Accelerating the pre-approval and underwriting approval process is the idea behind the latest mortgagetech solutions from AI platform company, AI Foundry, which announced the availability of its Cognitive Business Automation Platform and new Agile Mortgage solutions today. Together, the new technologies bring greater problem-solving, decision-making, and time-saving capabilities to businesses.
“Competition in the mortgage lending industry is intense, and while many companies have deployed point-of-sale solutions for the customer, the back-end processes have not undergone a digital transformation, until now,” AI Foundry founder and General Manager Steve Butler explained.
The new Agile Mortgages solution is built on the Cognitive Business Automation Platform, and automates the many labor-intensive processes involved in the lending lifecycle. This not only accelerates the process for borrowers, the solution also helps lower the cost of mortgage processing for lenders. The new technology also gives consumers the kind of digital experience they have become accustomed to in other aspects of their lives.
Left to right: and Adam Lombardo, Chief Information Officer, Atlantic Home Loans; and Steve Butler, founder and CEO of AI Foundry; previewing AI Foundry’s Agile Mortgages solution.
The Cognitive Business Automation Platform leverages machine vision to extract and classify data from electronic images and documents with accuracy rates of 90% or greater, exceeding the performance of widely-used optical character recognition (OCR) technologies. The solution also features a rules engine that enables users to generate smart bots to automatically review documents for completeness, integrity, and compliance. These intelligent agents help spot issues early in the loan process in order to minimize delays and keeps remediation costs low.
“We will truly disrupt the ‘status quo’ by automating the mortgage application process and enabling lenders to complement those front-end capabilities with one-day mortgage approvals,” Butler said. “This not only opens enormous potential for acquiring and delighting new customers; it also drives down the cost per mortgage, so lenders can be more profitable.”
AI Foundry demonstrated its Agile Mortgages solution at FinovateFall 2018. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the company announced a partnership with fellow Finovate alum – and recent Thoma Bravo acquisition – Ellie Mae last month.