August 14, 2016
Tactile Finance CEO named Top 100 most influential women in finance on Twitter
July 26, 2016
Center for an Urban Future and City of New York Entrepreneurship features Tactile Finance CEO as a panelist on the state of technology funding today.
August 30, 2015
New York Times covers Tactile Finance in article on Mortgage Insurance
"Borrowers are often confused about when mortgage insurance should be terminated, said Nicole Hamilton, the chief executive of Tactile Finance in New York, which markets software that allows lenders to help borrowers compare the costs and equity considerations of various loan types.
High-tech tools that clearly show a mortgage shopper what will happen to that loan over time — including the point at which insurance payments will no longer be necessary — can help demystify the process and improve the lender’s reputation for customer service, she said."
August 19, 2015
Inman News: Tactile Finance finds opportunity in CFPB’s PMI bulletin
Web-based tool lets borrowers know exactly when to expect their lenders to stop charging them for private mortgage insurance
“By making it available in our other products, like for real estate, credit unions, investment advisers, it spreads the knowledge around to more consumers,” Hamilton said, adding, “Our loan officers we tested this with love this feature because they can show people something other loan officers can’t, and provide better service, differentiate themselves. It also takes the burden of having to explain this, which can take a while, and speeds up the conversation.”
June 24, 2015
Tactile Finance CEO chosen for Inman Connect panel: Mortgage Disruptors
Panel scheduled for Wednesday August 5, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm at Inman Connect 2015, San Francisco.
June 23, 2015
Tactile Finance presents at Realogy FWD Innovation event, selected as a finalist, and gets an award
"Realogy designed the FWD Innovation Summit to give a stable of hand-picked early-stage real estate startups an opportunity to pitch their wares to the franchise and brokerage giant. The firm represents over 170,000 U.S. agents as owner of the nation’s largest brokerage, NRT LLC, and the large real estate brands Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Century 21 Real Estate and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate." - Inman news
June 17, 2015
Inman News: Tactile Finance provides homeowners with a ‘360-degree view’ of their mortgages
Web-based tech product helps consumers understand the most important asset in their portfolio
June 4, 2015
Tactile Finance to present at FinTech Rising on June 10, 2015 in New York City
FinTech Rising highlights top investment opportunities and innovations from New York City's Fintech community and focuses on how financial technology is re-shaping the landscape.
May 21, 2015
Tactile Finance selected to present at Realogy FWD Innovation conference for leading real estate executives on June 23rd in San Francisco
"Realogy FWD is an annual innovation summit where a select group of innovative companies meet with Realogy executives and brokers to help define real estate's future."
May 7, 2015
Tactile Finance introduces a new tool for residential real estate professionals that accelerates buyer/seller decision-making
Providing next generation digital tools that close the gap in the sales process by integrating financial strategies from the start, for purchases or sales of properties.
"This is the most advanced, innovative tool that I have found to serve my clients in order to achieve the best results possible on a sale or on a purchase. In a highly competitive market, this makes a difference. It fits with my mission to provide my clients with the highest possible service," - Widger Froda, real estate professional, Halstead.
May 6, 2015
Tactile Finance is a sponsor of The Financial Clinic's 10th year anniversary event
"The Financial Clinic's mission is to help the working poor address immediate financial challenges and help them build assets for the future. In this era of widening income inequality, the ability to help those who are working to preserve and build assets is a valuable contribution by the Clinic and its supporters."
April 27, 2015
Tactile Finance CEO Nicole Hamilton named a speaker at Inman Connect real estate conference in San Francisco, August 4-7 2015
April 23, 2015
March 4, 2015
CUES.org, a leading credit union leadership publication, features article by Tactile Finance: "Mortgage Trends and Opportunities"
"The residential real estate market is constantly changing and dynamic. Change can be painful for some, but for others it represents a great opportunity to capture new business. The current residential real estate environment provides vast opportunities for credit unions to add value to their members around home ownership, given their unique place as pro-consumer entities."
