First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442125/court-housing-cortinghborg-groningen-architecten-en-en Clipboard Housing CopyText description provided by the architects. On a former sports field within the ring road of the Dutch town of Groningen, a new residential district is being realised by creating a ‘scenery landscape’. This plan achieves the coherence and transition between the ‘garden village’ De Oude Hoogte and the industrial area on the northern side of the ring road. The division into sequential living atmospheres provides a varied range of housing typologies. Save this picture!© BASEPHOTOGRAPHYThe northern boundary of the plan is formed by a long apartment building -designed by diederendirrix architects- that functions as a noise barrier towards the area behind it. Here, in the southern part of the plan, a connection to the existing garden village has been realized by the continuation of the road structure and the layout of the scheme in closed perimeter blocks. These blocks contain both the scale and characteristic design of the sloping roofs of the neighbouring buildings. 2013 Court-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|en Projects 2013 Court-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|enSave this projectSaveCourt-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|enSave this picture!© BASEPHOTOGRAPHYHousing•Groningen, The Netherlands The Netherlands Photographs Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442125/court-housing-cortinghborg-groningen-architecten-en-en Clipboard Year: “COPY” photographs: BASEPHOTOGRAPHYPhotographs: BASEPHOTOGRAPHY+ 12 Share Save this picture!© BASEPHOTOGRAPHYThe housing blocks are designed in different configurations which create a variety of perspective spaces between them. The layout of the housing blocks consist of a combination of standard row houses on the long sides and specials on the short sides. Within these special dwelling types the entrances towards the streets and the inner courtyards are elaborated as white voids, based on the design of the nearby historic gateway named Cortinghpoort. Save this picture!© BASEPHOTOGRAPHYThe inner areas contain a typical Dutch layout of private gardens with storages that are situated on a collective exit. The extra-large meandering design however provides an abundance of space resulting in a comfortable inner area. Save this picture!© BASEPHOTOGRAPHYThe materialisation of the building blocks consist of a shell made of glued bricks, repetitive window frames and sloping roofs with steel tiles. By using just one colour for al these materials in each block, an almost artificial image is created. Because of their white colour, the corners and inner areas automatically become the special elements.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFitzroy House / Techne ArchitectsSelected ProjectsVilla for Girls / Soliscolomer y AsociadosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Groningen, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officearchitecten|en|enOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingGroningenHousingResidentialThe NetherlandsPublished on October 29, 2013Cite: “Court-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|en” 29 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
NSPCC reduces mobile costs by 50% with Orange AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Telecoms company Orange UK is helping the NSPCC to enjoy cost savings of up to 50%.The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has invested in 500 mobile telephone handsets for more than a quarter of its employees. When it realised its mobile phone system needed an overhaul it turned to Orange UK, following a competitive tender involving the major networks and resellers.As a result, the NSPCC says it is now enjoying savings of up to 50% on its mobile ‘phone costs with savings on line rental, call charges, and insurance. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 July 2002 | News Part of the NSPCC’s solution from Orange is Line 2, a service enabling all NSPCC employees with mobile phones to access two separate lines, with different numbers (for business and personal use) from the same handset. The ability to distinguish between business and personal calls is clearly valuable for charities. 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barnardo’s in Ireland has launched a ‘Tax Back Appeal’ to claim up to €750,000 from donations made over the last four years. It is inviting donors who gave €250 or more in 2006, 2007, 2008, or 2009 to fill tax reclaim forms.The charity says that under the Government’s Tax Effective Giving Scheme donations of €250 or more in the year could be worth up to 72% more to their work with children in Ireland.In common with other Irish charities Barnardo’s is under pressure financially and sees growth in tax reclaims as an important revenue stream.As well as one off donations, donations made cumulatively of €250 or more, a direct debit or standing order of €21 a month or 5 donations of €50 in one year are eligible for tax reclaim.www.barnardos.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barnardos launches tax reclaim appeal Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 7 May 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged with: Comic Relief corporate Events British Telecom is to donate 1p to Comic Relief for every call made on a BT landline on Friday 18 February. In addition it will donate 25p for every call to BT’s Directory Enquiry Service 118500 from any landline or mobile.The company has supported Comic Relief since 1985. This year it is sponsoring The BT Red Nose Desert Trek, in which a team of celebrities “embark on the toughest physical challenge of their lives as they attempt to cross one of the world’s most inhospitable deserts, the Kaisut in north eastern Kenya.”The company is using Facebook to encourage people to spread the news about Chat for CHange in advance, offering boilerplate text and a profile picture for them to use:“I’m going to call one of my friends with my best rib-tickling joke this Friday, because 18th February is Chat for Change day and BT will give 1p to Comic Relief every time someone makes a call from a BT home phone.“Spread this message by copying it to your status and change your profile picture to the Chat for Change logo at: http://www.facebook.com/BTchatforchange ”It is also promoting the day with a video campaign:BT is also providing the donation line system on 0345 7 910 910 on the night, which is capable of handling hundreds of thousands of calls. BT’s eDonate system also provides a secure online back-up for Comic Relief’s website.www.rednoseday.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BT to donate 1p per call to Comic Relief on 18 February Howard Lake | 15 February 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 51 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
