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FirstClose Aligns with Flagstar Bank to Provide Tech Solution

– Partnership enables solution for efficient home equity lending and LOS integration –

Austin, Texas, Dec. 12, 2017 – FirstClose, a provider of technology solutions for mortgage lenders nationwide, today announced an ongoing partnership with Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC) that will provide Flagstar access to an end-to-end home equity lending technology solution, as well as a vendor management system that eliminates duplicate data entry.

FirstClose is now fully integrated into Flagstar’s MeridianLink loan origination system (LOS), LoansPQ.

As a result of the partnership, Flagstar is able to order property reports, flood certifications, desktop valuations and full appraisals through FirstClose. In addition, FirstClose facilitates closing and recording responsibilities for Flagstar.

“FirstClose offers a nationwide, one-stop solution to processing home equity loans and home equity lines of credit,” said Bill Carey, director of consumer finance at Flagstar. “We’re looking forward to working closely with FirstClose to provide the best service possible to our customers.”

“Not only is Flagstar proving to be a great customer, but they are already becoming a valuable partner as well,” said Tedd Smith, CEO of FirstClose. “The Flagstar team helped us perfect our integration into the LoansPQ platform, enabling us to better serve future customers.”

About Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: FBC) is a $16.9 billion savings and loan holding company headquartered in Troy, Mich. Flagstar Bank, FSB, provides commercial, small business, and consumer banking services through 99 branches in the state. It also provides home loans through a wholesale network of brokers and correspondents in all 50 states, as well as 95 retail locations in 27 states, representing the combined retail branches of Flagstar and Opes Advisors mortgage division. Flagstar is a leading national originator and servicer of mortgage loans, handling payments and record keeping for $91 billion of home loans representing 415,000 borrowers. For more information, please visit

Customer | "FirstClose has been a great partner for our appraisal, flood and title orders. Going from three separate vendors and three separate orders to one point of contact has been a huge time saver. When we’ve had a problem or question regarding an order, the response has been quick, concise and informative. The account managers have always been very positive and responsive to our needs and have done a great job with their level of communication. Any changes we’ve needed to make regarding the services we use have been processed and implemented without experiencing any delays. We highly recommend the services FirstClose has to offer!"

Steve Morrow, Manager of Direct Loan Processing/Parchment at Advia Credit Union