• Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon

    Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon

    Google is now a licensed mortgage broker in California. The company today launched a mortgage comparison tool for home shoppers in California, with support for more states coming soon. Today’s announcement doesn’t come as a major surprise, given that the company already signaled its intentions to launch this product earlier this year. Read More

  • LendingTree Wants To Be Your Financial Advisor And Your Mortgage Marketplace

    The online mortgage industry is chock full of online platforms that match buyers and lenders. Although lending has slowed and credit is tight, sites like LendingTree, Bankrate, SmartHippo and other sites still provide a valuable marketplace for finding mortgages for those who still qualify. LendingTree, which was spun off from parent company IAC in 2007, is overhauling its site to offer more… Read More

  • Tree.com Acquires Mint Competitor Thrive

    New York-based Loudwater Labs has sold the assets of its online personal finance management application Thrive to Tree.com (Nasdaq:TREE), the company behind services such as the formerly IAC-owned LendingTree and RealEstate.com. This means that the publicly listed Tree.com now has a very good resource in its hands as well as sufficient reach to give Mint and other personal finance management… Read More

  • Zillow Disrupts Lending Market With Mortgage Marketplace

    Zillow, the site where you can find pricing estimates and other info about houses around the United States, aims to disrupt the online lending market with the launch of its Mortgage Marketplace. The marketplace is a free service that hooks lenders up with borrowers. It works very much as Zicasso does for travelers (see our review of that service here). Borrowers submit just the essentials… Read More