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Finance News – including banking, insurance, mortgage lenders, risk management, public companies, funding and investment services, and related financial news from the Send2Press Newswire service.


SafeChain Announces Founding Title Partners in Blockchain Network

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, in partnership with 9 independent title agents in Ohio, has launched a blockchain-backed network that enables peer-to-peer transfers of prior title insurance policies to streamline the title search process and drive down costs for member agencies.

Bank of Southern California NA Appoints Rick Beatty Vice President, Underwriter

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has named Rick Beatty Vice President, Underwriter. He will be responsible for structuring, analyzing and underwriting commercial credit for small to middle market companies as well as managing an existing portfolio of clients.

New Bill Targets Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

ATLANTA, Ga., April 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) issued a statement today informing employers that bipartisan legislation currently pending could significantly revise the rules for employer-sponsored retirement plans.

EPIC’s Tiffany McClellan to Present on Designing Benefits Plans at HRE Health and Benefits Leadership Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Regional Director of Employee Benefits Tiffany McClellan, CEBS, will present at the Human Resource Executive (HRE) Health & Benefits Leadership Conference on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Reconciled Wins Small Business Association’s (SBA) Minority-Owned Business of the Year Award

BURLINGTON, Vt., April 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Local cloud-based company Reconciled is honored to join a long list of outstanding small businesses as the winner of Vermont’s Small Business Association’s Minority-Owned Business of the Year award.

LBA Ware to Exhibit in Innovation Alley at Second Annual FinTech South Conference

MACON, Ga., April 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that it will be an exhibiting company in Innovation Alley at FinTech South 2019, the Southeast’s largest event dedicated to financial innovation.

NotaryCam Completes Its First Remote Online Notarization eWill Transaction in Nevada

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has executed its first electronic will (eWill) transaction in Nevada using remote online notarization (RON). The transaction was conducted on behalf of a client of Reno-based law firm Laub & Laub.

Reconciled’s New Denver Location Delivers Innovative Online Bookkeeping Services to Local Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

DENVER, Colo., April 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reconciled is pleased to announce the opening of a new satellite office in Denver, Colorado. The online bookkeeping firm for entrepreneurs launched a Denver office in partnership with local firm Mile High Bookkeeping Services to expand services to entrepreneurs in the greater Denver region.

MCT Reorganizes Sales Processes, Expands National Sales Team, and Forms Client Success Group

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, today announced it has restructured the company’s internal sales processes, bolstered the sales team, and launched a Client Success Group (CSG). Implementation of the changes pave the way for significant growth as the company continues innovating, launching new products and services, and on-boarding clients.

SafeChain Partners with Adeptive to Provide Fraud-Free Closings for ResWare Customers

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, an industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain applications for land title, announced today that Adeptive Software has integrated SafeWire into ResWare, Adeptive’s powerful title and escrow production software.

Warrington Shaw to Attend FundForum Asia

TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Taipei, Taiwan based Warrington Shaw is pleased to announce that it plans to attend this year’s Asia FundForum which will take place in Hong Kong. The three-day event will run from the 14th to the 16th of October and forms part of one the world’s leading investment management events, the FundForum Series.

Mayor Joe Hogsett Joins Indiana Contractors and Lawmakers to Stand Up to Tax Fraud at The Indiana Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 100 Indiana lawmakers, contractors and construction workers will gather at the Indiana Statehouse on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the north atrium to shine a spotlight on the alleged corrupt practices of illegitimate contractors who steal billions of dollars from our communities – money that should be spent on education, public safety and infrastructure, the Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters announced today.

Bank of Southern California NA Promotes Tony DiVita to Chief Operating Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has named Tony DiVita Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Mr. DiVita joined Bank of Southern California in 2011 and most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer.

Mid America Mortgage Hires Kerry Webb as Director of Business Development

ADDISON, Texas, April 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. announced today that it has hired Kerry Webb as Executive Managing Director of Business Development. In this role, Webb will be responsible for recruiting, managing and motivating teams of mortgage professionals to meet and exceed productions goals that align with the overall company’s strategic volume growth and profitability goals.

