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Bank of Southern California and AUB

Americas United Bank and Bank of Southern California NA Announce Merger

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A., San Diego, Calif. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) and Americas United Bank, Glendale, Calif. (OTC Pink: AUNB), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the "Agreement") whereby Americas United Bank will merge with and into Bank of Southern California. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of all regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of AUB and BCAL, and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.
Mitchell Nomura

Mitchell Nomura named an Internal Audit Manager at Mortgage Quality Management and Research LLC

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, announced it has hired Mitchell Nomura as internal audit manager. In this role, Nomura will apply his more than 30 years of experience overseeing compliance and risk management departments at bank and non-bank lenders to leading MQMR's team of expert internal auditors as they identify compliance and operational risks for mortgage lender clients.
Global DMS Launches EVO-Commercial

Global DMS Launches EVO-Commercial, a Next-Generation Valuation Management Software Platform

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based valuation management software, announced that it launched EVO-Commercial(TM) (EVO-C) at the MBA's CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo being held in San Diego from February 11 - 14. The new platform is 100 percent configurable, fully customizable, quick and easy to implement, eliminates numerous steps in the workflow process, lowers system maintenance costs and empowers end-users as well as management teams, among many other efficiency gains.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. (BCAL) Announces its Fourth Quarter and Year-end 2017 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly earnings of $1,134,397 for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $1,088,043 for the third quarter of 2017 and $902,476 for the fourth quarter of 2016. For the year, net earnings were $3,964,692 in 2017, a 32% increase compared to $3,009,251 for 2016. Results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 2017 include a $200,000 increase in income tax expense due to recent Tax Reform legislation.
Suzannah Gill

EPIC Insurance Brokers’ Suzannah Gill Named a 2018 Rising Star in Advising by Employee Benefit Adviser

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Benefits Strategy Consultant Suzannah Gill has been recognized as a 2018 Rising Star in Advising by Employee Benefit Adviser. Although she was the firm's youngest producer when she joined EPIC, Gill quickly became known as a company and industry thought leader.
Subsequent QC, LLC

MQMR’s Subsequent QC LLC Urges Lenders to Protect MSRs Ahead of 2018 Mortgage Servicing Activity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California 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.
DOCMAGIC

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

TORRANCE, Calif. /California 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.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty and Ting Demand ‘Tax Justice’ for Middle Class Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With the recently approved Republican tax giveaway largely benefiting billionaires, Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D – San Francisco) this week introduced ACA 22, which will redirect half of the federal corporate tax cut to support middle class families in California.
BCAL Commercial Real Estate lending

Bank of Southern California, N.A. announces new Commercial Real Estate and SBA Lending Group

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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 offers TMC members market-based forecasts

iEmergent Joins The Mortgage Collaborative Preferred Partner Network, will offer Market-based Forecasts

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
EPIC Insurance Brokers

EPIC Insurance Adds Philip Westphal in Sacramento-based Healthcare Practice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California 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.
Kathy Gonzales

Kathy Gonzales Named Senior VP, Director of Branch Banking for Bank of Southern California N.A. (BCAL)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
Mortgage Quality Management

Mortgage Quality Management Announces Internal Audit Services Compliant with Fannie Mae Seller/Servicer Update

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California 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.
Matic Insurance

MATIC Insurance CEO says Smaller Originators Will Follow Top Lenders, Making Homeowner’s Insurance Part of Digital Mortgages

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California 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.
CLOUDVIRGA

Cloudvirga Closes Record Year with Customers of Its Digital Mortgage Platform Producing Over $100B in Loan Volume

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga 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.
Sean McEvoy

Digital Mortgage Pioneer Cloudvirga Hires Sean McEvoy as its Chief Customer Officer

IRVINE, Calif. /California 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.
Bank of Southern California, N.A.

