Aspire Home Loans Signs Contract for Black Knight’s Innovative Empower Loan Origination System and Suite of Origination Performance Solutions, Including Surefire CRM

JACKSONVILLE, Florida., January 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE: BKI) announced that Aspire Home Loans LLC, a Nashvilleindependent mortgage banker, signed a contract to implement Black Knight Empower LOS and integrated origination performance solutions, including Surefire customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation systems. These advanced capabilities will support first mortgages for Aspire Home Loans’ retail lending channel and help improve the borrower experience, support their employees and drive business growth.

“We have been impressed with the automation of extinction processes offered by Black Knight’s Empower system, which will provide significant support to our lending team and improve our borrowers’ experience,” said President and CEO. the management of Aspire Home Loans. Brian Hill. “When we learned that the Optimal Blue pricing engine was being added to Black Knight’s suite of origination solutions, it made sense for us to leverage an integrated suite of capabilities that will help us generate more loans, reduce costs, increase operational efficiency and accelerate turnaround times.”

Empower’s “streamlined processing” automates many of the tasks associated with loan origination with minimal human intervention. The Empower system actively monitors key data changes – or lack thereof – throughout the lending process and triggers the execution of automated or manual tasks based on logic configurable by the lender. This advanced automation helps to further mitigate lender risk and increase data integrity.

Aspire Home Loans will leverage the full power of Black Knight’s digital ecosystem by implementing Black Knight’s suite of integrated origination technologies, data and analytics solutions to deliver superior performance. These include artificial intelligence and machine learning for document classification and indexing; a point-of-sale solution that improves the mortgage application process for borrowers and loan officers; a comprehensive fee service to help mitigate fee cures; reliable property tax data; connectivity with the largest online network of lenders and service providers in the country; a digital fence solution with e-delivery and e-signature capabilities; automated state and federal compliance validation testing; floodplain determination and reporting services; Web API for automated real-time data transactions; and an actionable intelligence solution that provides instant access to insights from multiple data sources to help predict and monitor pipeline, productivity, cycle time, and pull-through.

The bank will also implement Surefire’s mortgage-specific customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation capabilities to further enhance its customer engagements. Its intuitive, automated workflows and award-winning personalized content inspire emotional connections with customers, help Aspire Home Loans increase sales, and improve recovery and retention.

Aspire Home Loans will also continue to use the Optimal Blue product, Black Knight’s industry-leading Eligibility and Pricing Engine (PPE), which helps the lender quickly provide borrowers with the right product at the best price for a wide variety of mortgage financing scenarios. The Optimal Blue PPE provides comprehensive functionality, improves workflow efficiency, and enables mortgage lenders to stay competitive and more confidently execute profitable lending strategies.

“Empower is the right size and configurability for lenders of all sizes, including independent mortgage bankers like Aspire Home Loans,” said Rich Gagliano, President, Black Knight Origination Technologies. “By using the Empower system and its full suite of integrated solutions, Aspire Home Loans will be in an excellent position to grow quickly, let its loan officers focus more on customers and higher-level tasks, and offer borrowers lower rates. competitive and digital capabilities. they’ve come to expect.”

About Aspire Home Loans
Based at Nashville, Tennessee., Aspire Home Loans is a private independent mortgage banking company that aspires to improve the efficiency of the mortgage industry by implementing innovative strategies. Our innovative strategies allow us to manage and service larger production volumes at lower costs to finance favorable consumer rates while maintaining exceptional service. Aspire looks forward to becoming one of the nation’s leading mortgage lenders in the years to come.

About the Dark Knight
Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE: BKI) is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that drives innovation in the mortgage and real estate lending and servicing industries, as well as in capital markets and secondary. Businesses leverage our robust integrated solutions across the homeownership lifecycle to help retain existing customers, win new customers, mitigate risk and operate more efficiently.

Our customers rely on our proven, comprehensive, and scalable products and our unwavering commitment to providing superior customer support to achieve their strategic goals and better serve their customers. For more information about Black Knight, please visit

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