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Jean Hagan Brings Decades of Restaurant Operations Experience to the Culinary Institute of America as Newly Appointed Adjunct Professor

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jean Hagan, Principal of KROST CPAs & Consultants and leader of the firm's restaurant consulting practice, has recently taken on an additional title as Adjunct Professor of Restaurant Operations and Management Strategies at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Her first course, Operations and Management Strategies for the Restauranteur, began this fall.

ARMCO Reduces QC Turn Times with ACES’ New Parallel Workflow Capability

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation solutions, has announced several product enhancements to its auditing platform, ACES Audit Technology. This upgrade introduces a new parallel workflow capability that saves time and reduces turn times while maintaining the quality of staff output. The ultimate result of this feature is faster loan delivery.

FormFree partners with Teo to modernize customer acquisition for mortgage lenders

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced a strategic partnership with Teo, a lead generation platform and AI assistant that helps mortgage lenders close more loans faster. Teo will leverage FormFree's market-leading Passport verification service to help assess the quality of incoming prospects.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Have Joined Forces

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and Prime Risk Partners Inc., announced today that they have officially joined forces to continue to build on their national footprint and offer greater specialty support and services to their clients and collaboration among EPIC's colleagues. The transaction previously announced on October 15 has closed.

Local Catholic Company Reaches Billion-Dollar Milestone

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Nov. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Catholic United Financial, the oldest fraternal benefit society domiciled in Minnesota and one of the longest continually operating businesses in the state, has announced that for the first time in the company's 141-year history, its total assets have exceeded one billion dollars.

SimpleNexus Expands On-the-Go Credit Services with Integration of Instant Merge from CoreLogic

LEHI, Utah, Nov. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced the integration of the CoreLogic Instant Merge credit solution into its mobile app and web-based digital mortgage platform.

SimpleNexus Ranks 102 on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500

LEHI, Utah, Nov. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced it has earned the 102 position on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500.
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EPIC’s Betsey Brewer honored with 2019 Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award from the Independent Insurance Brokers and Agents of California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Betsey L. Brewer, CPCU was honored recently with the distinguished Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award.

Papa and Aetna Announce Collaboration in Florida for Medicare Advantage Members

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Inc., a leading provider for seniors and Medicare Advantage Members, announced today its collaboration with Aetna, a CVS Health company. Papa connects local college students, known as "Papa Pals," to older adults who need help with companionship, house chores and technology lessons.

Mid America Mortgage Completes In-House Conversion of Its Mortgage Servicing Operations

ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that it has completed the transition of its servicing operations to its newly-formed in-house servicing department. As of November 4, 2019, Mid America's national servicing portfolio, will be managed by an internal staff of approximately 40 employees located in the firm's Addison, Texas headquarters.

Finance of America Mortgage LLC Transforms Incentive Compensation Process, Gains Insight, Flexibility and Efficiency with LBA Ware’s CompenSafe

MACON, Ga., Nov. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions provider for the mortgage industry, today announced that Finance of America Mortgage LLC (FAM) has upgraded its incentive compensation process with CompenSafe.
Dr. Nevine Carmelle PhD

New YouTube Channel, ‘Dr. Nevine Carmelle TV’ Spotlights Financial and Real Estate Problems and Solutions

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Nevine Carmelle, PhD is excited to announce the launch of her new YouTube channel - "The Dr. Nevine Carmelle TV Show." After receiving numerous questions pertaining to tax problems and the law via phone calls and emails, she thought it would be a good idea to launch a channel where people could tune in on their own time and have many of their questions answered for free.
NotaryCam’s Rick Triola

NotaryCam’s Continues ‘Help a Hero’ Initiative for 7th Consecutive Year

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam(R) today announced that in honor of Veterans Day, it would once again offer free remote online notarization (RON) sessions to United States veterans and current service members as part of its semi-annual "Help a Hero" initiative.
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Bank of Southern California, N.A. Names Troy Perry Managing Director, Business Banking in L.A. Area

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Troy Perry has joined the company as Managing Director of Business Banking. He will be responsible for broadening Bank of Southern California's market presence by actively seeking new business opportunities throughout Los Angeles' Westside.

Pop Up World’s ‘Investor Connector’ Aims to Disrupt Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den

LONDON, U.K., Nov. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- If you are a budding entrepreneur looking for start-up funds your only option could be family and friends, crowdfunding or maybe just maybe if you are accepted, an appearance on Shark Tank or Dragon's Den. Graham Jules, founder and CEO of Pop Up World is familiar with the plight of the underdog and small business owner.

