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Lender Price

Provident Funding Partners with Lender Price – joins the Lender Price Marketplace

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, a provider of mortgage loan pricing and origination technology, announced today that Provident Funding has joined the Lender Price Marketplace. Provident Funding has been committed to the wholesale channel since inception in 1992. The Lender Price Marketplace user base has doubled over the past 12 months with more than 5,700 brokers.
AccountingToday 2021 Top 100 Firms

Los Angeles-Based CPA Firm KROST Receives High Praise from Accounting Today

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KROST CPAs and Consultants, Los Angeles-based firm, receives two new accolades from Accounting Today, Top 100 Firms and Fastest-Growing Firms in the U.S.
South Bay Credit Union

South Bay Credit Union announces Spring offer on their HELOC (home equity line of credit) Loan Product

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- South Bay Credit Union - Member-owned not-for-profit financial cooperative, today announced the launch of a limited time offer on their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) program to homeowners in the South Bay Los Angeles Area.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

The Mortgage Collaborative’s Emerging Tech Fund Announces Investment in Maxwell

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's largest independent cooperative network in the mortgage industry, announced today the first investment of its recently launched TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP ("TMC Fund").
Andy McNab, Vice President, EMEA, Fanplayr

Fanplayr Announces UK Launch Expansion to Meet Global Demand for E-commerce Personalization

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, the leader in online behavioral personalization and artificial intelligence, accelerates its global growth plans with the opening of new offices in London and Manchester and three new senior appointments in the UK.
DocMagic and Secure Insight

DocMagic & Secure Insight Form Partnership to Create a National Database of Certified Remote Online Notarization Providers

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, and Secure Insight, Inc., the leading risk reporting firm for data intelligence on mortgage settlement agents, jointly announced the offering of a centralized training program on remote online notarization (RON) technology and processes.
ACE Plus Tax Resolution

2021 Restaurant Revitalization Fund and Restaurant Tax Relief Strategies by Ace Plus Tax Resolution

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- James Cha, a CPA and a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist from Ace Plus Tax Resolution, underlines the newly enacted restaurant revitalization fund, recent tax challenges the restaurant industry is facing, and tax relief strategies.
EPIC Insurance

Jeremy Lawson Joins EPIC’s Contingency Risk Practice as Managing Principal in Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that Jeremy "Jez" Lawson has joined the firm as Managing Principal of its expanding Contingency Risk Practice group.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Announces Nationwide Leadership Structure Realignment

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants CEO Steve Denton announced organizational and restructuring changes, effective immediately, across the company. The moves are designed to position EPIC to thrive for years to come.
Eddie Price, CCSP; Paul McVoy; Jonathan Tucker

KBKG Adds 3 New Principals to Cost Segregation and Research & Development Tax Credit Services

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG promoted Eddie Price to Principal of Cost Segregation Services, as well as Paul McVoy and Jonathan Tucker to Principals of Research & Development Tax Credit Services.
Stacey R Korman CPA - KROST CPAS

Los Angeles Based KROST CPAs Announces New Principal, Stacey R. Korman, CPA, MST

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KROST CPAs and Consultants, the Los Angeles based firm, has announced a new Principal, Stacey R. Korman, CPA, MST. Stacey has extensive experience in assurance & advisory and accounting services and since joining the firm she has led the accounting and audit departments.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Insurance Brokers Acquires Pharmaceutical Strategies Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Holdings, Inc. (EPIC) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). The move incorporates the expertise and resources of the nation's largest independent pharmacy benefit consulting firm into EPIC's Employee Benefits Consulting practice.
News from California Newswire

CA Property Tax Laws Change in 13 Days: To Help Heirs Now Inheriting Property, Commercial Loan Corp Offers Free Benefit Analysis

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With only 13 days left before California Proposition 58 property tax breaks undergo changes and limitations imposed by new tax measure Proposition 19, on Feb. 16, 2021 - popular trust lender Commercial Loan Corporation is offering Heirs of Estates and Trust Beneficiaries, who are inheriting a home from parents, a free benefit analysis.
EPIC Insurance

