Tech CU selects The FirstClose Report™ for its home equity business

Providing instant title, valuation, flood, tax and lien protection insurance

AUSTIN, TX (November 7, 2016) — FirstClose announced today that Technology Credit Union (Tech CU) has chosen The FirstClose Report™ to support its home equity products. The FirstClose Report provides title search, flood certification, valuation and property information with lien protection insurance instantly and offers credit union lending divisions all they need to review and approve these loans.

As one of the Bay Area’s largest credit unions, Tech CU provides innovative financial products for all stages of its members’ lives, including personal banking, wealth management, private banking, commercial lending and business banking. The company serves more than 75,000 members including employees from many of Silicon Valley’s top companies. It’s one more, from a long list of financial institutions that view The FirstClose Report as a tool that can help them compete more successfully.

With The FirstClose Report, lending institutions can receive all the data they need to qualify applicants instantly, thereby reducing closing times from 40+ days to less than 10 days, lowering costs by 40% on average, and reducing risk with $500,000 of A+ XIII rated lien protection insurance per loan.

“Tech CU wanted to get on the express lane to lower costs, quicker turn-times and shorter closing time frames and saw The FirstClose Report as a way to make that happen,” said Timothy R. Smith, Chief Revenue Officer of FirstClose.

“The FirstClose Report will enable us to work more efficiently and effectively, which ultimately benefits our members — helping to improve their experience,” stated Angie Hernandez, SVP, Retail Credit Administration at Tech CU.

For more information about FirstClose and to receive a sample report visit

About FirstClose

FirstClose is a highly respected provider of best-in-class property & borrower data intelligence and settlement services nationwide. We specialize in delivering a powerful web app and LOS plugin that is the industry’s first and only home equity and refi tool that offers everything from application to servicing (credit score, valuation, title, tax, flood, closing and recording) on one easy-to-navigate platform. In addition, we deliver simplified vendor management by consolidating vendors and products on this one platform. FirstClose makes it easy to identify and repair the gaps where lender profits can be maximized. For more information on FirstClose, Your ONE Solutions for Property & Borrower Data Intelligence, call 877.677.3282 or visit

About Tech CU

Tech CU ( is a $2 billion credit union serving more than 75,000 members throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. A federally insured, not-for-profit organization, we put the financial interests of our members ahead of shareholder profit by helping members achieve their financial goals on their terms and by sharing the benefits of our growth. And, with mobile and online banking, 65,000+ surcharge-free ATMs worldwide (more than Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo combined) and convenient branch access to our financial experts, Tech CU makes 24/7 banking easy and empowering.


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Founder & President

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