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FormFree Celebrates Its Tenth Year of Operations with Broader Investor Acceptance, New Products and Features for Lenders

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The last 24 months have seen aggressive growth and milestone achievements for automated verification provider FormFree – and now the fintech company is setting its sights on achieving even greater market penetration in 2018 thanks to broader investor acceptance and new products and features designed to meet lenders’ unique needs.

Kathy Gonzales Named Senior Vice President, Director of Branch Banking for Bank of Southern California N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has appointed Kathy Gonzales as Senior Vice President, Director of Branch Banking. She will be responsible for supporting the Bank’s commitment to the customer experience by deepening customer relationships, and identifying opportunities to increase the bank’s market share.

MQMR Announces Internal Audit Services Compliant with Fannie Mae Seller/Servicer December 19 Update

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, today announced that its Internal Audit services offering meets or exceeds the requirements for Fannie Mae seller/servicers to be in compliance with the December 19, 2017 Fannie Mae Selling Guide Announcement SEL-2017-10 update.

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Shares How to Avoid Living in Your Kid’s Basement When You Retire

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In his new book, “The Mindset of Retirement Success: 7 Winning Strategies to Change Your Life” (ISBN: 978-0999641408), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Rodger Alan Friedman, delivers blunt advice to anyone who has been putting off retirement planning.

Mortgage Capital Trading COO Phil Rasori Scheduled to Speak at the Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, will be speaking on a panel session at the MBA’s 2018 Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 being held at the Ritz-Carlton in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Record Year for Cloudvirga Closes with Customers of Its Digital Mortgage Platform Producing Over $100B in Loan Volume

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(TM) CEO Michael Schreck is on a mission to help mortgage lenders reinvent the mortgage factory. A developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale platforms, Cloudvirga gives consumers and loan officers a digital mortgage experience and helps lenders grow market share by automating the mortgage back office, saving them up to $1,500 a loan.

Smaller Originators Will Follow Top Lenders’ Lead in Making Homeowner’s Insurance Part of the Digital Mortgage, Says Matic CEO

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Integrating homeowner’s insurance into the mortgage origination process is a relatively new idea – and one Matic CEO Aaron Schiff anticipates will gain traction in 2018. His firm expects small and mid-sized mortgage operations will follow the lead of several marquee lenders that added homeowner’s insurance to their origination workflows last year.

JenCap Holdings LLC to Acquire Genesee General, a Specialty Insurance Business

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JenCap Holdings LLC (JCH), a specialty insurance business, announced today that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Genesee General, a managing general agency, program administrator and wholesale insurance broker based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The transaction is expected to close in January 2018. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS) Founder David Lykken Names Beth Ozenghar President and COO

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage industry management consulting firm Austin, Texas-based Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS) today announced that it has named Beth Ozenghar its new president and COO. Ozenghar, whose mortgage career spans three decades, had been in the role of senior executive advisor with TMS since 2016. TMS Founder David Lykken will retain the title of founder and chief transformation officer, focusing on spearheading the firm’s management consulting engagements.

Travel Advice: Top 5 Considerations for Retirees Purchasing Travel Insurance in 2018

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TravelInsurance.com today outlined five key points retirees should consider in regard to travel insurance before they hit the road in the coming year. ‘While travel can be complicated at any age, retirees are faced with additional considerations, especially when it comes to medical coverage,’ said Stan Sandberg, co-founder.

Mortgage Capital Trading Bolsters its Marketing Team with the Addition of Ian Miller as CMO

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that Ian Miller has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this newly created position, he is responsible for ensuring that MCT’s marketing strategy effectively supports the company’s business plan and helps drive growth.

Digital Mortgage Point-of-Sale Pioneer Cloudvirga Hires Sean McEvoy as Chief Customer Officer

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(TM), developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, has appointed Sean McEvoy as its chief customer officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, McEvoy will be responsible for the firm’s customer leadership, implementation and support functions. He has an extensive background in building world-class customer success organizations at FileNET, IBM, Quest and Dell. He will report to Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck.

Philadelphia Commercial Capital Advisory CEO Discusses the Current State of the Commercial and Multifamily Finance Market

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rittenhouse Capital Advisors (RCA) is a commercial real estate finance advisor with over 60 years of combined banking experience. Currently in its fourth year of operation, Rittenhouse Capital has increased its loan production volume by a minimum of 30 percent year-over-year by delivering creative commercial financing solutions for their real estate investor clients.

TRK VP Colton Hansen Named a 2017 ’40 Under 40′ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TRK Connection (TRK), a leading provider of mortgage quality control and origination management solutions, announced today that Vice President of Business Development Colton Hansen has been named one of “The 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40” for 2017 by industry trade magazine National Mortgage Professional.