EPIC Welcomes John Prentis and Larry Bowlus to Executive Risk and Cyber Practice in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants is pleased to welcome John Prentis and Larry Bowlus to its Executive Risk and Cyber practice. Joining from a global broker, Prentis and Bowlus will focus on large public, technology, and financial institution executive liability coverages, including Directors & Officers Liability.
Paramount Property Tax Appeal

Paramount Property Tax Appeal Offering Free New Year’s Evaluation for Homeowners & Business Property Owners, RE: ‘Feb 16 Changes to Tax...

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With only 20 days left before CA tax laws change, imposing limitations on property tax relief - property tax reduction firm Paramount Property Tax Appeal is ushering in the New Year with a free New Years evaluation for California families, affluent homeowners and all types of business property owners - to determine what steps to take to lower their property tax bill.
David Burruss of MCT

MCT Hires David Burruss to Address Demand for its MSR Services

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT® announced that David Burress has joined the company in the position of MSR Sales Director, directly addressing the increase in market demand for MCT's MSR products. The hiring of Mr. Burruss ensures MCT can continue serving the needs of their MSR clients.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Lowers Lenders’ Costs to Originate Reverse Mortgages with Restructured Tech Plans

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision®, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, today announced it has restructured its technology plans and pricing matrix to ease lenders' entry into reverse lending and support their success.
AWAIR Inc

Awair Announces Strategic Investment from Emerson (NYSE: EMR)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Awair, the San Francisco-based startup that makes Indoor Air Quality monitoring and software solutions for home and commercial spaces, has received a major strategic investment from Emerson (NYSE: EMR). Emerson is a leader in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls industry, as well as the creator of the highly-rated smart thermostat, Emerson Sensi.
Fanplayr: Ueda, Yencken, and Adelman

Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization, acquires Jamu Inc.

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization, announced it has acquired Jamu Incorporated, a reseller and development firm based in Tokyo, Japan. The acquisition represents the fulfillment of a long-term relationship between Fanplayr and Jamu Inc.
Tapcheck

Tapcheck Helps Employers Unlock New Financial Options for Employees with Earned Wage Access Application

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tapcheck, a simple and easy-to-integrate financial wellness benefit that allows employers to give employees the ability to access their earned wages before payday, has experienced strong growth since first launching. In 2020 alone, Tapcheck saw 863% growth, with exponential adoption in the in-home care and quick-service restaurant (QSR) industries.
Paramount Property Tax Appeal

Paramount Property Tax Appeal Offers Free Evaluation to Affluent California Homeowners and Business Property Owners

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Now that California Proposition 19 has passed, Wes Nichols, president of Paramount Property Tax Appeal Service in San Diego has decided to offer a free evaluation to affluent families, business property owners and homeowners who are transferring property to heirs or simply wish to lower their property taxes, or appeal their tax bill.
Fanplayr

Fanplayr Partners with PFG to Enhance E-Commerce Behavioral Intelligence Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fanplayr, a leader in online behavioral personalization and AI for the past 10 years, recently closed a funding round from Partners for Growth (PFG) to support significant growth in its business and customer base.
MCT Live!

MCTlive! Pool Optimizer Technology from Mortgage Capital Trading Sets New Bar for Best Execution Loan Sales

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, debuted upgraded MCTlive! Pool Optimizer functionality at its MCT Exchange client conference last month. The technology enables secondary marketing managers to use actual cash window execution for optimization on each individual loan rather than using a dealer survey for spec pay-ups.

