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NEWS: Mid America Mortgage CEO Jeff Bode Named Top 25 Industry Leader by MReport

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. announced today that CEO Jeff Bode has been named one of MReport’s 2019 “The Top 25 Industry Leaders & Influencers.” As MReport Editor-in-Chief Rachel Williams noted in the December 6 announcement regarding the awards program, “MReport’s Top 25 Industry Leaders list celebrates individuals […]

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NEWS: Celebrity Travel Mishaps: Even Music and Movie Stars Can Benefit from Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scrolling through the Instagram feeds of famous celebrities might lead to the belief that stars never experience the same travel mishaps that ordinary travelers do. According to Travelinsurance.com, we have more in common with famous jet-setters than we realize, in that celebrities face the same travel […]

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NEWS: MReport Magazine Names DocMagic’s Dominic Iannitti a ‘Top 25 Industry Leader and Influencer’

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that MReport magazine has named company president and CEO Dominic Iannitti one of its Top 25 Industry Leaders & Influencers for 2019.

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NEWS: Mary Shah Named Principal at Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc.

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) today announced the appointment of retirement plan consultant Mary Shah as its newest principal. Shah’s promotion recognizes a track record of outstanding client service delivery and business development contributions since joining SBA.

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NEWS: After, Inc. to showcase its latest predictive analytics solutions at the Field Service Medical Conference on Feb. 25-27, 2019

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After, Inc., the global leader Warranty Analytics Solutions since 2005, will be a major participant in the Field Service Medical Conference on February 25-27, 2019. The company announced today that it plans to introduce a powerful suite of optimization solutions at the conference, designed specifically for Medical […]

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NEWS: Bank of Southern California Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2018 Financial Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL) announced quarterly net income of $2.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $875 thousand in the third quarter of 2018 and $1.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. For the year ended December 31, […]

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NEWS: American Financial Network Deploys CompenSafe to Provide Real-Time Reporting of Loan Originator Compensation

MACON, Ga., Feb. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, announced today that American Financial Network, Inc. (AFN), a mortgage lender with more than 125 branches nationwide, has adopted CompenSafe to manage loan originator (LO) compensation plans with greater efficiency […]

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NEWS: IDS Caps Off a Successful 2018 with New Mortgage Doc Prep System Functionality, LOS Integrations, and Individual Honors

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced it completed 139 updates to its flagship mortgage document preparation platform idsDoc in 2018. These updates were made in response to regulatory, client and investor directives.

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NEWS: American Society of Appraisers (ASA) partners with Anow to give real property appraisers a competitive edge

RED DEER, Alberta and WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Anow, creator of the leading software for real estate appraisal offices, today announced a partnership with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) that gives members a significant discount off Anow’s core appraisal office management platform and early access to the tech firm’s cutting-edge […]

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NEWS: Bank of Southern California N.A. Names Scott Yates Regional Managing Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has expanded its business development team with the appointment of Scott Yates as Group Managing Director of Branch Sales and Deposit Origination.

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NEWS: ARMCO Named a ‘Top 100 Mortgage Employer’ by National Mortgage Professional Magazine for Third Consecutive Year

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk management solutions, announced that it was named among National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s annual Top 100 Mortgage Employers list for 2019. This is the third consecutive year the company has been recognized with this distinction.

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NEWS: EPIC Adds Scott Davis as President of National Specialty Practice Group in Nashville

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (‘EPIC’), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of insurance industry veteran Scott Davis as President of EPIC’s National Specialty Practice Group. Davis joins EPIC effective February 5, 2019 and will […]

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NEWS: EPIC Holdings Inc. Closes Acquisition of Integro USA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Holdings, Inc. (‘EPIC’) today announced the closing of EPIC’s acquisition of Integro Holdings Inc. (substantially all of the U.S. operations of Integro Group Holdings). Please see our press release issued on December 17, 2018 that follows for more details and comments […]

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NEWS: SafeChain Collaborates with Accuity to Secure Real Estate Wire Transfers

COLUMBUS, Ohio, and EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that it has integrated bank data from Accuity, the leading provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, to enhance the security of […]

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NEWS: LBA Ware Adds Real-Time Mortgage Compensation Push Notifications to SimpleNexus Mobile Originator App

MACON, Ga., Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that it has completed a partial integration of its compensation platform CompenSafe(TM) with SimpleNexus’s enterprise digital mortgage solution. As a result, LOs will be able to receive real-time push […]

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NEWS: Restaurant Results and Outlook Survey: Over 700 Independent Operators Share Their 2018 Results and Plans for 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2019 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey. This is the third consecutive Outlook Report which summarizes input gathered from over 700 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their 2018 financial performance, as well as their optimism about 2019.

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NEWS: FormFree President Faith Schwartz to Kick Off NEXT Mortgage Conference with Address on Succeeding in a Transitional Mortgage Market

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced that Acting President Faith Schwartz will kick off the upcoming NEXT mortgage technology summit for women, which will take place February 7-8, 2019, at Hotel ZaZa in Dallas, Texas. Schwartz’s address, “Winning in a Transitional Market,” will take place on Thursday, February 7, from […]

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NEWS: National Mortgage Professional Magazine Designates OpenClose a Top Mortgage Employer for the Third Consecutive Year

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and digital mortgage fintech provider, announced that it was selected as a 2019 Top Mortgage Employer by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine for the third straight year.

