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New Legislation Enables Massachusetts Jurisdictions to Electronically Record Land Court Documents

PROVO, Utah, April 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that it is now electronically recording Land Court documents in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the first time.

Mid America Mortgage Purchases $2.7 Billion in Mortgage Servicing Rights

ADDISON, Texas, April 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has acquired the mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) for $2.7 billion in government loans. The portfolio includes a number of delinquent VA- and FHA-insured loans.

Jim Paul Joins Bank of Southern California N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that Jim Paul has joined the Bank as Vice President, Business Banking at the Del Mar Corporate office. He will primarily focus on building new client relationships for the bank.

Recently Formed Ventana Home Mortgage, LLC Partners with OpenClose to Help Launch its New Mortgage Conduit Business

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an enterprise-class, multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage software solutions provider, announced that Ventana Home Mortgage, LLC a residential mortgage conduit aggregator with a focus on the non-QM market, has signed with the company to utilize its OC Correspondent(TM) module. The web-based, turnkey solution will fully automate Ventana’s new conduit business, and is expected to do so in less than 45 days.

Digital Security Tips for Travelers from Travel Insurance Site TravelInsurance.com

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — You may be traveling far from home this summer, but hackers with access to your digital data are only a few keystrokes away from your bank account, credit cards and overall identity, says TravelInsurance.com. The development of new digital technologies has opened up new opportunities for travelers, but at the same time has increased exposure to scams and security risks while on the road.

Simplifile Hires Toni Carroll as National Settlement Account Manager

PROVO, Utah, April 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced it has hired title and settlement industry veteran Toni Carroll as national settlement account manager. In this position, Carroll will maintain and improve Simplifile’s settlement software vendor relationships while supporting the sales effort to deliver Settlement Collaboration to the real estate industry.

Mortgage Capital Trading Adds Cara Krause to its Growing Sales Team

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that Cara Krause has joined the company as regional sales director. Ms. Krause will handle business development efforts and client management for new lender clients in the Northeast region of the country.

ARMCO’s Web-based ACES Audit Technology Brings New Efficiencies to The Barrent Group’s Mortgage Quality Assurance Offering

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced that its ACES (Automated Compliance and Evaluation System) Audit Technology has streamlined quality control (QC) loan reviews for The Barrent Group, a rapidly growing provider of outsourced loan quality assurance reviews and services. ARMCO’s solution significantly reduces The Barrent Group’s auditing times, reduces risk, ensures compliance and streamlines its mortgage quality control process for clients.

The Mortgage Collaborative Partners with Blend to Enhance the Mortgage Experience with Digital, Automated Platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced a partnership with Blend, a Silicon Valley technology company bringing mortgages into the modern age, to deliver a digital mortgage experience that is fast, simple and secure to its network of small, mid-sized, and community-based lenders.

Texas Capital Bank Implements DocMagic’s Total eClose Solution for eWarehouse Lending

TORRANCE, Calif., April 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Texas Capital Bank has implemented its Total eClose(TM) solution. This implementation enables the bank to function as an eWarehouse lender. They can now accept and fund eNotes from its lender customers that want to drastically speed up the process of closing and selling loans.

The Mortgage Collaborative President and Vice Chairman David G. Kittle Issues Statement Supporting Mortgage Bankers Association GSE Reform Proposal

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On behalf of its network of lenders, David G. Kittle, CMB, president and vice chairman, The Mortgage Collaborative, has issued the following statement on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) release of its GSE Reform proposal, “GSE Reform: Creating a Sustainable, More Vibrant Secondary Mortgage Market”:

ReverseVision Expands RV University (RVU) with 3-Day Live Training Course that Accelerates Reverse Mortgage Loan Originator Success

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced the expansion of its RV University (RVU) education and training program with the addition of a three-day Accelerated Loan Originator Training course available live each month at ReverseVision’s San Diego training facility.

PRMI Improves Mortgage QC Audit Efficiency Using Insight RDM from TRK Connection

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TRK Connection, a leading provider of mortgage quality control and origination management solutions, announced that Salt Lake City-based Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. (PRMI) has experienced significant improvement in the efficiency of its mortgage quality control (QC) auditing process. PRMI was the first mortgage lender to leverage Insight Risk and Defect Management (RDM), TRK’s flagship mortgage QC audit platform, for its in-house pre-funding and post-closing loan audits.

Greyling’s Gregg Bundschuh and Kent Collier to present at April 2017 Risk Management Conferences

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that managing principal Gregg Bundschuh and client executive and professional services risk consultant Kent Collier of Greyling Insurance Brokerage – a Division of EPIC, are among the featured risk management and insurance professionals presenting at two high profile events targeting the needs of large Construction and Design firms.