printA baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Aries until 1:56 p.m., when the Moon enters Taurus.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021:Intensely alive, improvisatory and kind, your resilience is all the stronger due to your good humor. This year, you stage a spectacular comeback, and it is extremely successful. Be patient, and it will do even better. If single, so freewheeling are you that you’re a better friend than a spouse. If attached, you share your hopes and dreams intimately, and it’s a mutually generous bond. LIBRA enchants you.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Today should be especially happy and upbeat. You tend to act spontaneously, and business and pleasure combine gracefully. Pathways open to make life more comfortable and beautiful in many ways. Relationships stabilize. Tonight: A family member needs encouragement.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★ ★ ★ Today finds you more introspective than usual. A dream brings insight. There is a strong focus on enhancing your public image and good name. Keep the importance of credibility in mind, and all will be well. Tonight: Enjoy a long herbal soak in the tub.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Today introduces new and novel ideas as well as some intriguing and bright acquaintances. Travel and adventure will beckon. Your vitality and enthusiasm will be high. A controversial issue can be successfully addressed. Tonight: Easy, clever expression of ideas.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★ ★ ★ Expect some changes in your finances. Avoid risks. Seek bargains. If those around you are in need, offer advice and encouragement instead of financial resources. Make a game plan for your future work. Tonight: Reach out to fellow colleagues.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★ ★ ★ ★ Problem solving and exchanging information are favored today. Meetings can be exceptionally productive. Attachments and relationships are in a state of transformation. Unexpected events are pending, perhaps an upcoming job change. Strong influences affect your sector of foreign places. Tonight: Especially memorable.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★ ★ ★ New long-term financial strategies are worth considering. A settlement could go your way. You’ll feel pensive and ready for something fresh and novel. The ideas of others offer a shift in perspective. Tonight: Accents the value of cooperation and support.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★ ★ ★ A partner is unpredictable. Do not worry. Others voice positive thoughts and plans that impact you. Cooperate and examine opposing viewpoints. It’s a good day for building relationships with friends and for expressing creative ideas. Tonight: Sorting it out with your partner.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★ ★ ★ ★ Old patterns are breaking. You might experience a sense of reinventing yourself. Dispel confusion with stronger light to work under. Getting organized is important as your daily agenda is busy. Others are more responsive to what you say. Tonight: Your social prospects brighten.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★ ★ ★ Passions are strong today. You may feel the need to right a wrong or to confront a problem. The past foreshadows the pattern of present events. Cultivate a creative outlet to focus your energy in a productive way. Tonight: A sense of deja vu.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★ ★ ★ Today evokes sentiment and memories. This can involve contact with someone you knew long ago. A real estate transaction, home repair or decorating project needs your attention. Family members share their thoughts regarding the future. Listen closely to them. Tonight: Stay open.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★ ★ ★ ★ Today brings some restlessness. Double-check facts and instructions. Verify plans. There’s a rushed quality prevailing. Much is happening simultaneously, yet you thrive on the fast pace. Tonight: Multitasking and examining new information affects your status quo.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★ ★ ★ Opportunities to add to your income are presented to you. Hone your salable job skills or learn a new trade to enhance your financial prospects. Shop for an item you’ve longed for. It will make you feel better. Tonight: Reach out to an elderly relative.Born today: Guitarist Lead Belly (1888), naturalist Joy Adamson (1910), comedian Bill Maher (1956) Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 30, 2021 ReddIt Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitter Linkedin Previous articleEpisode 242 – Hennething is possible (NFL Divisional Round Recap, Championship Round Preview)Next articleLanding zones to remain on campus for spring semester Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin + posts Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Facebook Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Twitter Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 28, 2021