February 25, 2015
Tactile Finance featured at the FinTech Startups Conference April 7, 2015
February 20, 2015
Tactile Finance CEO featured in Inc. Magazine writing about mental toughness
January 28, 2015
Op-Ed featured in CUES.org from Nicole Hamilton, our CEO, on the opportunities for credit unions in home ownership outcomes for their members
"As tech-savvy, transparency-seeking Millennials become the largest group of new home-buyers in the coming years, using technology to provide this information around home ownership will be a powerful catalyst for attracting future credit union customers. For home-buyers of all demographics, credit unions can position themselves as a mortgage originator dedicated to customer financial outcomes and, most important, interested in increasing their members’ long-term net worth.
CUs can help home owners tap into otherwise unseen origination opportunities by creating transparency around ways to achieve financial goals with their existing homes: wealth accumulation, reduction in monthly expenses, purchase of a second home, retirement, or relieving unanticipated financial pressures."
January 23, 2015
AlleyWatch names Nicole Hamilton, Tactile Finance's CEO as one of "The 33 Hottest Entrepreneurs in NYC Right Now"
"This newest group is equally impressive, covering everything from enterprise to ecommerce, from social good to social bicycles, from fashion to finance. They’re alumns of Techstars, YCombinator, ER Accelerator and Springboard. One won a BigApps Award, another a Bronze Medal. The list includes a Kaufman Fellow and a Tisch."
January 23, 2015
"NYC Venture Fellows is a world-class, year-long fellowship program designed to help high-potential entrepreneurs scale their ventures in New York City. The 2015 class of NYC Venture Fellows includes 33 leaders of fast-growing ventures from NYC and around the world, including international digital media and education pioneers, enterprise technology innovators, and social entrepreneurs."
December 11, 2014
Tactile Finance Releases New Technology to Allow Homeowners to Gain Understanding of their Home as an Asset
Enabling Consumers to Gain A Better Understanding of the Current Asset Value of the Home Mortgage and How It Can Be Leveraged to Increase Wealth or Relieve Financial Pressures.
"Tactile Finance announced the release of a new component, Vantage Point, to its lender-based home mortgage management platform. Vantage Point, available through participating banks, provides consumers with the ability to explore how the asset value of their home can be managed to achieve a wide variety of financial goals – wealth accumulation, reduction in monthly expenses, purchase of a second home, retirement, or relieving unanticipated financial pressures."
November 14, 2014
Tactile Finance covered in Mortgage Technology article: "Tech Upgrades Look to Help Lenders Source Purchase Business"
"The Pro software is designed so that consumers can understand the details of the mortgage they are being offered. The update represents a slight change in Tactile's philosophy. The product now is aimed at being a differentiator for mortgage lenders, putting them out as being more innovative than the competition, Hamilton explained.
"Mortgages are presented in a way that really is a focus on the monthly payment, and obviously there is more detail to that," she said. The update seeks to reduce customer confusion created by the quotes they receive from originators.
It is a way for originators to reduce their regulatory exposure, especially when it comes to compliance with the Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices rules. Using Pro should help to reduce complaints from customers who feel they were misled by the loan officer, she said.
Also, Tactile has changed the user interface to make it easier for the consumer to see at any point in time how their loan will amortize.
"It gives the customer a lot more insight into what they're committing to," she said.
Millennials are looking for more detailed information about the mortgage product being offered and that changes to Pro help realize that, Hamilton continued.".
October 6, 2014
Tactile Finance Releases New Version of PRO that Introduces Enhanced Features to Support Consumer Mortgage Decision-Making
Tactile Finance announces the release of a new version of its PRO software for mortgage sales with enhanced features to clarify key pieces of the mortgage process that often confuse consumers. PRO clarifies loan products, loan types, and gives customers the independent ability to compare quotes quickly and effectively, no matter how complex the mortgage scenario.
"Getting a mortgage is such a huge financial decision – it’s important that mortgage customers have the tools they need to make a decision they can be confident about. Allowing mortgage customers to navigate this information independently makes them confident and fully informed.”