Be Alert for a Job Offer You Can’t Refuse: ‘Unpaid Caregiver,’ Warns Long-Term Care Leader ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “America faces a senior health crisis that is also an employment crisis,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies. In most U.S. households an out-of-the-blue “job offer” will suddenly appear.

PCLender and Mortgage Capital Trading Integrate Solutions and Services

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that it has completed an integration between its secondary marketing solution and PCLender’s loan origination system (LOS). The integration seamlessly transmits critical hedge pipeline data, saving time and enhancing information security.

DIB Funding, Inc. Announces a Billion Dollar Liquidity Partnership with Digitas Bank to Launch Worldwide Distribution of ‘DIBCOIN’

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today DIB Funding, Inc., the creators of the digital currency known as DIBCOIN, is proud to announce a billion-dollar liquidity partnership with Digitas Bank. This partnership will immediately give present and future DIBCOIN holders the ability to deposit and withdraw DIBCOIN and FIAT currency in a single transaction and with complete financial privacy.

The Capacity Group – an EPIC Company adds Jeanne Braun as President of Health Care Strategy Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., MAHWAH, N.J., LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capacity Group of NY LLC (CGNY), a division of The Capacity Group – an EPIC Company and a retail property & casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefit consultant, announced today that Jeanne Braun has joined the firm as president of CGNY’s newly established Health Care Strategy Group.

Twelve 11 Media Names Kristin Messerli Managing Editor of Mortgage Women Magazine

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Twelve 11 Media, the Publisher of “Mortgage Women Magazine” and “Mortgage Compliance Magazine,” announced today that Kristin Messerli has been named Managing Editor of Mortgage Women Magazine. Kristin officially started on April 1, 2017 and the May-June 2017 issue of “Mortgage Women Magazine” will be the first issue produced under Kristin’s leadership.

EPIC’s Dan Houston to Present Best Practices on Data Breach Response at Georgia PRIMA’s Risk Management Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., April 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Principal Dr. Dan Houston will present at Georgia Public Risk Management Association’s (PRIMA) Annual Education Series on Wednesday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, Georgia.

HousingWire Designates Quandis a 2017 HW TECH100 Mortgage Technology Vendor

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., April 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quandis, Inc., a leading default management mortgage technology provider, announced that it has been named a top 100 mortgage technology provider by HousingWire for 2017. The annual HW TECH100(TM) list honors the most innovative and progressive technology firms in the U.S. housing economy.

Traffk Signs Contract with David Brown of CHEQS, LLC

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Traffk(TM) LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. David Brown to the expanding Traffk team. Brown will fill the role of Market President, serving Traffk’s payer and health solutions market. Traffk modernizes the insurance underwriting process with more accurate data insights and risk profiling, allowing risk-bearing companies or health plans to manage profitability.

Sunshine Capital Inc. Announces That The Company’s Use of ‘DIBCOIN’ Was Described as ‘Genius’ in a Forbes Article

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (OTC-Pink:SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that the Company’s business plan, e.g. using DIBCOIN to purchase assets, has been described as “Genius” by Forbes.com contributor Peter J. Reilly.

HLP to Offer Automated Asset Verification through Partnership with AccountChek by FormFree

BALTIMORE, Md., April 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HLP today announced it will integrate FormFree’s AccountChek(TM) automated asset verification service into its communication platform, making it easier for consumers and HUD-certified, nonprofit housing counselors to apply for loan modifications and other options to avoid foreclosure.

DocMagic Achieves 42 Percent Growth in 2016

TORRANCE, Calif., April 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, reported a 42 percent increase in revenue for 2016. The company credits its growth to the mortgage industry’s demand for products that enable TRID compliance, eSignatures and eClosings. This is the second consecutive year that DocMagic’s revenue has increased by roughly 40 percent.

Atlantic Coast Mortgage Chooses ReverseVision’s RVX Loan Origination Software for New HECM Division

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Atlantic Coast Mortgage (ACM) has selected RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS) to support its new home-equity conversion mortgage (HECM) division.

EPIC’s Mark Millard and Michael Turk to present at 2017 Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principals Mark Millard and Michael Turk are among the featured risk management and insurance professionals who will be presenting at the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition being held in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 23-26.

Melyn Acasio Joins Bank of Southern California, N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that Melyn Acasio has joined the Bank as Vice President, Client Relationship Manager at the Del Mar Corporate office. She will primarily focus on building new client relationships for the bank.

DocMagic Named to HW TECH100 List for the Fourth Straight Year

TORRANCE, Calif., March 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it was designated to HousingWire’s HW100(TM) for the fourth year in a row. DocMagic was recognized for its contributions in loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Uses DIBCOIN to retire all Corporate Debt at a Rate of $1 Per Coin

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (OTC-Pink:SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that all corporate debts of the Company have been paid using DIBCOIN at a rate of $1 per DIBCOIN. The debts include the remaining convertible debt notes and management salaries for the next 12 months. Using DIBCOIN as a form of payment protects our shareholders’ ownership in the company from being diluted.

