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Uncertainty Due to Short-Notice FHFA Directive Amplifies Harm to Borrowers

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory firm, analyzed the potential effect of Wednesday's fifty basis points worsening in prices paid by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for most mortgage refinances.

SimpleNexus Makes the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies for 3rd Year Running

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, announced it has clinched a spot on the 2020 Inc. 5000. This marks the third consecutive year SimpleNexus has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list.

LBA Ware Climbs Over 1,000 Spots to Clinch Inc. 5000 for Second Consecutive Year

MACON, Ga., Aug. 13, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced it has ranked number 2,173 on Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 5000 list, a ranking of the nation's fastest growing companies.

7 Mortgage Implements OpenClose’s LOS & POS to Support Its Network of Credit Union Members

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 7 Mortgage, a credit union service organization (CUSO), announced that it went live with OpenClose's end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) allowing its partner credit unions to leverage the mortgage industry's leading technology. The OpenClose solution allows 7's CUSO members to efficiently and effectively complete mortgage loans - from start to finish - via a centralized platform rated #1 by multiple independent studies.

KROST Launches PPP Loan Forgiveness Review Services for Borrowers and Lenders

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Award-winning tax, accounting, and consulting firm, KROST, announced the launch of their PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Review Service for both Borrowers and Lenders. The services are intended to aid both borrowers and lenders by taking on the burden of calculating forgiveness values.

ARMCO Executive Joins QC-Focused Panel for Mortgage Bankers Association’s Virtual Risk Management Conference

DENVER, Colo., Aug. 11, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced that Executive Vice President of Operations, Sharon Reichhardt has been selected to speak on the topic of quality control during the MBA Live - Risk Management, QA and Fraud Prevention Forum 2020, hosted virtually September 15 - 16, 2020 by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

New SimpleNexus eClosing feature enables mortgage lenders to conduct speedy and convenient hybrid closings of purchase and refinance loans

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced the release of SimpleNexus eClosing, a new feature that enables lenders to conduct hybrid closings for purchase and refinance loans.

Velocity Credit Union gives members free access to their FICO® Scores

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Velocity Credit Union credit card holders can now access their FICO Scores at no charge through monthly statements and online banking. FICO Scores will be refreshed on a quarterly basis and checking them will not affect credit ratings.

MCT Fortifies Its Team of Mortgage Industry Leaders Before 2020 Market Volatility

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it appointed two mortgage industry veterans in early 2020 which strengthen its support to the capital markets community during the worldwide pandemic and associated financial turbulence.

Mid America Mortgage’s Kara Lamphere Named 2020 HW Woman of Influence

ADDISON, Texas, Aug. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that Chief Operating Officer Kara Lamphere has been named a 2020 HousingWire Woman of Influence. A two-time winner (2017), Lamphere was recognized this year for her continued efforts to push the envelope regarding what is possible for lenders in today's origination environment.

SimpleNexus’ Pamela Faulkner and Anna Ratanawan Named to HousingWire’s 2020 Women of Influence List

LEHI, Utah, Aug. 4, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced that Director of Mortgage Solutions Pam Faulkner and Vice President of People Operations Anna Ratanawan have been named 2020 HousingWire (HW) Women of Influence honorees.

FormFree Head of Vendor Management and Compliance Katie King Honored as HousingWire 2020 Women of Influence

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 3, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree Head of Vendor Management and Compliance Katie King has been recognized by HousingWire (HW) as a 2020 Woman of Influence. In its tenth year, the Women of Influence awards program honors 100 women who are "shaping and propelling the mortgage, real estate and fintech industries forward."

OpenClose Integration with Access Business Technologies Provides Faster Exchange of Loan Data Between LOS and Third-Party Systems

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 31, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- OpenClose®, the industry-leading mortgage fintech provider and omni-channel loan origination system (LOS), announced that it integrated with Access Business Technologies' (ABT) MortgageExchange interface solution.

Expetitle, a digital title company, has completed a $850,000 fundraising round

MIAMI, Fla., July 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Expetitle, a digital title company and a leader in remote real estate closings, announced today it has completed a $850,000 fundraising round. The investment brings Expetitle's total funding to over $1 million and will help the company aggressively expand its sales and marketing efforts, as well as to continue to develop additional product functionality.

The Alliven Group Names Yehuda Newman as Vice President of Acquisitions

LAKEWOOD, N.J., July 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Alliven Group, a leading New Jersey-based real estate firm, has announced the arrival of Yehuda Newman as Vice President of Acquisitions. Mr. Newman will be focusing on all aspects of new transactions with Joint Venture partners.

FormFree Taps Jocelyn Crum Brooks, AMP, as National Account Manager

ATHENS, Ga., July 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- FormFree has appointed Jocelyn Crum Brooks, AMP, as national account manager. Brooks will leverage her two decades' experience supporting lender relationships with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) to build new customer relationships and strengthen existing customer engagement with FormFree's flagship products, AccountChek and AccountChek Plus.

Top of Mind Networks partners with MobilityRE to fuel mortgage loan officer/real estate agent collaboration through SurefireCRM

ATLANTA, Ga., July 28, 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, has added game-changing real estate market intelligence, collaboration and analytics tools from MobilityRE to its flagship SurefireCRM.

Arvest Bank to roll out SimpleNexus mobile-first mortgage platform

LEHI, Utah, July 28, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SimpleNexus, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, today announced that more than 200 retail loan officers at Arvest Bank (Arvest) will soon begin offering borrowers and referral partners a more streamlined mortgage experience powered by SimpleNexus.

Independent Bankers Association of Texas Announces Promontory MortgagePath as Its Newest Endorsed Service Provider

AUSTIN, Texas, July 27, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is pleased to announce that Promontory MortgagePath, LLC (PMP) has been selected as the newest IBAT Endorsed Service Provider for its ability to deliver a tailored, modern and cost-effective set of mortgage solutions.

LBA Ware Issues Q2 2020 Mortgage Loan Originator Compensation Report

MACON, Ga., July 23, 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 the second quarter of 2020.

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