AccountChek by FormFree Automated Asset Report Now Accepted for VA Loans

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 5, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree(R) today announced that asset reports generated by its AccountChek(R) automated asset verification service meet all underwriting guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for loans guaranteed by its Loan Guaranty Service. The announcement follows the VA’s December 29, 2017, release of Circular 26-17-43, which was issued in response to increasing lender interest in automated verification of borrower assets for VA loans.

Global DMS Valuation Management Platform is Now Integrated with Black Knight’s LoanSphere Exchange Technology

LANSDALE, Pa., Jan. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based valuation management software, announced that it has integrated with Black Knight’s LoanSphere Exchange platform, an online, collaborative technology that connects more than 25,000 mortgage industry service and solution providers.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Opens Orange County Office

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the opening of a production office in Orange County in the city of Orange, Calif. In addition, the bank said it is actively looking to expand into other Southern California markets, as the company continues to grow the banks franchise throughout the Southern California region.

EPIC and Qualified Plan Advisors Announce Collaboration Agreement for the Benefit of Ascende Wealth Advisor Retirement Plan Consulting Clients

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, the retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting subsidiary of EPIC Holdings, announced today a collaboration agreement between EPIC’s Houston-based Ascende Wealth Advisors, Inc. (AWAI) and Qualified Plan Advisors (QPA), a division of Prime Capital Investment Advisors. QPA is a federally regulated investment advisor with more than 30 years of specialized expertise in 401k planning advisory services and private wealth management advisory services.

Supreme Lending Branch Partners with May We Give for Love

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Supreme Lending, a nationwide lender, has announced that its San Diego, California branch has partnered with May We Give for Love, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that provides financial contributions and volunteer support to several local charitable causes.

Michael Cooksey Named One of National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s ’40 Under 40′

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that its founder Michael Cooksey has been named one of “The 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40” for 2017 by industry trade magazine National Mortgage Professional.

Cloudvirga Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz Named One of National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(TM), developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, today announced that its co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Kyle Kamrooz has been named one of National Mortgage Professional magazine’s 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40.

Matic COO Named One of National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Dec. 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, announced today that company co-founder and COO Benjamin Madick has been named one of National Mortgage Professional magazine’s “40 most influential mortgage professionals under 40.”

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds FullCircle Placements to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of FullCircle Placements to its Preferred Partner network. FullCircle will be the first mortgage-centric recruiting and placement service provider within TMC’s network.

ReverseVision Names New CTO and VP of Operations to Senior Management Team

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced it has added new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jim Magner and Vice President of Operations Stacey Lund to its senior management team.

Mortgage Automation Trailblazer Cloudvirga Hires Jim Portner as Chief Product Officer

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(TM), developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, has hired Jim Portner as chief product officer. Portner will report to Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck and will oversee product strategy, development and marketing for the company’s digital mortgage automation platforms.

OpenClose Adds AFR’s Flood Services to its LOS via Seamless Interface

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose(R), a multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage software solutions provider, announced that it partnered with AFR Services (AFR) to enable customers to access the company’s complete suite of flood services. Using the interface makes it quick and easy to order AFR’s various flood services directly from within OpenClose’s LenderAssist(tm) LOS.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds United Capital Markets to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of United Capital Markets, Inc. (UCM), the mortgage industry’s leading outsource provider of dynamic MSR hedging. UCM will provide TMC Lender Members strategic advice to bank-owned and private mortgage companies focusing on MSR investment strategies, balance sheet optimization and the capital stack.

ARMCO Announces New Loan Data Validation Tools

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software ACES Audit Technology(TM), has announced the release of a new technology for mortgage lenders and servicers that improves data validation in the QC process.

TravelInsurance.com 2018 Predictions: Global Disruptions, Changing Demographics, Shifts in How We Shop are Key to Increased Growth in Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since 2012, travel insurance has been growing consistently at more than ten percent (10%) per year*, with recent activity driving even more interest, according to TravelInsurance.com. For 2018, Stan Sandberg, co-founder of TravelInsurance.com, predicts similar growth, bringing the overall U.S. travel insurance market to nearly $3.5 billion.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds FundingShield to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of FundingShield to its Preferred Partner network. FundingShield offers TMC members a pair of loan level verification services to protect lenders by assuring closing funds go to verified bank accounts belonging to licensed and authorized parties. FundingShield provides actionable intelligence to lenders while other services may provide data that you have to interpret.

Docutech and Cloudvirga Partner to Help Loan Officers Work More Efficiently

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(TM), developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, today announced a partnership with Docutech that will enable Cloudvirga’s lender customers to work more efficiently, reduce the cost of document compliance and make the home loan experience more convenient for borrowers.

