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The Shashank Redemption: Immigrant to struggling broker to top originator - image

The Shashank Redemption: Immigrant to struggling broker to top originator

Our CEO, Shashank Shekhar, was featured as the June 2020 cover story for National Mortgage Professional magazine, the country’s most widely-read mortgage publication.

Introducing Rachel: Arcus Lending Creates Mortgage Industry’s First Digital Human - image

Introducing Rachel: Arcus Lending Creates Mortgage Industry’s First Digital Human

“Rachel revolutionizes the online chatbot experience and
supplements the work done by human employees.”

The Fastest-Growing Companies in Silicon Valley That You’ve Never Heard Of - image

The Fastest-Growing Companies in Silicon Valley That You’ve Never Heard Of

Arcus Lending, boasting five stars on Yelp, aims to help customers receive the best mortgage possible, or refinance toward that goal.

How a top originator built a $170-million business one blog post at a time - image

How a top originator built a $170-million business one blog post at a time

Shashank Shekhar is a master of media, with three books to his name, including a number one Amazon bestseller that positioned him as the go-to expert on first-time homebuying.

Closing costs survey: Fees rise, but it’s easier to shop around - image

Closing costs survey: Fees rise, but it’s easier to shop around

“The cost of compliance has gone up,” says Shashank Shekhar, president and CEO of Arcus Lending, in San Jose, California. “So many things have to be tracked and followed, and the cost of that needs to go somewhere.” Still, he says, “I don’t think the fees themselves increase.”

Fixed mortgage rates continue their upward climb - image

Fixed mortgage rates continue their upward climb

Shashank Shekhar, CEO of Arcus Lending, is one who expects rates to go up. “I think higher mortgage rates will continue to be a longer-term trend as the combination of growth and global central bank bond tapering continues,” Shekhar said. “Both of these lower the yield on mortgage-backed securities (MBS), thus increasing the mortgage rates that borrowers get.”