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National Mortgage Professional Magazine Names United Fidelity Funding Corp. a 2019 Top Mortgage Employer

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Fidelity Funding Corp. (UFF), a rapidly growing national mortgage banker, announced that it was designated a Top Mortgage Employer for 2019 by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine.

FormFree Honored as Top Mortgage Workplace by Mortgage Professional America Magazine

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has been named to Mortgage Professional America’s (MPA) list of Top Mortgage Workplaces. MPA’s inaugural awards program recognized 32 of the best employers in the mortgage industry, which included a mix of lenders, brokers, appraisal management companies and technology vendors.

LBA Ware’s Outstanding Corporate Culture Garners the Firm Multiple Honors as a Top Mortgage Workplace

MACON, Ga., Feb. 21, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that the company has been named a top mortgage workplace by two industry trade publications.

Simplifile Named a Top Mortgage Workplace by Mortgage Professional America

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that it has garnered a spot on the inaugural Top Mortgage Workplace list, sponsored by industry trade publication Mortgage Professional America (MPA).

OpenClose Integrates its LOS with Continuity Programs’ Mortgage CRM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced it has completed an integration with Continuity Programs, Inc.’s cloud-based MyCRMDashboard.com customer relationship management (CRM) software.

Quandis Adds Automated Monitoring Feature to its Military Search Service for SCRA Compliance

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quandis, Inc., a leading default management mortgage technology provider, announced that it incorporated functionality into its Military Search service that empowers clients with the ability to easily customize real-time monitoring data analysis that is more explicit and inclusive in nature, returning the most granular searches in the industry for active military personnel along with detailed reporting.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Jose Palmer in Houston, Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (“EPIC”) announced today that Jose Palmer has joined the firm’s Energy and Marine Practice, within its Property and Casualty operations, as a Principal, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

EPIC Insurance Brokers adds Nikki Howes in Houston TX

HOUSTON, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Nikki Howes has joined the firm’s Energy and Marine Practice, within its Property and Casualty operations, as a Client Advocate, reporting to EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region, KJ Wagner.

Mortgage Capital Trading Scores High Marks in Overall Satisfaction, Lender Loyalty, and Functionality Effectiveness According to Recent Study by STRATMOR Group

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that the 2018 STRATMOR Technology Insight Study rated MCT as the leader in overall satisfaction, lender loyalty, and functionality effectiveness in the production pipeline hedging industry, according to survey respondents.

Specialty Tax Firm KBKG Names John W. Hanning Principal

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG recently promoted John W. Hanning to Principal. John leads a team of engineers and specialists based out of the firm’s Atlanta office that services both the Midwest and Southeast region that stretches from Ohio to Florida.

Mid America Mortgage CEO Jeff Bode Named Top 25 Industry Leader by MReport

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. announced today that CEO Jeff Bode has been named one of MReport’s 2019 “The Top 25 Industry Leaders & Influencers.” As MReport Editor-in-Chief Rachel Williams noted in the December 6 announcement regarding the awards program, “MReport’s Top 25 Industry Leaders list celebrates individuals whose unique perspectives are strengthening the industry’s future.”

Celebrity Travel Mishaps: Even Music and Movie Stars Can Benefit from Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scrolling through the Instagram feeds of famous celebrities might lead to the belief that stars never experience the same travel mishaps that ordinary travelers do. According to Travelinsurance.com, we have more in common with famous jet-setters than we realize, in that celebrities face the same travel troubles that can derail anyone’s vacation.

MReport Magazine Names DocMagic’s Dominic Iannitti a ‘Top 25 Industry Leader and Influencer’

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that MReport magazine has named company president and CEO Dominic Iannitti one of its Top 25 Industry Leaders & Influencers for 2019.

Ward Henderson Management to Sponsor Scholarship Writing Competition

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Feb. 13. 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Taiwan based investment house, Ward Henderson Management is pleased to announce the launch of its annual scholarship essay writing competition. Forming a part of the company’s social responsibility program, the competition aims to encourage academically skilled students completing their final year of secondary school to pursue higher education.

Mary Shah Named Principal at Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc.

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) today announced the appointment of retirement plan consultant Mary Shah as its newest principal. Shah’s promotion recognizes a track record of outstanding client service delivery and business development contributions since joining SBA.

After, Inc. to showcase its latest predictive analytics solutions at the Field Service Medical Conference on Feb. 25-27, 2019

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., the global leader Warranty Analytics Solutions since 2005, will be a major participant in the Field Service Medical Conference on February 25-27, 2019. The company announced today that it plans to introduce a powerful suite of optimization solutions at the conference, designed specifically for Medical Device & Medical Equipment manufacturers, to help reduce the costs and customer satisfaction impacts of unplanned service repairs.

Bank of Southern California Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2018 Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) announced quarterly net income of $2.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $875 thousand in the third quarter of 2018 and $1.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2018, net income was $5.3 million compared to $4.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2017.

American Financial Network Deploys CompenSafe to Provide Real-Time Reporting of Loan Originator Compensation

MACON, Ga., Feb. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, announced today that American Financial Network, Inc. (AFN), a mortgage lender with more than 125 branches nationwide, has adopted CompenSafe to manage loan originator (LO) compensation plans with greater efficiency and transparency.

IDS Caps Off a Successful 2018 with New Mortgage Doc Prep System Functionality, LOS Integrations, and Individual Honors

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it completed 139 updates to its flagship mortgage document preparation platform idsDoc in 2018. These updates were made in response to regulatory, client and investor directives.

American Society of Appraisers (ASA) partners with Anow to give real property appraisers a competitive edge

RED DEER, Alberta and WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Anow, creator of the leading software for real estate appraisal offices, today announced a partnership with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) that gives members a significant discount off Anow’s core appraisal office management platform and early access to the tech firm’s cutting-edge products currently in development.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Names Scott Yates Regional Managing Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has expanded its business development team with the appointment of Scott Yates as Group Managing Director of Branch Sales and Deposit Origination.

