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HomeBinder debuts new features that strengthen the relationship between homeowners, home professionals, mortgage lenders, insurance providers and other authorized partners

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HomeBinder, a centralized home management platform that keeps homeowners connected with mortgage lenders, home inspectors, insurance providers, home pros, real estate agents, and other authorized professionals, today announced the release of new features and user interface (UI) improvements designed to enhance the home management experience.

Depth Public Relations marks 15-year milestone serving mortgage industry fintech innovators

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth Public Relations, Inc. (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech) is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its launch during the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo 2021 in San Diego.

Global DMS’ EVO® enhances efficiency and mobility with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Command Interface

LANSDALE, Pa., Oct. 18, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Global DMS, the leading provider of cloud-based real estate appraisal management software, recently announced that its next-generation EVO platform is now voice-enabled, providing lenders access to key functionality and up to the minute information of their entire pipeline with Amazon's Alexa voice control - making EVO the first and only appraisal management software to provide this capability in the mortgage industry.

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

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.

SimpleNexus is acquiring LBA Ware

LEHI, Utah, Oct. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced its acquisition of Macon, Georgia-based software firm LBA Ware™. The strategic transaction, SimpleNexus' first, brings together 325 employees in 29 states to serve 425 distinct lender customers and dozens of mortgage technology integration partners.

NJ Lenders to roll out HomeBinder home management platform

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HomeBinder, a centralized home management platform that keeps homeowners connected with mortgage lenders, Realtors and other authorized professionals, today announced that NJ Lenders has selected HomeBinder to deliver a post-closing home management experience that improves customer retention and strengthens referral partner relationships.

Depth Public Relations promotes Johnna Szegda and Jenny Moss to client services director

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth Public Relations, Inc. (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech), today announced its promotion of two key staff members in time to celebrate at the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo 2021 in San Diego.

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

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®).

LBA Ware recognized as ‘Top Mortgage Employer’ by Mortgage Professional America

MACON, Ga., Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America (MPA). Honorees were selected based on anonymous employee survey results that measured how their business performs on a variety of metrics, including culture, benefits and employee development.

Sales Boomerang highlighted as a premier employer in the mortgage industry

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, today announced it has been ranked a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) following a competitive selection process aimed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the U.S. mortgage industry.

After, Inc. will launch its new QuickSuite® of products at the 12th Annual Extended Warranty and Service Contract Innovations Conference

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After, Inc., a global leader in Warranty Services Solutions since 2005, just announced that it will be a Platinum Sponsor of the 12th Annual Extended Warranty and Service Contract Innovations Conference. The conference, which brings together companies across auto, appliance, mobile, electronics, home, and industrial equipment industries to discuss the latest trends and insights in extended warranty and service contracts, offers the ideal backdrop to unveil After's new QuickSuite® product portfolio.

SimpleNexus launches in-app payments with its Nexus Pay at MBA Annual21

LEHI, Utah, Oct. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced the debut of Nexus Pay at the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention and Expo (MBA Annual21) happening October 17-20, 2021 at the San Diego Convention Center.
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Lender Price Announces Strategic Investment Led by Argentum to Support Its Rapid Growth

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Lender Price, a leading provider of cloud-based mortgage pricing and digital lending solutions, announced today that it has received a strategic investment led by Argentum with participation from First Analysis and existing investor Costner Lake Investments. The investment will further accelerate Lender Price's rapid growth by supporting product development, sales & marketing, and customer service capabilities.
Azad Rafat of MCT

Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. Deepens Mortgage Servicing Rights Expertise with Hire of Azad Rafat

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today that Azad Rafat has joined the company as the new Senior Director of MSR Services.

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

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.

Three Mid America Mortgage Loan Officers Make the Cut for NAMMBA’s Top 100 by Units

ADDISON, Texas, Oct. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that three of its loan officers - Michael Bogar, DeAnna Morgan and Christine Pervan - have been included on the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) list of top 100 female and minority loan officers, measured by units.

Innovative approach to digital home loan experience propels SimpleNexus to market-leading adoption by loan originators and consumers

LEHI, Utah, Oct. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced new milestones in the company's bid to "build the future of mortgages."
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DocMagic eSign 3.0 Enhances Remote Notary and eClosing Capabilities

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully compliant loan document preparation, automated regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced the official launch of its eSign 3.0 platform. The enhancements to the mortgage industry's preeminent eSigning platform introduce new tools and features designed to enable lenders to easily facilitate remote online notarization (RON) for paperless eClosings.

ACES Quality Management CEO Trevor Gauthier Chosen as 2021 Vanguard by HousingWire

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced that its CEO Trever Gauthier has been honored by industry trade publication HousingWire in its annual Vanguard Awards program.

Chelsea Groton Bank Named Top Workplace for 6th Straight Year – CEO Michael Rauh Recognized with Leadership Award

GROTON, Conn., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Chelsea Groton Bank was recently named a Top Workplace in Connecticut for the sixth consecutive year, and Michael Rauh, the Bank's President and CEO, was presented with this year's Leadership award, both in the midsize employer category (150-499 employees).

