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Based in San Diego, California, The Mortgage Collaborative was founded in 2013 to empower mortgage lenders across the country with better financial execution, reduced costs, enhanced expertise and improved compliance, as well as helping our members access the dynamic and changing consumer base in America.

The collaborative is managed by its founding members, John Robbins, CMB; David Kittle, CMB; Gary Acosta, CEO of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP); and Jim Park, former chair of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). Robbins and Kittle are former chairmen of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.

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The Mortgage Collaborative Adds United Capital Markets to Preferred Partner Network

Mortgage Collaborative and UCM Inc

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of United Capital Markets, Inc. (UCM), the mortgage industry’s leading outsource provider of dynamic MSR hedging. UCM will provide TMC Lender Members strategic advice to bank-owned and private mortgage companies focusing on MSR investment strategies, balance sheet optimization and the capital stack.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds FundingShield to Preferred Partner Network

Mortgage Collaborative and FundingShield

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of FundingShield to its Preferred Partner network. FundingShield offers TMC members a pair of loan level verification services to protect lenders by assuring closing funds go to verified bank accounts belonging to licensed and authorized parties. FundingShield provides actionable intelligence to lenders while other services may provide data that you have to interpret.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Loan Vision to Preferred Partner Network

The Mortgage Collaborative and LoanVision

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of Loan Vision, a mortgage industry-specific financial management and accounting software provider, to its preferred partner network, giving its Lender Members access to the industry’s premier accounting software.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of FirstBank Mortgage as the First Reverse Lender to Their Preferred Partner Network

Mortgage Collaborative and First Bank

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new partnership with reverse mortgage lender FirstBank Mortgage. The new relationship with FirstBank Mortgage’s Senior Lending Division, adds the first lender specializing in reverse mortgage lending to The Mortgage Collaborative’s preferred partner network.

The Mortgage Collaborative Notches 20 Percent Growth in Lender Membership since Q1

TMC CEO Jim Park

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced that they have reached another milestone, adding 20 new lender members since their August summer conference in Nashville. This brings the Collaborative’s membership total to 120 and an annual aggregate origination volume of $210 Billion.

The Mortgage Collaborative Expands Metrics-Driven Lender Collaboration Lab Initiative

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, recently announced details surrounding the continued expansion of their Collaboration Lab initiative. Launched in the spring of 2017, TMC’s Collaboration Labs offer their Lender Members the opportunity to participate in day and a half long “deep-dive” networking sessions with peers f similar size and scope.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of PHH Mortgage to Preferred Partner Network

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced a new strategic partnership with PHH Mortgage, a leading subservicer and portfolio retention provider. The new relationship with PHH Mortgage adds an experienced, best-in-class subservicer to their preferred partner network.

The Mortgage Collaborative Unveils New Lender Member Benchmarking Solution

TMC Benchmark

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, has released its monthly benchmarking solution to its Lender Members. The first reports were made available this month and will be provided to participants on a month-to-month, real-time basis.

Certified Credit Reporting Joins The Mortgage Collaborative’s Preferred Partner Network

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new preferred partner relationship with national credit information service provider, Certified Credit Reporting. As a result of this new partnership, lender members of The Mortgagee Collaborative will receive discounted pricing on Certified Credit’s suite of credit and verification services.

Built Named Preferred Partner of The Mortgage Collaborative

The Mortgage Collaborative

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Built was named to The Mortgage Collaborative’s Preferred Partner Network, providing solutions for digital draw management and collaboration software for the network’s lenders active in construction lending.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of ACS Accounting to Preferred Partner Network

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept., 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new partnership with east-coast based CPA and advisory firm, ACS Accounting. The new relationship with ACS, adds another best-in-class tax and accounting firm to their preferred partner network.

The Mortgage Collaborative Names Rich Swerbinsky as its Chief Operating Officer

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced it has promoted Rich Swerbinsky to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Having served as its executive vice president of national sales and strategic alliances since 2015, Rich Swerbinsky will now serve TMC as its COO.

Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of First Community Mortgage to Preferred Partner Network

Mortgage Collaborative and First Community

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new preferred partnership with national correspondent investor and mortgage loan servicer, First Community Mortgage (FCM). The new relationship with FCM adds another best-in-class national correspondent investor to their preferred partner network.

The Mortgage Collaborative Eclipses Industry with Lender-Focused Initiatives Launched at its 2017 Summer Conference

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 23, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the shadow of the first full solar eclipse in 38 years in the continental United States, The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC) held its largest conference to date with nearly 300 members and vendor partners in attendance. TMC has extended its significant membership growth with 20 new members joining the cooperative since its 2017 Winter Conference less than six months ago.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of Notarize to Preferred Partner Network

TMC and Notarize

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new partnership with Notarize, the nation’s first entirely digital mortgage closing and remote notarization provider, adding them to the preferred partner network.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces New Affordable Lending Outreach Pilot Program

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announces a new pilot with a focus on affordable lending support and education for select lenders that are members of TMC’s network, using educational resources and materials provided by Fannie Mae.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of Strategic Compliance Partners to Preferred Partner Network

The Mortgage Collaborative - and SCP

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new partnership with national compliance solutions provider, Strategic Compliance Partners. The new relationship with Strategic Compliance Partners adds another best-in-class mortgage compliance company to their preferred partner network.

