FirstClose: Top 25 Fintech Innovator by MREPORT

AustinMarch 12, 2020—Five Star Global today announced FirstClose as one of MReport’s’ Top 25 Fintech Innovators for 2020, reserved for organizations and industry professionals working to push the residential mortgage and housing industries forward.

FirstClose joins the elite group as part of the inaugural class of MReport’s Top 25 Fintech Innovators.

The industry is changing. As millennials and Gen Z buyers continue to pursue the American Dream of homeownership, lenders, servicers, service providers, and other stakeholders must keep pace to help meet their needs.

Through the FirstClose ONE solution, the company provides the industry’s only home equity and refi tool that compiles everything from application to servicing (credit, valuation, title, flood, closing and recording) on one easy-to-navigate platform. By delivering simplified vendor management and consolidating vendors into one platform, FirstClose makes it easy to identify and repair the gaps where lender profits can be maximized. The company delivers its powerful web app and LOS plugin that is the industry’s first and only home equity and refi tool. Rather than spending time gathering information from a host of separate vendors, FirstClose’s technology gathers everything a lender needs and compiles it all in one report, saving time, money and headache.

“Our industry is constantly evolving as disruptors and tech leaders challenge the status quo,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global. “We are proud to showcase these fintech innovators who continue to drive progress across the mortgage market.”

“It is an honor to have our technology recognized for the innovation it brings to the industry,” said (FirstClose source). “As the industry’s first and only home equity and refi tool that has everything from application to servicing on one easy-to-navigate platform, we believe we have laid the ground work for even more technological advancements, and we plan to be at the forefront.”

MReport solicited submissions from mortgage companies working in all sectors, from lenders and servicers to title companies and property preservation experts.  View the complete list here. (

About Five Star Global
Based in Dallas, Five Star Global (FSG) is a national trade association supporting the U.S. residential mortgage and real estate market through membership groups, publishing, conferences, education services, and strategic events. FSG advocates on behalf of and for industry stakeholders on policy matters and interests established to protect, preserve, and promote homeownership. Learn more at