Galway Insurance Holdings Secures Majority Interest from Harvest Partners with Investments from Oak Hill Capital and The Carlyle Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Galway Insurance Holdings ("Galway"), the holding company for EPIC Brokers & Consultants ("EPIC") and JenCap Holdings ("JenCap"), which together represent one of the nation's largest insurance distribution firms, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with vehicles controlled by Harvest Partners, LP and its affiliates ("Harvest") for a majority interest of Galway.
Mortgage Comparison Shopping with Pureloan

Mortgage Comparison Shopping with Pureloan.com Leads to $15,335 Average Interest Savings

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pureloan.com confidently demonstrates that, for the average home purchaser, its mortgage search engine provides on average $15,335 of lifetime savings in reduced interest payments by comparing loans.
DocMagic and Community State Bank

Community State Bank Implements Fully Paperless eClosing Process with DocMagic Total eClose

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Southeast Wisconsin-based Community State Bank has implemented its full suite of eClosing solutions to transform the bank's mortgage closing process, making it 100 percent digital.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam Certifies Compliance with MISMO Standards for RON-enabled digital mortgage closings

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has completed the Mortgage Industry Standard Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Remote Online Notarization (RON) Software Compliance Certification Program.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Supports HECM Lender Transition from LIBOR to CMT Index, Updates Docs to Facilitate Index Migration

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, today announced it has updated all documents that reference an index to support both the Constant Maturity Treasury (CMT) and London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR) indexes.
Paramount Property Tax Appeal

Paramount Property Tax Appeal in San Diego Offers Free Consultation to California Property Owners as Prop 19 Becomes Law

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wes Nichols, president of Paramount Property Tax Appeal Service, is reminding California property owners that property tax relief will be severely limited by changes to the Proposition 58 Parent-to-Child Exemption, as Prop 19 will soon become law.
Pureloan Advanced Search

Pureloan Launches Enterprise-Grade Advanced Mortgage Search Functionality at No Cost to California Home Buyers

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pureloan.com is the first website to offer professional loan officer-level mortgage search functionality for both home loans and home refinancing to all interested shoppers. Other websites simply allow searches using basic fields like location, LTV, and credit score, but Pureloan performs searches on the exact fields being used by loan underwriters.
Ace Plus Tax Resolution

James Cha, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist from Ace Plus Tax Resolution, Advises Non-Filers to File Their Back Tax Returns ASAP

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- James Cha, a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist from Ace Plus Tax Resolution, urges taxpayers to file their tax returns as soon as possible, even if they missed the tax deadline or can't pay off, as they're only increasing their tax bill by delaying.
Budgeting Doesn't Have to Suck

NEW BOOK: Budgeting Doesn’t Have to Suck: For Young Adults Who Want More Money

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Budgeting Doesn't Have to Suck: For Young Adults Who Want More Money" (ISBN: 978-0989196703) by Jim Miller is written for younger adults who need to put more money in their pocket now. Published by RMW Publishing, the tips inside this book are easy to digest and implement and an added perk is that it's free to those who cannot afford the $8.99 price tag - no questions asked.
DocMagic and VirPack

DocMagic and VirPack Announce Integration of Fintech Platforms

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that that it has integrated its eSign platform with VirPack to facilitate the seamless exchange of loan files and docs for compliant eSigning through DocMagic's eSign platform.
TrustLayer

PayneWest Insurance selects TrustLayer Compliance and Certificate Management Software to leverage next generation technology in their leading Compliance Service Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PayneWest Insurance, a leading insurance brokerage in the Pacific Northwest, today announced partnering with TrustLayer, Inc., the next generation solution for compliance tracking. PayneWest will leverage TrustLayer to expand value added services within their many Specialty Practices.
ReverseVision’s Wendy Peel

Wendy Peel, VP at ReverseVision, Selected for a Most Powerful Women in Fintech Award by PROGRESS in Lending Association

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading technology provider for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse lending program market, today announced that company Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel has been recognized as a Most Powerful Women in Fintech award honoree by PROGRESS in Lending Association.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Partners with MBA to Articulate the Business Case for HECM Lending in September 10 Webinar

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse lending platform, today announced it will co-host a webinar with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) to dispense HECM myths and educate mortgage lenders on the business case for incorporating HECMS into their lending portfolio.
CMTLabs, Inc.

