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Quadro Acquisition One Corp. to Merge with Group of Greg Lindberg’s Companies with an Estimated Pro Forma Enterprise Value of $3 Billion

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quadro Acquisition One Corp., a NASDAQ-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“Quadro SPAC”) has agreed to acquire a group of seven companies in the sports collectibles, software, cloud-based IT and healthcare services segments with an estimated pro-forma enterprise value of $3 billion (referred to as the “Global Growth Companies”). These companies are affiliated with Global Growth, a private equity firm founded by Greg Lindberg. The name and the symbol under which Quadro SPAC will trade upon the completion of its business combination with Global Growth Companies will be determined at a later date.

Seasonal Lows Contribute to 13.71% Drop In Mortgage Volume

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, revealed today a 13.71% decline in mortgage lock volume compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Announces the Acquisition of Finvi’s State and Local Government Division

CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (“Avenu”), the global leader in revenue recovery and administrative solutions for state and local governments, is proud to announce the acquisition of Finvi’s State and Local Government (“Finvi SLG”) Division. This strategic move marks a significant expansion of Avenu’s offerings and capabilities in serving state and local governments.

ACES Audit Volume Increases 24%, Hits Record High in 2023

DENVER, Colo., Jan. 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced that, despite challenging mortgage market conditions, the company maintained a record growth path achieved over the last few years by adding more than a dozen of the leading lenders in the U.S. to its client roster in 2023.

Optimal Blue PPE Now Available in Native Mobile App for Android and iOS, Gives Loan Officers ‘Pricing in Their Pocket’ With Full Product and Search Capabilities

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 16, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced releases related to its publicly listed, native mobile app for the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine. The releases consist of a new mobile app for Android, as well as enhancements to the company’s mobile offering for iOS.

Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: December Brought Significant Growth in Rate/Term Refinance Volume as Falling Rates Created Favorable Tailwinds

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through December month-end. Leveraging daily rate lock data from the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine – the Originations Market Monitor provides a comprehensive and timely view into origination activity.

Matrix Advises on the Sale of Bobby Taylor Oil Company, Inc. & T&S Transport, Inc. to Parker Oil Company

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 11, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces the successful closing on the sale of Bobby Taylor Oil Company, Inc. and T&S Transport, Inc. (“BTOC” or the “Company”) to Parker Oil Company Incorporated. Based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, BTOC is a leading supplier of retail propane, commercial refined fuels, and racing gas to a diverse customer base of residential and commercial accounts throughout the state of North Carolina.

Legacy Wealth Advisors has been named to the 2nd annual Forbes 2024 Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams list

WARRENVILLE, Ill., Jan. 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Raymond James Financial Services is proud to announce that Legacy Wealth Advisors has been named to the 2nd annual Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams list* for 2024! Legacy Wealth is a diverse team that includes Financial Advisors Fernando Ereneta, Justin Ancona, and Jennifer Secola.

Leading Travel Insurance Comparison Site TravelInsurance.com Has Surpassed 100,000 Customer Reviews on Shopper Approved

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TravelInsurance.com today announced surpassing 100,000 customer reviews on Shopper Approved, a rapidly growing review platform in the United States. The verified reviews led to a 4.9 out of 5 stars rating, with over 96,000 perfect 5-star ratings. TravelInsurance.com has the highest third-party reviews in the travel insurance industry.

Down Payment Resource’s Executive Vice President Sean Moss honored in National Mortgage Professional’s 2024 Industry Titans awards program

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 3, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced its Executive Vice President of Product and Operations Sean Moss has been selected as an Industry Titan by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine. The award recognizes experienced professionals who show exceptional dedication, compassion and integrity who are improving the mortgage industry for both industry professionals and the clients they serve.

Floify joins ACUMA to help credit unions elevate the member homebuying experience

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 3, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Floify, the mortgage industry’s leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, today announced that it has joined the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) as an affiliate member. Through its membership, Floify aims to help credit unions engage their members with an elevated home financing experience while supporting streamlined loan production with cost-saving tools.

The Mortgage Collaborative closes 2023 with record-breaking ’12 Days of TMC’ in time for holiday congratulations

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, has wrapped up its fourth annual 12 Days of TMC, a virtual conference running from November 30 to December 15, 2023. The online event, spread over three weeks, featured several keynote speakers.

Alliance Group and Four-Time Olympian Chaunté Lowe Join Forces for 2024 Living Benefits Awareness Month, National Life Group Joins as Co-Sponsor

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Dec. 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group, a leading IMO in the insurance industry, is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with four-time Olympian and American high jump record holder, Chaunté Lowe, for Living Benefits Awareness Month (LBAM) in January 2024. In a demonstration of their shared commitment to spreading consumer awareness about Living Benefits, National Life Group has also stepped in as a co-sponsor of this pivotal event.

