NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BNY Mellon Corporate Trust has introduced an eVault service that will allow it to receive, process and store electronic mortgage documents on behalf of its clients, significantly improving all stages in the life-cycle of a loan. eVault is an industry-changing innovation that enables the company to provide certification, safekeeping and status reporting for electronically created and signed mortgage documents. By transforming the current paper-based process into one that is completely electronic, eVault boosts efficiency, creates transparency by making it easier for participants to see data and exchange information and, since the need for couriers and manual entry have been eliminated, allows faster delivery to the secondary market. "We're excited to be redefining the role of a document custodian through our introduction of eVault, a service that changes how mortgage documents are generated and handled," said Rick Stanley, executive vice president and head of structured credit at BNY Mellon Corporate Trust. "Documents no longer have to be printed on paper to be signed, and they don't have to be manually shipped or physically stored. By making the mortgage process fully electronic, eVault allows lenders to reduce their costs through automation." The move toward a paperless environment is one that is supported and being driven by the mortgage industry itself, as demonstrated by the creation of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS), an electronic way to easily identify and track individual mortgage loans and the information related to those loans. "By using electronic commerce, eVault eliminates paper and helps streamline the mortgage process, which is one of the goals of MERS," Stanley added. "As one of the industry's largest document custodians, we will work with MERS and the other utilities driving this electronic movement to continue to develop what the custodial role should be in the future."