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FormFree Founder Brent Chandler Commends CFPB Proposal to Eliminate DTI, Citing Ability to Pay as a ‘Best Consumer Borrowing Risk Indicator’

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today responded to this week's news that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger indicated the bureau's decision to propose amending the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule so as to "move away" from debt-to-income (DTI) calculations as a mortgage underwriting factor.

Kaplan Partners Announces Nicholas DeMedio as Principal

WYNNEWOOD, Pa., Jan. 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Kaplan Partners, a leading boutique executive search and talent advisory firm, today announced Nicholas DeMedio ("Nick") has joined the firm as a Principal. With more than 20 years of Executive Search, Talent Management and Human Resources experience, Nick comes from a regional Human Resources consulting firm where he oversaw the financial services executive search practice.

Scott Morrison, one of the founders of After, Inc., returns to company after sale to EPIC Holdings

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 22, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After, Inc., the global leader in Warranty Marketing and Analytics Solutions since 2005, has just announced the return of Scott Morrison, an original founder, to lead new business development and strategic innovation for the company.
Kevin Melvin of EPIC

EPIC Welcomes Kevin Melvin as Director of the firm’s Southeast Charter School Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kevin Melvin has joined the firm as Director of the firm's Southeast Charter School Practice.
Joe Morgan, principal Best Financial Life

Best Financial Life Launches Deliberate Money Moves Podcast with Six Episodes Focusing on Topics That Build a Foundation on Eliminating Financial...

DANVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Greater East Bay financial planning firm Best Financial Life announces the launch of the Deliberate Money Moves podcast. Deliberate Money Moves was developed as a new avenue to educate clients and prospects on a wide variety of money and financial wellness topics so they can discover how to make better, more beneficial decisions when it comes to their financial landscape.

CardTapp and Top of Mind Offer Combined Solution Aimed at Improving Loan Officer Productivity and Lead Response Time

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CardTapp, your always-on digital assistant, today announced an integration with Surefire by Top of Mind Networks (Top of Mind), a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry. The integration brings together Surefire's new Power Calls capability with CardTapp's digital assistant solution to increase loan officer productivity and enable speedier borrower outreach.

Top of Mind Elevates Jonas Kruckeberg to Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Industry Relationships

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 16, 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, today announced it has elevated Jonas Kruckeberg to executive vice president of strategic partnerships and industry relationships.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Launches New National Specialty Practice: Asset Lifecycle Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today the launch of a national specialty practice, Asset Lifecycle Management, providing risk consulting and risk transfer solutions focused on clinical and electronic equipment. Large healthcare systems, major universities, and financial institutions rely on electronic equipment to conduct daily operations.

LBA Ware Releases 2019 LO Compensation Report

MACON, Ga., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, today released summary statistics on the state of mortgage industry compensation in 2019. The firm's analysis of year-over-year data from its CompenSafe ICM platform reveals compelling trends about how mortgage lenders nationwide are managing commissions for loan originators (LOs).

Papa and Priority Health Announce Strategic Partnership Launch to Offer Senior Citizens More Freedom to Age in Place

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Inc., a nationwide provider for seniors and caregivers announced today its newest partnership with Priority Health. Papa will provide "Grandkids On-Demand" for Priority Health's PriorityMedicare Edge and PriorityMedicare Ideal Medicare Advantage plan members.

SimpleNexus attributes record 2019 growth to lender demand for integrated digital mortgage technology

LEHI, Utah, Jan. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced that it credits its accelerated 2019 growth to demand for digital mortgage tools capable of easy integration with lenders' full tech stacks.
ReverseVision

OptifiNow Leverages ReverseVision’s RV Exchange to Streamline Reverse Loan Origination at Open Mortgage

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 their recently released Loan Import API has been leveraged by OptifiNow for mutual lender client Open Mortgage.

Travel Insurance Companies vs. Cruise Lines: Why Shopping Around Is The Better Choice

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- With the kick off of the Cruise Wave Season this month, the time when cruise companies offer the best deals on cruises, TravelInsurance.com urges travelers to purchase travel insurance early to protect their investments and ensure they're covered in the event of travel mishaps.

FormFree Generates Record Number of Combined Verification Reports in 2019

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree rounded out 2019 with a 65 percent increase in total orders for its AccountChek Asset Report and three-in-one Passport Report over the previous year. The surge in adoption of the company's market-leading products, which allow lenders to verify borrower asset, income and employment information, caps a long list of product milestones.

FormFree Becomes First Anchor Sponsor of NEXT Mortgage Events

EDMOND, Okla. and WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- NEXT Mortgage Events and Housing Finance Strategies today announced that FormFree, a leading provider of automated verification services for the lending industry, has become the first anchor sponsor of NEXT.

