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FormFree® is a market-leading fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek®, AccountChek Plus™ and Passport™ are changing the credit decisioning landscape and encouraging lenders nationwide to incorporate a more holistic view of each borrower’s financial DNA. To date, thousands of U.S. lenders and brokers have ordered millions of FormFree’s patented verification reports representing over a trillion dollars in loan verifications. FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience, reduces origination timelines by up to 20 days and offers automated analysis and standardized delivery to lenders and investors using a secure ReIssueKey™.

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2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Ranks FormFree 379th Fastest-Growing Company in North America

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ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced it ranked 379 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 27th year.

FormFree raises over $57,000 for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia at second annual Heroes Golf Classic

FormFree staff and volunteers at second annual Heroes Golf Classic

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that it raised $57,030 to benefit the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross during this year’s Heroes Golf Classic charity tournament. Now in its second year, the 2021 Heroes Golf Classic brought together more than 100 golfers and volunteers at the Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia, on October 29 to raise money and awareness for disaster relief services, blood drives and educational programs.

Mortgage Professional America honors FormFree Account Manager Laura Graben with 2021 Rising Stars award

FormFree Account Manager Laura Graben

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that Account Manager Laura Graben has been named a 2021 Rising Star by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine. The MPA Rising Stars award program honors promising young professionals who are making an impact on the housing and mortgage industries.

FormFree integration with OpenClose enhances lending experience with quick and easy borrower-permissioned data verification

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ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today announced the availability of its AccountChek® financial data verification service within OpenClose®, the leading fintech provider of mortgage software solutions for banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders. The integration embeds AccountChek into OpenClose’s ConsumerAssist(tm) Enterprise POS and LenderAssist(tm) LOS, giving borrowers the freedom to electronically permission verification data with ease when applying for a mortgage loan.

FormFree selects Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power consumer financial identity solutions

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ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it has selected Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to power FormFree’s consumer Financial DNA® solutions for the lender market. FormFree will leverage leading AWS technologies such as Amazon Managed Blockchain to create a scalable Hyperledger Fabric network.

FormFree named a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America

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ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced its selection as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professionals America (MPA). MPA’s annual top mortgage employer report recognizes companies in the mortgage industry that excel in workplace culture and employee satisfaction.

FormFree applauds new Fannie Mae positive rent payment history enhancement to Desktop Underwriter as major advancement in homeownership access

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ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today released a statement commending Fannie Mae’s efforts to remove barriers to homeownership by adding a positive rent payment history feature to Desktop Underwriter® (DU®).

FormFree’s Brent Chandler and Christy Moss honored by Mortgage Professional America as trailblazers in mortgage technology

Brent Chandler of FormFree

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that Founder and CEO Brent Chandler and Head of Sales and Marketing Christy Moss have been honored by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) as 2021 Housing Industry Icons. The highly-competitive Housing Industry Icon awards are given to veteran executives who have acted as trailblazers and made an ongoing impact.

FormFree to host second annual Heroes Golf Classic on October 29, 2021 in support of the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia

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ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it will be the returning host and sponsor of the second annual Heroes Golf Classic, which will be held on October 29, 2021, at Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia. Proceeds from this event will benefit the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance and preparedness education to communities affected by disaster.

HousingWire honors FormFree Director of Product Caleb Wuethrich as a 2021 HW Insider

FormFree Director of Product Caleb Wuethrich

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that HousingWire, a leading publication in the mortgage and financial technology industries, has selected Director of Product Caleb Wuethrich as a 2021 HW Insider, an award honoring 100 operational superstars in housing who are driving their companies and clients forward.

FormFree makes inaugural appearance on 2021 Inc. 5000, ranking 1444

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ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it has ranked 1,444 on the 2021 Inc. 5000. This annual list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment: its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

American Red Cross Northeast Georgia selects FormFree as Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year

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ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® has been recognized as the Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps feed, shelter and provide support for people affected by fires and other disasters.

FormFree Announces Agreement with Lenders One to Offer Products to Member Base

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ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it has entered into an agreement with Lenders One®, a national alliance of independent mortgage bankers and service providers, to offer its product set to the Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative. Through the relationship, FormFree will offer Lenders One members access to automated borrower verification tools that enhance the customer experience and optimize lender business operations.

