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Homebot Aims to Improve Prequal-to-App Pull Through with Buyer Enhancements to Its Customer Engagement Platform

DENVER, Colo., June 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Homebot, a customer engagement platform that delivers financial scenarios to help homeowners build wealth, today announced major enhancements to the homebuying side of its platform. The latest release inserts lenders into the market search process by integrating prompts for buyers to obtain a prequal or preapproval, lock a rate, and inquire about down payment with a single click.

Texan Title Taps SafeWire by SafeChain to Provide Protection Against Wire Fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that Texan Title has chosen SafeWire(TM) to defend its clients' wire transactions against fraud. The blockchain-backed platform will be deployed across Texan Title's family of title companies located across Texas.
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Bank of Southern California Names Kamran Khosrovani Branch Managing Director in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, announced today that it has hired Kamran Khosrovani as Branch Managing Director of Business Banking in Los Angeles. He will focus on client acquisition and retention as Bank of Southern California looks to further expand its presence throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
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Fidelity National Financial Inc. (NYSE:FNF) Adds NotaryCam Remote Notarization Service to Online Closing Options

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam(R), the pioneering leader in online notarization and the original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that Fidelity National Financial (FNF), will allow the use of NotaryCam to deliver remote online notarization (RON) and remote online closing (ROC) capabilities to FNF's network of direct title and settlement operations, as well as its network of independent title agents.
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Mary Grandy of EPIC Insurance Brokers Receives 2019 Joe Quigley Memorial Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Sacramento-based Vice President of Property & Casualty, Mary Grandy, was the 2019 recipient of the Joe Quigley Memorial Award, conferred annually by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).
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EPIC’s Kevin Ach to Moderate Executive Session on Loss Prevention and Asset Protection at NRF Protect

ANAHEIM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kevin Ach, Vice President of Risk Assurance for EPIC's Integrated Risk Solutions Practice will moderate the Executive Afternoon session on loss prevention at the National Retail Foundation's "NRF Protect" Conference, June 11 in Anaheim, Calif.
Marie O’Brien of MQMR

Marie O’Brien of Mortgage Quality Management and Research Named 2019 HousingWire Rising Star

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that its Director of Compliance Marie O'Brien has been recognized by HousingWire magazine in its sixth annual HW Rising Star Awards program. O'Brien also serves as a Senior Associate in the Compliance Department of Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP and as MQMR's Associate General Counsel.

Command Investigations Recapitalizes to Continue Growth Trajectory

LAKE MARY, Fla., June 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Command Investigations ("Command") and Monument MicroCap Partners, LLC ("Monument") announce that they have completed a recapitalization transaction that will allow Command to venture into the next aspect of its growth phase and solidify itself as the premier investigative service provider in the United States.

Best Friends Pet Hotel Announces ESOP Acquisition Led by Mosaic Capital Partners, Becoming the Largest Employee-Owned Pet Care Company

NORWALK, Conn., June 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Best Friends Pet Hotel, a national operator of pet hotels with 30 locations throughout the United States offering boarding, grooming, doggy day camp, training and retail services at each of its locations, announced today its Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP, acquisition led by Mosaic Capital Partners.

HousingWire Honors SimpleNexus COO Ben Miller for Driving SimpleNexus’ Quadruple-Digit Growth

LEHI, Utah, June 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced that company President and Chief Operating Officer Ben Miller has been named one of HousingWire's 2019 HW Rising Stars.
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Showbiz Tech from EXACTUALS Shows a Better Way to Pay: Insurance Industry Alert issued by EraNova Institute

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today the EraNova Institute issued a business alert: "Showbiz shows a better way to pay." EraNova's Director, Dick Samson, says, "For non-employees in entertainment and insurance, getting the money due you has often been a chore." For decades complexity has been a sore spot in both industries, according to the alert. Then in 2011, Mike Hurst and Jason Hiller established Exactuals, LLC.
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Paragon Insurance Strengthens Winery & Brewery Programs with the Promotion of Brendan Wright and addition of Nick Faragasso

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of insurance professional Nick Faragasso and the promotion of Brendan Wright.

Kraft Technology Group Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Kraft Technology Group, a Nashville-based managed IT service provider, is pleased to announce that we have achieved compliance with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the use of Compliancy Group's proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard(R) compliance tracking software, and HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

SimpleNexus Takes Home Silver Telly Award for Campaign Encouraging Mortgage Originators to ‘Do More’

LEHI, Utah, May 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, the industry's leading digital mortgage platform, has been named a silver winner of the 40th annual Telly Awards. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor video and television made for all screens and are judged by The Telly Award Judging Council.

Radford Taylor Partners – Singapore’s Economic Outlook Gloomy

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The writing was on the wall for Singapore's economy when the country's non-oil exports extended their double-digit decline for the second straight month prompting renewed concern from Radford Taylor Partners analysts that GDP forecasts would be cut for 2019.

