Black Knight’s Chazz Huston on mortgage digitization
Today’s HousingWire Daily episode features a crossover episode of HousingWire’s Housing News podcast. In this episode, HousingWire Editor in Chief Sarah Wheeler interviews Chazz Huston, the strategic alliances manager at Black Knight.
During the episode, Huston and Wheeler discuss where the mortgage industry currently stands in the digital revolution.
Here is a small preview of the interview, which has been lightly edited for length and clarity:
Sarah Wheeler: So one of the things I’ve heard Black Knight say is that they want to make the Optimal Blue product and pricing engine a utility for the industry. What exactly does that mean?
Chazz Huston: It’s really always been Optimal Blue. Part of Black Knight’s goal is to be the engine for the industry. We want our customers to have full opportunity and flexibility to make their product and price available wherever they choose, we want to make that as easy as possible. Lenders should have the opportunity to include their product and price, because that’s really what it boils down to, it’s their product and price in any solution they use. We want to continue making that efficient for them. Hopefully that allows them to spend more time originating, less time figuring out what solutions work together, less time figuring out how to integrate those solutions. And really, mortgage software should be out of the box ready to use.
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