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News: Dark Matter Technologies unveils Horizon User Conference agenda | CitizenWire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced the agenda for its Horizon User Conference. Open to Dark Matter clients and partners, the conference will take place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel on April 24-25, 2024.

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News: ACES Quality Management Releases Call Monitoring Audit Pack to Enhance Mortgage Quality Control and Compliance Programs | CitizenWire

DENVER, Colo. /CitizenWire/ — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has announced its newest product offering, ACES Call Monitoring Audit Pack. The pre-built, configurable Call Monitoring Audit Pack enables lenders and servicers to establish an additional layer of protection quickly and seamlessly […]

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News: IRS Solutions Releases IRS Advance Notice, Innovative Tax Resolution Platform Feature that Tracks and Alerts Users to IRS Transcript Changes | CitizenWire

VALENCIA, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — IRS Solutions® announces the addition of IRS Advance Notice™ (IAN) to the industry’s favorite tax resolution platform. The new feature detects and alerts tax professionals to changes on client IRS transcripts, often months in advance of official notification by mail. CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Attorneys and other tax specialists can work less, […]

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News: MCT Awarded HW Tech100 Mortgage Award for the 5th Consecutive Year | CitizenWire

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, was announced as a 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Winner for the 5th consecutive year. For more than a decade, HousingWire’s Tech100 program has identified and recognized the most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and […]

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News: Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: Lock Volume Rises 36% Month Over Month in January, Falling Rates and Slowing Decline in Purchase Counts May Signal Lending Relief in 2024 | CitizenWire

PLANO, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through January month-end. Leveraging daily rate lock data from the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine – the Originations Market Monitor provides a comprehensive and timely […]

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News: Avenu Insights & Analytics Announces Strategic Acquisition of Judicial Innovations | CitizenWire

CENTREVILLE, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Avenu Insights & Analytics (“Avenu”), the global leader in revenue recovery and administrative solutions for state and local governments, is excited to announce its acquisition of Judicial Innovations, a pioneering provider of cloud-based payment and case management solutions. This acquisition marks Avenu’s second payment solution acquisition in 2024, underscoring its commitment […]

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News: MMI Earns Second HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Award | CitizenWire

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /CitizenWire/ — Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI), a leader in data intelligence and market insight tools for the mortgage and real estate industries, announced its inclusion in the 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage list. This year marks MMI’s second appearance on the HW Tech100 list, which serves as a guide for identifying partners […]

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News: ACES Quality Management Achieves a Decade of Distinction on HousingWire TECH100 | CitizenWire

DENVER, Colo. /CitizenWire/ — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has been selected for the tenth consecutive year by HousingWire magazine for its annual TECH100 awards program. The magazine chose ACES for the continual innovation of its flagship quality control (QC) auditing […]

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News: Matrix Advises on the Sale of Hicks Oils’ Lubricants Business to Schaeffer Manufacturing Company | CitizenWire

RICHMOND, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Hicks Oils & Hicksgas, Incorporated (“Hicks” or the “Company”) on the sale of its Hicks Oils lubricants business to Schaeffer Manufacturing Company (“Schaeffer”). Hicks Oils is a premier independent lubricant blending and packaging business in […]

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News: NotaryCam makes its 6th appearance on HousingWire’s annual Tech100 list of innovative technology | CitizenWire

HOUSTON, Texas /CitizenWire/ — NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneering provider of remote online notarization and identity verification/authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, today announced its inclusion in the prestigious Tech100 awards program by HousingWire, a leading industry publication.

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News: Seven Corners Travel Insurance Plans Now Available Through Travellinsurance.com Marketplace | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — TravelInsurance.com is pleased to welcome Seven Corners Travel Insurance to its leading travel insurance comparison marketplace. Travelinsurance.com offers travelers the easiest way to compare and buy travel insurance from top global travel insurers online. Seven Corners’ award-winning trip protection plans represent a valued addition to TravelInsurance.com‘s product offerings.

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News: SOC 1 and 2 reports confirm the reliability and security of Dovenmuehle’s mortgage subservicing processes | CitizenWire

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. /CitizenWire/ — Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc., a leading mortgage subservicing company, announced today that Plante Moran, PLLC, a public accounting and business advisory firm, has published the findings of its annual review of Dovenmuehle’s subservicing operations via Service Organization Control (SOC) 1® Type 2 and SOC 2® Type 2 reports.