News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders today voiced indignation that national and Shandong provincial authorities in eastern China tried to censor news about an epidemic of hand-foot-mouth disease which has reportedly infected scores of children since the end of April 2007.And the worldwide press freedom organisation urged the World Health Assembly currently meeting in Geneva to formally respond to “this unacceptable censorship of news” about the Chinese epidemic.“One thought that the local and national authorities had learned their lesson from the results of imposing media censorship at the start of the SARS epidemic in 2002,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Evidently, bad habits die hard. Chinese officials prefer to silence the media rather than protect the people.”Chinese officials finally acknowledged on 12 May that an infant had died and several dozen other children had been infected with the disease in Linyi, Shandong province since the end of April. The Shandong Health Bureau condemned “rumors” that 26 children had died in the epidemic, in a statement on its website on 13 May.A number of Chinese websites and newspapers, including the Shanghai Morning Post, reported that the authorities had covered up the epidemic, prompting panic in Linyi. Nearly 300 people, mainly children, are being treated in the city’s hospitals.Hand-foot-mouth is a viral infection which starts in the throat and is caused by the Coxsackie virus. It can be fatal if there are complications.The Chinese authorities in 2002 and 2003 after banning publication of articles about the SARS epidemic for several months went in for a rapid turnaround in which they involved the media in a national propaganda campaign to fight the disease. March 12, 2021 Find out more News to go further Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News May 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 China tries to cover up epidemic as World Health Assembly meets in Geneva Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific News
Organisation News December 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigative news site ordered to name sources, employees BulgariaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest News WikiLeaks’ partner in Bulgaria, Bivol.bg received the order in the form of a letter sent by email on 8 December. And today Bivol.bg received an email from the central bank retracting an undertaking to investigate the claims that the website made in these stories.Responsible for ensuring banking stability and transparency, the Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission asked Bivol.bg to provide not only its sources but also the names and addresses of its reporters and supervising editor within three days.The letter acknowledged that the website was not legally obliged to reveal its sources but nonetheless warned that the commission could impose a fine ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 euros if it did not comply.The commission’s letter was prompted by three articles (available in English here, here and here) raising questions about the legality of loans by a Bulgarian bank called First Investment Bank (Fibank).The commission said it was investigating the possibility that the website was guilty of “trafficking in confidential information” and “market manipulation” under the law on financial abuses.The weekly Capital received similar letters from the commission earlier this year after publishing stories about the Bulgarian banking sector.“The Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission is assuming an authority that far exceeds its powers,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. “It is forgetting the public’s right to be told about possible bad practices by a bank that is quoted on the main Sofia stock exchange and recently received a 600 million euro state loan. These demands on Bivol.bg are unacceptable and unworthy of a public body tasked with ensuring banking sector transparency. They must simply be withdrawn.”The letter emailed today to Bivol.bg by the Bulgarian National Bank, the country’s central bank, not only retracted its earlier promise to verify the claims made the website but also contained a warning.It said: “We draw your attention to the fact that the dissemination of false information makes you liable under the law, especially when companies quoted on the stock exchanges are concerned.” This grotesque U-turn shows how determined the banking regulators now are to silence Bivol.bg.Bulgaria is ranked 100th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index – the lowest position of any European Union member. to go further March 10, 2021 Find out more News February 11, 2021 Find out more BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Bulgaria Help by sharing this information The Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission has ordered Bivol.bg, a Bulgarian news website that specializes in investigating corruption, to reveal its sources for recent stories about questionable bank loans or face a fine. News December 2, 2020 Find out more
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Auction.com ForeclosureDataOnline.com Loss Mitigation Natural Disasters Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 10, 2019 7,387 Views Auction.com ForeclosureDataOnline.com Loss Mitigation Natural Disasters 2019-07-10 Mike Albanese Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Foreclosures in Western U.S. a Cause for Concern Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosures in Western U.S. a Cause for Concern Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Millennials Swarming to the Suburbs Next: Powell Signals Rate Cuts in the Cards Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Auction.com’s first Client Summit Survey reported that 40% of its respondents revealed the western region of the U.S. is expected to see the largest rise of distressed properties in the second half of 2019.The southern region of the nation is expected to see the lowest increase in distressed properties at 17%. The survey added that 23% of respondents expect the midwest to see an increase and that amount drops to 20% for the northeast. According to the survey, the west region posted a 10% quarter-over-quarter increase in foreclosure starts in Q1 2019, higher than the nationwide 7% increase and tied with the south for the largest regional increase. “Additionally, several bellwether markets in the West region posted year-over-year increases in foreclosure starts, including San Diego County, California, (up 16%); Salt Lake County, Utah, (up 11%); Denver County, Colorado, (up 20%); Snohomish County/Seattle, Washington, (up 36%); and Multnomah County/Portland, Oregon, (up 48%),” the report states. These responses represent a shift from trends earlier in the year, as foreclosure starts in the south increased 12% year-over-year in Q1 2019, according to the survey. “The Q1 2019 year-over-year increase in the south region may be at least partially due to the lingering effects of the 2017 hurricane season, given the above-average increases in markets hit hard by the hurricanes: Harris County/Houston, Texas, (up 109%); Palm Beach