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Bank of Southern California welcomes Irwin Golds to Board of Directors

PALM DESERT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California (FBBN / OTCMKTS:FBBN) today announced that Irwin Golds, long time Coachella Valley banking and business executive has been appointed to the company's board of directors. In December 2010, the bank acquired the La Quinta and Palm Springs branches from Palm Desert National Bank as its entry into the Coachella Valley which the bank sees as a key Southern California market.

Lean Lending Technology Model for the Mortgage Industry introduced by LendinqQB

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of web-based loan origination software, today announced that it has officially launched its Lean Lending methodology for the mortgage industry. Lean Lending is a technology strategy that enables lending entities to streamline processes, ensure compliance, and drive continuous organizational improvement.

California SaaS Consulting firm Quandis Inc. joins Amazon Web Services Partner Network

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloud technology firm, Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, today announced that it has become a technology partner of Amazon's Web Services Partner Network (APN). Joining APN underscores the investment and commitment that Quandis has made to utilize Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud computing and SaaS.

Best Places to Work in San Diego 2013: MCT Trading Inc. again Recognized

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that is has been chosen as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in San Diego, California by the San Diego Business Journal.

Top 40 U.S. Broker EPIC is honored as a 2013 'Best Place to Work' in the Calif. North Bay

PETAULUMA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC Insurance), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that the North Bay Business Journal has named EPIC a 2013 'Best Place to Work.'

MCT Trading Inc. named to San Diego Business Journal 2013 Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that it has been named to the San Diego Business Journal's 2013 'Top 100' annual fastest-growing private companies list, with a specific ranking of 24. Organizations that earned a spot on the list were honored at a recent awards ceremony held at the Paradise Point Resort and in San Diego.

Regent Education's Regent 8 Solution chosen by National University, the second-largest private, non-profit university in California

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- National University is the second-largest private, non-profit university in California. With more than 23,000 students it was imperative to find a financial aid management solution that would drive automation and support their complex packaging and repackaging needs. Regent Education's Regent 8 was selected based on its advanced packaging and automation capabilities.

Continuing to expand in Southern California Edgewood Partners Insurance Center adds Principal Joe Cotugna, AAI in the Inland Empire

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Joe Cotugna as a property and casualty insurance producer in its Inland Empire Division. Cotugna brings 23 years of experience in risk management, with a focus on the food industry and construction to EPIC.

VLP Law Group LLP announces Patrick Lawler and Jacob Dy-Johnson have joined the firm's Commercial Lending Practice

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP today announced that Patrick Lawler and Jacob Dy-Johnson have joined the firm's Commercial Lending Practice. Mr. Lawler joins VLP as a partner from the Corporate Finance group of the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny and Myers. Mr. Dy-Johnson joins VLP as counsel.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, Dowling Capital Partners and Premier Insurance Team to Change Hispanic Insurance Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultancy, announced today a partnership with Dowling Capital Partners (DCP) and Premier Insurance Services, focusing on the personal insurance needs of the Hispanic market in the West and Southwest regions of the United States.

Quandis Valuation System uses Bankers Asset Management to Efficiently Complete BPOs and Manage Agents

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management mortgage technology solutions, today announced that Bankers Asset Management (BAM), an established outsourcer of REO asset management valuation services, is successfully utilizing its valuation system to streamline the company's entire broker price opinion (BPO) process within BAM's valuations division.

The Compliance Group President Annemaria Allen named to California Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors

SAN MARCOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, The Compliance Group, Inc., a leading mortgage compliance services provider, has announced that the California Mortgage Bankers Association recently named its CEO and president Annemaria Allen a director.

LendingQB, a loan origination software firm, designated to Mortgage Technology's 'Top 50 Service Provider' list for the first time

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, LendingQB, a provider of end-to-end loan origination software, announced that it has been designated to Mortgage Technology magazine's Top 50 Service provider list for the first time. The company attributes the value that its new loan origination system (LOS) is delivering to lending organizations as a key reason it made this year's Top 50 list.

Sales Veteran Nicole Delzer joins The Compliance Group, Inc. as National Sales Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Compliance Group, Inc., a leading mortgage compliance services provider, has hired sales veteran Nicole Delzer as national sales director. Delzer's responsibilities will include new business development, as well as managing the national sales pipeline and internal sales team.

Dr. Barry Eichengreen to guest on 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari' to discuss the looming threat of Europe on Wall Street

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On April 10, Dr. Barry Eichengreen will be the Guest Expert on 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari,' a nationally syndicated radio show that analyzes Wall Street news and provides insight into the complexities of the stock market.

San Diego's Bank of Southern California announced that they have acquired branch building from the FDIC

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, after more than two years of leasing their La Quinta office, Bank of Southern California announced that they have acquired the space permanently from the FDIC. At the end of 2010, Bank of Southern California began leasing the space, as well as another location in Palm Springs, when it acquired the two branch offices from Palm Desert National Bank.