Strategic Benefits Advisors Taps Leslie Olds as Senior Benefits Consultant

ATLANTA, Ga., May 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) has hired veteran retirement plans leader Leslie Olds for the role of senior benefits consultant. A retirement benefits consultant of 28 years, Olds will advise SBA's plan sponsor clients on managing all aspects of their broad-based and executive retirement programs, including financing, design, implementation, administration and compliance.

Hurricane Season 2019 Kicks Off Earlier Than Expected: 5 Tips for Finding the Right Travel Insurance Plan

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Atlantic Hurricane Season got off to an early start this year, with Subtropical Storm Andrea forming on May 20, 2019, marking the record fifth year in a row that the hurricane season arrived early. This, along with experts predicting an above average hurricane season, means that travelers could be facing an uphill battle, according to TravelInsurance.com, a leading online comparison site.
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Blue Ridge Bank NA Partners with ReverseVision, Launches HECM and Reverse Lending Division

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced that it has partnered with North Carolina-based Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. Mortgage Division (Blue Ridge Bank).

Jaime Steers Joins Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors as Director, Wealth Advisor

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors (KFWA), a leading wealth management firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management, is pleased to announce that Jaime Steers has joined the firm as a Director, Wealth Advisor.
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Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT) Launches Trade Auction Manager to Enable Electronic TBA MBS Trading

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 launched Trade Auction Manager(TM) (TAM) to enable more efficient bidding of TBA mortgage-backed securities used by lenders to hedge their open mortgage pipelines. The browser-based software module is accessible via MCTlive!, the company's award-winning comprehensive capital markets platform.
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DocMagic to Again Support Annual Red Nose Day Fundraising in 2019 Event

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that the company will participate in Red Nose Day for the second year, transpiring on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

FirstBank Mortgage Reduces Loan Originator Compensation Processing Time by 75 percent with CompenSafe

MACON, Ga., May 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware(TM), provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, announced today that FirstBank Mortgage has optimized the execution of its incentive compensation with CompenSafe(TM). By replacing spreadsheets with CompenSafe, FirstBank Mortgage has reduced the time it takes to calculate loan compensation by 75 percent

Simplifile Adds 38 Eastern US Jurisdictions to E-recording Network

PROVO, Utah, May 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that 38 additional recording jurisdictions located in 12 states throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Southeast U.S. have joined Simplifile's e-recording network.

After, Inc. Announces Publication of ‘First of its Kind’ Study of Millennials and Extended Service Plans (ESPs)

NORWALK, Conn., May 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In December 2018, After, Inc. launched its "Millennials and Extended Service Plans" study, to investigate the attitudes and behavior of Millennials regarding manufacturers' product warranties and Extended Service Plans (ESPs).
ReverseVision

ReverseVision Launches New Tool to Help Originators and Consumers Compare HECM Loans with HELOCs, First- and Second-Lien Mortgages

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and senior lending industry, today announced the release of the Comparison Calculator within RV Sales Accelerator (RVSA).

ACEC Business Insurance Trust and Greyling/EPIC Announce New Trustee Appointment

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Trust (BIT) and Greyling/EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today that Paul Boyce, P.E., PG, has been appointed a Trustee for the ACEC Business Insurance Trust.

LBA Ware Receives Best of Macon Award for 5th Consecutive Year

MACON, Ga., May 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, has been selected for the 2019 Best of Macon Award in the Software Company category by the Macon Award Program. As a five-time winner of the Best of Macon Award, LBA Ware was also inducted into the 2019 Macon Business Hall of Fame.
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Paragon Insurance Strengthens Wine Industry Operations with Promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President in the West

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President. Kriens is based in Paragon's San Francisco office and reports directly to Paragon CEO and Co-founder Ron Ganiats.
Sean Dlal of BCAL

Bank of Southern California NA Names Mr. Sean Dlal Managing Director of Business Banking

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

Simplifile Joins the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees Initiative

PROVO, Utah, May 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that it is joining the Arbor Day Foundation for the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022.

Adam Glick Appointed Principal of Frenkel and Company – an EPIC Company in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Frenkel & Company - an EPIC Company announced today that risk management and insurance professional Adam Glick has been appointed Principal of the firm's operations in New York. Glick is based in EPIC's New York, NY office and reports to Phil Remig, New York City President & COO.

RMA and CJF Marketing International Introduce ‘Investment Tourism’ Platform

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- To celebrate Travel & Tourism Week and Economic Development Week coinciding in 2019, the principals of RMA and CJF Marketing International are introducing their new platform, "Investment Tourism."
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MQMR Hires Mortgage Compliance Exec Jeff Christensen as Vice President of Sales

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) announced today that it has hired Jeff Christensen as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Christensen will be responsible for leading sales, driving new business opportunities and expanding awareness of the MQMR brand in the market.
BlackFin Group

BlackFin Group in Irvine CA Officially Launches Financial Services Consulting Practice

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- BlackFin Group - a boutique-style consulting firm focused on mortgage banking and financial services - announced that it has formally launched operations with the goal of bringing a unique method to projects that drastically deviates from the way traditional consulting practices work with clients.