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News: Argyle makes its debut on HousingWire’s Tech100 list of the most innovative companies in mortgage | CitizenWire

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Argyle, a platform providing automated income and employment verifications for some of the largest lenders in the United States, today announced its debut on HousingWire’s annual Tech100 Mortgage list of the most innovative companies in the housing finance industry. Argyle was recognized for modernizing the way lenders verify borrower […]

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News: Down Payment Resource presents Housing and Education Alliance Founder and Executive Director Sylvia Alvarez with 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it selected Sylvia Alvarez, founder and executive director of Housing and Education Alliance (HEA), as the winner of its 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

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News: FormFree celebrates its 10th appearance on the HousingWire Tech100 | CitizenWire

ATHENS, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — FormFree® today announced it has been honored as a HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage award winner for a tenth year. The fintech was recognized for the launch of its Residual Knowledge Income Index(tm) (RIKI(tm)), an innovative method for measuring consumers’ ability to pay for mortgages and other loans based on cash-flow analysis.

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News: LenderLogix Celebrates its Third Appearance on HousingWire’s annual Tech100 List of Innovative Mortgage Technology Firms | CitizenWire

BUFFALO, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage automation software and application programming interfaces (APIs), today announced it has been named to HousingWire magazine’s annual Tech100 list. The Tech100 award seeks to highlight the most innovative technology companies across the housing sector.

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News: Monthly Mortgage Volume Increases 13.96% In Latest MCT Indices Report | CitizenWire

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced today an increase of 13.96% in mortgage lock volume compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.

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News: Floify named a 2024 HW Tech100 Mortgage honoree | CitizenWire

BOULDER, Colo. /CitizenWire/ — Floify, the mortgage industry’s leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, announced that it has been named a HW Tech100 Mortgage award honoree. Floify was recognized as an exceedingly user-friendly point-of-sale (POS) whose easy-to-configure platform and rule-based automations have made it beloved among small and midsize lenders and mortgage brokers.

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News: ACES Quality Management Announces Addition of Fannie Mae Executive Bill Cleary to ACES ENGAGE 2024 Agenda | CitizenWire

DENVER, Colo. /CitizenWire/ — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has announced Fannie Mae Vice President Bill Cleary will speak at its annual ACES ENGAGE conference, taking place at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain hotel in Tucson, Ariz., May 19 – 21, […]

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News: LenderLogix Q4 2023 Homebuyer Intelligence Report Data Shows Steady Home Buying Activity | CitizenWire

BUFFALO, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage point-of-sale and automation software for banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks, and brokers, today announced the latest release of the Homebuyer Intelligence Report, a quarterly summary of insights into borrower behavior during the home buying process based on data collected by the LenderLogix suite of […]

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News: Down Payment Resource reports 135 homebuyer assistance programs were introduced in 2023 to combat the least affordable housing market in decades | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, today released its Q4 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) report. During a year when home affordability hit a nearly four-decade low, housing agencies introduced 135 homebuyer assistance programs and expanded eligible inventory to make homeownership more […]

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News: Matrix Advises on the Sale of Eastern Sierra Propane to Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. | CitizenWire

BALTIMORE, Md. /CitizenWire/ — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Eastern Sierra Propane (“Eastern Sierra” or the “Company”) on its sale to Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (OTC: FGPR) (“Ferrellgas”). The Company is one of the premier propane retailers in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, serving […]

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News: Floify shares findings from survey of 150 top-producing loan originators | CitizenWire

BOULDER, Colo. /CitizenWire/ — Floify, the mortgage industry’s leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, commissioned an independent study of 150 high-performing loan originators (LOs) in 2023 to gain recruiting and retention insights. “High-performing” LOs were defined as being in the top 20% of closed loan dollars or volume.

