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Profitability in 2017 and Optimism in 2018: Over 880 U.S. Independent Restaurant Owners Voice Their Thoughts on 2018

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — has released the report of their 2018 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey. The report summarizes input gathered from over 880 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their 2017 financial performance as well as their 2018 expectations.

Subsequent QC, LLC Urges Lenders to Protect MSRs Ahead of Mortgage Servicing Activity in 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Subsequent QC, LLC (SQC) President Michael Steer today advised lenders to take steps to protect their Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSR) assets ahead of an anticipated increase in total mortgage servicing volume. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, outstanding mortgage debt is expected to reach $10.4 trillion by the end of 2018, compared to $10 trillion in 2017 and $9.7 trillion in 2016.

Critical Loan Defect Rates Increase for Third Consecutive Quarter

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software ACES Audit Technology(TM), announced the release of the ARMCO Mortgage QC Trends Report for the second quarter of 2017.

Neurotech Reports Announces 2018 Investment and Management Conference for Bioelectronic Medicine

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neurotech Reports, the publisher of Neurotech Business Report newsletter, today announced the launch of the Bioelectronic Medicine Forum, the first investment and management conference for the bioelectronic medicine industry. The inaugural event will take place on March 22, 2018 at the Millennium Broadway Times Square in New York, N.Y.

Paragon Insurance Holdings Announces Equity Investment from Edgewood Partners Insurance Center and Oak Hill Capital Partners

AVON, Conn., Jan. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA, announced today that Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) and Oak Hill Capital Partners have taken an equity stake in the company. The investment from EPIC and Oak Hill will further propel Paragon’s organic and M&A growth strategies and create greater opportunity for Paragon’s agency, carrier and reinsurance trading partners.

LBA Ware’s CompenSafe Hits $1 Billion in Lifetime LO Compensation Calculations

MACON, Ga., Jan. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced their sales incentive platform CompenSafe calculated $1 billion in lifetime origination commissions and operational bonuses in 2017. LBA Ware also experienced notable year-over-year growth, marked by a 152 percent increase in total compensation processed and a 130 percent increase in the number of lenders using LOS Talker, the company’s systems integration solution.

The IRS Lien and Levy Holiday is over – If you owe back taxes, notices are coming again and soon

STUART, Fla., Jan. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a temporary break during the hurricanes and the holidays, the Liens, Levies and Garnishments that were held back by the IRS are starting again and will be en route to your mailbox to those that owe back taxes, says Jeffrey Schneider EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow, and principal at SFS Tax Problem Solutions.

Addition of 23 Jurisdictions in the Eastern U.S. Pushes Simplifile E-recording Network Past the 1,700th Mark

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that 23 additional recording jurisdictions throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast have adopted Simplifile’s e-recording platform.

DocMagic Reaches 300 Million Mortgage eSignings as More Borrowers Opt for eSigning and More Lenders Require Proof of TRID Compliance

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has processed more than 300 million mortgage-related electronic signatures.

Bank of Southern California N.A. announces new SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending Group Led by Steve Pollett

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), announced that Steve Pollett has joined the company as SVP, SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending Group Manager. With more than 30 years’ experience in SBA and Commercial Real Estate lending, Pollett will be responsible for leading a team to provide financing to small and medium-sized businesses throughout the Southern California region. Prior to joining Bank of Southern California, Pollett was Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Lending with Plaza Bank.

iEmergent Joins The Mortgage Collaborative’s Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of forecasting and analytics firm iEmergent to its Preferred Partner network. iEmergent offers TMC members market-based forecasts that can drill down into communities, making the intelligence relevant to both high-level strategic issues and specific market challenges.

Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC Names Andrew Petersen as Regional President and EVP of Reinsurance Operations

AVON, Conn., Jan. 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC (“Paragon”), a national multi-line specialty MGA, today announced the addition of Andrew Petersen to the Paragon executive management team as Regional President and EVP of Reinsurance Operations. Petersen will report to Ron Ganiats, Paragon’s CEO.

EPIC Insurance Adds Philip Westphal in Sacramento, Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Philip Westphal has joined the firm’s commercial property/casualty team in Sacramento, Calif. as a Risk Advisor/Broker in EPIC’s Healthcare Practice. Westphal will report to Managing Principal and Healthcare Practice Co-leader, Tom McCready.

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) — 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.