Citivest Inc. Completes Acquisition of its One Thousandth Single Family Residence

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Citivest Inc., a leading full service real estate investment firm, announces that it has recently purchased its one thousandth single family residence (SFR) for its 'short term flip' and long term rental property investment programs.

Dealpoint Merrill welcomes Sterling McGregor as Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dealpoint Merrill (a subsidiary of The Merrill Group of Companies), a regional owner and operator of value added adaptive reuse properties, retail conversions and investments, is proud to announce Sterling McGregor has joined the company as Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer.

Interthinx White Paper 'A Proven Approach to Stress Testing' on Retail Loan Portfolios Offers Best Practices for Lenders

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Predictive Analytics Group at Interthinx, a Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) subsidiary, announced today the availability of a white paper outlining its recommendations for conducting stress testing on retail lending portfolios: 'A Proven Approach to Stress Testing Consumer Loan Portfolios.'

On 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari,' Financial Consultant and Author Ed Carlson Discusses How to Time Stock Market Cycles

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Feb. 20, 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari' will host Ed Carlson, author of 'George Lindsay's An Aid to Timing' (ISBN: 978-0615720371). There are many methodologies for deciding when to buy and sell in the stock market, and the right advice can be invaluable.

Phil Rasori of MCT Trading named a 'Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professional Under 40' for Third Year in a Row

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced today that that Phil Rasori, the company's COO and Head Trader, has earned a spot on National Mortgage Professional Magazine's 'Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40' list for the third time.

Interthinx LookAhead Enhancement Helps Lenders Meet New Federal Stress-Testing Requirements

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Predictive Analytics group at Interthinx, a Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) subsidiary, today announced the availability of new industry data for LookAhead(R). Powered by the patented Dual-time Dynamics approach, LookAhead can now be purchased with industry data sourced from Equifax and used by retail lenders across all consumer asset classes.

CFPB Rules Put Mortgage Servicers in the Customer Service Business says The Compliance Group President Annemaria Allen

SAN MARCOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Annemaria Allen, founder and president of leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), encourages mortgage servicers to embrace a 'borrower-adaptive' attitude in light of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB's) final mortgage servicing rules.

Kevin Miller joins Mortgage Capital Trading to provide clients with independent analysis, training, hedging strategies and loan sale execution services

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that Kevin Miller has joined the company in the capacity of trading analyst. Miller will work on MCT's capital markets trading team to provide clients with independent analysis, training, hedging strategies and loan sale execution services.

Anthony Ianni joins MCT Trading, Inc. as Vice President of Lender Services

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that is has recruited Anthony Ianni as vice president of lender services.

LendingQB president Binh Dang named a Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professional

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of end-to-end loan origination software, announced that its president, Mr. Binh Dang, has been named to National Mortgage Professional magazine's Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 list.

Bank of Southern California adds Banking Expert Marie Bruning as VP Client Relationship Manager

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California N.A. has announced that Marie Bruning has joined the bank as Vice President, Client Relationship Manager. She is responsible for business development and client relationship management for the company, and will be headquartered in the company's corporate office in Del Mar.

Interthinx, a Verisk Analytics Subsidiary, Hosts Successful Beltway Breakfast Series for Mortgage Markets, Examining Post-Election U.S. Housing Outlook

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Interthinx announced today the success of its second in a series of Washington, D.C., 'beltway breakfast' forums dedicated to building confidence in the mortgage markets through a renewed focus on data integrity. 'The Housing Outlook Postelection' explored how the Administration and Congress can work together on the future development of solutions and policies that affect the real estate finance industry.

Mark and Holly Monroe Loan Important Works to ArteQuesta's Private Museum in Silicon Valley, California

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ArteQuesta Collectors Drs. Holly and Mark Monroe will loan a portion of their collection for display in ArteQuesta's private museum, Rayah Levy and Jessica Jacobson, co-founders of ArteQuesta, announced today.

LendingQB, a provider of end-to-end loan origination software, has hired David Colwell as vice president of corporate strategy

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of end-to-end loan origination software, announced that it hired David Colwell as vice president of corporate strategy. The position is a newly created role that will focus heavily on developing the company's long-term business strategy and providing strategic guidance through its current growth mode.

MCT Trading COO and Head Trader to Speak on Secondary Marketing Panel at Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif., /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that its COO and Head Trader, Phil Rasori, will present on a panel session at the Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference on November 8 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

LendingQB president Binh Dang Named to 'Top Five Industry Lending Leaders' List

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of end-to-end loan origination software, announced that its president, Binh Dang, has been named to The MReport magazine's 'Top Five Industry Lending Leaders' list.