Waterstone Mortgage to Manage QC Audits Using TRK’s Insight RDM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TRK Connection (TRK), a leading provider of mortgage quality control and origination management solutions, announced today that Wisconsin-based Waterstone Mortgage Corporation has chosen the Insight Risk & Defect Management (RDM) platform to conduct its internal quality control (QC) audits.

Maxwell Closes New $3M Funding Round to Accelerate Pace of Mortgage Innovation

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Maxwell Financial Labs, Inc., a leading provider of B2B digital mortgage cloud software, announced today a new funding round of $3 million, led by the investment arm of Anthemis Group, a company committed to cultivating change in financial services, with participation from Route66 Ventures and Assurant Inc., along with its existing investors.

FormFree Provides Industry’s Most Complete Analysis of Borrower Ability to Pay with Data from Envestnet | Yodlee Risk Insight Solutions

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree(R) today announced its expanded partnership with Envestnet(R) | Yodlee(R) (NYSE:ENV), a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services. By leveraging Envestnet | Yodlee Risk Insight Solutions, FormFree will have access to new data points that help to reinforce its position as provider of the most complete and reliable asset, employment and income verification reports in the mortgage industry.

DocMagic Opens High-Tech Print Fulfillment Supercenter to Support Growth

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has opened a 12,000 square foot print fulfillment center minutes from its Torrance, California headquarters. DocMagic added the high tech “supercenter” to support lenders’ growing need for secure, compliant paper documents as the mortgage industry transitions to a 100 percent digital mortgage process.

HousingWire Honors Matic Founder Benjamin Madick with Vanguard Award for Outstanding Industry Contributions

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, announced today that company co-founder and COO Ben Madick is a 2017 HousingWire Vanguard Award winner. Madick was recognized for guiding the company’s phenomenal growth over the last 12 months as well as for his career-long contributions to the mortgage industry as co-founder of both Matic and risk management services provider Mortgage Quality Management and Research.

Cloudvirga’s Kyle Kamrooz Honored with HousingWire Vanguard Award for Mortgage Industry Leadership

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(TM), the developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, today announced that its founder and COO Kyle Kamrooz is a winner of HousingWire’s third annual Vanguard Awards. Kamrooz was recognized for company leadership as well as his substantial contributions to the mortgage industry at large.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Eric Hays in Pittsburgh, PA

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the addition of Eric Hays as Regional Director, Employee Benefits. Hays will be based in EPIC’s newest location in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sam Elliott Joins EPIC as Executive VP of Business Development and National Sales and Marketing Leader

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, the retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting subsidiary of EPIC Holdings, announced today that insurance brokerage industry veteran Sam Elliott has joined the firm to lead EPIC’s new business development efforts nationally.

DocMagic’s Jonathan Kearns Appointed to MISMO Residential Standards Governance Committee

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Jonathan Kearns has been appointed to the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Residential Standards Governance Committee.

FormFree Appoints Housing Finance Authority Faith Schwartz to Board of Directors

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree(R) today announced that housing finance expert Faith Schwartz has been elected to its board of directors. Among the most influential leaders in the mortgage industry, Schwartz has played a firsthand role in shaping current housing finance best practices and public policy.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Loan Vision to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of Loan Vision, a mortgage industry-specific financial management and accounting software provider, to its preferred partner network, giving its Lender Members access to the industry’s premier accounting software.

TRK Connection Hires David Pack as Product Manager

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TRK Connection (TRK), a leading provider of mortgage quality control and origination management solutions, announced today that it has hired David Pack as product manager. In this role, Pack will be responsible for the delivery and support of TRK’s market-leading solutions, including the Insight Risk & Defect Management (RDM) mortgage quality control (QC) auditing platform.

EPIC Named to Best Places to Work in Insurance Nationally for Eighth Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has again been recognized by its team members nationally as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance in a survey conducted annually by Business Insurance Magazine and Best Companies Group.

Cloudvirga Names Stephen DeSantis as Chief Financial Officer

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(TM), developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, has appointed Steve DeSantis as its new chief financial officer. A seasoned technology finance executive, DeSantis will be responsible for driving Cloudvirga’s financial strategies to accelerate its growth. He will report to Cloudvirga’s recently appointed CEO Michael Schreck.

OpenClose Adds New Hires to its Software Development Team

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose(R), a multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage software solutions provider, announced that it hired four senior developers to arm the company with additional resources to architect new products and enhance existing solutions.

Bank of Southern California NA Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly earnings of $1,088,043 for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $1,032,230 for the second quarter of 2017 and $642,186 for the third quarter of 2016. For the first nine months of 2017, net earnings were $2,830,295, compared to $2,106,775 for the first nine months of 2016.