SimpleNexus Invests in Client Success with the Addition of Five Senior Leadership Positions

LEHI, Utah, Jan. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced it has filled roles in five senior leadership positions to support customer success and scale the company's internal and external growth.
The Mortgage Collaborative and MGIC

The Mortgage Collaborative Partners with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the mortgage industry's only independent cooperative, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC) to be the newest addition to join its Preferred Partner Network.
NotaryCam’s Rick Triola

NotaryCam CEO Rick Triola Praises Florida for Continuing Remote Online Notarization Legalization and Advancement

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam Founder and CEO Rick Triola today applauded the Florida legislature for passing HB 409, which went into effect on January 1, 2020. The bill authorizes online notarizations and specifies requirements and standards for performance of such online notarizations.
EPIC acquires Frenkel & Co

Frenkel & Company Completes Transition to the EPIC Brand

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, which operates as EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), announced today that Frenkel & Company, acquired by EPIC in November 2017, has completed their adoption of the EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants name and brand.

Top of Mind Expands Mortgage Compliance Solutions with CCPA Readiness Ahead of January 1 Deadline

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Top of Mind Networks, a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software for the mortgage lending industry, today announced that its Surefire CRM is ready to help mortgage lenders meet their obligations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

HexGn Study: Startup Investors Shun Asia in 2019 and Flock to Americas and Europe

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- HexGn released a study of the funding trends in the global startup ecosystem in 2019; the team analyzed over 60,000 deals and one million data points for the report.
NotaryCam

NotaryCam Approved to Provide eNotary, RON Services for Michigan State’s Notaries

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NotaryCam the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has been approved by the Michigan Department of State to provide both eNotary and remote online notarization (RON) services to the more than 113,000 notaries public registered in the state.

Latest ARMCO QC Trends Report Draws Correlation Between Lenders’ Profitability and Adaptability to Market

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, announced the release of the quarterly ARMCO Mortgage QC Trends Report. The latest report covers second quarter (Q2) 2019 and provides loan quality findings for mortgages reviewed by ACES Audit Technology.

SimpleNexus User Group (SNUG) 2020 Agenda Announced

LEHI, Utah, Dec. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced the agenda for SimpleNexus User Group (SNUG) 2020 conference being held February 9-12 at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Snowbird, Utah.
Lisa Huscher of EPIC

EPIC welcomes Lisa Huscher as a Sales Executive, as Part of its LEAP Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Lisa Huscher has joined the firm as a sales executive through their LEAP sales development program.

TravelInsurance.com, A Leading Travel Insurance Comparison Site, Offers Travel Tips to Reduce Stress Over the Holidays

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This year, more Americans are expected to travel between Dec. 21 and Jan. 1 than ever before, according to the American Automobile Association, making travel mishaps even more likely this holiday season. Whether traveling to be with loved ones or for that end-of-year dream escape, there is a high potential for stress. TravelInsurance.com, a leading travel insurance comparison website, offers tips to get you through the holiday travel season smoothly.

PROGRESS in Lending Association Honors OpenClose CEO/CTO Jason Regalbuto with 2019 Lending Luminary Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that Jason Regalbuto, the company's long-time CEO/CTO, was selected as a 2019 'Lending Luminary' by PROGRESS in Lending Association for his concerted work in leading the mortgage industry and his company to major success over the past 12 months.

LBA Ware Launches CompenSafe University to Help Lenders Achieve Their Compensation Plan Management Objectives

MACON, Ga., Dec. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced the launch of CompenSafe University (CSU), a two-day training program designed to help lenders derive additional value from their investment in CompenSafe.
Jewish Los Angeles - Special Needs Trust

JLA Trust: Lifting People with Disabilities Out of Poverty, JLA Pooled Trust Hits $5M in Beneficiary Assets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In recognition of the highly impactful, life-changing work provided to people with disabilities in the region, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) has awarded Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust & Services (JLA Trust) with a three-year, $250,000 Next Stage Grant.
Bank of Southern California

Bank of Southern California, NA (OTC:BCAL) Completes Capital Offering and Plans to Form Holding Company

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, announced today the successful completion of a capital raise of approximately $12 million through the issuance of common stock in a private placement to institutional and accredited individual investors at a price of $12.00 per share.

NEXT and Housing Finance Strategies Announce #NEXTDC20

EDMOND, Okla. and WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Capitalizing on the success of their recent executive summit in Washington D.C., NEXT Mortgage Events and Housing Finance Strategies announced #NEXTDC20, their second annual event to be held shortly after the November 2020 election in Washington, D.C.

