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TCF Bank Renews Partnership with the Michigan Chronicle to Invest $100,000 in Detroit Students and Educators

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TCF Bank announced today that it will renew its partnership with the Michigan Chronicle to provide scholarships to Detroit high school seniors through the Michigan Chronicle/TCF Bank S.W.A.G. (Students Wired for Achievement and Greatness) Scholarship Awards. For 2020, the bank will award scholarships between $5,000 and $20,000 per student to 15 awardees.

SimpleNexus Unveils Sweeping Product Enhancements Aimed at Boosting Mortgage Lender Productivity

LEHI, Utah, Feb. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced the immediate availability of new capabilities designed to enhance mortgage originator productivity.

Economic Growth and Public Policy Propel Homeownership Rates

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the first of a three-part series on the impact of economic growth and public policy on homeownership rates, housing policy consultant Allen Jones, Managing Director, Housing Finance Strategies, provides commentary on the drivers of recent increases.

Mortgage Fintech Provider OpenClose Experiences Significant Growth and Continues Adding Award Winning Talent

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose®, the leading mortgage fintech provider and multi-channel loan origination system (LOS), with nearly 20 years of successful implementations, announced that their newly tapped VP of Sales Engineering, Chris Olsen, was honored by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine as one of the ’40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40.’

777 Partners Announces Acquisition of Uown Leasing

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 777 Partners, a Miami based investment firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Uown Leasing (“Uown”), from Shepard Capital Partners. Uown, a lease-to-own company based in Tampa, was founded in 2008.

EPIC Adds Trent Sullivan as a Producer in the firm’s Edgewood Healthcare Advisors Practice

NEW YORK, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Trent Sullivan has joined the firm as a Producer in the firm’s Edgewood Healthcare Advisors’ Practice.

After, Inc. to Share Predictive Analytics Insights at the 2020 Field Service Medical Conference

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., the global leader in Warranty Analytics Solutions since 2005, announced today that it will be a major participant and sponsor at the Field Service Medical Conference in San Diego, California on February 24-26, 2020.

LBA Ware Taps Silicon Valley Talent Veronica Mahler to Roll Out LimeGear BI Platform

MACON, Ga., Feb. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, has brought on Silicon Valley talent Veronica Mahler as business analyst. Mahler was hired to support the spring release of LBA Ware’s turnkey business intelligence (BI) platform, LimeGear, by supporting post-implementation client experience in partnership with LBA Ware’s client success team.

MPI REPORT: Wide Range of Private Market Fund Returns Could Explain Ivy Endowments’ Lackluster Fiscal 2019 Performance

SUMMIT, N.J. / LONDON / TOKYO, Feb. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Markov Processes International (MPI), a leading provider of investment research, analysis and reporting solutions for the global wealth and asset management industry, today announced the publication of its annual Ivy League endowment performance analysis for the latest fiscal year, “Measuring the Ivy 2019: Decoding the Performance Gap.”

Fairport Wealth Announces 2020 Community Beacon Recipient

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fairport Wealth is pleased to announce its support of Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) as its 2020 Community Beacon recipient. For 50 years, SC4K has been removing barriers to school attendance by providing essential school supplies such as school shoes and uniforms for kids in need.

IDS Strengthens State-Specific Mortgage Document Preparation Functionality

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 19, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced today that it has enhanced eSign tools for state-specific document functionality in its flagship document preparation platform idsDoc.

GreenState Credit Union Drives First-Lien Mortgage Production with the Help of SimpleNexus

LEHI, Utah, Feb. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, announced that loan officers (LO) at GreenState Credit Union (GreenState) are using the SimpleNexus digital mortgage app to achieve record first mortgage production.

FormFree Returns as Anchor Sponsor of NEXTWINTER20 Women’s Executive Mortgage Summit

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced its anchor sponsorship of NEXT’s upcoming event, #NEXTWINTER20, being held February 23-25 at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas.