Bank of Southern California, NA Opens New Banking Branch in City of Orange, Calif.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
EPIC and Ascende

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Qualified Plan Advisors Announce Collaboration Agreement

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, the retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting subsidiary of EPIC Holdings, announced today a collaboration agreement between EPIC's Houston-based Ascende Wealth Advisors, Inc. (AWAI) and Qualified Plan Advisors (QPA), a division of Prime Capital Investment Advisors. QPA is a federally regulated investment advisor with more than 30 years of specialized expertise in 401k planning advisory services and private wealth management advisory services.
Cloudvirga COO Kyle Kamrooz

Cloudvirga Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz Named to 2017 NMP 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, today announced that its co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Kyle Kamrooz has been named one of National Mortgage Professional magazine's 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40.
Matic Insurance Founder Benjamin Madick

Benjamin Madick, Matic COO, Named One of National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, announced today that company co-founder and COO Benjamin Madick has been named one of National Mortgage Professional magazine's "40 most influential mortgage professionals under 40."
Jim Magner and Stacey Lund

ReverseVision Adds to Senior Management Team, Names Jim Magner CTO and Stacey Lund VP of Operations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced it has added new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jim Magner and Vice President of Operations Stacey Lund to its senior management team.
The Mortgage Collaborative

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds FullCircle Placements to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced the addition of FullCircle Placements to its Preferred Partner network. FullCircle will be the first mortgage-centric recruiting and placement service provider within TMC's network.
Jim Portner Joins FinTech Innovator, CLOUDVIRGA

Jim Portner Joins FinTech Innovator, CLOUDVIRGA, as Chief Product Officer

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, has hired Jim Portner as chief product officer. Portner will report to Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck and will oversee product strategy, development and marketing for the company's digital mortgage automation platforms.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative Adds United Capital Markets to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
Cloudvirga and Docutech

Cloudvirga Inc. and Docutech Partner to Help Loan Officers Work More Effectively

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, today announced a partnership with Docutech that will enable Cloudvirga's lender customers to work more efficiently, reduce the cost of document compliance and make the home loan experience more convenient for borrowers.
The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes FundingShield

The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes FundingShield to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
DocMagic Opens High-Tech Print Fulfillment Supercenter

DocMagic Opens High-Tech Print Fulfillment Supercenter In Torrance CA to Support Growth

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it has opened a 12,000 square foot print fulfillment center minutes from its Torrance, California headquarters. DocMagic added the high tech "supercenter" to support lenders' growing need for secure, compliant paper documents as the mortgage industry transitions to a 100 percent digital mortgage process.
Matic Insurance Founder Benjamin Madick

Matic Insurance Founder Benjamin Madick Earns 2017 HW Vanguard Award for Outstanding Industry Contributions

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, announced today that company co-founder and COO Ben Madick is a 2017 HousingWire Vanguard Award winner. Madick was recognized for guiding the company's phenomenal growth over the last 12 months as well as for his career-long contributions to the mortgage industry as co-founder of both Matic and risk management services provider Mortgage Quality Management and Research.
Cloudvirga COO Kyle Kamrooz

Cloudvirga COO Kyle Kamrooz Honored with 2017 HW Vanguard Award for Mortgage Industry Leadership

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga(TM), the developer of intelligent mortgage point-of-sale (POS) platforms, today announced that its founder and COO Kyle Kamrooz is a winner of HousingWire's third annual Vanguard Awards. Kamrooz was recognized for company leadership as well as his substantial contributions to the mortgage industry at large.
Jonathan Kearns of DocMagic

Jonathan Kearns of DocMagic is Appointed to MISMO Residential Standards Governance Committee

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Jonathan Kearns has been appointed to the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Residential Standards Governance Committee.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC) Adds Loan Vision to its Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
EPIC Insurance Brokers

EPIC Insurance Named to 2017 Best Places to Work in Insurance Nationally, Eighth Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has again been recognized by its team members nationally as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance in a survey conducted annually by Business Insurance Magazine and Best Companies Group.
Bank of Southern California, N.A.