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NEWS: Bank of Southern California NA Appoints John E. Chung as Group Managing Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of John Chung as Group Managing Director of Business Banking. He will be responsible for leading the team’s impact of meeting the banking needs […]

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NEWS: NotaryCam Helps East Texas Title Complete Its First Remote Online Closing

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam, the pioneering and market leader in remote online notarization and mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that East Texas Title has executed its first remote online closing (ROC(TM)) in Texas since the state’s remote online notarization law went into effect. The transaction, which was executed using […]

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NEWS: One of the Largest Independent Title Companies in Texas Expands Use of SafeWire to All 25 Offices

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software and blockchain implementation for land title, announced today that Providence Title, one of the largest independent title companies in Texas, has expanded its deployment of SafeWire to include all 25 offices throughout the state. Moving forward, Providence Title’s […]

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NEWS: Cloudvirga’s Kyle Kamrooz named top mortgage professional under 40 for second consecutive year

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, today announced that company Co-founder Kyle Kamrooz has been named to National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine’s list of the 40 most influential mortgage professionals under 40 for the second year in a row.

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NEWS: EPIC’s Jim Williford and Wilson Long to Present on Insurance Coverage Gaps at 2019 International Roofing Expo

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Construction Risk Services Jim Williford and Principal Wilson Long will present at International Roofing Expo on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:45 a.m. at […]

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NEWS: EPIC to Sponsor Generations Family Business Conference in Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it will sponsor the Generations Family Business Conference on Feb. 11-12 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif.

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NEWS: Matic Helps Servicers Shave Nearly 6-percent Off Homeowners’ Monthly Mortgage Costs in 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matic, the digital homeowners insurance marketplace built for mortgage servicers and lenders, reduced homeowners’ monthly mortgage costs an average of 5.5 percent in 2018 by delivering average per-household homeowners insurance savings of $517. The announcement comes on the heels of a year marked by rapid growth for […]

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NEWS: Digital mortgage provider Cloudvirga closes 2018 with customers producing nearly $200B in loan volume, secures $50m in capital

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, closed the books on 2018 with a 54 percent year-over-year increase in mortgage loan volume processed through its intelligent Mortgage Platform(TM). The strong 2018 results topped a long list of achievements.

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NEWS: Bon Voyage! 5 Tips for Cruisers Purchasing Vacation Travel Insurance in 2019

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wave Season, the time of year when the majority of cruise vacations are booked, is upon us and with it the need for cruisers to consider travel insurance, according to TravelInsurance.com. While most cruises go off without a hitch, Mother Nature can throw a variety of […]

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NEWS: Business Association of Real Estate Appraisers (BAREA) partners with Anow to empower appraisal firms in Canada with transformative tech

RED DEER, Alberta, Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Anow, the appraisal firm management software developer that simplifies the way real estate appraisers manage their businesses, today announced a partnership that makes its powerful appraisal technology platform available to members of the Business Association of Real Estate Appraisers (BAREA).

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NEWS: FormFree Builds on Its Success in 2018 with Addition of New Products and Industry Partnerships, Including Freddie Mac

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a banner 2018 that included new partnerships, a product launch and several industry accolades, automated verification provider FormFree anticipates continued growth and innovation in 2019 thanks in part to an expanded focus on serving the needs of independent mortgage brokers.

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NEWS: Transformational Mortgage Solutions Appoints Michael Barrett as Mortgage Executive Consultant

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage industry management consulting firm Austin, Texas-based Transformational Mortgage Solutions (TMS), today announced that it has brought on Michael Barrett as mortgage executive consultant. In this role, Barrett will apply his more than 17-years of mortgage business and product development expertise to helping TMS clients improve […]

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NEWS: LenderCity Chooses FinKube’s ELSA AI-Powered Virtual Assistant

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FinKube, a company that provides AI-powered Platform-as-a-Service solutions for a range of industries, announced today that St. Louis-based LenderCity has successfully deployed ELSA, FinKube’s Electronic Loan Services Assistant. The mortgage industry’s first chatbot is already interacting with prospective borrowers on the LenderCity website.

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NEWS: Simplifile Adds 46 Midwest, West Jurisdictions to E-recording Network

PROVO, Utah, Jan. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today announced that 46 additional recording jurisdictions located in 13 states throughout the Midwest and Western U.S. have joined Simplifile’s e-recording network.

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NEWS: Report from EraNova Institute: Making Buildings Smart for a Green Future

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the EraNova Institute announces a special report, “In the Cloud, Our Buildings and We Can Fly – Toward a Smart, Green Life.” Dick Samson, Director of EraNova and author of the report, says “Buildings need to get smart if society is to get green.”

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NEWS: Strategic Benefits Advisors Promotes Three Consultants to Director Level

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the advancement of retirement plan consultants Kim Shumate, David Runsick and Harry Souder to the role of director. Shumate, Runsick and Souder were promoted in recognition of their sustained contributions to SBA, including their proven […]

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NEWS: LBA Ware CEO to Discuss Loan Originator Compensation Trends in Today’s Market at MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

MACON, Ga., Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware, provider of the leading automated compensation and sales performance management platform for mortgage lenders, today announced that its Founder and CEO Lori Brewer will be a panelist at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) 2019 Independent Mortgage Bankers (IMB) Conference, which will be held January 28-31 […]

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NEWS: Anow Closes 2018 with 110-percent Year-over-Year Increase in Orders Processed Through Its Digital Appraisal Office Management Technology

RED DEER, Alberta, Jan. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Digital appraisal management software developer Anow reported a record 110 percent year-over-year increase in appraisal orders processed through its core appraisal office management platform in 2018 despite an industry-wide, market-driven drop in orders per customer. The announcement follows a year punctuated by major product launches and […]

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