Silk Title Co. Focuses on Digital Mortgage Closing Experience, Triples Client Base, Achieves Single-Month Record in 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Silk Title Co., the leading provider of digitally-driven mortgage closing services, announced it achieved record growth in 2019, enabling the firm to deliver on its “service at scale” promise to its institutional bank and independent mortgage lender clients nationwide.

DocMagic Named a Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional Magazine for the Fourth Straight Year

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has again been selected by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine as a ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ for the fourth year in a row.

Reliant Holdings Inc. (OTC: RELT) Announces Strategy to Position the Company for Growth

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reliant Holdings Inc. (OTC: RELT) recently announced that it has recorded its best year yet in 2019. The past year has seen record-breaking revenues for the company, which has quickly grown into a construction conglomerate that offers comprehensive services in the residential construction realm, from design phases through to fine details post construction.

Mid America Mortgage Bolsters Servicing Department with New Hires

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that it has added John Bargas, Donnell Mitchell and Wendy Strawn to its servicing department. Bargas will lead the department as Executive Managing Director of Servicing and the combined experience and expertise of all three hires will make an immediate impact.

EPIC Adds Wesley Carson as Senior Vice President, Expanding Employee Benefits Team

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Wesley Carson has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits in their Sacramento, California office.

Loan Officers Executing Automated Marketing Campaigns Close Twice the Deals, Earn Double the Revenue, Top of Mind Finds

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today released data revealing that loan officers (LOs) who utilize automated lead, prospect and nurture campaigns on average see double the number of closed loans and revenue production.

EPIC Adds Blake Chauvin as Vice President – Will Further Expand EPIC’s Risk Management Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Blake Chauvin has joined the firm as a Producer in their Concord, California office.

EPIC Continues Expansion of Employee Benefits Practice with a new Pharmacy Practice Leader

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today they are continuing to expand their employee benefits resources with the addition of a new Pharmacy Practice Leader, Bob Eisendrath.

IDS Enhances Audit Worksheet Functionality in idsDoc

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), today announced that it has redesigned the audit worksheet feature in its flagship document preparation platform idsDoc.

Allegent FCU steps up to the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Challenge, Cranberry Twp., Pennsylvania

WEXFORD, Pa., Jan. 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capturing the buzz of a current Hershey’s Reese’s Peanut Butter commercial spot – Allegent FCU actually sells Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups at a financial institution! The Hershey Company’s branded Reese’s spot teased the Federal Credit Union into accepting the challenge and partnering with Reese’s in fulfilling the commercial spot’s thought: that Reese’s are “sold literally everywhere business is done, I’m pretty sure you could buy them at a bank.”

ARMCO Reports Strong 2019, Eyes Further Growth and Expansion in 2020

DENVER, Colo., Jan. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a remarkable 2019, ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation solutions, is looking ahead to 2020 for what promises to be an outstanding year. In addition to adding several lenders to its growing roster of clients ARMCO also achieved a company record in 2019 of one million audits conducted in a single year in its flagship audit platform ACES Audit Technology.

Velocity Credit Union commits to downtown Austin with construction of its new branch

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Velocity Credit Union, a fixture of the Austin financial scene since 1947, has begun site preparation for its new branch office in downtown Austin. To be located on the southeast corner of 12th and Sabine Streets, the new facility is being built immediately across Sabine Street and just to the east of Velocity’s current downtown location (610 E. 11th Street).

EPIC Launches National Farm and Ranch Practice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. and OCALA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today they are expanding their insurance offering in the Farm & Ranch Insurance market with the practice being led by Chris Moore (President, EPIC Farm & Ranch).

Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2019 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) today reported results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019. Total assets ended the year at $830 million at December 31, 2019, an increase of 8.1% compared to December 2018. Total loans increased 6.6% to $677 million and total deposits increased 7.0% to $672 million compared to the prior year as well.