Argyle’s investments in innovation spur over 50 lenders to switch to the mortgage industry’s highest-converting VOI/E platform

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Argyle, a platform providing automated income and employment verifications for some of the largest lenders in the United States, closed a banner year of mortgage growth with 50 new IMB, credit union and bank customers. The payroll connectivity leader more than doubled the annual volume of income and employment verifications conducted on behalf of its customers to 1.5 million with the help of 15 of the top 100 mortgage lenders.

Depth 2023 growth drives key hires in strategic marketing and content development as residential mortgage and real estate industries poise for reboot

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth, a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for technology companies in the residential mortgage finance, financial technology (fintech), real estate technology (REtech) and related regulatory technology (regtech) industries, will close 2023 with a significantly larger internal team and client roster in anticipation of continued rebound for mortgage and real estate volume.

NotaryCam to Provide Remote Online Notarization Services for California Transactions in 2024

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and leading remote online notarization (RON) provider for real estate and legal transactions, announced today it will support remote online notarial acts in California beginning in 2024 following the passage of CA Senate Bill 696, which was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2023. Stage 1 of the bill takes effect on January 1, 2024. [*UPDATED*]

Monthly Mortgage Volume Decreases 10.7% In Latest MCT Indices Report

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, today announced a 10.7% decrease in mortgage lock volume in November compared to the previous month. This revelation comes as part of MCT’s monthly Lock Volume Indices report, offering valuable insights into the dynamic landscape of the residential mortgage industry.

Matrix Announces the Sale of Santmyer Companies, Inc.’s Convenience Retail and Branded Dealer Wholesale Businesses

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Santmyer Companies, Inc. (“Santmyer” or the “Company”) on the sale of its Red Rover convenience retail stores to Par Mar Oil Company and its branded dealer wholesale business to Countywide Petroleum Company (subsidiaries of Croton Holdings Co.). Santmyer is a leading privately-owned and family operated full-service distributor whose primary offerings include diesel, gasoline, propane, lubricants, diesel exhaust fluid and logistics services.

Legacy Mutual Selects LenderLogix’s QuickQual to Improve Transparency and Responsiveness During Mortgage Borrowers’ Home Search

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage point-of-sale and automation software for banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks and brokers, today announced that Legacy Mutual Mortgage has selected its pre-approval letter generation tool QuickQual to provide borrowers with a white-labeled, digitally-driven entry point into their homebuying experience.

Down Payment Resource donates $10,000 to help an Atlantan buy a home this holiday season

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced a $10,000 donation to the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership to be used as a grant to help an eligible homebuyer working with the local nonprofit housing agency.

ACES Q2 2023 Mortgage QC Trends Report Finds Critical Defect Rate Declines for Third Consecutive Quarter

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced the release of its quarterly ACES Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report covering the second quarter (Q2) of 2023. The latest report analyzes post-closing quality control data derived from ACES Quality Management & Control® software.

Financial Advisor Keith Eckhardt of Edward Jones Receives CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Certification

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Financial Advisor Keith Eckhardt of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Colorado Springs, Colorado has received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, or CFP®, certification, granted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board).

Wells Fargo Partners with Award-Winning Online Fan-Athlete Community, HANG, to Connect HBCU Fans and Stars for The Celebration Bowl

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wells Fargo, in partnership with the award-winning fan-athlete community, HANG, will bring a one-of-a-kind watch-party game experience to HBCU fans for the storied match-up between Howard University and Florida A&M at the Celebration Bowl on December 14, 2023. Actor and former NFL linebacker Isaac Keys (Morehouse); NFL Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams (Southern); Miami Dolphins star Terron Armstead (UAPB), Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Nick Leverett (North Carolina Central) and pro basketball player Shakyla Hill (Grambling) will be among the HBCU notables who will celebrate the HBCU experience while discussing the game with fans around the country.

FormFree president Eric Lapin to speak on artificial intelligence at MISMO Winter Summit

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced its President Eric Lapin has been selected to speak at the MISMO Winter Summit taking place January 8-11, 2024, at The Woodlands Resort just outside of Houston, Texas. Lapin will speak on a panel titled “Demystifying Artificial Intelligence, Digital Identity and Blockchain” during a brown-bag lunch session on January 9 from 12:30 pm-1:25 pm CT. He will be joined by fellow panelists Devin Caster, principal, product solutions at CoreLogic; Rishi Godse, principal technical architect at USAA; and Shawn Jobe, vice president and head of business development at Informative Research.

Argyle partners with Dark Matter to bring seamless direct-source income and employment verifications to Empower LOS customers

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Argyle, a platform providing automated income and employment verifications for some of the largest lenders in the United States, announced today its integration with the Exchange℠, network of mortgage-specific service providers available to customers of the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) from Dark Matter Technologies. This collaboration simplifies the income and employment verification process for lenders, further amplifying the cost and time-saving benefits of digital borrower verification.

