NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2016—Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today affirmed its ‘MOR RV1’ residential vendor ranking for ClearCapital.com, Inc. (Clear Capital) as a residential vendor in the asset valuation market. Morningstar’s forecast for the ranking remains Stable.
Morningstar’s affirmed ranking reflects its assessment of Clear Capital’s operational infrastructure and client-driven performance results in its duties as a residential vendor producing asset valuations. The Stable forecast for the residential vendor ranking reflects the company’s pervasive risk-management culture incorporating audit, quality assurance, compliance, and legal oversight across the enterprise.
During the past year, Clear Capital strengthened its accounting controls, deepened its compliance personnel, and expanded its information technology management team. Additionally, the company has settled into its new Reno, Nevada headquarters, providing additional recruiting opportunities as the company continues to grow its business footprint. The company has developed strong vendor-selection criteria and vendor-rating standards that effectively measure vendor performance as reflected in its execution of service-level agreements with its customers. Clear Capital’s proprietary technology provides the company with a flexible platform from which to embed comprehensive quality-assurance standards in work orders completed by vendors. Additionally, the technology provides a comprehensive rating system for evaluating the quality of work by both external vendors and internal quality-assurance staff. Clear Capital has developed enterprisewide policies and procedures to ensure the consistent application of company practices. A pervasive training and continuing-education culture provides advancement opportunities for staff and management while minimizing turnover. Clear Capital’s flexible business model and technology provide the company with a platform to help pursue opportunistic market growth and a diversified business strategy.
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