HousingWire Names Mortgage Capital Trading a 2017 HW TECH100™ Technology Provider for the First Time

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that it was designated a top 100 mortgage technology firm by HousingWire for the first time ever. The annual HW TECH100(TM) is designed to recognize the most innovative technology companies in the U.S. housing economy.

FormFree Founder Brent Chandler Named ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association

ATLANTA, Ga., March 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that its Founder and President Brent Chandler was one of five mortgage technology innovators recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) in its 2017 MBA Insights Tech All-Stars award. The award, now in its 16th year, recognizes “industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions in mortgage technology.”

Simplifile VP Nancy Alley Honored as ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association

PROVO, Utah, March 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that Simplifile Vice President of Strategic Planning Nancy Alley was one of five mortgage technology innovators honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2017 MBA Insights Tech All-Star.

Asset-Level Lease Accounting Webinar to be Hosted by LeaseAccelerator

GREAT FALLS, Va., March 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LeaseAccelerator announced today that it will be hosting an educational webinar on Asset-level lease accounting and its role in implementing ASC 842 and IFRS 16. The new lease accounting standards, introduced last year, will require companies to track real estate, equipment, and embedded leases as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets by end of 2018.

Maxwell’s Mortgage Automation Experience Enhanced with The Work Number from Equifax

DENVER, Colo., March 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maxwell, the emerging leader of digital mortgage automation software, unveiled today a partnership with Equifax Inc., a global information solutions provider, that will provide Maxwell customers and their borrowers with a faster, more seamless experience, beginning with automated employment and income verification through its proprietary database, The Work Number(R) (TWN).

Phil McCall of ARMCO Wins Prestigious 2017 Tech All-Star Award from the Mortgage Banking Association

CHICAGO, Ill., March 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Technology Conference & Expo — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced that Chief Operating Officer Phil McCall has won the Mortgage Banking Association’s (MBA) 2017 Tech All-Star Award.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces That DIBCOIN Has Been Approved to Trade on the Livecoin Exchange

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announces that DIBCOIN, has been approved for trading on the Livecoin platform. DIBCOIN will commence trading on April 3, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. (EST/EDT).

Mortgage Automation Pioneer cloudvirga Raises $15 Million in Series B Funding

IRVINE, Calif., March 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(SM), developer of the automated, cloud-based intelligent Mortgage Platform(R) (iMP), announced today it has raised $15 million in a series B funding round led by Incenter, a Blackstone Group portfolio company. The new funding will support cloudvirga as it scales its technology and expands its product offerings.

TravelInsurance.com On The London Terror Attack and Travel Insurance Coverage

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When terrorism struck London yesterday, many travelers were left with unanswered questions about how their travel plans and in-process trips would be affected. If you hold an existing travel insurance plan with a cancellation provision for terrorist events, TravelInsurance.com suggests that you contact your issuer for complete coverage details.

EPIC Insurance’s Suzannah Gill and Carl Pilger to Present at SOAHR SHRM-Atlanta HR 2017 Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., March 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill and Director of Employee Benefits Compliance Carl Pilger will present at SOAHR, SHRM-Atlanta’s 27th Annual HR Conference, on Wednesday, March 29 at 2:40 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Ga.

Bank of England Mortgage Helps Customers Get More Out of Retirement with Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) and ReverseVision Technology

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, today announced that Bank of England (BOE) Mortgage, a nationwide mortgage lender based in England, Arkansas, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination software (LOS) to support its growing Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) division.

Cloudvirga Introduces AccountChek Automated Asset Verification into Its intelligent Mortgage Platform

ATLANTA, Ga., March 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that cloudvirga(SM), developer of the automated, cloud-based intelligent Mortgage Platform(R) (iMP), has selected AccountChek(TM) for automated asset verification. Cloudvirga’s custom integration of AccountChek into the iMP collects borrower account information early in the loan application process and offers a seamless asset verification experience.

LBA Ware Adds Matthew Marshall as Solutions Consultant

MACON, Ga., March 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced it has hired Matthew Marshall as a solutions consultant to support the firm’s sales efforts. In this role, Marshall will be responsible for articulating the value proposition of LBA Ware’s solutions.

Qualia Now Integrated with FNTG’s AgentTRAX System for Title Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced it has integrated the agentTRAX portal from Fidelity National Title Group (FNTG) into its settlement platform. Through this integration, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title and Fidelity National Title agents can issue Closing Protection Letters (CPLs) and generate policy jackets directly through the Qualia system.