Promontory MortgagePath welcomes Guild Mortgage Correspondent to its investor network

DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Promontory MortgagePath LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive digital mortgage fulfillment services, announced Guild Mortgage Correspondent as the most recent addition to its investor network. As part of its comprehensive mortgage fulfillment services, Promontory MortgagePath manages investor relationships on behalf of its community lending clients.

Sales Boomerang releases Q3 2021 Mortgage Market Opportunities Report

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 4, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, today released its Q3 2021 Mortgage Market Opportunities Report. Despite marketwide declines in loan volume, Sales Boomerang's report identified several fertile opportunities for mortgage lenders, including a high frequency of borrowers who are well positioned to refinance for a better rate, remove FHA mortgage insurance or tap into home equity.
Galway Holdings

Galway Announces Formal Close of MAI Capital Management Deal

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Galway Holdings ("Galway") today announced its investment in MAI Capital Management, LLC ("MAI") has officially closed. Retaining the MAI Capital Management name, the firm now operates as a part of the Galway Companies.

HousingWire recognizes Sales Boomerang CEO Alex Kutsishin’s influence on the mortgage industry with 2021 Vanguard award

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, today announced that Co-founder and CEO Alex Kutsishin was selected as a winner of HousingWire's 2021 HW Vanguard awards.
TRION Properties

Trion Properties Launches Third Fund, Targets $175M in Buying Power Focused on Southeast and Western Multifamily Properties

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Trion Properties, a private equity real estate firm based in West Hollywood, California and Miami, Florida specializing in value-add multifamily investments, has announced the launch of Trion Multifamily Opportunity Fund III, LLC, its third investment fund vehicle.

Agile Launches MBS Pool Bidding

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker dealers on to a single electronic platform, today announced the launch of MBS pool bidding, enabling lenders and dealers to gain much-needed efficiencies and data through technology.

Skyway.com Answers Buyers’ Need For Rapid Online Condo Insurance In Fast-Paced Housing Market

ST PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It is no secret that the housing market in Florida is hot. Properties move fast, and consumers are finding more ways to make all parts of buying and owning a home quick, easy, and mostly online. One insuretech, UPC Insurance®, answered the consumer call for the ability to almost instantly have an estimate of what a policy will cost, and the ability to buy a Florida Condo policy completely online with Skyway.com.

LBA Ware welcomes mortgage compliance expert Lyndal McLaughlin to CompenSafe implementation team

MACON, Ga., Sept. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced that mortgage industry expert Lyndal McLaughlin has joined its team as a software implementation consultant.

Expetitle Closes $2.3 Million Seed Plus Round

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 29, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Expetitle, a digital title company and a leader in remote real estate closings, announced today it has closed their $2.3 million Series Seed Plus financing round. The investment will help the company aggressively expand its sales and marketing efforts.

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

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.

Klingenstein Fields Advisors named to Barron’s Top 100 RIA Firms for 2021

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) --- Klingenstein Fields Advisors (KF Advisors), an independent investment advisor with approximately $4.5 billion in assets under management (AUM), has been named to Barron's Top 100 RIA Firms for 2021. This is Barron's sixth annual ranking of registered independent advisory firms and recognizes top advisory firms nationwide.

SimpleNexus rounds out its Nexus Closing eMortgage solution with DocMagic’s eVault and eNote technologies, enabling fully digital loan closings

LEHI, Utah, Sept. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced the integration of its Nexus Closing™ eMortgage solution with DocMagic's eVault and eNote technologies. The integration enables automated generation of an eNote with a tamper-evident seal and delivers the eNote to a secure eVault for delivery to the MERS® eRegistry.

Promontory MortgagePath Promotes Bryan DeShasier to Chief Administrative Officer, Adds Helen Placente as Managing Director of National Credit Operations

DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Leading digital mortgage and fulfillment solutions provider Promontory MortgagePath LLC announced two key staffing changes expanding the strength of its executive team. Bryan DeShasier has been promoted to Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and Helen Placente has been hired as Managing Director of National Credit Operations.

#HousingDC21 Sets Attendance Record

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Housing Finance Strategies Founder & CEO Faith Schwartz today recapped the successful two-day #HousingDC21 virtual conference held on September 20-21 of this week.
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Mortgage Coach integrates with LoanSense to help federal student loan holders become homeowners and increase purchase power

CORONA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Coach, the industry's leading platform enabling mortgage lenders to create digital and accurate home loan options for consumers, today announced its partnership with LoanSense, an online student loan advisor that helps federal student loan holders enroll in affordable repayment and forgiveness plans.

Alyssa Gelper Joins Klingenstein Fields Advisors as a Managing Director, Senior Advisor, in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Klingenstein Fields Advisors (KF Advisors), an advisory firm providing personalized wealth and investment management to individuals, families, and non-profits, is pleased to announce that Alyssa Gelper has joined the firm as a Managing Director, Senior Advisor.

LBA Ware’s LimeGear integrates with Experience.com to turn customer satisfaction scores into actionable business intelligence for mortgage lenders

MACON, Ga., Sept. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it has partnered with Experience.com, home of the world's most impactful Experience Management Platform (XMP), to provide customers with a dynamic way to track customer satisfaction as a key performance indicator (KPI) in LBA Ware's LimeGear™ BI platform.

