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Myers Internet Inc. is now 10 years old. Myers was founded by
online mortgage pioneers Warren Myer and Lovina Worick. Worick
originated the first online mortgage using Internet newsgroups in
August 1992, and Myer set up the first mortgage Web site in April
Warren Myer, an Indian immigrant, came to the United States in
1984 with less than $500. After obtaining his Masters of Science in
computer science from the University of Delaware and his MBA in
finance from the University of Chicago, Myer worked in engineering
and sales positions for leading computer companies. He started his
mortgage brokerage company after being laid off in 1992.
Worick and Myer worked together in the mortgage business in
1992. They joined forces again to start the first mortgage Web
site-hosting company in 1995.
Today, Myers Internet is the dominant provider of Web sites to
mortgage originators, hosting more than 5,000 mortgage sites with
an estimated 40 percent market share.
"With the onset of the Internet, we watched brokers' margins
shrink and knew that brokers would have to either increase
production or decrease the time spent on each loan. This is where
the Web came into the picture," said Worick.
"We have been working on our next generation technology to
dramatically improve mortgage and real estate Web sites," said
Myer. "In November 2004, we released Webbuilder 2.0 to the real
estate industry, and our sales doubled immediately. In June 2005,
we will be releasing Webbuilder 3.0 to the mortgage industry. We
believe that Webbuilder 3.0 will help us increase our market share
from 40 percent to 60 percent in the next two years."
Also on the list of recent product enhancements is the
interest-only rate search option added to its multi-lender platform
(MLP). MLP provides customized rate quotes, which include monthly
payments, closing costs and annual percentage rates, to consumers
utilizing a database of wholesale rates from nationwide lenders.
Originators may mark up wholesale rates by adding their fee and
closing costs. Consumers answer a few simple questions and are able
to obtain rates quickly. This upgrade will be offered free of
charge to MLP clients.
"As part of our 10-year anniversary celebration, we will be
providing Webbuilder 3.0 to our clients as a free upgrade," said
Worick. "Webbuilder 3.0 was created to allow our clients to make
instantaneous updates to their sites. Most of our high-end products
already allow for this; now our Web sites will too."
For more information, visit www.myers.com.