Digital Currency was in Computer Industry for Over 20 Years, says CMTLabs, Inc.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CMTLabs, Inc. (Currency Method Tokenizing Labs) released information today revealing a digital currency was successfully in use "under the radar screen" within the computer industry for over 20 years.
Mortgage Capital Trading - MCT

Uncertainty Due to Short-Notice FHFA Directive Amplifies Harm to Borrowers, according to MCT

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory firm, analyzed the potential effect of Wednesday's fifty basis points worsening in prices paid by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for most mortgage refinances.
KROST CPAs and Consultants

KROST Launches New PPP Loan Forgiveness Review Services for Borrowers and Lenders

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Award-winning tax, accounting, and consulting firm, KROST, announced the launch of their PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Review Service for both Borrowers and Lenders. The services are intended to aid both borrowers and lenders by taking on the burden of calculating forgiveness values.
Dave Bricker and Page Woodall

MCT Fortifies Its Team of Mortgage Leaders Before 2020 Market Volatility

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it appointed two mortgage industry veterans in early 2020 which strengthen its support to the capital markets community during the worldwide pandemic and associated financial turbulence.
Joy Burkhard, MBA, of 2020 Mom

Perigee Fund Invests in Health-focused Charity, 2020 Mom, and Exec. Director Joins from Cigna

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 2020 Mom has been awarded a significant multi-year capacity investment by the Perigee Fund, a philanthropic organization focused in supporting early parenting, so families can thrive.
DocMagic and simplifile

DocMagic and Simplifile Team to Advance eClosing Adoption in Mortgage Industry

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced it has partnered with leading real estate document collaboration and recording technology provider Simplifile to deliver new process efficiencies that further digitize the closing process.
DocMagic and mortgagecountry llc

MortgageCountry Perfects the eClosing Process, Goes Live with DocMagic’s Custom-Configured Total eClose

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that MortgageCountry, a newly formed mortgage banker, has implemented its Total eClose platform and dynamic document preparation service.
Sasha Baluka, Partner at Bessolo Haworth

Sasha Baluka Promoted to Partner at Bessolo Haworth, a Leading West Coast Tax, Accounting & Business Advisory Firm

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bessolo Haworth, a leading West Coast tax, accounting and business advisory firm, announces the promotion of Sasha Baluka to partner. Baluka will continue to manage some of the firm's largest clients and will now also work with the firm's partners to manage and lead the organization.
NotaryCam’s Rick Triola

NotaryCam Founder Rick Triola Praises ALTA, MBA and NAR for Issuing Model RON Executive Order

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam Founder and CEO Rick Triola today hailed the efforts of the American Land Title Association (ALTA), Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and National Association of Realtors (NAR) to provide guidance and standardization for states seeking to temporarily authorize the use of remote online notarization (RON) for real estate closings.
Expert DOJO CEO Brian Mac Mahon

So-Cal Startup Accelerator, Expert DOJO, Invests $1.2M in Diverse Startups this June

SANTA MONICA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On June 3, 2020, Expert DOJO has announced that its current accelerator cohort has invested in 12 companies. Of 12 investments made, 9 are minority-led businesses, and of the same 12 investments, 4 have female founders.
Carissa Orozco

ReverseVision Adds Carissa Orozco as Director of Business Development, Strategic Partners

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading technology provider for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse lending program market, today announced the appointment of Carissa Orozco as director of business development, strategic partners.
Louis Masry of Quest Settlements

Quest Settlements’ Louis Masry Takes Role as President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA)

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) has named Louis Masry as 2020-2021 President. Masry is a co-owner at Quest Settlements, where he serves as Principal and as a Senior Settlement Consultant. He has assumed the role of President from Michelle Caine, who completed her year in the role.
DocMagic

Amid Ongoing Work-From-Home Requirements, DocMagic Provides its eSign Tech at No Cost to Boost Employee Productivity

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced it has made an agnostic version of its eSign technology available for free in order to help organizations increase productivity, efficiency and compliance among work-from-home employees during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders as well as after they are lifted.
Bank of Southern California NA

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Funds More Than $487.8 Million in PPP Loans

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California 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.

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