WFG News
July 30, 2021

FINTECH HUNTING PODCAST WITH BRUCE PHILLIPS: RANSOMWARE ATTACKS, BREACHES ARE DEVASTATING, “EDUCATION IS THE KEY”

In the wake of the devastating Cloudstar ransomware breach, Michael Hammond invited cybersecurity expert Bruce Phillips, SVP & Chief Information Security Officer at WEST, a Williston Financial Group company, on his July 28 FINTECH Hunting podcast to tell businesses how to guard against and – if necessary – recover from…
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WFG News
July 23, 2021

Cloudstar attack puts focus on security, vulnerabilities

Bruce Phillips, SVP and Chief Information Security Officer for WEST, a WFG company, stresses that prevention is the best defense against cyberattacks. On July 20, The Title Report provided the latest news on the Cloudstar ransomware attack, insisting that it clearly reveals dangerous vulnerabilities within financial industries and the urgent…
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WFG News
July 7, 2021

‘ECONOMIC OUTLOOK & TITLE INSURANCE’ WEBINAR / Q&A RETURNS JULY 21 WITH WFG FOUNDER PATRICK F. STONE AND ECONOMIST BILL CONERLY

During the half-hour discussion, these two thought leaders will answer previously-submitted questions from industry professionals about the state of real estate, mortgage lending, title insurance and the economy. Portland, Ore., July 8, 2021 – WFG National Title Insurance Company, a Portland-based, full-service provider of title insurance and real estate settlement…
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WFG News
June 21, 2021

WFG Executive Chairman and Founder Patrick F. Stone discusses how the mortgage and title industries are evolving in the wake of the Pandemic with MBA Now

On this week's MBA NOW, WFG Executive Chairman and Founder Patrick F. Stone details how he sees the mortgage and title industries evolving in the wake of the pandemic. Stone told Rob Van Raaphorst, MBA's Vice President of Communications, that he is fairly positive that the impact of the measures…
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WFG News
June 14, 2021

HousingWire’s 2021 Rising Stars – Matt Wilson

The 8th annual HousingWire 'Rising Stars' were announced on Tuesday, June 1 and among the 50 industry leaders under the age of 40 is Matt Wilson, VP of Product Development for WEST, a Williston Financial Group company. Wilson and the others are being recognized for "shaping and driving the mortgage,…
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WFG News
May 10, 2021

MBA Newslink: Here’s How WFG is Solving the Major Pain Points Facing the Mortgage Industry

In the current MBA Newslink, Dan Bailey, Senior Vice President of both WFG Lender Services and WFG Enterprise Solutions, describes the steps WFG is taking "to make sure the products, programs, and services being developed for the mortgage industry will address its most urgent needs." According to Bailey, last October,…
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WFG News
April 29, 2021

WFG Chief Human Resources Officer, Heather Krablin, on managing HR throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Starting any new job is a challenge, but for Heather Krablin, stepping in as WFG's Chief Human Resources Officer days before a pandemic swept the globe meant hopping in at top speed and drawing the road map as she went. "I was very thankful that already had ," she tells…
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WFG News
April 27, 2021

RON isn’t the miracle answer to all our questions

Focusing on a single tool won't bring the innovations this industry desires Remote Online Notarizations (RON) have been heralded as an important element in digitizing the mortgage process, a transformation that was accelerated during 2020 as COVID-19 forced transaction participants online. However, cautions WFG Executive Chairman and Founder, Patrick Stone,…
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WFG News
April 27, 2021

Vaccinations and Stimulus Infusion Inspire Optimism for 2021 from WFG Executive Chairman and Founder, Patrick Stone, and Economist Dr. Bill Conerly

In their live April 21, 2021 webinar, WFG Executive Chairman and Founder, Patrick Stone, and economist Dr. Bill Conerly discussed prospects for economic growth, the real estate and stock markets, and prospects for housing inventory in response to questions submitted in advance by their growing audience of mortgage and title…
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WFG News
April 15, 2021

WFG Lender Services’ SVP Dan Bailey discusses how WFG is helping lenders overcome operational pain points

In the latest WFG Insights,WFG Lender Services’ Senior Vice President Dan Bailey explains how WFG’s commitment to continuous improvement led to creating an industry-wide Executive Roundtable (ERT) in 2020.  That, combined with dedicated use of customer satisfaction surveys, is helping WFG find and remove operational pain points for lenders and…
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