PersonaGrip 'Steering Wheel Guy' Ed Dellis Announces Pre-Orders for Steering Wheel Grip Kits for Motorsports and Economic Stimulus

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PersonaGrip's Steering Wheel Guy, Ed Dellis, inventor of the custom-moldable handgrips used in auto racing and manufacturing, announces crowd-funding for his steering wheel grips.

Mortgage Industry Veteran Steve Ribultan named a 'Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professional'

TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Steve Ribultan, a veteran of the mortgage banking industry, has been named to National Mortgage Professional magazine's 'Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals' list.

Calif. marketing and PR expert Joe Bowerbank of Profundity Communications named in 'Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals'

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Profundity Communications, Inc., a marketing strategy, public relations and branding firm, announced that its president, Joe Bowerbank, has been named to National Mortgage Professional magazine's 'Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals' list.

LendingQB to Hold Webinars for Lenders on How to Make Sound Technology Decisions

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of seamless mortgage lending technology, announced it will be holding two educational webinars that address how lenders should develop an analytical approach to identify hidden problems in their lending processes and technology weaknesses, helping them make informed decisions on which technologies will have the biggest impact on profitability.

SmartStops and TradeKing Team to Facilitate Risk Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SmartStops, an online service that helps investors of all levels manage investment risk, announced today that the SmartStops BrokerLink service is now available for clients of online broker-dealer, TradeKing.

Michael Persall, CPA and Investor Appointed to Bank of Southern California Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California announced today that Michael Persall, CPA and Investor was appointed to the company's board of directors. Mr. Persall is President of Persall Group and is a practicing certified public accountant with extensive experience in construction, real estate and finance.

MCT Trading Inc adds Kerry Masterson as Midwest Regional Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that Kerry Masterson has joined the company as Regional Director where he will be responsible for growing and managing the Midwest territory.

New White Paper from LendingQB can Help Lenders Make Sound Technology Decisions

COSTA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LendingQB, a provider of seamless mortgage lending technology, announced that it published the availability of a free white paper designed for lenders that are considering replacing their loan origination system (LOS).

San Diego's Bank of Southern California Recognized as One of the Top Small Business Lenders

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, a locally owned community business bank has been recognized as one of the top small business lenders in the greater San Diego area according to the U.S. Small Business Administration and Multifunding, a financial advisory provider.

Tawab Abawi joins MCT Trading, Inc. as Senior Trader

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that it added Tawab Abawi to its capital markets trading team.

Market Insight Conference: MCT Trading's COO, Phil Rasori, will speak on the future of the mortgage business

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, will speak on a panel at the Mortgage Insight Conference on April 26 in Sacramento, Calif. The session will analyze the future of the mortgage business and address the challenges and opportunities facing loan originators.

San Francisco-based mobile payments start-up, OpenCuro, today announced release of its payment module for Zen Cart

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- OpenCuro Inc., a San Francisco-based mobile payments start-up, today announced the release of its payment module for Zen Cart, a popular open source shopping cart.

GCA California Real Estate Fund announced for Calif. 'Boomers' by GCA Equity Partners, LLC

CAMPBELL, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- GCA Equity Partners, LLC today announced that it has opened the GCA California Real Estate Fund, LLC - a new investment offering available to qualified California residents. The fund's 8 percent preferred annual return rate and real-estate secured investment portfolio can help meet the retirement planning needs of those residents born between 1946 and 1964, collectively known as the 'baby boom' generation.

KMCIS CaseAware solution integrated with Quandis Military Search Service

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management mortgage technology solutions, announced that it has integrated its military search service with KMC Information Systems, L.C.'s (KMCIS) CaseAware(R) solution that is utilized by law firms and trustees in default servicing.

DocMagic teams with the 315th U.S. Army Tactical Company to distribute this year's new DocMagic Bunny 'Sergeant Doc' to local children

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry's leading provider of automated loan document production and compliance solutions, announced that it has teamed with the 315th U.S. Army Tactical Company to distribute this year's new DocMagic Bunny Sergeant Doc to local children and their families. The bunny is dressed in regulation military clothing as a tribute to the men and women who serve this country and the families that eagerly wait for their return.

Phil Rasori Named to 'Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 List' for Second Year in a Row

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, has again been named to National Mortgage Professional magazine's Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 list for 2011.

Montebello, California's $2.5 million Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes Close

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Montebello's $2.5 million Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs) closed today - marking a milestone towards the City's ability to continue improving its operations.

RobotDough Software Corporation has issued a call for entries in a writing competition for finance students

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- RobotDough Software Corporation has issued a call for entries in a writing competition for finance students. The competition, initiating an annual series, requires use of RobotDough's online equity research platform to deliver 500-word articles on the world's equity markets. A panel of expert judges will select five winners, each of whom will receive cash prizes and continuing blogger or analyst positions with RobotDough.com.

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