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NEXT™ Team Adds Staff to Expand Digital Footprint

EDMOND, Okla., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NEXT Mortgage Events LLC (NEXT™), creator of NEXT women’s executive mortgage summit and NEXTMortgageNews.com, has announced that it has added two key positions to support the expansion of its digital footprint.

Dr. Thomas T. Nagle Joins Sturbridge Growth Partners as Advisory Partner

MEDFIELD, Mass., May 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sturbridge Growth Partners, a boutique management consulting firm dedicated to driving profitable growth for clients through innovative approaches to pricing and value management, announced today that Tom Nagle has joined the company as an Advisory Partner.

The Devil is in the Details: Black-owned BWC Capital Works to Demystify Federal Stimulus PPP Loan Forgiveness

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black-owned North Carolina-based investment firm, BWC Capital secured a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) forgivable small business loan during the first round of available funds several weeks ago.

ARMCO Launches ACESXPRESS for Early Payment Defaults

DENVER, Colo., May 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the lending industry, announced the release of ACESXPRESS for Early Payment Defaults (EPDs) to bolster lenders’ existing audit programs in light of the recent increases in required monthly EPD audit volume.

Top of Mind wins eight international Hermes Awards for SurefireCRM’s creative videos that help mortgage lenders engage prospects and customers

ATLANTA, Ga., May 12, 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, was recognized with four platinum and four gold awards for outstanding corporate marketing in the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards.

Altavera Founder Brian Simons joins Maxwell executive team

DENVER, Colo., May 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Digital mortgage leader Maxwell has announced Altavera Mortgage Services founder and former CEO Brian Simons has joined the company as president. Simons comes to Maxwell with 23 years of experience in the mortgage industry, including capital markets, loan origination and default management.

Innovation Technology Award Goes to OpenClose Loan Origination System

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose the industry-leading omni-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that it received PROGRESS in Lending Association’s 2020 Innovation Award for its “truly game-changing solutions in the mortgage space.”

Bank of Southern California NA Funds More Than $487.8 Million in PPP Loans

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, announced today that it has funded more than $487.8 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. These results, as of 9:30 p.m. PDT on May 7, 2020, provided 1,940 local businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with critical financing to retain or restore jobs for 51,523 individuals.

KROST CPAs & Consultants Provides Much-Needed Help to Businesses Affected by the Economic Downturn Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles-based firm, KROST CPAs & Consultants, has launched several programs to assist businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. Since April 2020, the firm has assisted hundreds of businesses and individuals through the development of COVID-19 resources.

Global DMS Integrates eTrac Valuation Management Software with ProxyPics, Allowing Clients to Complete Real Estate Appraisals Remotely

LANSDALE, Pa., May 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based appraisal management software, announced that it has integrated its eTrac valuation management platform with ProxyPics – a patented, secure mobile app that provides a method of facilitating the delivery of photographs of a subject property when access to the property is unavailable.

Andrew Crofton Joins Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors as a Managing Director

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors (KFWA), a wealth management firm with approximately $4 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce that Andrew Crofton has joined the firm as a Managing Director.

EnergyCAP, Inc. Receives Inc. Magazine ‘Best Workplaces’ Award

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EnergyCAP, Inc. (ECI) has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the Best Workplaces for 2020 that will hit newsstands May 12, and is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits.

Top of Mind enhances ‘Client for Life’ Workflow to help lenders retain 2020’s record-breaking influx of refi customers

ATLANTA, Ga., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Top of Mind Networks, a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced enhancements to its “Client for Life” Workflow. Available to users of SurefireCRM, the Client for Life Workflow helps lenders protect market share by creating over 100 distinct opportunities to stay connected with borrowers over a five-year period.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Announces Q1 2020 Results and Response to Pandemic

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. Total assets increased to $852 million at March 31, 2020, up from $830 million in the prior quarter and an increase of 10.8% compared to March 31, 2019.

Certain Lending Launches Major Survey of Real Estate Investors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Certain Lending released a national survey of real estate investors. A majority of real estate investors expect COVID-19 will cause home prices to decline up to 20%. The survey of 569 real estate investors across the U.S., conducted between April 20 and 24, is the first of its kind.

IDS Expands eClosing Platform to Include eNotes, Rebrands as Solitude Solution

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it has expanded the capabilities of its eClose platform to include eNotes. Recently branded as Solitude Solution, the platform’s eClosing capabilities allow lenders and borrowers to execute loans digitally.

Paragon Insurance Holdings Acquires Trident Public Risk Solutions from Argo Group

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, headquartered in Avon, Connecticut, a national MGA, announced today that it has closed on the purchase of Trident Public Risk Solutions (TPRS). Acquired from Argo Group (Argo), the transaction positions Paragon as one of the largest providers of commercial insurance coverage for public entities in the U.S.

Bank of Southern California, NA and CalWest Bancorp, the Holding Company for CalWest Bank, Announce Changes to Merger Agreement

SAN DIEGO and RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., April 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) and CalWest Bancorp (OTCBB: CALW), today announced that they have renegotiated the terms of their merger and have agreed to amend the initial Definitive Agreement announced on October 21, 2019 following shareholder meetings held on April 22, 2020.