Top of Mind Co-founder Sherwood Lawrence Steps into Dual Role as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Creative Officer

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced Sherwood Lawrence will take on the role of chief marketing officer in addition to his current position as chief creative officer.

Don Baham invited to join Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Don Baham, President of Kraft Technology Group, LLC (KTG), has been invited to join Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in Middle Tennessee.

KROST Kicks Off the Year by Announcing Merger with BPE&H an Accountancy Corporation

PASADENA, Calif. and WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Jan. 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KROST CPAs and Consultants, a firm based out of Los Angeles, has merged in BPE&H out of Woodland Hills effective January 1, 2020. Seven principals will join the leadership team at KROST, including Scott Eisner, Martin Belak-Berger, Bob Price, Phil D’Amico, Scott Gilmore; and founding BPE&H principals Jerry Block and Jane Plant.

LBA Ware Onboards Chris Gassel as Strategic Sales Specialist to Support Release of LimeGear Business Intelligence Platform

MACON, Ga., Jan. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, has appointed Chris Gassel as strategic sales specialist. Gassel was brought on board to support the release of LBA Ware’s highly anticipated, turnkey business intelligence (BI) platform, LimeGear.

FormFree Founder Brent Chandler Commends CFPB Proposal to Eliminate DTI, Citing Ability to Pay as a ‘Best Consumer Borrowing Risk Indicator’

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today responded to this week’s news that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger indicated the bureau’s decision to propose amending the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule so as to “move away” from debt-to-income (DTI) calculations as a mortgage underwriting factor.

Kaplan Partners Announces Nicholas DeMedio as Principal

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., Jan. 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kaplan Partners, a leading boutique executive search and talent advisory firm, today announced Nicholas DeMedio (“Nick”) has joined the firm as a Principal. With more than 20 years of Executive Search, Talent Management and Human Resources experience, Nick comes from a regional Human Resources consulting firm where he oversaw the financial services executive search practice.

Scott Morrison, one of the founders of After, Inc., returns to company after sale to EPIC Holdings

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., the global leader in Warranty Marketing and Analytics Solutions since 2005, has just announced the return of Scott Morrison, an original founder, to lead new business development and strategic innovation for the company.

EPIC Adds Kevin Melvin as Director of the firm’s Southeast Charter School Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kevin Melvin has joined the firm as Director of the firm’s Southeast Charter School Practice.

Best Financial Life Launches Deliberate Money Moves Podcast

DANVILLE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Greater East Bay financial planning firm Best Financial Life announces the launch of the Deliberate Money Moves podcast. Deliberate Money Moves was developed as a new avenue to educate clients and prospects on a wide variety of money and financial wellness topics so they can discover how to make better, more beneficial decisions when it comes to their financial landscape.

CardTapp and Top of Mind Offer Combined Solution Aimed at Improving Loan Officer Productivity and Lead Response Time

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CardTapp, your always-on digital assistant, today announced an integration with Surefire by Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry. The integration brings together Surefire’s new Power Calls capability with CardTapp’s digital assistant solution to increase loan officer productivity and enable speedier borrower outreach.

Top of Mind Elevates Jonas Kruckeberg to Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Industry Relationships

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced it has elevated Jonas Kruckeberg to executive vice president of strategic partnerships and industry relationships.

LBA Ware Releases 2019 LO Compensation Report

MACON, Ga., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, today released summary statistics on the state of mortgage industry compensation in 2019. The firm’s analysis of year-over-year data from its CompenSafe ICM platform reveals compelling trends about how mortgage lenders nationwide are managing commissions for loan originators (LOs).

Papa and Priority Health Announce Strategic Partnership Launch to Offer Senior Citizens More Freedom to Age in Place

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Papa Inc., a nationwide provider for seniors and caregivers announced today its newest partnership with Priority Health. Papa will provide “Grandkids On-Demand” for Priority Health’s PriorityMedicare Edge and PriorityMedicare Ideal Medicare Advantage plan members.