County, Florida, (up 109%); Orange County/Orlando, Florida, (up 218%),” the report stated. Of those who responded, 72% plan to increase loss mitigation efforts in the remainder of 2019, and 81% of those expecting more foreclosure activity plan to increase loss mitigation. The survey found that just 16% of respondents expect to see a “substantial increase” in loss mitigation efforts. This report comes shortly after CoreLogic’s latest Loan Performance Insights Report stated mortgages that are delinquent more than 30 days fell to 3.6% in April 2019.CoreLogic’s report found delinquency rates have fallen year-over-year from 4.3% in April 2018. Natural disasters, especially in the western U.S., though, are still a cause for concern. “However, a number of metros that suffered a natural disaster or economic decline contradict this national trend. For example, in the wake of the 2018 California Camp Fire, the serious delinquency rate in the Chico, California, metro area this April was 21% higher than one year ago,” said Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation, News Share 1Save Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago
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Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, News, Print Features Most Valuable Company Profile: Altisource Previous: Are Americans Being Priced Out of Their Hometowns? Next: Mortgage Management Company Recovco Creates COO Position Tagged with: Altisource Most Valuable Companies Most Valuable Company Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Altisource® is a leading and trusted provider of a full end-to-end suite of innovative solutions for servicers, originators, and investors in the real estate and mortgage industries. Altisource has been helping companies maximize results, minimize costs, and mitigate risks since 2009. By combining operational excellence and best practices with the company’s integrated services and technologies, Altisource’s dedicated teams can provide clients with the tailored solutions they need to fulfill the demands of their complex, highly regulated industries on a nationwide scale.Altisource invests in and develops proprietary technology to increase efficiencies and enable high-quality output for all of its clients.John Vella, Altisource’s Chief Revenue Officer, told DS News, “Our workflow management, artificial intelligence, and document imaging, as well as other emerging technologies, are under constant review to ensure we remain best-in-class.” Altisource’s suite of scalable systems also automates many manual processes and operations, which Vella says helps the company “deliver services with greater speed, accuracy, efficiency, and profitability.”Positioned for Success for 2021Altisource has weathered the storms and challenges of last year and come out poised to achieve even greater success in the months ahead. When facing the unexpected hurdles imposed by COVID-19 last year, Vella says that the company remained focused on the health and safety of its employees and on supporting its client base.“The default business was impacted due to the moratoriums, but we quickly pivoted to create a customer service center to assist servicers with forbearance needs,” Vella explained. “We continued to invest in our default business and technology to ensure that when the moratoriums end that we are in a proper position to manage the resurgence for our clients. Our Equator® technology and Hubzu® marketplace technology continue to be enhanced to provide the industry with two of the leading default platforms when it comes to managing distressed assets.”This year, Altisource is working to further enhance its suite of products in the single-family rental business, providing investors with a marketplace of solutions to assist them in buying, managing, and selling real estate. The company is also leveraging Hubzu.com and Equator.com to assist investors in buying and selling single-family homes, as well as upgrading its field services business with new technology and an enhanced vendor network.Altisource’s Lenders One cooperative, which accounts for over 16% of the origination market, also continues to grow.Core Team PhilosophiesRecognizing the importance of a diverse workforce, Vella said that Altisource works “to create environments where all people are encouraged to draw upon their unique experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.”He notes that the company “casts a wide net” when looking for new talent, primarily through building relationships with local universities, associations, and focus groups.That “wide net” has served the company well during the headwinds of the past year, affording it the ability to pivot and leverage its strengths as the default sector of the industry faced the economic impact of increased forbearance and foreclosure moratoria.“As the default business has slowed down, we have maintained staffing for our clients and shifted some of the resources to our fast-growing originations and real estate business lines,” Vella explained. “When the default business picks back up, we will have our experienced staff ready to go to deliver for our clients.”With many options available throughout the diverse and complex mortgage industry, why should someone considering a mortgage career choose Altisource? Vella explains that a career with Altisource means a variety of possible paths, all under the same corporate “roof.”“Altisource is one of the few providers at scale of end-to-end offerings for the origination, servicing, and real estate ecosystem, which offers great opportunities for career development and growth,” Vella noted. “Our employee efforts have an impact on our client performance and set trends in the mortgage industry. We are committed to empowering our employees to achieve individual and business goals by creating a challenging and supportive workplace.”Ready for What’s NextWith the originations sector booming and default preparing to deal with the inevitable increase in workload as moratoria lapse and homeowners exit forbearance, Altisource is prepared to assist its clients with any challenges that may arise.“Our number-one focus has always been client performance,” Vella said. “During this pandemic, we have not lost sight of that goal as we continue to get better and invest in our company and our people.” Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago April 21, 2021 1,319 Views