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News: New workflow in the Empower LOS makes it easier for mortgage lenders to consider rent payments when qualifying first-time homebuyers | CitizenWire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced the availability of a new, automated workflow in the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) that makes it easier for lenders to identify and qualify loan applicants who could benefit […]

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News: iEmergent CEO Laird Nossuli to present at Seattle’s inaugural Black Homeownership Symposium on January 26 | CitizenWire

SEATTLE, Wash. /CitizenWire/ — iEmergent, a forecasting and advisory services firm for the financial services, mortgage and real estate industries, today announced that its CEO Laird Nossuli will present at Seattle’s inaugural Black Homeownership Symposium on January 26. Dr. Courtney Johnson Rose, president of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), one of the […]

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News: Realfinity Launches Dual-License Program for Real Estate Agents | CitizenWire

MIAMI, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Real-Finity, Inc. (“Realfinity”) is excited to announce the availability of its Dual-License Program enabling the integration of mortgage services for real estate agents. In the dynamic and increasingly challenging environment of real estate, agents are now able to take advantage of this innovative solution to combat pressure on their commissions and […]

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News: Quadro Acquisition One Corp. to Merge with Group of Greg Lindberg’s Companies with an Estimated Pro Forma Enterprise Value of $3 Billion | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Quadro Acquisition One Corp., a NASDAQ-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“Quadro SPAC”) has agreed to acquire a group of seven companies in the sports collectibles, software, cloud-based IT and healthcare services segments with an estimated pro-forma enterprise value of $3 billion (referred to as the “Global Growth Companies”). These companies […]

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News: Seasonal Lows Contribute to 13.71% Drop In Mortgage Volume | CitizenWire

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, revealed today a 13.71% decline in mortgage lock volume compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.

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News: Avenu Insights & Analytics Announces the Acquisition of Finvi’s State and Local Government Division | CitizenWire

CENTREVILLE, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Avenu Insights & Analytics (“Avenu”), the global leader in revenue recovery and administrative solutions for state and local governments, is proud to announce the acquisition of Finvi’s State and Local Government (“Finvi SLG”) Division. This strategic move marks a significant expansion of Avenu’s offerings and capabilities in serving state and local […]

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News: ACES Audit Volume Increases 24%, Hits Record High in 2023 | CitizenWire

DENVER, Colo. /CitizenWire/ — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced that, despite challenging mortgage market conditions, the company maintained a record growth path achieved over the last few years by adding more than a dozen of the leading lenders in the […]

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News: Optimal Blue PPE Now Available in Native Mobile App for Android and iOS, Gives Loan Officers ‘Pricing in Their Pocket’ With Full Product and Search Capabilities | CitizenWire

PLANO, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Today, Optimal Blue announced releases related to its publicly listed, native mobile app for the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine. The releases consist of a new mobile app for Android, as well as enhancements to the company’s mobile offering for iOS.

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News: Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: December Brought Significant Growth in Rate/Term Refinance Volume as Falling Rates Created Favorable Tailwinds | CitizenWire

PLANO, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through December month-end. Leveraging daily rate lock data from the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine – the Originations Market Monitor provides a comprehensive and timely […]

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News: Matrix Advises on the Sale of Bobby Taylor Oil Company, Inc. & T&S Transport, Inc. to Parker Oil Company | CitizenWire

RICHMOND, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces the successful closing on the sale of Bobby Taylor Oil Company, Inc. and T&S Transport, Inc. (“BTOC” or the “Company”) to Parker Oil Company Incorporated. Based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, BTOC is a leading supplier of retail propane, commercial […]

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News: Legacy Wealth Advisors has been named to the 2nd annual Forbes 2024 Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams list | CitizenWire

WARRENVILLE, Ill. /CitizenWire/ — Raymond James Financial Services is proud to announce that Legacy Wealth Advisors has been named to the 2nd annual Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams list* for 2024! Legacy Wealth is a diverse team that includes Financial Advisors Fernando Ereneta, Justin Ancona, and Jennifer Secola.

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News: Leading Travel Insurance Comparison Site TravelInsurance.com Has Surpassed 100,000 Customer Reviews on Shopper Approved | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — TravelInsurance.com today announced surpassing 100,000 customer reviews on Shopper Approved, a rapidly growing review platform in the United States. The verified reviews led to a 4.9 out of 5 stars rating, with over 96,000 perfect 5-star ratings. TravelInsurance.com has the highest third-party reviews in the travel insurance industry.

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News: Down Payment Resource’s Executive Vice President Sean Moss honored in National Mortgage Professional’s 2024 Industry Titans awards program | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced its Executive Vice President of Product and Operations Sean Moss has been selected as an Industry Titan by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine. The award recognizes experienced professionals who show exceptional dedication, […]

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