KeyBank Mortgage to Implement Black Knight Financial Services' Empower Loan Origination System to Support Its Retail Operations

-- Empower was chosen for its robust functionality, flexibility and ability to integrate with additional mortgage origination solutions

-- KeyBank Mortgage will also implement Exchange, a Web-based platform available through RealEC Technologies, that delivers the largest, fully interconnected network of mortgage industry service providers in the U.S.

Aug 10, 2015, 09:00 ET from Black Knight Financial Services, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: BKFS) announced today that KeyBank, one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, has selected Black Knight's Empower loan origination system (LOS) to support KeyBank Mortgage's expanding operations.

"We are building our residential mortgage business around everything we know about customer satisfaction so we can help our customers to make confident decisions when they select a mortgage," said Mark Danahy, president of KeyBank Mortgage.

"Our customers want banking to be easy and straightforward, and obtaining a mortgage is no exception. Black Knight's suite of products has the flexibility and ability to integrate with additional solutions to support the mortgage origination process. This means we can efficiently expand our retail mortgage business with a streamlined process that provides great customer service."

Empower offers a robust, task-based engine to automate the various processes involved in originating a loan, which will help KeyBank Mortgage increase the productivity of its retail operations and decrease risk by minimizing the number of manual processes, helping to reduce the overall cost per loan. Empower is available as both an ASP- and lender-hosted, Web-based loan origination solution that supports retail, wholesale and consumer direct channels and helps lenders electronically capture, process and close loans.

KeyBank Mortgage will also implement Exchange, an open technology platform that provides integration, data management, decisioning support and workflow management through a 24/7 data exchange that connects more than 17,000 of the mortgage industry's service and solution providers. Exchange is available through RealEC Technologies, a division of Black Knight Financial Services.

"We are pleased that KeyBank Mortgage has selected Empower to help expand its operations and provide great service to its customers," said Jerry Halbrook, president of the Black Knight Origination Technologies division. "Black Knight is proud to offer a full range of origination technologies and analytic tools to help lenders grow and protect their businesses."

About KeyCorp KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $94 billion.

Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses under the name of KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC.

About Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE: BKFS), a Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) company, is the mortgage and finance industries' leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate many of the business processes across the mortgage lifecycle.

Black Knight Financial Services is committed to being the premier business partner that lenders and servicers rely on to achieve their strategic goals, realize greater success and better serve their customers by delivering best-in-class technology, services and insight with a relentless commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and leadership. For more information on Black Knight Financial Services, please visit

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