EnergyCAP Recognized as a Leader in Energy Management Software by Independent Research Firm

BOALSBURG, Pa., Dec. 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnergyCAP, a leading provider of energy and sustainability enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, proudly announces its prestigious placement in the top right leader quadrant of the Verdantix Green Quadrant: Energy Management Software 2023. This accolade underscores EnergyCAP’s commitment to delivering innovative and effective solutions in the energy & sustainability management sector.

Enhanced integration between the Empower LOS and DocMagic adds support for home equity, wholesale channels

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced significant enhancements to the integration between the comprehensive Empower® loan origination system (LOS) and DocMagic’s document generation solution.

FormFree appoints Solvent CEO DIVINE as head of culture

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced the appointment of former hip-hop/rap recording artist-turned-techpreneur Victor D. Lombard, professionally known as DIVINE, as head of culture. DIVINE is the CEO and founder of Solvent, a fintech focused on financial empowerment for marginalized groups.

Floify launches comprehensive lending platform for mortgage brokers

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Floify, the mortgage industry’s leading point-of-sale (POS), today announced the launch of Floify Broker Edition, an easy-to-use, one-stop lending platform for mortgage brokers. Built on the foundation of the classic Floify POS platform, Broker Edition has been thoughtfully configured to make managing loans simpler at an accessible price point.

Argyle CEO Shmulik Fishman named a 2023 HousingWire Tech Trendsetter

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Argyle, a platform providing automated income and employment verifications for some of the largest lenders in the United States, announced today that CEO Shmulik Fishman has been named to HousingWire’s list of 2023 Tech Trendsetters. Now in its fifth year, the Tech Trendsetters award honors the 50 most impactful executives, product leaders and professionals shaping innovation in the mortgage and real estate industries.

LenderLogix Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Scott Falbo named a 2023 HousingWire Tech Trendsetter

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage point-of-sale and automation software for banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks and brokers, today announced Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Scott Falbo has been selected by HousingWire as a 2023 Tech Trendsetter Award winner. In its fifth year, HousingWire’s Tech Trendsetters award recognizes the most impactful and innovative technology leaders serving the housing economy.

Strategic Benefits Advisors hires industry veteran Michael Yaschik as a senior benefits consultant

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 29, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the appointment of Michael Yaschik as a senior benefits consultant. In this role, Yaschik will counsel SBA’s clients as they navigate both strategic benefits initiatives and everyday administration of their pension, 401(k) and health and welfare (H&W) plans.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Four Mortgage Industry Luminaries to 2024 Management Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, today announced four additions to its 2024 Management Board of Directors.

Encompass Lending Group Adds LiteSpeed and QuickQual from LenderLogix to Its Digital Mortgage Tech Stack

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage point-of-sale and automation software for banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks, and brokers, today announced that Encompass Lending Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fathom Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FTHM), has selected its streamlined point-of-sale (POS) platform LiteSpeed and QuickQual, a loan origination system (LOS) add-on that allows prospective borrowers and real estate agents to run payment and closing costs scenarios.

Publix Employees Federal Credit Union inks contract with Dark Matter Technologies to modernize mortgage operations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced a contract with Lakeland, Florida-based Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU). The signing is the first under Dark Matter’s new corporate structure and reflects the growing footprint of the company’s popular Empower(r) Loan Origination Platform in the credit union sector.

FormFree welcomes MX Founder and Executive Chair Ryan Caldwell to its board of directors

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced the appointment of MX Technologies, Inc. (MX) Founder and Executive Chair Ryan Caldwell to its board of directors. Caldwell brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services and fintech, helping organizations around the world harness the power of financial data to improve business and consumer outcomes.

Floify taps Courtney Dodd as head of marketing to reinvigorate brand presence

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Floify, the mortgage industry’s leading point-of-sale solution, today announced that Courtney Dodd has joined its team as head of marketing. With 12 years of experience in the mortgage sector, Dodd is set to spearhead Floify’s marketing initiatives and reinforce its position as an innovator in the field.

Baird Joins Agile’s Growing Broker-Dealer Network

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker-dealers onto a single electronic platform, is excited to announce that Baird, an international financial services firm, has joined Agile’s broker-dealer network.

3D Chess Media Unveils the Latest Analysis of the Evolving Car Extended Warranty Landscape in the Age of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a comprehensive industry analysis, 3D Chess Media has released a detailed report on the significant shifts occurring in the car extended warranty market, driven by the rapid evolution of electric and autonomous vehicles. This in-depth exploration sheds light on the changing dynamics of automotive warranties in response to new technological advancements.

NotaryCam approved to provide eNotary and RON services for Illinois notaries

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneer in providing remote online notarization and identity verification/authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, announced today the Illinois Department of Secretary of State has approved the company to provide both eNotary and remote online notarization (RON) services to notaries public registered in the state.