IDS Announces Conversion to ZenDesk to Improve Mortgage Doc Prep Customer Service

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it has converted its customer service platform to ZenDesk. The move is designed to better serve IDS customers and help the firm maintain its commitment to responding to all customer inquiries and requests effectively and efficiently.
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EPIC to Exhibit at 2019 Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues

HOUSTON, Texas, May 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it will exhibit at the Gulf Coast Symposium on May 15-17, 2019 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

A New Light in Fort Collins – Brightscape Investments Integrity, Truth, and Trust

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Brightscape Investments (Brightscape Investment Centers) was founded by Eric Weiss, a Certified Financial Planner(tm) professional, who saw clients' best interests not being served while working at a large financial institution. This experience motivated Eric to start a company that put the client's interest first.

Multi-Flow Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Draft Beer Services of Atlanta, Georgia

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Following the acquisition of Lenox Martell (Boston) in 2017, Total Systems Control and Jordan's Draft Services (Pittsburgh) and Main Street Beverage (Philadelphia) in 2018 and now Draft Beer Services of Atlanta, Multi-Flow is able to offer a full range of beverage dispensing and service solutions to its customers in seven new markets.

TRK Connection Integrates with Veri-Tax to Expand Collection of Income Verification Providers Available in Insight RDM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TRK Connection (TRK), a leading provider of mortgage quality control (QC) and origination management solutions, announced today that it has added 4506-T Income Verification from Veri-Tax, a trusted leader in verification solutions, to its flagship QC audit platform Insight Risk & Defect Management (RDM).

Idaho Now E-recording Statewide with Simplifile

PROVO, Utah, May 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that Nez Perce and Shoshone counties, Idaho, have adopted its e-recording service. Idaho is now the 11th state to implement e-recording statewide using Simplifile.

ARMCO Bolsters C-Suite by Hiring Kyle Kehoe as Chief Revenue Officer

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation solutions, has announced that it has hired Kyle Kehoe as chief revenue officer.
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NotaryCam and Milo Credit Team To Complete International Remote Online Closing Transaction

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam(R), the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Milo Credit to complete the lender's first remote online closing (ROC) transaction.
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Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT) Bolsters Executive Management Team with Addition of Leslie Winick as Chief Strategy Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that Leslie Winick has joined the company as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). In this newly created position, Ms. Winick will play an integral role in helping MCT hone its strategic direction, further increase market share, manage rapid growth, and delight clients.

PitBullTax Software Once Again Dominates Tax Resolution with its Release of Version 5.0

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., May 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PitBullTax Software is excited to announce the release of its most robust and streamlined cloud based software platform to date. PitBullTax, the country's leading IRS Tax Resolution Software for CPAs, EAs and Tax Attorneys will be unveiling all the cutting edge major enhancements of Version 5.0 to licensees from all over the United States at its PitBullTax Institute User Conference today through May 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Travel Insurance 101: Choosing the Best Travel Insurance for Your 2019 Summer Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Between snowstorms and holiday travel, the winter months may seem the most logical time to buy travel insurance, however according to TravelInsurance.com, spring and summer present just as many potential travel issues that travel insurance can help address. In fact, more than half of all flight delays each year happen in the summer.

OpenClose Bolsters Sales Team with Addition of Mortgage Software Veteran Tom Buenz

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that Tom Buenz has joined the company in the position of vice president, enterprise sales. In this role, Mr. Buenz will help satisfy an increasing demand for OpenClose's LOS, digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) solution and ancillary software products.
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At 2019 Retail Asset Protection Conference EPIC’s Kevin Ach and Walter Palmer to Present on Business Continuity and Theft

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Practice Leader Walter Palmer will facilitate a session on May 6 at Retail Asset Protection Conference and Vice President of Risk Assurance Kevin Ach will present on May 7 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver.

FormFree Files Patent Application for Employer Data Extraction and Verification Tech

ATLANTA, Ga., April 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree today announced the filing of a patent application titled 'Method and System for Employer Verification,' which describes the company's proprietary method and system for verifying the employment and income history of loan applicants.

Michigan-Based Liberty Title Deploys SafeWire to Protect Against Wire Fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that Liberty Title, the fourth largest independent title company in Michigan, has selected SafeWire to safeguard wiring instructions as part of the firm's "Umbrella by Liberty Title" program.

SafeChain Announces Founding Title Partners in Blockchain Network

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SafeChain, in partnership with 9 independent title agents in Ohio, has launched a blockchain-backed network that enables peer-to-peer transfers of prior title insurance policies to streamline the title search process and drive down costs for member agencies.

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