The Mortgage Collaborative Appoints Arthur Prieston, CMB, Chair of Newly Formed Capital Markets Committee

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced that industry authority Arthur Prieston has been appointed chair of its newly formed Capital Markets Committee. In this role, Prieston will lead capital market engagements for the group’s lender members.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of The Money Source as a Correspondent Investor to Preferred Partner Network

The Mortgage Collaborative and The Money Source

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new partnership with national correspondent investor and mortgage loan servicer, The Money Source. The new relationship with The Money Source adds another best-in-class national correspondent investor to their preferred partner network.

The Mortgage Collaborative Partners with MQMR to Provide Its Members with Risk Management and Compliance Services

The Mortgage Collaborative - MQMR

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced a strategic partnership with Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (“MQMR”), a national leader in risk management and compliance services.

The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes LaNette Holley as Director of Strategic Initiatives

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced the hiring of LaNette Holley as their Director of Strategic Initiatives. Holley comes to The Mortgage Collaborative with over 25 years of experience in the area of mortgage lending.

The Mortgage Collaborative Partners with Blend to Enhance the Mortgage Experience with Digital, Automated Platform

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced a partnership with Blend, a Silicon Valley technology company bringing mortgages into the modern age, to deliver a digital mortgage experience that is fast, simple and secure to its network of small, mid-sized, and community-based lenders.

The Mortgage Collaborative President and Vice Chairman David G. Kittle Issues Statement Supporting Mortgage Bankers Association GSE Reform Proposal

David G. Kittle, CMB

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On behalf of its network of lenders, David G. Kittle, CMB, president and vice chairman, The Mortgage Collaborative, has issued the following statement on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) release of its GSE Reform proposal, “GSE Reform: Creating a Sustainable, More Vibrant Secondary Mortgage Market”:

The Mortgage Collaborative Marks Major Milestone Adding 100th Lender Member

David G. Kittle

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced today that the 100th lender member joined the organization, a milestone reached following their recent Winter Lender Member Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Mortgage Collaborative Releases Aggressive 2016 Growth Data, Marking $150 Billion in Origination Volume

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the industry’s premier mortgage cooperative, today released year-end data on its 2016 growth. “Adding 50 new lender members and 20 new Preferred Partners in 2016 met the aggressive goals established by our Board, and grew our aggregate origination volume to over $150 billion,” said David G. Kittle, CMB, the Collaborative’s President.

The Mortgage Collaborative Appoints David G. Kittle, CMB, President

David G. Kittle, CMB

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the appointment of David G. Kittle, CMB as its President said John M. Robbins, CMB, the corporation’s Chairman.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 12 New Lender Members

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation’s only independent mortgage lending cooperative, recently added twelve new lenders to their national network of originating members, proclaimed The Collaborative’s EVP of National Sales & Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

Roostify and The Mortgage Collaborative Partner to Provide Mortgage Process Automation

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roostify, a provider of automated mortgage transaction technology, today announced that the company has joined the Preferred Partner Network for The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending network of small, mid-sized and community-based lenders, in order to provide network members with access to Roostify’s mortgage technology platform.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Twelve Providers to Preferred Partner Network

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the formal approval of twelve new preferred partner companies to their national network, announced the Collaborative’s EVP of National Sales & Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

The Mortgage Collaborative Reaches $100B Origination Milestone

David G. Kittle

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, the industry’s only independent mortgage lending cooperative, has surpassed $100 Billion in originations with the addition of its 59th preferred member, Movement Mortgage.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Speakers for Summer Member Conference, August 20-23 at Four Seasons Hotel in Denver

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative with a rapidly growing membership, will open the doors to its annual summer member conference two months from today on August 20 at the soaring Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds 14 New Lender Members

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the addition of 14 new lenders to their national network of originating members, according to the Collaborative’s EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Sixteen New Lender Members

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the addition of sixteen new lenders to their national network of originating members, announced the Collaborative’s EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

The Mortgage Collaborative and NAHREP Consulting Services Form a Strategic Alliance

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), an independent lending cooperative serving small- to mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has formed a strategic alliance with NAHREP Consulting Services (NCS), announced TMC Vice Chairman David G. Kittle, CMB.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Ten Providers to Preferred Partner Network

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the formal approval of 10 new preferred vendor partners to their national network, announced the Collaborative’s EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

Strong Year of Growth Continues for The Mortgage Collaborative, Seven New Lender Members Added

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the formal approval of seven new lenders to their national network of originating members, announced the Collaborative’s EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

Positioned for Continued Growth, The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Eight New Members

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent mortgage lending cooperative, today announced the formal approval of eight new lenders to their national network of originating members, announced the Collaborative’s EVP of National Sales and Strategic Alliances, Rich Swerbinsky.

The Mortgage Collaborative Names New Board Members to Cooperative and Management Company

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small- to mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has implemented several changes to the Board of Directors of the Cooperative as well as the Board of Directors of the Management Company, announced the Collaborative’s Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.

The Mortgage Collaborative Enters Partnership with Fannie Mae to Support Small, Mid-Sized Mortgage Originators

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, and Fannie Mae agreed upon enhancements to the benefits offered to TMC members that were announced earlier in the year through a strategic partnership agreement.

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Rich Swerbinsky, Nancee Mueller to Management Team

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has deepened its senior executive team with the addition of two new hires, announced the Collaborative’s Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.

The Mortgage Collaborative Installs David G. Kittle as Board Vice Chairman, Debra Still as Board Secretary, and Names Jim Park CEO

The Mortgage Collaborative

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has implemented several changes to its Board of Directors and executive management team, announced the Collaborative’s current Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.