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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.

SimpleNexus Names Richard Jackman VP of Marketing

LEHI, Utah, Jan. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced it has hired Richard Jackman to its executive team as vice president of marketing.

SimpleShowing Inks Partnership with Expetitle to Create a Fully Digital Home Purchase Experience

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 21, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleShowing, an online real estate startup disrupting the traditional real estate brokerage by changing the way buyers and sellers use real estate services, is pleased to announce its partnership with Expetitle, a Wynwood-based technology-driven startup, to bring a fully digital-first closing solution to reality.

DHS’ Vice Chairman, Fernando Aguirre, Approves to Launch Partnership and New Coalition to Strengthen Communities and States

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DHS' Community COVID Coalition will provide culturally relevant communication resources for states to use on social media. States that participate in the coalition will receive targeted, culturally relevant social media resources developed and tested by public health communications experts.
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.

UniversalCIS Announces Acquisition of SharperLending

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- UniversalCIS, a market leader in technology and solutions to the mortgage industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of mortgage technology provider SharperLending. The SharperLending transaction, which follows the merger of Universal Credit, CIS Credit Solutions, and Avantus, provides further enhancements to the technology platform for UniversalCIS.

ACES Quality Management Charitable Giving Program Makes Impact For Third Consecutive Year

DENVER, Colo., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Quality Management™ (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, today announced the latest results of its ACES CARES philanthropic campaign and matching gift program.

Mid America Mortgage Expands Access to Down Payment Assistance Program to Its Correspondent Partners

ADDISON, Texas, Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced it has added down payment assistance (DPA) to the slate of mortgage products and services offered through its correspondent division. This is an expansion of the DPA program Mid America created for its retail channel in 2019 in partnership with the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation.

Samuel Howe Tapped as New Alliance Group CMO

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 14, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Group, a national insurance marketing organization (IMO), announced Monday that Samuel Howe has been tapped to succeed Lee Duncan as its Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately. Duncan had previously occupied the CMO role before his own promotion to President and CEO back in November.

Nocera, Inc. Signs Variable Interest Entity Agreements Resulting in 100% Controlling Interest in Xin Feng Construction Co., Ltd. and Shunda Feed...

TAIPEI and ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nocera, Inc. (OTC:NCRA) ("Company") today announced that it has formally signed Variable Interest Entity ("VIE") agreements with Xin Feng Construction Co. Ltd., (XFC) a Taiwan construction firm, and Shunda Feed Co., Ltd., (SFC) a Taiwan aquaculture feed firm resulting in 100% controlling interest in both companies.

Chelsea Groton Bank and Foundation Together Gave Record $1 Million this Year

GROTON, Conn., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This year, Chelsea Groton Bank and its Foundation provided more than $1 Million to non-profit organizations in our communities. The Foundation recently approved $405,820 in grants to 68 non-profit organizations from Connecticut and Rhode Island, which put the full year's giving total above the $1 Million mark for the first time ever.

Housing Finance Strategies Announces #HousingDC21

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that the firm will host a 100% virtual housing summit on September 20-21, 2021.

Shomari Gilyard, CFP, Director, Wealth Planning, has been made a partner at KF Advisors

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Klingenstein Fields Advisors (KF Advisors), a leading wealth management firm with approximately $4 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/2020, is pleased to announce that Shomari Gilyard, CFP®, Director, Wealth Planning, has been made a partner of the firm.

Top of Mind’s Surefire Rounds Out 2020 as the Most Decorated Mortgage CRM and Marketing Automation Platform

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, anticipates continued growth and innovation in 2021 after a banner year of accolades and the launch of new product enhancements and technology partnerships.

DDK and Company Welcomes Sze Man Tam as Partner: First Asian-American to Take on this Role

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DDK & Company, LLP, an accounting, tax, and consulting firm, announced on January 1 that Sze Man Tam has been promoted to Partner. In her new role, Sze will be leading DDK's Audit department, helping clients grow and improve their businesses, and developing DDK's next generation.

EnergyCAP’s Energy Information Management System Earns FedRAMP Authorization

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EnergyCAP, Inc. (ECI) is pleased to announce that its EnergyCAP® energy management information solution (EMIS) has been granted an Authorization to Operate (ATO) under the U.S. Government's FedRAMP program and is now an authorized participant in the FedRAMP Marketplace. The U.S. Department of State granted the ATO and is now the first EnergyCAP client in the FedRAMP environment.

