With one of the highest auto-complete rates in the industry, the majority of our orders are returned in seconds. If a property requires manual research, orders are most often completed in a matter of hours.  Whether complying with regulatory requirements, addressing a single key risk, or working toward a holistic risk management strategy, more than 15,000 customers worldwide count on Wolters Kluwer Financial Services for a comprehensive and dynamic view of risk management and compliance. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services provides audit, risk, finance and compliance solutions that help financial organizations improve efficiency and effectiveness across their enterprise. With more than 30 offices in 20 countries, the company’s prominent brands include: Bankers Systems, ComplianceOne®, Expere® and VMP® Mortgage Solutions. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and solutions provider with annual revenues of (2012) €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion) and approximately 19,000 employees worldwide.

Find Wolters Kluwer under Flood Certification Services in the Services menu. Visit www.wolterskluwerfs.com for more information.

Remember, we add new service providers to our software regularly. This enables you to have the tools you need to succeed right at your fingertips. Be on the lookout for more blogs about new Interfaces in Point!


July Calyx Network Update

July 2, 2013
Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

The July Interface Update took place Monday, July 1st. As a result, you’ll see two new services within your Point® software.

Closeline Settlements located under Title and Escrow Services in the Services menu is now available in Point version 7.5 and higher. Closeline Settlements is a full service, nationwide title company licensed in more than 40 states and known nationally for quality service and the ability to handle a large volume of deals at any given time. They close residential refinance and purchase transactions, FHA and VA loans, foreclosures and short sales, reverse mortgages, and commercial properties.

Find Closeline Settlements under Title and Escrow in the Services menu. Visit http://www.closeline.com for more information.

ValuTrust Solutions, LLC located under Appraisal Services in the Interfaces menu is now available in Point version 7.5 and higher. ValuTrust Solutions, LLC, a privately owned technology development and services company, serves residential lenders throughout the United States. Their proprietary technology integrates with clients’ loan origination systems, allowing automated management of every lending activity, from appraisal management and collateral review through closing. Loan ordering accuracy and productivity go up, and clients are assured of full compliance with relevant government regulations. ValuTrust pulls together all the relevant players – its clients, vendors and client service team – to manage every aspect of a loan through a common interface, seamlessly and in real time.  The ValuTrust management team has more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry and brings a passion for exemplary customer service and technology.

Find ValuTrust Solutions, LLC under Appraisal Solutions in the Services menu. Visit http://www.valutrust.com for more information.

Remember, we add new service providers to our software regularly. This enables you to have the tools you need to succeed right at your fingertips. Be on the lookout for more blogs about new Interfaces in Point!


June Calyx Network Update

June 11, 2013
BJ Bounds

BJ Bounds

The June Calyx Network Update (I-Update) took place last Monday, June 3.  If you are currently on Point 8.1, you may have seen some changes to a few printed forms.  These updates were necessary but are only available to users on the latest version of Point.

Here are the forms we updated:

  • FHA Notice to Homebuyers:  This form was updated to comply with HUD’s Monthly Insurance Premium changes
  • VA Loan Analysis (VA 26-2693):  The form date was updated to comply with latest requirements
  • FHA Consumer Choice Disclosure Notice:   This form was updated to comply with HUD’s Monthly Insurance Premium changes
  • VA Loan Comparison: This form was changed to include the Lender Credit from Block 2 of the GFE in the Total Closing Cost charge in the Loan Comparison

Need to get current so you can ensure compliance with the ever changing federal regulations?  Call your account manager at 800-362-2599 today.


March Calyx Network Update

March 4, 2013
Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

The March Interface Update took place Friday, March 1st. As a result, you’ll see a new service within your Point® software.

Essent Guaranty, Inc.  located under Mortgage Insurance in the Interfaces menu is now available in Point version 7.5 and higher. Essent serves the housing finance industry by providing private capital to bear mortgage credit risk for lenders and mortgage investors, enabling them to make mortgage financing available for homeowners. The company’s capital strength comes from $600 million in invested and committed equity funding from a group of premier investors, including Pine Brook Road Partners, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, PartnerRe, and RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd. Essent is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, with growing operations centers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Irvine, California.

Find Essent Guaranty, Inc. under Mortgage Insurance in the Interfaces menu. Visit http://www.essent.us for more information.

Remember, we add new service providers to our software regularly. This enables you to have the tools you need to succeed right at your fingertips. Be on the lookout for more blogs about new Interfaces in Point!


December Calyx Network Update

December 4, 2012
Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

The December Interface Update took place yesterday, December 3.  As a result, you’ll see changes to services within your Point® software.

American Coast Title can be found in the Services menu under Title and Escrow Services. American Coast Title, which opened in 1988, is a hands-on company who has no outside investors awaiting huge profits, no stock analysts to keep happy and no consulting firm creating or revising our public image.  They have dedicated title professionals who understand that the best insurance of success is superior service to their clients.

American Coast Title “can and does deliver the fastest service in the industry, but not at the expense of accuracy.  This philosophy encompasses not only title and customer service departments but payoff and escrow as well.” While privately owned, American Coast Title is underwritten by two of the strongest title insurers in the nation, Fidelity National Title and Westcorp Title Insurance they are also the agent for WFG in addition to Fidelity and Westcor. It truly is the best of both worlds.

Let American Coast Title design a personal service plan for you.  Whether it’s guaranteed 24-hour preliminary reports, online property profiles, or customized comparable, they are prepared to meet your needs. To learn more go to www.actfortitle.com or call 800-228-6446.

Remember, every month we add new service providers to our software. This enables you to have the tools you need to succeed right at your fingertips. Be on the lookout for our monthly blog about new Interfaces in Point!


Help with Calyx Mobile™: How to

November 20, 2012

BJ Bounds

So many of you have shown such interest in the Calyx Mobile Apps and we appreciate your enthusiasm.  We love the convenience of mobile productivity and we know that you do too.

But we also know there is a definite learning curve to getting mobile apps set up and ready to sync with your Point® and PointCentral® systems.

If you’re spending time on the phone waiting for tech support and would like step-by-step instructions without listening to hold music, you can find them on our Knowledge Base.

These articles give you lots of information you can use to prepare your account and your mobile devices for Calyx Mobile.

Just click here and scroll down to the Latest Articles Section. You’ll find the most recent articles on Mobile Apps with instructions and screen shots.

If you still want to speak to one of our knowledgeable support technicians, you can reach them at 800-342-2599 during normal business hours. As a reminder, we will be closed November 22-23 for Thanksgiving.