FormFree integrates AccountChek 3n1 one-stop VOE/VOIE into Encompass®

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ATHENS, Ga., July 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® has partnered with ICE Mortgage Technology™, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure,  to make its AccountChek 3n1 asset, income and employment verification service available in Encompass®, the mortgage industry’s leading cloud-based loan origination platform.

FormFree and MX receive 2021 Tearsheet Data Award for Best Data Aggregator/Fintech Partnership

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ATHENS, Ga., June 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has been named a recipient of the 2021 Tearsheet Data Award for Best Data Aggregator/Fintech Partnership. FormFree was recognized for collaborating with financial data firm MX to improve its customer experience through the implementation of API and token-based connections that speed data retrieval and eliminate vexing multi-factor authentication pop-ups.

HousingWire honors FormFree director of marketing Sarah Crossley as 2021 Rising Star

FormFree director of marketing Sarah Crossley

ATHENS, Ga., June 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that HousingWire (HW), a leading publication in the mortgage and financial technology industries, has selected Director of Marketing Sarah Crossley as a 2021 HW Rising Star. Now in its eighth year, the HW Rising Stars award program recognizes industry professionals who are helping move markets forward daily.

FormFree announces Former JPMorgan Chase Division CEO Kevin Watters joins its Board of Directors

Kevin Watters joins FormFree board of directors

ATHENS, Ga., May 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today welcomed Kevin Watters to its board of directors. Watters is a payments, mortgage lending and business banking leader known for his ability to successfully and rapidly scale financial services businesses through operational and technology transformation.

FormFree’s Christy Moss Lauded as 2021 Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine

Christy Moss of FormFree

ATHENS, Ga., May 6, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced Christy Moss, head of sales and marketing at FormFree, has been named a Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine for her trailblazing 30-year career in the mortgage industry.

FormFree Welcomes Paul Finch, Former Early Warning CEO, to Its Board of Directors

FormFree - Paul Finch

ATHENS, Ga., March 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced the appointment of payments and banking fintech pioneer Paul Finch to its board of directors. Finch is best known for his 16-year tenure as CEO of Early Warning Services (Early Warning).

FormFree Elects Mortgage Banking Authority James Deitch, CPA, CMB to Board of Directors

James Deitch CPA CMB

ATHENS, Ga., March 10, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced the election of serial entrepreneur, mortgage banking executive and author James Deitch, CPA, CMB, to its board of directors. Deitch, a mortgage industry veteran of three decades, has counseled over 200 financial services businesses, served as president and CEO of five federally chartered banks and served on advisory panels for Fannie Mae (OTCMKTS: FNMA), Freddie Mac (OTCMKTS: FMCC), Truist (NYSE: TFC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC).

FormFree Makes Seventh Appearance on HousingWire’s Tech100 List of Most Innovative Companies in Mortgage Technology

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ATHENS, Ga., March 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree™ today announced its inclusion in HousingWire’s annual Tech100 list for the seventh time. The award recognizes companies and solutions that are revolutionizing the mortgage process.

FormFree’s Expanded Income and Employment Verification Covers 85% of Working Americans

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ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced its AccountChek® 3n1 (3n1) asset, employment and income verification service now covers 85% of U.S. workers whose employers utilize a payroll processing service, representing over 100 million wage earners.

FormFree Launches Rebrand, New Website Aligned with Mission to Expand Financial Inclusivity

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ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today launched a new visual identity designed to reflect its mission of empowering consumers and lenders with a transparent view of borrower financial DNA. In tandem with the brand launch, FormFree unveiled a new website that speaks to both consumer and lender audiences about how its AccountChek and Passport solutions enable better financial decisions.

FormFree Founder Brent Chandler Named HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for Second Year

Brent Chandler of FormFree

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that Founder and CEO Brent Chandler has been named a HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for a second consecutive year. The list honors executives, product leaders and technology professionals bringing the latest digital lending technology to market for their mortgage and real estate clients.