Agent Review Announces Technology Awareness Series for Insurance Agents – Leonardo247 Leads Launch

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Agent Review which serves insurance agents and those needing insurance, announces the creation of the Technology Awareness series. These informational alerts can make agents significantly more valuable to their clients, according to Bryan Foos, Agent Review's Operations Manager.

Tubbergen reports Recently Passed COVID Relief Bill May Threaten Your Retirement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Does the Recently Passed COVID Relief Bill Threaten Your Retirement? According to Dennis Tubbergen, a partner with Retirement Lifestyle Advocates, that question is not as crazy as you may be thinking it is.

Mid America Mortgage Promotes Jemma Pachiano to Chief Operating Officer

ADDISON, Texas, Jan. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has promoted former National Support and Training Director Jemma Pachiano to Chief Operating Officer (COO).

SimpleNexus Secures $108M in Series B Funding to Transform the Homeownership Journey into a Seamlessly Connected Experience

LEHI, Utah, Jan. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading homeownership platform connecting loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, has received a follow-on investment of $108 million in Series B funding led by global venture-capital and private-equity firm Insight Partners.
ReverseVision CEO Joe Langner

ReverseVision Announces Joe Langner New CEO

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, announced the promotion of its president Joe Langner to president and chief executive officer. In this expanded role, Langner will lead ReverseVision's mission to empower America's seniors to use home equity as part of retirement finance.

SimpleNexus’ Suzy Djilas Wins 2021 Utah Business SAMY Award for Sales Professional of the Year

LEHI, Utah, Jan. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced enterprise account executive Suzy Djilas earned a 2021 Utah Business Magazine SAMY Award for Sales Professional of the Year.

FormFree Launches Rebrand, New Website Aligned with Mission to Expand Financial Inclusivity

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 1, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today launched a new visual identity designed to reflect its mission of empowering consumers and lenders with a transparent view of borrower financial DNA. In tandem with the brand launch, FormFree unveiled a new website that speaks to both consumer and lender audiences about how its AccountChek and Passport solutions enable better financial decisions.

Alliance Group Announces Launch of 4th Annual Living Benefits Awareness Month

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Group announced the 2021 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team as part of their fourth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month campaign. The Ambassadors will head up local grassroots campaigns to spread education and awareness for Living Benefits Awareness Month in January 2021.

DHS is Invited to Lead the Paris 2021 Q2 Venture Capital World Summit in Paris: Vice Chairman of DHS, Fernando Aguirre...

WASHIGNTON, D.C., Dec. 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DHS has announced this morning that the firm and its lead expert, Fernando Aguirre, Vice Chairman of DHS, will head the VC Panel at the summit which will take place in Paris, France at the Westminster Hotel on February 12, 2021.
Sarah Hellman of MCT

Sarah Hellman of MCT Selected as Finalist for San Diego Business Journal 2020 Business Women of The Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that Senior Trader, Sarah Hellman, was selected as one of the finalists for San Diego Business Journal's 2020 Business Women of the Year.
ReverseVision’s Wendy Peel

ReverseVision’s Wendy Peel Named a 2020 PROGRESS in Lending Trailblazers Award Recipient

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision®, the leading national provider of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse mortgage sales and origination technology, announced that PROGRESS in Lending Association has honored company Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel with its Trailblazers award.

Arroyo Closes $821 Million in Global Refinancings During Pandemic

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arroyo Energy Investors, the Houston-based, independent infrastructure investment firm with a footprint in North and Latin America, today announced it closed three large refinancings totaling $821 million during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SimpleNexus User Group (SNUG) Announces 2021 Agenda for Third Annual Conference

LEHI, Utah, Dec. 17, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced the agenda for SimpleNexus User Group (SNUG) 2021 conference being held virtually on February 22-24.
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.

LBA Ware Joins ACUMA, Brings New Tools for Optimizing Mortgage Team Performance and Compensation to Credit Unions

MACON, Ga., Dec. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, has joined the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) as an affiliate member.

Critical Defect Rate Highest Since 2018, Per ACES Quality Management Q2 2020 Mortgage QC Trends Report

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 16, 2020 (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 second quarter (Q2) of 2020.

