W.R. Starkey Mortgage, LLP Selects Black Knight Financial Services' Empower Loan Origination System and SalesEdge Solution to Support Expanding Retail Operations

-- Empower was chosen for its scalability and continuous updates to support regulatory requirements.

-- Starkey Mortgage will implement SalesEdge, a Web-based to help with lead management and customer relationship management.

Jul 13, 2015, 09:00 ET from Black Knight Financial Services, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: BKFS) announced today that W.R. Starkey Mortgage, LLP, a multi-state loan origination company, has signed a contract for Black Knight's Empower loan origination system (LOS) to support Starkey Mortgage's retail banking operations. Additionally, Starkey Mortgage will implement SalesEdge, a Web-based solution that integrates both lead management and customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities within one complete platform.

 "We were looking for a comprehensive LOS that would offer greater scalability to accommodate our growth strategy," said Jim Clapp, president of Starkey Mortgage. "With its proven success and continuous updates to support regulatory requirements, we felt the Empower system was the right choice to help us expand our originations operations." 

Using Empower's robust, task-based workflow orchestration engine to automate the various processes involved in originating a loan, Starkey Mortgage expects to increase the productivity of its retail operations and decrease risk by minimizing the number of manual processes. Empower, which is available as both an ASP- and lender-hosted loan origination and Web portal solution, supports retail, wholesale and consumer direct channels and helps lenders electronically capture, process and close loans.

"I am confident that Empower can support Starkey's efforts to be compliant and achieve greater efficiencies across the loan origination process," said Jerry Halbrook, president of Black Knight's Origination Technologies division. "We are pleased that Starkey Mortgage has chosen to work with us, and are committed to providing the systems and service to support its growing business."

To help drive business growth, Starkey Mortgage selected Black Knight's SalesEdge to improve sales efficiency, reveal new sales opportunities, allow for quicker response times and provide the ability to convert inquiries into applications.

SalesEdge's lead management capabilities help lenders manage high volumes of incoming leads from various online and direct marketing efforts. Using the solution's configurable workflow and rules engine, lenders can control how leads are distributed and assigned.

With SalesEdge's CRM functionality, lenders can develop and manage their long-term referral sources, classify partners by productivity levels or business type and monitor the status of any referred lead, as well as create and schedule marketing campaigns.

About W.R. Starkey Mortgage, LLP

W.R. Starkey Mortgage, LLP, NMLSR# 2146, is a multi-state loan origination company headquartered in Plano, TX. Established in 2000, Starkey Mortgage offers a diverse set of mortgage products, including conventional, FHA and VA, jumbo, renovation, and more. Starkey Mortgage's mission is making home ownership a reality by putting people first and in doing so, building long-term relationships that last a lifetime. For more information about W.R. Starkey Mortgage, LLP, visit www.starkeymortgage.com.

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 www.BKFS.com.

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