Inaugural NEXT Excellence in Leadership Award Goes to Lee Raagas, CEO of Skid Row Housing Trust at NEXTDC19

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ahead of the highly anticipated #NEXTDC19 summit on November 18, 19 in Washington, D.C., from NEXT Mortgage Events, conference co-host Faith Schwartz, President of Housing Finance Strategies, announced that Kerri Milam, president of Depth Public Relations will present the inaugural NEXT Excellence in Leadership award to Lee Raagas, Chief Executive Officer of Skid Row Housing Trust.
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DocMagic Holds Highest Market Share in Document Generation in STRATMOR Group’s 2019 Study

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that its Total eClose(TM) platform is the eClosing leader based on market share, overall satisfaction and lender loyalty in STRATMOR Group's 2019 Mortgage Technology Insight Study.

LBA Ware Founder and CEO Scheduled to Speak at 2019 MBA Accounting and Financial Management Conference

MACON, Ga., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions provider to the mortgage industry, today announced that Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been invited to speak at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 2019 Accounting and Financial Management Conference, November 19-21.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Named Among Atlanta’s Top Employee Benefits & Compensation Companies

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) has been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's list of the top 20 employee benefits and compensation companies in Atlanta.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

EPIC Launches Cannabis Site Pollution Liability (CSPL) Insurance Program

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting (Greyling), a division of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), today announced the first nationwide Site Pollution Liability Insurance Program for the emerging cannabis industry.

Holiday Travel Deals 2019-2020: Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday - November is full of travel deals for those looking to save money on their next vacation, according to TravelInsurance.com. Just don't forget to purchase travel insurance to protect your investment, even if your travel dates are just around the corner.

SimpleNexus’ Rapid Revenue Growth Lands It a Spot on MountainWest Capital’s 2019 Utah 100 List

LEHI, Utah, Nov. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced it has been named to MountainWest Capital Network's (MWCN) Utah 100 list of fastest-growing companies in the state.

FinTech Firm FormFree Sponsors PGA Tour Golfer Matt NeSmith

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced a two-year agreement to sponsor 25-year-old pro golfer Matt NeSmith. Currently playing in his first season on the PGA TOUR, NeSmith will wear the fintech firm's logo on the left sleeve of his apparel.

Matic named to InsurTech100 list of the world’s top insurance technology providers

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Matic, a fully licensed digital insurance agency that partners with mortgage servicers and originators to sell insurance products to borrowers, has been named to FinTech Global's InsurTech100. The annual awards program, now in its second year, recognizes the pioneering tech firms leading today's global insurance industry.
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Tom Mackey of EPIC Insurance Brokers Recognized as 2019 ‘Young Gun’ by Insurance Business America

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Tom Mackey, Risk Management Consultant has been named a 2019 Insurance Industry "Young Gun" by Insurance Business America (IBA).

FormFree adds paystubs to Passport all-in-one asset, employment and income verification service

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced that it has added paystub collection and verification to its Passport(TM) all-in-one asset, employment and income verification service. The enhancement will be available to FormFree customers, including those who use Passport through one of FormFree's more than 100 integrations and reseller partnerships, in November.
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Domestic and International Arbitrator Dr. Nevine Carmelle Authors Book on Wealth and Business Planning Strategies

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Nevine Carmelle, a celebrated professional who's dedicated to the field of finance, recently authored, "Wealth and Business Planning Strategies: The Ultimate Guide for Wealth Management, Privacy & Prosperity for Business Owners" (ISBN: 978-0692562017). Available in paperback and Kindle edition, the book quickly became a bestseller on Amazon.
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California-based Tax Specialty Firm KBKG Joins Real Estate Roundtable (RER)

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last year, specialty tax incentive firm KBKG joined the Real Estate Roundtable (RER), and several of KBKG's executive leadership team currently serve as members of the organization's President's Council, Associate Council, and Committees.

Diligence Capital Advisors Sources Capital for Iconic South Jersey Swim Club

MARLTON, N.J., Oct. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Diligence Capital Advisors is excited to announce that it has sourced new capital investments for the Chartwell Swim Club, a legendary swim club and day camp located in Marlton, New Jersey. The financing was made by a Philadelphia based investment company.

Global DMS Officially Introduces EVO-Residential(tm) Valuation Technology Platform

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based valuation management software, announced the launch of its new residential valuation solution at the MBA's Annual Convention & Expo being held at the Austin Convention Center from Oct. 27 - 30. Branded EVO-Residential (EVO-Res), the platform is primed to change the way lending and real estate entities process and manage valuations.

Depth Public Relations Names Lindsey Neal Vice President of Client Services

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth Public Relations, LLC, (DepthPR) a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for the mortgage lending and residential finance industry, today announced its promotion of Lindsey Neal to vice president of client services.
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Bank of Southern California, N.A. (BCAL) Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) today reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. Total assets grew to $839 million at September 30, 2019, a 14% increase compared to the third quarter of 2018.

IDS Adds Integrated 4506-T Income Verification Services from QuestSoft to Its Mortgage Document Preparation Platform

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), today announced it has integrated 4506-T Verification Services from QuestSoft Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of automated mortgage compliance software, into idsDoc.