EPIC’s Chuck Simpson to Speak at Distribution Contractors Association’s Annual Safety Congress

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Risk Control Consultant Chuck Simpson will speak at Distribution Contractors Association’s (DCA) Annual Safety Congress on Wednesday, March 29 at 8:30 a.m. at Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, La.

DocMagic Ranked a ‘Top 100 Mortgage Employer’ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine for Second Consecutive Year

TORRANCE, Calif., March 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it was named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s annual “Top 100 Mortgage Employers” list for 2017. This is the second consecutive year that DocMagic has earned placement on the annual list.

Lender Price to Unveil the Lender Price Marketplace at 2017 NAMB East Association of Mortgage Professionals Convention

PASADENA, Calif., March 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions announced today that it is launching the Lender Price Marketplace at the 2017 NAMB East Association of Mortgage Professionals Convention exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16 – 18.

It’s Tax Time, and Millions Could Miss Sizeable Deductions for Long-Term Care Insurance, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re considering long-term care insurance, or already have a policy, “Tax time is a good time to look for help from Uncle Sam,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies. “And the help you get could be more than negligible.”

Traffk Acquires Capsci Health’s Mobile Technology

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Traffk(TM), the Los Angeles art district-based insurance technology company, is excited to announce the acquisition of Portland, Ore.-based Capsci Health. Capsci Health’s HIPAA compliant, mobile technology platform personalizes health plan members’ benefits, allowing them direct access to their plan’s benefits, ID cards, preferred providers and telemedicine.

Qualia Connects to AgentNet from First American for Integrated Title Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Qualia, the fastest growing provider of title settlement software, announced it has integrated its namesake settlement platform with AgentNet(R) from First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF).

FormFree Announces Integration of AccountChek into Ellie Mae’s Encompass Consumer Connect

ATLANTA, Ga., March 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that its AccountChek(TM) automated asset verification service is available through the Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) Encompass Consumer Connect(TM) point of sale loan origination solution, an extension of the Encompass mortgage management solution. Encompass Consumer Connect enables lenders to deliver a state-of-the-art, completely branded and unique self-service online loan origination experience for homebuyers.

HousingWire Lists OpenClose as a 2017 HW TECH100 Mortgage Technology Provider for the Fourth Year in a Row

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose(R), a multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) mortgage software provider, announced that HousingWire has again been recognized as a top 100 mortgage technology provider. The annual HW TECH100(TM) list recognizes the most innovative technology firms in the U.S. housing economy.

HousingWire Honors ARMCO as a 2017 HW TECH100 Mortgage Technology Vendor for the Third Straight Year

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., March 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, announced that HousingWire has again recognized ARMCO as a top 100 mortgage technology provider. The annual HW TECH100(TM) is designed to recognize the most innovative technology firms in the U.S. housing economy.

S&P Approves Altavera for Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Due Diligence

DENVER, Colo., March 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), a Computershare company and leading provider of outsourced residential mortgage origination services, has been approved by Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) as a third-party due diligence provider for U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) rated by that agency.

The Mortgage Collaborative Marks Major Milestone Adding 100th Lender Member

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced today that the 100th lender member joined the organization, a milestone reached following their recent Winter Lender Member Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Record Attendance Expected at Texas Mortgage Bankers Association’s 101st Annual Convention

AUSTIN, Texas, March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) announced today the location and dates of its 101st Annual Convention. This year’s conference – “Defining Our Future” – will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas on May 21 – 23, 2017.

ReverseVision’s Second Annual User Conference Draws Newcomers to Reverse Mortgage Industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of software and technology for the reverse mortgage industry, drew a record crowd of reverse mortgage lenders, brokers and industry newcomers to its second annual user conference February 8-10 at the Hilton San Diego Mission Bay Resort and Spa. (*Updated*)

TravelInsurance.com Research Finds that Comparing Travel Insurance Coverage is an Easy Way to Save Money and Improve Protection

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Travel insurance should be an essential part of your vacation planning. Yet after hours spent researching destinations, air travel and hotel rates it’s too often an afterthought; a “take-it-or-leave-it” click during checkout on one of the major travel sites. Research conducted by travel insurance comparison site TravelInsurance.com shows that consumers can greatly expand their options.

Ascende – an EPIC Company adds Gary C. McKinney to Southwest Region Business Development Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, March 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Gary C. McKinney has joined the firm’s Southwest Region Employee Benefits Consulting Practice in Houston (Ascende – an EPIC Company) as Business Development Manager.

OpenClose Named a 2017 Top 100 Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, a multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) mortgage software provider, announced that it earned a spot on National Mortgage Professional magazine’s (NMP) annual Top 100 Mortgage Employers list for 2017.