September 7, 2014
Tactile Finance CEO to speak at Mortgage Bankers Association Risk Management & Quality Assurance Forum, September 7 - 9th 2014, Miami, FL
Read the press release.
September 4, 2014
Tactile Finance and the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals launch marketing partnership
“We are pleased to have this partnership with the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals,” said Nicole Hamilton, CEO of Tactile Finance. "It is wonderful to be able to make our software more accessible to FAMP's thousands of members, and we are honored to work with this wonderful association."
“FAMP is excited to partner with Tactile Finance. This product will be a benefit to Florida’s consumers by providing their loan originators with the tools to discuss mortgage products in a more clear and concise manner,” says Valerie Saunders, President of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals and President of the FAMB Education Foundation.
August 21, 2014
Tactile Finance CEO featured in Inc. magazine, writing about productivity
August 10, 2014
Video coverage of Tactile Finance's Tacfi site
Video interview by Zion's Direct of Tacfi, Tactile Finance's web site for mortgage shoppers.
July 1, 2014
Tactile Finance featured in Venture Life article:
"Can data visualization restore faith in the financial system?"
“It became important to show people what these loans do—they’re so complicated, it’s even hard to explain them, but if you can visualize them, manipulate them like a model in your hand.”
— Nicole Hamilton, CEO Tactile Finance
June 10, 2014
Tactile Finance writes article on Government Backed Loans for Scotsman Guide: The Leading Resource for Mortgage Originators
"In today’s mortgage environment, homebuyers have two primary choices for financing residential properties — conventional loans and government-backed loans. Conventional mortgages are those underwritten to standards issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the lender itself accepts the risk if and when a loan goes into default. "
May 28, 2014
Tactile Finance CEO writes Inc. article on breaking into new markets
"I've spent my career in four completely different fields: medical devices, telecommunication software, enterprise data analytics software, and now financial technology. If the fields have anything in common, it may be that each opportunity had products that were industry game changers, and I've been attracted to that."
Read more: http://www.inc.com/springboard/crack-the-code-three-steps-to-move-into-a-new-industry.html#ixzz333xtdryy
May 20, 2014
Finovate covers Tactile Finance "behind the scenes"
"Tactile Finance's Tacfi makes the mortgage process easy to understand and more transparent for borrowers. It helps the borrower navigate mortgage options and connect with lenders."
Read the whole post.
May 12, 2014
Watch us present on stage at Finovate Spring 2014
Nicole Hamilton and Shivie Mannshahia present Tactile Finance PRO, for mortgage professionals, and Tacfi, for mortgage shoppers.
Watch the video.
April 30, 2014
Tactile Finance Launches Tacfi.com, a New Mortgage-Shopping Site That Puts Clarity and Control in the Hands of the Mortgage Shopper
For the first time, mortgage shoppers can know from the beginning of the process all the way to the end which mortgage is best for them.
Tacfi, TF’s consumer-facing site, puts the power of mortgage knowledge in the hands of the consumer with three major components:
- a powerful scenario builder that customers can use to see their choices over time;
- a meaningful eligibility tool that tells mortgage customers what the current qualification environment is for various mortgage types at any given time;
- a quote analyzer that allows customers to compare their quotes apples to apples quickly and accurately.
“We built Tacfi by reverse engineering the mortgage sales process, identifying the places where customers typically stumble, and we created a solution that makes mortgage shopping foolproof,” said Nicole Hamilton, CEO of Tactile Finance. “This is the mortgage shopping site I wish I had had when I went through the painful and confusing process of getting a mortgage,” she added.
Read more on our press release.
Tacfi Launch Press Kit.
Apr 14, 2014
Tactile Finance featured in National Mortgage News article: Lenders Enlist Help Ramping up Service Levels
"It is being able to provide a high level of service, being able to do it efficiently and in a way that can differentiate you from your competitors," says Nicole Hamilton, CEO of Tactile Finance, a technology vendor based in New York."
"..the latest update to Tactile Finance's PRO software allows mortgage originators to use social marketing features.
PRO fits the one-to-one marketing paradigm because it allows mortgage originators to show consumers a side-by-side comparison of various loan types and features via remote screen sharing.