Five Top-30 Lenders Choose Cloudvirga’s Digital Mortgage Platform in Last 100 Days

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga(TM), developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, has signed five of the nation’s top 30 non-bank lenders in the last 100 days. The new customers collectively originate over $100 billion in loans annually.

‘Tis The Season: How Travel Insurance Can Protect You During 2017-18 Winter Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Winter is a wonderful time to travel, but it’s a time of year that calls for extra precautions when trip planning, TravelInsurance.com reminds us. Whether it’s holiday travel, cold-weather adventures or sunny Caribbean beaches calling, smart travelers can plan ahead for the inevitable winter weather delays.

‘The Property Man’ Bob Massi to Speak on HECM for Purchase Loan Program During Special Session at ReverseVision UserCon 2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced that legal analyst and cable news mainstay Bob “The Property Man” Massi will address attendees of RV UserCon 2018 in a session focused on the HECM for Purchase loan program.

NIF Group, Inc. Acquires Agency Intermediaries, Inc.

MANHASSET, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NIF Group, Inc., a leading wholesale broker, program administrator and managing general agency and their parent company, JenCap Holdings LLC announces that they have agreed to acquire privately held Agency Intermediaries, Inc. and A.I.I. Insurance Brokerage of Mass., Inc. (A.I.I.). Both affiliated entities serve as MGA/contract binding authorities and wholesale insurance brokerages, respectively located in Guilford, Connecticut and East Douglas, Massachusetts.

ReverseVision Announces STRATMOR Group’s Jim Cameron as UserCon 2018 Day One Special Session Guest Speaker

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced that STRATMOR Group Senior Partner Jim Cameron will be the Day 1 Special Session guest speaker for its third annual user conference. The ReverseVision UserCon 2018 will be held February 6-8, 2018, at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa on San Diego’s Shelter Island.

Mid America Mortgage to Purchase Assets from Two Oklahoma Lenders

ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced it has signed a letter of intent to purchase the assets of Oklahoma City-based American Southwest Mortgage Corp. and an affiliated firm, American Southwest Mortgage Funding Corp. As part of the agreement, Mid America will incorporate American Southwest’s operations into Mid America’s mortgage platform and secure an interest in their respective pipelines and select assets. Further, Mid America will also offer employment to loan production staff members from each organization.

Mortgage Capital Trading Announces Complimentary Webinar Addressing Changes to FINRA’s Mark to Market Rule

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it will be holding a complimentary educational webinar discussing many important changes to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Mark to Market Rule. The webinar, hosted by the Community Mortgage Lenders of America (CMLA), will guide lenders through all of the mandated rule changes in advance of the required implementation date of June 25, 2018.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of FirstBank Mortgage as the First Reverse Lender to Their Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new partnership with reverse mortgage lender FirstBank Mortgage. The new relationship with FirstBank Mortgage’s Senior Lending Division, adds the first lender specializing in reverse mortgage lending to The Mortgage Collaborative’s preferred partner network.

Guaranteed Rate Selects ARMCO’s ACES Audit Technology

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software, has announced that Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the nation, has selected the company’s award-winning quality control and compliance software, ACES Audit Technology, for its quality control processes.

Matic Insurance Services Raises $7 Million in Series A Round Backed by Top Lender, Insurance Carriers and VC Firms

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic Insurance Services (Matic), a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner’s insurance during the mortgage transaction, announced today it has raised $7 million in a Series A funding round. Investors participating in the round include Mr. Cooper, one of the nation’s top 20 mortgage originators and the fourth-largest home loan servicer in the country.

Mortgage Capital Trading Integrates its MCTlive! Secondary Marketing Software with Fannie Mae’s Pricing & Execution – Whole Loan Application

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced the release of new online functionality that automates the process of product selection and delivery of loan commitments directly to Fannie Mae for MCT’s lender clients. The new solution, which was developed as part of MCT’s ongoing technology collaboration with Fannie Mae, is called Rapid Commit(TM) and resides within MCT’s award-winning secondary marketing platform, MCTlive!(TM).

Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Honors Altavera Mortgage Services with Residential Leadership Award for Diversity and Inclusion

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altavera Mortgage Services (Altavera), a Computershare company and leading provider of outsourced residential mortgage origination services, today announced that the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has honored Altavera with its Residential Leadership Award for Organizational Diversity and Inclusion.

SimpleNexus Adds AccountChek Asset, Employment and Income Verification from FormFree to Its Mobile Mortgage App

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree(R) today announced it has entered a partnership with SimpleNexus, a leader in bringing the home mortgage process to mobile devices. The integration of the two companies’ technologies will make FormFree’s AccountChek(R) automated verification service for asset, employment and income a seamless part of the loan application experience for borrowers applying for a loan using SimpleNexus’ mobile technology.