Bank of Southern California N.A. (BCAL) Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly earnings of $1,088,043 for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $1,032,230 for the second quarter of 2017 and $642,186 for the third quarter of 2016. For the first nine months of 2017, net earnings were $2,830,295, compared to $2,106,775 for the first nine months of 2016.
ReverseVision RVX LOS

Bob Massi ‘The Property Man’ to Speak on HECM During Special Session at ReverseVision UserCon 2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced that legal analyst and cable news mainstay Bob "The Property Man" Massi will address attendees of RV UserCon 2018 in a session focused on the HECM for Purchase loan program.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Announces Jim Cameron of STRATMOR Group as UserCon 2018 Special Session Guest Speaker

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced that STRATMOR Group Senior Partner Jim Cameron will be the Day 1 Special Session guest speaker for its third annual user conference. The ReverseVision UserCon 2018 will be held February 6-8, 2018, at the Kona Kai Resort and Spa on San Diego's Shelter Island.
MCT Trading

MCT Trading Announces Complimentary Webinar Addressing Changes to FINRA ‘Mark to Market’ Rule

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it will be holding a complimentary educational webinar discussing many important changes to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Mark to Market Rule. The webinar, hosted by the Community Mortgage Lenders of America (CMLA), will guide lenders through all of the mandated rule changes in advance of the required implementation date of June 25, 2018.
The Mortgage Collaborative

The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes FirstBank Mortgage as the First Reverse Lender to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
Matic Insurance

Matic Insurance Services Raises $7M in Series A Round

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic Insurance Services (Matic), a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, announced today it has raised $7 million in a Series A funding round. Investors participating in the round include Mr. Cooper, one of the nation's top 20 mortgage originators and the fourth-largest home loan servicer in the country.
MCT Trading

Mortgage Capital Trading Integrates its MCTlive! with Fannie Mae’s Pricing & Execution Whole Loan Application

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced the release of new online functionality that automates the process of product selection and delivery of loan commitments directly to Fannie Mae for MCT's lender clients. The new solution, which was developed as part of MCT's ongoing technology collaboration with Fannie Mae, is called Rapid Commit(TM) and resides within MCT's award-winning secondary marketing platform, MCTlive!(TM).
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Partners with Premier Reverse Closings to Streamline Title Ordering for HECM Mortgages

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, has forged a partnership with Premier Reverse Closings (PRC), a title and settlement firm specializing in reverse mortgage closings. A new integration between the companies' software allows users of ReverseVision's flagship RV Exchange (RVX) loan origination system (LOS) to order title services from PRC without ever leaving the RVX system.
Residual Growth Expert

ISO Marketing Firm, Residual Growth Expert Names November 2017 as ‘Say No to Attrition Month’

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Residual Growth Expert, a leading ISO business advisory firm, today announced that they are naming November as Say No to Attrition month. Attrition is a major problem for many banks, ISOs and credit card processing companies because rates traditionally go up during the holiday season. By turning their efforts toward retaining their current list of clients during this time of the year, ISOs and other credit card processing companies can combat this trend and enjoy greater financial stability.
Unalp CPA Group

Unalp CPA Group Offers Free Whitepaper Comparing Xero, QuickBooks, and Sage Intacct Accounting Software

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Unalp CPA Group, Inc. announced today the availability of a white paper comparing popular accounting software solutions Xero, QuickBooks, and Sage Intacct. The 21-page document "Comparing Xero, QuickBooks, and Sage Intacct" is free of charge.
Mortgage Coach

Mortgage Coach to Integrate Platform with Tavant Digital Lending Platform for an End-To-End Seamless Experience

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, a software as service technology provider of the industry leading Total Cost Analysis, today announced an integration between the Mortgage Coach platform and Tavant FinXperience - Retail platform. This integration creates a seamless connection between the two technologies, enabling the direct, automatic transfer of data and information for mutual customers of FinXperience - Retail and Mortgage Coach.
David McNeil of EPIC

Emerging Cyber Threats: David McNeil of EPIC to Present at American Assoc. of Water Distribution & Management Event