The update allows originators to show more loan types and make better comparisons, Hamilton says. Consumers not only understand what their options are, but what the implications of each of the options are.
The social marketing part of the update makes available banners for websites and badges for email or blogs. The banners and badges link to the originator's Tactile Finance website.
Users have told Tactile Finance that they want to market to their customers and referral partners that they are using this product, Hamilton explains.
Apr 4, 2014
Tactile Finance and MBS Highway Announce Partnership
Tactile Finance’s PRO software available to MBS Highway subscription members to speed transactions, increase originations and provide clarity to their mortgage customers.
MBS Highway and Tactile Finance announce a marketing partnership that gives thousands of MBS Highway subscribers access to Tactile Finance PRO software.
“Tactile Finance is an excellent company with a superior product. MBS Highway is excited to offer Tactile Finance’s PRO software to their subscribers, to provide additional value to their members,” said Barry Habib, CEO of MBS Highway.
Read the full press release here.
Mar 3, 2014
Tactile Finance PRO’s New Features Target Mortgage Loan Officers’ Ability to Compete and Increase Referrals
Mortgage sales software provides enhanced loan comparison and marketing features for today’s purchase environment
Tactile Finance announces the release of the newest version of its PRO software for loan officers with enhanced loan comparison and social marketing features. Tactile Finance’s PRO software facilitates and speeds mortgage sales and provides transparency to customers in the mortgage process.
“The new PRO feature release is in direct response to the current mortgage environment where loan officers need to be extremely competitive and set themselves apart from competitors,” said Nicole Hamilton, CEO. “Loan officers committed to a high level of customer service will be able to win in this environment, as they should.”
Feb 21, 2014
Tactile Finance Selected to Present at Finovate Spring 2014
Tactile Finance, a software company that facilitates and speeds mortgage sales and provides transparency to customers in the mortgage process, has been selected to present at Finovate Spring 2014. Finovate Spring is a showcase of the latest and greatest financial and banking technology innovations.
“We are pleased to have been selected. It’s a wonderful opportunity and venue to present our new product to the financial technology community and beyond,” said Nicole Hamilton, CEO of Tactile Finance.
Jan 24, 2014
Tactile Finance featured in Gotham Gal’s blog on real estate investment
In a post about real estate technology investments, Joanne Wilson, aka Gotham Gal, featured Tactile Finance:
"Tactile Finance helps customers navigate complex financial products making it easier not only for the customers but the banks and mortgage brokers in regards to complete transparency. As we all know the mortgage industry has not been so transparent over the past few years. Being able to calculate everything through technology makes total sense. It is a win for real estate buyers."
Dec 31, 2014
Tactile Finance announces Director of Business Development hire
Tactile Finance, a leader in intuitive mortgage software, is pleased to announce the hire of Mark Miskiel as Director of Business Development. The hire marks another growth step for Tactile Finance, as it expands its reach into partnerships with and sales to mortgage companies. Tactile Finance’s software facilitates, speeds and documents mortgage sales transactions and provides transparency to customers in the mortgage process.
Nov 18, 2013
Tactile Finance Featured in Alley Watch
"Meet the Company Disrupting the Mortgage Business: Tactile Finance
Today, we speak with Nicole Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Tactile Finance, a leading mortgage sales platform that provides transparency for both mortgage professionals and their customers."
Nov 11, 2013
Tactile Finance and California Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAMP) Announce Strategic Marketing Partnership
"As mortgage professionals, we strive to provide our consumers with a clear outlook of their financial abilities in terms of buying a home. Tactile Finance’s PRO software provides an invaluable tool which brings life to a homebuyer’s financial picture in understandable, interactive terms,” said Kelly Sherfey, Executive Director of the California Association of Mortgage Professionals."
Oct 29, 2013
Tactile Finance a Springboard "Media/Tech Company to Watch"
"Hailed as the “mint.com of mortgages” Tactile Finance is a product for consumers to understand and adjust their mortgages. The paying customers of the product are banks and large institutions."