AGOURA HILLS, CA, January 11, 2012 — Interthinx announced today that it will continue its audio podcast “Direct from DC” featuring Ann Fulmer. The company began the monthly four-minute program a year ago to shed light on legislative and regulatory developments in Washington that would impact the mortgage lending industry. Ann Fulmer is vice president of industry relations at Interthinx.
"We enjoy the ‘Direct from DC’ podcast and appreciate getting Ann's take on the news from Washington and what it might mean to our business,” said Christine C. Rhea, president of Mortgage Investors Group, Knoxville, Tenn. “The podcast format is convenient, and we look forward to receiving the program."
“The podcast has been a great tool for sharing information with the industry,” Fulmer said. “I enjoyed creating the show, and I’m pleased the company will continue to produce the program.”
According to a 2011 study conducted by Edison Research and Arbitron entitled “The Infinite Dial 2011, Navigating Digital Platforms,” 25 percent of all Americans have listened to at least one audio podcast, and 31 million Americans have listened to a podcast within the past month. Similar to Internet radio, audio podcasting has grown over the past few years, especially among busy executives who can listen to a podcast while working.
“The ‘Direct from DC’ podcast contributes directly to our mission of providing critical information to risk managers in the home lending industry,” said Mike Zwerner, vice president of Interthinx. “Our company has a reputation for successfully connecting with our clients by providing information in creative ways.”
Interthinx, a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) subsidiary, is a leading national provider of comprehensive risk mitigation solutions focusing on mortgage fraud, collateral risk and valuation, regulatory compliance, forensic loan audit services, loss mitigation, and loss forecasting. With more than 20 years of experience in customizable risk evaluation technology, Interthinx offers proven and effective predictive analytics to the residential mortgage industry through its experience with millions of loan applications and fraud incident data from thousands of monthly loan reviews. Throughout the mortgage life cycle, the Interthinx suite of services can increase the value of client portfolios with its comprehensive and holistic approach to loan quality and compliance. Winner of multiple awards for technology, Interthinx helps clients reduce risk, increase operational efficiencies, satisfy regulator demands, manage data verification, remain compliant, and mitigate loan buybacks. The Interthinx quarterly Mortgage Fraud Risk Report is a standard for the financial services industry. For more information, visit www.interthinx.com or call 1-800-333-4510.