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Principal David McNeil will present at the American Association of Water Distribution and Management (AAWD&M) Ronald W. Seymour Memorial Thought Leadership Lab which will be hosted and live streamed from the Las Vegas Valley Water District on Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.
Jim Park, CEO of The Mortgage Collaborative

The Mortgage Collaborative Notches 20% Growth in its Lender Membership since 2017-Q1

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
Norcom Mortgage Names ReverseVision Provider

Norcom Mortgage Names ReverseVision Provider of Choice for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Tech

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced that Norwich Commercial Group, Inc. dba Norcom Mortgage (Norcom) has selected ReverseVision as its provider of choice for end-to-end HECM technology.
Mortgage Capital Trading

MCT Trading’s Bulk Acquisition Manager Tech Achieves 100-Percent Investor Adoption

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it has gained unprecedented industry-wide technology adoption among the investor aggregator community. MCT officially unveiled the Bulk Acquisition Manager(TM) (BAM) within its capital markets software platform, MCTlive!, in July of this year.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative Expands Metrics-Driven Lender Collaboration Lab Initiative

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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 (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes Addition of PHH Mortgage to its Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
TMC Benchmark

The Mortgage Collaborative Unveils TMC Benchmark, a New Lender Member Benchmarking Solution

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
Broker-Producer Tim House

EPIC Insurance adds Broker/Producer Tim House in Fresno, California Office

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tim House has joined the firm as a Property & Casualty Insurance Broker/Producer in EPIC's Fresno, California office.
Matic and LendingQB

Matic Insurance Services & LendingQB Partner to Solve Mortgage Delays Caused by Homeowner’s Insurance

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic Insurance Services, a digital insurance agency that enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the home-buying transaction, today announced a new partnership with LendingQB, a provider of "lean lending" loan origination technology. Matic announced the news as part of a live demonstration at San Francisco's Digital Mortgage Conference.
Kevin Costner of Lender Price

Mortgage Tech Company, Lender Price Names new CEO and Opens New $10M Investment Round

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, the emerging leader in digital mortgage lending technology, announced today that it has named veteran mortgage industry executive Jerry Halbrook as its CEO and has opened a fresh round of equity funding to fuel its growth trajectory.
DocMagic's Mike Zarrilli

HousingWire Honors DocMagic’s Mike Zarrilli with 2017 Insiders Award

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that its head of operations, Mike Zarrilli, has been named to HousingWire's Insiders Award list for 2017.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC) Welcomes Addition of ACS Accounting to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
Mortgage Collabortive

The Mortgage Collaborative Names Rich Swerbinsky as its COO

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
Matic Insurance

TechCrunch SF: Matic Insurance Debuts Integration with Roostify During TechCrunch Startup Battlefield, Advances to Final Round

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Matic Insurance Services (Matic), a digital insurance agency that enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the home-buying transaction, has forged a partnership with automated lending technology provider Roostify. The company announced the news Tuesday afternoon from the stage of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield, part of the TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference held in San Francisco this week. Matic was one of just six elite startups chosen to advance to the final round of the competition.
SparkleCOIN ICO

TECHCRUNCH SF: Sparkle Coin, Inc. Announces its Initial Coin Offering today at Disrupt SF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sparkle Coin, Inc., designed to be the most transactable cryptocurrency available, is launching its initial coin offering (ICO) at 1 p.m. PDT September 20 and running through October 20, 2017 with coins beginning at $5. A LIVE STREAMING event will start at 12 p.m. PDT at TechCrunch SF.
First Community Mortgage

The Mortgage Collaborative adds First Community Mortgage to its Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.
TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2017

TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2017 – Media Advisory: CEO of Sparkle Coin, Inc. Shows New eCommerce-optimized Crypto-currency

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sparkle Coin, Inc., founders of Sparkle Coin, a new cryptocurrency that allows users to make purchases from popular online retailers - like Amazon and Walmart - and features a currency exchange for liquidity, will be hosting a "lunch and launch" event during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017.

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