FormFree Receives US Patent for Its Ground-Breaking Approach to Credit Decisioning

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ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has been granted Patent Number 10,769,723 for its proprietary ‘Systems and Methods for Electronic Account Certification and Enhanced Credit Reporting’ by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

FormFree Enhances Encompass Consumer Connect® Integration with Auto-Population of Borrower Data into 1003 Loan Application

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ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced enhancements to the integration between its AccountChek verification service and Encompass Consumer Connect. Now, borrower data collected by AccountChek in Consumer Connect will automatically map to the Form 1003 (the Universal Residential Loan Application) in the Ellie Mae Digital Lending Platform, saving lenders time and relieving them of the frustration and risk associated with manual data entry.

FormFree CTO Brian Francis Listed Among Top Mortgage Executives as a 2020 HousingWire Vanguard Honoree

FormFree CTO Brian Francis

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced Chief Technology Officer Brian Francis has been named a 2020 HW Vanguard award winner, an honor given to 50 top executives leading the housing and mortgage finance industries. HW Vanguard honorees are chosen by HousingWire’s editorial board based on their accomplishments in the last 12 months for their companies and the industry sector they represent.

FormFree Adds SaaS Executive Tyler Brantley as Director of Implementation

Tyler Brantley of FORMFREE

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has hired SaaS sales executive Tyler Brantley as director of implementation. In this role, Brantley will serve as the internal liaison between FormFree’s sales and operations teams and support revenue growth by working to ensure an ideal onboarding experience for every FormFree customer.

FormFree Promotes Cindy Snow to Chief Operating Officer (COO)

FormFree Director of Product Cindy Snow

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has promoted Cindy Snow to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). In her role as COO, Snow will craft efficient systems that elevate FormFree’s performance while directly overseeing business operations, product management, business intelligence, integrations and customer support.

HousingWire Lists FormFree’s Cindy Snow Among its 2020 HW Insiders

FormFree Director of Product Cindy Snow

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced the inclusion of Director of Product Cindy Snow in HousingWire’s list of 2020 HW Insiders. Now in its fifth year, the annual awards program recognizes 50 housing industry professionals making critical contributions to their companies’ success.

Blue Sage and FormFree Partner to Streamline Lending Process with AccountChek Automated Asset Verification Integration

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ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 25, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced the availability of its AccountChek automated asset verification service within Blue Sage’s cloud-based digital mortgage lending platform. The integration makes it possible for borrowers to verify assets with AccountChek through the Blue Sage Borrower Portal.

FormFree to Host Heroes Golf Classic on Oct. 30 in Support of the American Red Cross

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ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it will host the 2020 Heroes Golf Classic on October 30, 2020, at Château Élan in Braselton, Georgia. All proceeds from the charity golf tournament will be donated to the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps feed, shelter and provide support for people affected by fires and other disasters.

FormFree Head of Vendor Management and Compliance Katie King Honored as HousingWire 2020 Women of Influence

Katie King of FormFree

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree Head of Vendor Management and Compliance Katie King has been recognized by HousingWire (HW) as a 2020 Woman of Influence. In its tenth year, the Women of Influence awards program honors 100 women who are “shaping and propelling the mortgage, real estate and fintech industries forward.”

FormFree Taps Jocelyn Crum Brooks, AMP, as National Account Manager

Jocelyn Crum Brooks, AMP

ATHENS, Ga., July 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree has appointed Jocelyn Crum Brooks, AMP, as national account manager. Brooks will leverage her two decades’ experience supporting lender relationships with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) to build new customer relationships and strengthen existing customer engagement with FormFree’s flagship products, AccountChek and AccountChek Plus.

FormFree Director of Partner Relationships Christy Moss, CMB, Honored by NEXT Mortgage Events’ Inaugural 50 Over 50 Awards

Christy Moss of FormFree

ATHENS, Ga., June 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree Director of Partner Relationships Christy Moss, CMB, has been recognized by Next Mortgage Events (NEXT) as a 50 Over 50 honoree. In its inaugural year, the awards program honors female powerhouses in the mortgage industry.

FormFree and Ocrolus Partner for Comprehensive Borrower Income Verification Program

FormFree and Ocrolus

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*)

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

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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.

FormFree Named to HousingWire’s Tech100 List of the Housing Economy’s Most Innovative Companies for a Sixth Time

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ATHENS, Ga., March 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® has been named a recipient of HousingWire’s eighth annual HW Tech100 award. This is the sixth year FormFree has been recognized by HousingWire as a leading innovator in housing technology.

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

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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.

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

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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.