Chelsea Groton Bank, in Partnership with NCDC and GNACC, Offers Free Business Seminars for Local Entrepreneurs

GROTON, Conn., Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Chelsea Groton Bank kicks off their 5-week "Cultivating Great Business: Small Business Bootcamp" on October 5, 2021. The FREE small business series, designed for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, is offered through the Bank's financial education program, Chelsea University, in partnership with the Norwich Community Development Corporation (NCDC) and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce (GNACC).

LBA Ware to host Experience.com’s Kristin Messerli for webinar on the latest millennial homebuyer market research

MACON, Ga., Sept. 17, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced the third installment in its 2021 webinar series. The Myths that Keep Millennials from Buying: Data-Driven Direction for Growing Your Share of America's Largest Homebuyer Market will feature special guest Kristin Messerli, a leading expert on NextGen (a.k.a. millennial) homebuyers.

US-based Carbon Direct invests €15M ($17.7M) for 7% stake in Calix’s LEILAC business

SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Multi-award-winning Australian technology company Calix Limited (ASX: CXL) ("Calix" or the "Company") is pleased to announce global decarbonisation investor Carbon Direct Capital Management has invested €15m for a 6.98% equity stake in Calix subsidiary, the LEILAC Group, which is dedicated to the commercialisation and ongoing development of Calix's LEILAC CO2 capture technology.

ACES Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report Shows Decline in Critical Defect Rate for Second Consecutive Quarter

DENVER, Colo., Sept. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced the release of its quarterly ACES Mortgage QC Trends Report covering the first quarter (Q1) of 2021. The latest report provides an analysis of post-closing quality control data derived from ACES Quality Management & Control® software.

HomeBinder joins The Mortgage Collaborative’s Preferred Partner Network

BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HomeBinder, a centralized home management platform that keeps homeowners connected with mortgage lenders, Realtors, and other authorized professionals, today announced it has joined The Mortgage Collaborative's (TMC) Preferred Partner Network. The new membership enables HomeBinder to offer preferential pricing to TMC's nearly 150 member banks, credit unions and independent mortgage banking companies.

New MBS Fintech Agile Revolutionizes Trading with the Launch of RFQ Platform

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Agile, a new fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker dealers on to a single electronic platform, has formally announced the launch of its flagship RFQ (request for quote) platform. All MBS market participants can now participate on an electronic platform that expedites the exchange of To-Be-Announced Mortgage-Backed Securities (TBAs).

1st Class Real Estate and Expetitle Announce a Joint Venture to Provide Tech-enabled Closings Across The U.S.

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 9, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Expetitle and 1st Class Real Estate are joining forces to create a national title partnership; offering a streamlined, remote home closing transaction to 1st Class' customers. Expetitle is a multi-state title company that delivers fully digital and hybrid closings through one secure collaborative platform that adds transparency to the entire closing process.

Monetary Metals Finances Jeweler’s Growth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Monetary Metals announces a 150% increase in its financing of Gold Bullion International's expansion of its 22- and 24-karat luxury gold jewelry collection, Auvere™. Gold Bullion International (GBI) is paying 4% on the gold lease. Leased inventory is off-balance sheet, and the jeweler avoids exposure to the price of gold.
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Paul Yarbrough of MCT is named to HousingWire 2021 Insiders Award List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), an industry-leading mortgage hedge advisory firm, announced that Paul Yarbrough, Director of the Client Success Group, has been named to HousingWire's 2021 Insider Awards list. The list is designed to honor an organization's operational all-stars - those insiders who are the company's best-kept secret, yet vital to its success.

Strategic Capital Attends the 2021 Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Convention, Sponsors Special Events

LITTLETON, Colo. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- From Thursday, August 5 to Saturday, August 7, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) held its annual convention. While they offered virtual attendance, they also hosted the conference in person in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The Strategic Capital team joined them at The Steamboat Grand for the hybrid event, which was themed "Conquering New Horizons Together."

SimpleNexus is certified as eClosing solution provider by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

LEHI, Utah, Sept. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, is now a Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-reviewed eClosing solution provider. The designation affirms that SimpleNexus' Nexus Closing™ eMortgage solution meets both GSEs' technical requirements for eClosing, eNote and eVault functionality and has been tested for compatibility with the GSEs' respective eNote delivery systems.

Mid America Mortgage Adds Pete Jackson as Divisional Director for Wholesale/Non-Delegated Correspondent Channel, Tim Frohock as Regional Director

ADDISON, Texas, Sept. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Pete Jackson has joined the company as a divisional director and Tim Frohock as a regional director. With more than 30 years of wholesale and correspondent lending experience, Jackson and Frohock will play a critical role in the continued growth and success of Mid America's wholesale/non-delegated correspondent lending channel.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

AI-powered mortgage advisor Home Lending Pal raises $2.2M in pre-Series A round led by TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") recently led a pre-Series A investment round in Home Lending Pal, a technology-enabled marketplace .

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