Simplifile Promotes Mark Moats to VP of National Accounts

PROVO, Utah, April 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced it has promoted Mark Moats to Vice President of National Accounts. Moats previously served as a Regional Sales Director for Simplifile and has been with the company for nearly 13 years.

Loan Stop now offering Short-term Installment Loans for Colorado and Wyoming with Ability to Apply Online

DENVER, Colo., April 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We all have unexpected expenses. But for the many of us who are living paycheck to paycheck, those unexpected expenses can be hard – if not impossible – to afford. Loan Stop, a locally owned and operated Colorado business for the past 20 years, has expanded their services to allow customers to apply online or even from a mobile device easily and quickly.

Reconciled Announces New Los Angeles Location providing Online Bookkeeping Services for Entrepreneurs

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reconciled is pleased to announce the opening of a new satellite office in Los Angeles. The online bookkeeping firm for entrepreneurs launched a L.A. office in partnership with local bookkeeping firm Logistis to expand services to entrepreneurs in the greater L.A. region.

National Lending Industry Leaders, Residential Capital Partners and 2020 REI Group, Join Forces

DALLAS, Texas, April. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Residential Capital Partners is pleased to announce the acquisition of 3L Finance. As a part of the acquisition, Residential Capital Partners is pleased to be the national hard money and rental finance lending partner to 2020 REI Group.

Matic Makes HousingWire’s List of Top Mortgage Tech Companies for Second Year in a Row

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Digital insurance agency Matic has been named to HousingWire’s HW TECH100(TM) list of the top housing technology companies in the United States. The annual awards program, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most innovative tech firms in the real estate and mortgage finance sector.

Anow advances to final round of Mortgage Professional America’s Power Originator Summit Awards

RED DEER, Alberta, April 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Anow, developer of appraisal firm management software that simplifies the way real estate appraisers manage their businesses, has been named a finalist for Mortgage Professional America’s Power Originator Summit Award for Best Technology.

Bank of Southern California NA Appoints Gaylin Anderson to Chief Banking Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has appointed Gaylin Anderson Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. Mr. Anderson previously served as Executive Vice President, Market Executive, and was responsible for the bank’s growth within the newly added Los Angeles and Orange County markets.

FormFree and Board Member Faith Schwartz Named Finalists for Mortgage Professional America Power Originator Summit Awards

ATHENS, Ga., April 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Both FormFree and Faith Schwartz, a member of FormFree’s board of directors, were named finalists for Mortgage Professional America’s Power Originator Summit Awards. As nominees for the Best Rate Referrals Award for Best Technology and the RCN Capital Award for Woman of Distinction, FormFree and Schwartz were recognized at the inaugural Power Originator Summit at the Anaheim Convention Centre on April 4.

ARMCO Wins HousingWire HW Tech100 Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial risk mitigation and compliance solutions, announced that it has won HousingWire’s sixth annual HW Tech100(tm) award, which recognizes the 100 most innovative technology companies in the U.S. housing economy. This is the fifth consecutive year that ARMCO has achieved this prestigious designation.

NEXT and Housing Finance Strategies Form Strategic Alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Mortgage Events, creator of NEXT women’s mortgage technology summit, today announced it has engaged in a strategic alliance with Housing Finance Strategies, a Washington, DC-based advisory firm led by renowned industry veteran and award winner Faith Schwartz, former executive director of HOPE NOW.

FormFree Named to HousingWire’s 2019 TECH100 List of Top Digital Mortgage Technology Companies

ATHENS, Ga., April. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree(R) today announced that it has been named to HousingWire’s list of the top 100 innovators in housing technology. Now in its sixth year, the HW TECH100(TM) awards program honors leading technology companies in all sectors of the U.S. housing economy, including residential mortgage lending, servicing and investments.

Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Releases Details for the 103rd Annual Convention

AUSTIN, Texas, April 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) announced the agenda for its annual convention to be held on April 28 – 30, 2019 in San Antonio at the Marriott Rivercenter hotel. More than 1,000 industry participants are expected to attend, which consists of comedian Dennis Miller as the keynote address, a list of preeminent speakers, educational tracks, networking opportunities, trending insights and a diverse mix of exhibitors.

MorVest Capital Hires Larry Charbonneau as Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions

SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — David Fleig, CEO of MorVest Capital, LLC, a financial services advisory firm specializing in mortgage banking liquidity and capital solutions, announces the addition of Managing Director Larry Charbonneau.

NotaryCam Named to 2019 HW Tech100 List

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has been included on the sixth annual HW Tech100 list published by housing and mortgage industry trade magazine HousingWire. This marks NotaryCam’s debut on the HW Tech100 list.

LBA Ware Named a HousingWire TECH100 Company for 5th Straight Year

MACON, Ga., April 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that it has been named to HousingWire’s 2019 TECH100 list of the housing industry’s most impactful technologies. This marks the fifth consecutive year LBA Ware has been named to the list.

Bank of Southern California NA Extends Loan Facility to NTC Foundation

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., announced today that it has extended a loan facility to the NTC Foundation, a San Diego-based non-profit organization focused on creating a destination for arts and culture at the former Naval Training Center in San Diego.

Simplifile Recognized as HW Tech100 Winner for Fourth Consecutive Year

PROVO, Utah, April 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that it has been included on the sixth annual HW Tech100 list published by housing and mortgage industry trade magazine HousingWire.

IDS Makes Fifth Appearance on HW TECH100

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it has been named to the 2019 HW TECH100 list published by mortgage industry trade magazine HousingWire. IDS was part of the inaugural TECH100 list, and 2019 marks the fifth year IDS has made the list.

ReverseVision Named to HousingWire Magazine’s Tech100 List of Top Housing Technology Companies for a Fourth Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced it has been named to HousingWire (HW) Magazine’s Tech100 list of innovative housing technology companies for a fourth time. ReverseVision was previously named a HW Tech100 honoree in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

EPIC to Sponsor 2019 International Association of Interviewers Elite Training Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. and HOUSTON, Texas, April 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will sponsor the International Association of Interviewers (IAI) Elite Training Day on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Chico’s Headquarters in Fort Myers, Fla.

DocMagic Earns a Spot on the HW TECH100 For the Sixth Straight Year

TORRANCE, Calif., March 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of dynamic loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage solutions, announced that HousingWire has honored the company with the HW TECH100(tm) award for the sixth year in a row.

NEXT Wins PROGRESS in Lending Innovations Award

EDMOND, Okla., March 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Mortgage Events LLC, creator of the NEXT women’s mortgage tech summit, has announced that it was named a winner of the Innovations Award from PROGRESS in Lending Association.

EPIC Adds Vanessa Smiley in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Vanessa Smiley who will assume a key role in EPIC’s growing Integrated Risk Solutions Consulting Practice as Senior Vice President, Operations.

EPIC Adds Chris Knight in Atlanta, Georgia

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga., March 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of Chris Knight who will assume a key role in EPIC’s growing Integrated Risk Solutions Consulting Practice as Senior Vice President, Analytics and Innovation.

Bank of Southern California NA Appoints Ashley Lopez as Branch Managing Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 27, 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 Ashley Lopez as Branch Managing Director for the company’s Carlsbad office. She will be responsible for expanding Bank of Southern California’s market presence by actively seeking new business banking relationships with a focus on San Diego’s North County communities.

Home Point Financial Partners with Matic to Offer Customers Lowest Market Rates on Homeowners Insurance

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Digital insurance agency Matic announced today that it has partnered with Home Point Financial Corporation (“Home Point”), a national, mortgage originator and servicer, to help its mortgage servicing customers find competitively priced homeowners insurance.