EPIC Adds Matthew Presutti as Managing Principal in their New York operations

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Matthew Presutti has joined their EPIC New York operations as managing principal on the employee benefits team.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

Cosmetic Insurance Services (CIS) Now Offering Insurance to Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Containing CBDs

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Cosmetic Insurance Services (CIS), a national multi-line Specialty Program Administrator and the nation's leading insurance provider to the Cosmetics and Personal Care industry, announced their ability to now offer insurance to those companies whose cosmetic and beauty products include CBDs (Cannabidiol) within their formulations

After, Inc. launches QuickReg 2.0 with additional benefits for Manufacturers and their Customers

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After, Inc., the global leader in Warranty Marketing and Analytics Solutions since 2005, just announced the launch of QuickReg 2.0, the next iteration of its smart registration solution. QuickReg, launched in March 2019, helps manufacturers drive higher registration rates by making product registration quick, easy and convenient for consumers through their preferred channel of choice

OpenClose CRO Vince Furey Wins 2019 HousingWire Vanguard Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that its chief revenue officer (CRO), Vince Furey, has been selected by HousingWire as one of its 2019 Vanguard Award winners.

By Prioritizing Customer Experience, Leading Travel Insurance Comparison Site TravelInsurance.com Reaches 50,000 5-Star Reviews on Shopper Approved

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TravelInsurance.com today announced they have surpassed 50,000 5-star reviews through the Shopper Approved platform, one of the fastest-growing customer review companies in the United States. Verified customers on TravelInsurance.com have rated the travel insurance comparison site a 4.8 out of 5.0, with 97% noting they would recommend it to others.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

EPIC Adds Aaron Zetterower in Dallas, Texas

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aaron Zetterower has joined the firm as Principal of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.
Lance Poole, CEO of Juniper Labs

Juniper Labs Announces Open Data Set for Commercial Insurance Launch at Plug and Play Winter Summit

SUNNYVALE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Automated underwriting insurtech Juniper Labs today announced that it is launching the first ever open-sourced data set purpose built for commercial insurance. Juniper Labs plans to release over 40 million business records it acquired to train its underwriting models for anyone to use.

Aaron Schwen joins EPIC in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aaron Schwen has joined the firm as Client Advocate of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.
Raylene Chiarizzio has joined EPIC

Raylene Chiarizzio has joined EPIC as Senior VP of the firm’s Southwest Risk Management Practice

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants ("EPIC"), a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Raylene Chiarizzio has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

EPIC adds David Thoke to its Risk Management operations in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that David Thoke has joined the firm as Managing Principal of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants

BobbiJo DeNofa joins the EPIC Risk Management team in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that BobbiJo DeNofa has joined the firm as Managing Principal of the firm's Southwest Risk Management Practice.
America Scores Bay Area - bitpay

AmericaSCORES Bay Area, the Award-Winning Nonprofit, Now Accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum Donations through BitPay

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmericaSCORES Bay Area, the award-winning nonprofit that has been studied for its proven benefits to student learning, health, and social-emotional skills of over 2,000 low-income youth, has partnered with blockchain technology and design firm Totem Block and BitPay, the largest global blockchain payment provider, to become an early adopter in accepting cryptocurrency donations.

Florida Blue and Papa Partner to Address Social Isolation, Improve Health Outcomes

MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Florida Blue, the leading health insurer in Florida, announced today that it is partnering with Papa, a nationwide provider of senior services, to offer Florida Blue members in select Medicare Advantage plans assistance with transportation, house chores, companionship and other senior support services.
The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC)

Black Knight Inc. Joins The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC) Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the mortgage industry's only independent cooperative, today announced that Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI), a leading provider of mortgage software, data and analytics solutions, has been added to its Preferred Partner network.

EPIC Adds Todd Randolph in Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Todd Randolph has joined the firm as a Principal of its Southeast Employee Benefits Practice.
Sheryl Marshall of EPIC

EPIC Adds Sheryl Marshall in Napa, CA

NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Sheryl Marshall has joined the firm as Principal within the firm's Moving & Storage Practice.
Conte Wealth Advisors LLC

Conte Wealth Advisors Opens York Office Continuing Expansion

CAMP HILL, Pa., Dec. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Camp Hill based Conte Wealth Advisors continues its considerable expansion efforts opening an office at 1423 E Market St in York and welcoming two seasoned advisors into the organization.

Wilson Long of EPIC Selected for Prestigious SIBF Leadership Academy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Wilson Long of the firm's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice is one of a select group of leaders throughout the U.S. accepted into the SIBF Leadership Academy whereby he will foster and build trusted connections.
Scott Weiss of EPIC

EPIC Adds Scott Weiss as Principal – Strengthens its Risk Management Operations in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Scott Weiss has joined the firm as a Principal in their Risk Management Practice.

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