Kiosk Manufacturer Association Announces PCI Compliance for Unattended Self-Service Kiosks

WESTMINSTER, Colo., Dec. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA), the leading unattended self-service kiosk association established in 1995, today announced the launch of new initiatives in the PCI Compliance space for unattended self-service kiosks.

Top of Mind Integrates with Sales Boomerang to Help Mortgage Lenders Seize More Sales Opportunities, Hang On to Existing Customers

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, has partnered with Sales Boomerang, the industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, to help loan originators uncover new business opportunities and significantly outperform customer retention benchmarks by responding rapidly to loan opportunities as they arise.
DocMagic - Leah Sommerville

DocMagic’s Leah Sommerville Named to NMP 2020 Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals List

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance, and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Leah Sommerville, 33, a senior account executive on DocMagic's eClosing team, earned a spot on this year's Top 40 Under 40 award list provided by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine.
Tapcheck

Tapcheck joins the isolved Integration Marketplace to enhance human capital management

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, announces today that it is now a partner on the isolved Integration Marketplace.

Promontory MortgagePath Recruits Elisha Werner as Chief Compliance Officer

DANBURY, Conn., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Promontory MortgagePath LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive digital mortgage and tech-driven fulfillment solutions, announced today it has recruited Elisha Werner as chief compliance officer, mortgage operations.

LBA Ware Unveils Expanded Functionality to CompenSafe’s ‘Verify Pay’ Feature

MACON, Ga., Dec. 8, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced it has updated CompenSafe's Verify Pay feature, which enables loan originators (LOs) and other commissioned or bonus-based employees to review and verify their incentive compensation before paychecks are cut, greatly reducing the hassle, time and cost of remediating incentive compensation disputes.
Brian D Pannell of DocMagic

HousingWire Honors Brian D. Pannell of DocMagic with 2020 Tech Trendsetters 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 chief eServices executive, Brian D. Pannell, has received HousingWire's 2020 Tech Trendsetters award.

PARAGON Wealth Strategies Acquires Jacksonville-based Mellen Money Management, Creating Multi-Generational Wealth Management Firm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PARAGON Wealth Strategies, a Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor and comprehensive wealth management firm, has acquired Mellen Money Management - a fee only financial planning firm specializing in investment management and life-stages planning for growing families.
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.

SimpleNexus and Unify Integrate to Help Mortgage Lenders Streamline the Loan Process, Reduce Application Abandonment

LEHI, Utah, Dec. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced a two-way integration with Unify's Business Growth Platform that streamlines the loan application process to improve efficiency and help mortgage lenders reduce application abandonment.

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.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam’s Henry Smith Named 2020 HousingWire Tech Trendsetter

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that Henry Smith, Director of Notary Operations, has been named a 2020 Tech Trendsetter by housing finance trade publication HousingWire as part of its second annual HW Tech Trendsetter Awards program.

Dana Dillard to Join Housing Finance Strategies

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 2, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that industry leader and award-winning mortgage executive Dana Dillard will join her firm as leader of its diversity and inclusion practice and a principal in its expanding advisory services practice.
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.

LBA Ware’s Lori Brewer Named HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for Innovations in Compensation Management, Business Intelligence for Mortgage Lenders

MACON, Ga., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced today that company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been named a 2020 HousingWire (HW) Tech Trendsetter.

FormFree Founder Brent Chandler Named HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for Second Year

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced that Founder and CEO Brent Chandler has been named a HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for a second consecutive year. The list honors executives, product leaders and technology professionals bringing the latest digital lending technology to market for their mortgage and real estate clients.

Utah Business Magazine Names SimpleNexus Among Utah’s Best Companies to Work For

LEHI, Utah, Dec. 1, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, has been recognized as a 2020 Best Company to Work For by Utah Business magazine. SimpleNexus earned recognition as one of the top employers in the state on the basis of employee evaluations.

Chris Lorino Returns to Strategic Benefits Advisors as Defined Benefit Administration Team Leader

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) today welcomed retirement plan consultant Chris Lorino as leader of the firm's defined benefit (DB) administration team. Lorino possesses 30 years' experience providing benefits consulting, trust administration and relationship management services to DB and defined contribution (DC) plan providers.

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