W.R. Starkey Mortgage picks Black Knight's Empower LOS.


Jacksonville, Florida-based Black Knight Financial Services Inc. (BKFS) announced on July 13 that W.R. Starkey Mortgage LLP, Plano, Texas, has signed a contract for Black Knight's Empower[R] loan origination system (LOS). The lender will use the LOS to support its expanding retail originations operation.

The mortgage company will also implement a customer relationship management (CRM) and lead-management solution offered by BKFS that is integrated into one platform called SalesEdge[R]. The solution's lead-management capabilities help lenders manage high volumes of leads from online and direct-marketing efforts. It has a configurable workflow and rules engine to allow lenders to control how leads are distributed and assigned.

Jim Clapp, president of Starkey Mortgage, said, "We were looking for a comprehensive LOS that would offer greater scalability to accommodate our growth strategy."

Starkey is a multistate loan origination company that was established in 2000...

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