ARMCO Completes Fast Track 45-Day Implementation Delivering on Bay Equity’s QC Update Deadline

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation solutions, has announced that it has implemented ACES Audit Technology(TM) for Bay Equity Home Loans, well within the lender's 45-day deadline for launching its new quality control (QC) operations.
MCT InvestorMatic

MCT Launches InvestorMatic to Elevate the Whole Loan Trading Experience Between Lenders and Investors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it has officially introduced a unique program called InvestorMatic in the lead up to the MBA Annual Convention & Expo in Austin, Texas.

FormFree Teams Up with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Revolutionize Digital Mortgage Loan Applications for Borrowers and Lenders

ATHENS and ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree has teamed up with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to help lenders intelligently pre-fill the Universal Residential Loan Application (Form 65/1003) for mortgage applicants. The combined solution significantly reduces the amount of information a consumer must manually input.

Industry Veteran Chris Olsen Joins OpenClose as Vice President of Sales Engineering

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that it added technology veteran Chris Olsen to help further expand its sales department. Chris holds the newly created position of vice president of sales engineering.

LBA Ware’s CompenSafe™ Enhances the Loan Originator Experience at Guaranteed Rate

MACON, Ga., Oct. 23, 2019 (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 Guaranteed Rate Companies has improved internal processes and enhanced the loan originator (LO) experience with the implementation of CompenSafe.

SimpleNexus Integrates with Reggora, Enabling Loan Originators to View and Manage Appraisals on the Go

LEHI, Utah, Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced it has partnered with Reggora, the leading automated appraisal technology for mortgage lenders and appraisers in delivering a range of origination solutions for the mortgage industry.
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Unveils New Tech Strategy: Major Platform Updates and Brand Transformation

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 its transformation as an API-enabled flexible reverse lending platform, unveiling a new logo as part of its revised mission and rebranding.
Bank of Southern California and CalWest Bank

Bank of Southern California, N.A. (BCAL) and CalWest Bancorp to Merge

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) and CalWest Bancorp (OTCBB: CALW), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the "Agreement") whereby CalWest 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 CALW and BCAL.
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STRATMOR Group’s 2019 Technology Insight Study Scores MCT Highest for Overall Satisfaction, Lender Loyalty, and Lender Share

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that the study results from STRATMOR Group's 2019 Technology Insight Study show MCT as the industry leader in lender share, overall satisfaction, and Lender Loyalty Score(r) in the Production Pipeline Hedging category.
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New DocMagic Mobile App Leverages Backend Technology to Fill Critical Gap in Digital Lending Workflow

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced the launch of its new LoanMagic mobile application. LoanMagic, which is provided free to all DocMagic customers, leverages a powerful backend platform that provides full interoperability with DocMagic solutions, as well as other third-party mortgage software.

FormFree Welcomes Christy Moss, CMB as Director of Partner Relationships

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced it has appointed former Fannie Mae Strategic Business and Relationship Manager Christy Moss, CMB as director of partner relationships. In her role at FormFree, the 30-year mortgage industry veteran will strengthen and grow industry partnerships and cultivate internal talent as leader of the company's strategic sales team.
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Bank of Southern California (BCAL) Names Jacob Mathews Managing Director of Business Banking

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Jacob Mathews has joined the company as Managing Director of Business Banking. He will be responsible for expanding Bank of Southern California's client base by actively seeking new business opportunities in Los Angeles County and Orange County.

The Nation’s 34th Largest Retail Insurance Broker Prime Risk Partners Joins EPIC

ATLANTA, Ga. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Prime Risk Partners Inc. and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to join forces. EPIC, founded in 2007, has grown to become one of the 15 largest U.S. retail insurance brokers and the nation's 9th largest privately-held insurance brokerage.

FormFree’s Brent Chandler, Faith Schwartz Lend Their Expertise to Prominent Mortgage Industry Events

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced that company board member Faith Schwartz and Founder and CEO Brent Chandler have been invited to share their subject matter expertise at prominent upcoming mortgage industry events. Schwartz and Chandler will participate on panels at the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Annual Convention and Expo and NEXT Mortgage Events' #NEXTDC19 conference, respectively.

EPIC’s Kamran Khaliq Recognized as 2019 ‘Young Gun’ by Insurance Business America

NEW YORK, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a unique and innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, announced today that Kamran Khaliq, Vice President, Private Equity and M&A, has been named a 2019 Insurance Industry "Young Gun" by Insurance Business America (IBA).
Edgewood Healthcare Advisors

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Launches New Healthcare Practice: Edgewood Healthcare Advisors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center or EPIC), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the expansion and reorganization of its healthcare practice.

AutoAwards Shares Tips to Boost F&I Sales Through An Auto Dealership Maintenance Program (PPM)

ODESSA, Del., Oct. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- AutoAwards, a leader in loyalty marketing for auto dealerships, realizes sales are extremely competitive and difficult at times. Starting a rewards program can help auto dealerships overcome weak sales. AutoAwards has proven solutions to help dealerships increase sales performance across all departments.

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