Vanbridge Releases Second Comprehensive Review of US Representations and Warranties Insurance Market

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vanbridge, an EPIC company, an insurance intermediary and program management firm, published its second edition of its U.S. Representations and Warranties Insurance (R&W) Market Review today. This edition evaluates and summarizes domestic R&W data for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

ARMCO Launches ACES Consumer™ Quality Management Platform for Financial Institutions

DENVER, Colo., April 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the lending industry, announced the official release of ACES Consumer, the next iteration of its ACES Audit Technology platform designed specifically for financial institutions.

iQ International AG Adds Industry Leaders to Its Advisory Board

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iQ International AG (ISIN CH0451424300 / WKN A2PAA5 / Symbol IQL), a multinational Sustainable Technologies company publicly traded on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange with its global head office in Zug, Switzerland and North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, is adding three industry leaders to its Advisory Board to assist the Company in its expansion plans.

FormFree and Ocrolus Partner for Comprehensive Borrower Income Verification Program

ATHENS, Ga., April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced a partnership with Ocrolus, a leading fintech infrastructure company that transforms documents into actionable data with over 99% accuracy. (*UPDATED*)

SimpleNexus app breezes past 2 million borrower downloads as more consumers and loan originators adapt to mobile mortgage origination

LEHI, Utah, April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced that more than two million consumers have downloaded its award-winning mobile app.

New Technology Connects Homeowners and Property Appraisers

RED DEER, Alberta, April 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Everyone has been economically impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another and property appraisers are no exception. However, Anow, an appraisal management software developer, is excited to announce the launch of Anow Walkthrough a sophisticated, but straightforward homeowner inspection product.

LBA Ware Issues Q1 2020 LO Compensation Report

MACON, Ga., April 17, 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 the first quarter of 2020.

Top of Mind Launches PartnerNetwork Offering Lenders and Referral Partners a Simple Solution for Managing RESPA Compliance and Co-Branded Marketing Collateral

ATLANTA, Ga., April 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 launched PartnerNetwork, a Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) solution that makes it easy for lenders and referral partners to co-brand marketing collateral with control and confidence.

Global DMS Receives Innovations Award from PROGRESS in Lending for EVO Appraisal Management Software

LANSDALE, Pa., April 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based appraisal management software, announced that it has been selected by PROGRESS in Lending for its “Innovations Award,” which recognizes companies that have come together to create something truly game-changing for the mortgage space.

Nationwide Equities Taps ReverseVision Private Program Support to Launch ‘EquityPower’ Private Reverse Mortgage Program

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, today announced that Nationwide Equities Corporation (Nationwide Equities) has leveraged ReverseVision’s private product support to launch its own private reverse mortgage program, EquityPower.

SimpleNexus Appoints Decorated SaaS Sales Executive Cathleen Schreiner Gates to Board of Directors

LEHI, Utah, April 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced the election of senior sales executive Cathleen Schreiner Gates to its board of directors.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Launches Restructuring Services Offering

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that the firm has launched a Restructuring Services operation under its Financial Services division to support the restructuring process for distressed situations with risk mitigation and risk transfer insurance capital solutions.

MQMR Adds Mortgage-Focused Social Media Monitoring Platform

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that it has added ActiveComply, a social media monitoring platform, to its suite of audit, risk and compliance-focused solutions for financial institutions and independent mortgage lenders.

Tapcheck and PRO Resources Inc. Partner to Bring More U.S. Companies Early Wage Access

TARZANA, Calif., April 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Financial solutions company, Tapcheck, has announced its latest partnership with PRO Resources – a multi-state Professional Employer Group with over 30 years of experience.

Remote Online Notarization Taking Hold in Florida, NotaryCam Reports

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, announced it has observed a significant increase in remote online notarization (RON) adoption and utilization for real estate transactions in Florida over the past three months.

HousingWire Honors OpenClose as a 2020 Mortgage Tech100 Innovator

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, the leading mortgage fintech provider and omni-channel loan origination system (LOS), announced that due to its industry-pioneering technology innovations, successful launches and the resulting stellar lender outcomes, the company was named to the prestigious HousingWire 2020 Mortgage Tech 100 List.

NotaryCam CEO Rick Triola Named ‘Tech All-Star’ by Mortgage Bankers Association for Second Time in His Career

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, announced that its founder and CEO Rick Triola is one of the five mortgage technology innovators honored by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2020 Tech All-Star.

MQMR Promotes Mabel Lee to Head of Warehouse Due Diligence, Adds Scott Weintraub to Lead Internal Audit Department

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that it has promoted Mabel Lee to Warehouse Due Diligence Manager and hired Scott Weintraub as Internal Audit Manager.

ARMCO Updates ACES IQ to Provide Guidance on Regulatory Changes Made in Response to COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration

DENVER, Colo., April 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation solutions, announced it has created a new question set category within its ACES Intelligent Questionnaire (ACES IQ) functionality to house all temporary regulatory provisions issued by state and federal agencies and the GSEs in response to the COVID-19 national emergency declaration.

Top of Mind gives loan originators must-have text messaging capabilities with SurefireCRM Power Messaging

ATLANTA, Ga., April 1, 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 the release of Power Messaging, a feature that enables SurefireCRM users to deliver high-touch text communication to consumers at scale.

SBA Publishes Guidance on Which CARES Act Provisions Require Immediate Action by Health and Retirement Plan Sponsors

ATLANTA, Ga., March 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) issued a statement today summarizing provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that require action on the part of health and retirement plan sponsors.

FormFree Expands Partnership with American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia in Celebration of 2020 Red Cross Month

ATHENS, Ga., March 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it is celebrating Red Cross Month by expanding its long-held partnership with the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia. FormFree will support the Northeast Georgia chapter’s mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by giving fiscal contributions and engaging in monthly acts of service throughout 2020.