ARMCO Named a ‘Top 100 Mortgage Employer’ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine for Third Consecutive Year

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, announced that it was named among National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s annual Top 100 Mortgage Employers list for 2019. This is the third consecutive year the company has been recognized with this distinction.

EPIC Adds Scott Davis as President of National Specialty Practice Group in Nashville

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (‘EPIC’), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of insurance industry veteran Scott Davis as President of EPIC’s National Specialty Practice Group. Davis joins EPIC effective February 5, 2019 and will be based in the firm’s Nashville office.

EPIC Holdings Inc. Closes Acquisition of Integro USA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. (‘EPIC’) today announced the closing of EPIC’s acquisition of Integro Holdings Inc. (substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings). Please see our press release issued on December 17, 2018 that follows for more details and comments on the transaction.

SafeChain Collaborates with Accuity to Secure Real Estate Wire Transfers

COLUMBUS, Ohio, and EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that it has integrated bank data from Accuity, the leading provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, to enhance the security of real estate transactions.

LBA Ware Adds Real-Time Mortgage Compensation Push Notifications to SimpleNexus Mobile Originator App

MACON, Ga., Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that it has completed a partial integration of its compensation platform CompenSafe(TM) with SimpleNexus’s enterprise digital mortgage solution. As a result, LOs will be able to receive real-time push notifications on calculated loan commissions directly through the SimpleNexus app.

Restaurant Results and Outlook Survey: Over 700 Independent Operators Share Their 2018 Results and Plans for 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2019 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey. This is the third consecutive Outlook Report which summarizes input gathered from over 700 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their 2018 financial performance, as well as their optimism about 2019.

FormFree President Faith Schwartz to Kick Off NEXT Mortgage Conference with Address on Succeeding in a Transitional Mortgage Market

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that Acting President Faith Schwartz will kick off the upcoming NEXT mortgage technology summit for women, which will take place February 7-8, 2019, at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas, Texas. Schwartz’s address, “Winning in a Transitional Market,” will take place on Thursday, February 7, from 8:20-8:50 a.m. CT on the event’s main stage.

National Mortgage Professional Magazine Designates OpenClose a Top Mortgage Employer for the Third Consecutive Year

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that it was selected as a 2019 Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine for the third straight year.

Nevada Now E-recording Statewide with Simplifile

PROVO, Utah and CARSON City, Nev., Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that Mineral County, Nev., has adopted its e-recording service.

Bank of Southern California NA Appoints John E. Chung as Group Managing Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of John Chung as Group Managing Director of Business Banking. He will be responsible for leading the team’s impact of meeting the banking needs of small to medium sized businesses throughout Southern California.

Advanced Mediation Solutions and Princeton Financial Group Announce Partnership for High Net Worth Divorces

HADDONFIELD, N.J., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Advanced Mediation Solutions (AMS) and Princeton Financial Group are pleased to announce that they have teamed up to handle divorces for high net worth couples in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

NotaryCam Helps East Texas Title Complete Its First Remote Online Closing

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, the pioneering and market leader in remote online notarization and mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that East Texas Title has executed its first remote online closing (ROC(TM)) in Texas since the state’s remote online notarization law went into effect. The transaction, which was executed using NotaryCam’s eClose360 eClosing platform, was performed on behalf of a couple currently located in Colorado and selling their property in Longview, Texas.

One of the Largest Independent Title Companies in Texas Expands Use of SafeWire to All 25 Offices

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that Providence Title, one of the largest independent title companies in Texas, has expanded its deployment of SafeWire to include all 25 offices throughout the state. Moving forward, Providence Title’s network of agents will use SafeWire to verify the identities of transaction participants, authenticate bank account ownership as well as securely store and transmit wiring instructions.

Cloudvirga’s Kyle Kamrooz named top mortgage professional under 40 for second consecutive year

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that company Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz has been named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s list of the 40 most influential mortgage professionals under 40 for the second year in a row.

EPIC’s Jim Williford and Wilson Long to Present on Insurance Coverage Gaps at 2019 International Roofing Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Construction Risk Services Jim Williford and Principal Wilson Long will present at International Roofing Expo on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:45 a.m. at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

EPIC to Sponsor Generations Family Business Conference in Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it will sponsor the Generations Family Business Conference on Feb. 11-12 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Matic Helps Servicers Shave Nearly 6 percent Off Homeowners’ Monthly Mortgage Costs in 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, the digital homeowners insurance marketplace built for mortgage servicers and lenders, reduced homeowners’ monthly mortgage costs an average of 5.5 percent in 2018 by delivering average per-household homeowners insurance savings of $517. The announcement comes on the heels of a year marked by rapid growth for Matic, which helped homeowners identify $124 million in savings over the course of quoting homeowners insurance for over $180 billion worth of residential real estate.

Digital mortgage provider Cloudvirga closes 2018 with customers producing nearly $200B in loan volume, secures $50m in capital

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, closed the books on 2018 with a 54 percent year-over-year increase in mortgage loan volume processed through its intelligent Mortgage Platform(TM). The strong 2018 results topped a long list of achievements.

Bon Voyage! 5 Tips for Cruisers Purchasing Vacation Travel Insurance in 2019

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wave Season, the time of year when the majority of cruise vacations are booked, is upon us and with it the need for cruisers to consider travel insurance, according to TravelInsurance.com. While most cruises go off without a hitch, Mother Nature can throw a variety of unexpected hiccups into a cruise vacation. This can include hurricanes or other storms, missing the ship due to travel mishaps either at home or at your destination city, or succumbing to an illness or injury on board.