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New Book by Helen Braswell Kakouris Teaches Financial Literacy to Kids

MIAMI, Fla., June 24, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Helen Braswell Kakouris, CPA, an award-winning financial expert and entrepreneur, proudly announces the upcoming release of her new children's book, "A Dollar Is Magic" (ISBN: 979-8218428693), scheduled for publication in September 2024. In "A Dollar Is Magic," Braswell Kakouris merges her professional knowledge and personal experiences as a mother of three to simplify complex financial concepts for young readers.

Argyle’s Shmulik Fishman named an Inman Best of Finance award honoree

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Shmulik Fishman, CEO of Argyle, a platform providing real-time income and employment verifications for some of the largest lenders in the United States, has been named to Inman's 2024 Best in Finance list. Now in its second year, the award honors professionals hand-selected by Inman's editorial team for their role in shaping the mortgage and financial services industries through leadership and commitment to innovation.

Secured Signing Scales Up with Strategic Leadership and Global Expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Secured Signing, a leading provider of secure Digital Signatures and Remote Online Notarization platform, today announced a significant growth, fueled by a visionary leadership change and strategic team expansion. To meet the demands of its expanding customer base, Secured Signing has strategically expanded its global sales team with the appointment of two industry experts.

Klingenstein Fields Advisors Adds Senior Planner to its Team

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Klingenstein Fields Advisors (KF Advisors) is pleased to welcome Andrew Vrachimis as a Managing Director. Andrew will join the Wealth Planning team, helping individuals and multi-generational families grow and protect their wealth and accomplish their estate planning and charitable goals. With a practical approach to personalized wealth planning, Andrew will guide clients through the many critical decisions surrounding their complex balance sheets, cash flow needs, legacy and philanthropic goals, and other planning considerations.

MCT and Lender Price Join Forces to Improve Mortgage Pricing with Loan-Level MSR Values

SAN DIEGO and PASADENA, Calif., June 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, and Lender Price, the first cloud-native provider of mortgage pricing technology, have partnered to provide mortgage lenders using the Lender Price product and pricing engine (PPE) with loan-level MCT MSR values. MCT's industry-leading mortgage servicing rights (MSR) grids allow Lender Price PPE clients to be more granular, profitable, and efficient when generating their front-end borrower pricing and managing their MSR portfolio.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Unveils Groundbreaking Short-Term Rental Compliance Solution: Avenu | STR

CENTREVILLE, Va., June 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Avenu Insights & Analytics, a leading provider of revenue recovery and software solutions for state and local governments, proudly announces the launch of Avenu | STR, an innovative SaaS solution designed to streamline short-term rental (STR) compliance and enhance local government revenue management.

Mortgage Interest Rate Sensitivity Triggers 25% Spike in May Rate-and-Term Refinance Activity

PLANO, Texas, June 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Optimal Blue today released its May 2024 Market Advantage mortgage data report, which revealed a 25.6% month-over-month (MoM) spike in rate-and-term mortgage refinances. The spike was a response to a modest drop in the Optimal Blue Mortgage Market Indices (OBMMI) 30-year conforming rate, which ended the month at 7.02%.

MCT Reports A 7% Mortgage Lock Volume Increase In Latest Indices Report

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced today an increase of 6.78% 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.

Optimal Blue Names Joe Tyrrell Chief Executive Officer

PLANO, Texas, June 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Optimal Blue today announced the appointment of Joe Tyrrell as CEO. Tyrrell succeeds interim CEO Scott Smith of Optimal Blue's parent company, Constellation Software Inc. Tyrrell brings over 25 years of experience in the mortgage, finance, and technology industries to Optimal Blue.

Garden Studios Bills Tenants and Identifies Energy Waste with EnergyCAP

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Garden Studios, an innovative film studio based in London, has transformed its utility management and billing processes by implementing EnergyCAP's leading energy management platform. This move aligns with Garden Studio's commitment to sustainability as a certified B Corporation, dedicated to responsible business practices.

CapitalW Collective: Educating, Elevating, and Empowering Women in Mortgage Capital Markets

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CapitalW Collective (CapitalW), the glass shattering non-profit benefiting women and their allies in mortgage capital markets, today announced its successful debut within the mortgage industry. Officially launched on May 1, 2024, CapitalW made its first appearance at the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary and Capital Markets Conference in New York May 19-21.

ProNotary Enhances Business Efficiency with Advanced Remote Online Notarization Solutions

DALLAS, Texas, June 4, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ProNotary, a pioneering force in the remote online notarization industry, is proud to announce its continued commitment to transforming the landscape of notary services through cutting-edge remote online notarization (RON) solutions. Founded in 2018, ProNotary has been at the forefront of innovation, providing businesses with a comprehensive suite of notarization software designed to meet the evolving needs of the digital age.

Click n’ Close to Receive Top Lender Award at USDA’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program Ceremony

ADDISON, Texas, June 4, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender, today announced that it will be honored with a top lender award at the United States Department of Agriculture's Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program ceremony. This recognition underscores Click n' Close's commitment to fostering homeownership and supporting community development through innovative loan programs.

American Pacific Mortgage Picks Fee Chaser by LenderLogix to Collect Upfront Borrower Fees

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 4, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage point-of-sale and automation software for banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks, and brokers, recently announced the addition of American Pacific Mortgage to its roster of clients utilizing Fee Chaser. Employing Fee Chaser enables American Pacific Mortgage to efficiently and compliantly collect initial mortgage-related fees from borrowers.

iEmergent’s 2024-2026 U.S. Mortgage Origination Forecast is now available in Mortgage MarketSmart

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 4, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- iEmergent, a forecasting and advisory services firm for the financial services, mortgage and real estate industries, today announced the availability of its 2024-2026 U.S. Mortgage Origination Forecast. Updated to reflect preliminary 2023 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data released by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council in March, iEmergent's latest projections call for modest growth in purchase originations and a gradual increase in refinance loan units and dollars as a percentage of total originations.

Floify’s head of marketing Courtney Dodd named to HousingWire’s 2024 Marketing Leaders list

BOULDER, Colo., June 3, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Floify, the mortgage industry's leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, today announced that its Head of Marketing, industry veteran Courtney Dodd, has been named to HousingWire's 2024 Marketing Leaders list. The award celebrates the industry's most creative and influential marketing minds who have demonstrated a track record of transforming brands, leading teams and driving business results.

Dark Matter Technologies VP of Marketing Wes Horbatuck honored as HousingWire Marketing Leader

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 3, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced that its vice president of marketing, Wes Horbatuck, has been honored by HousingWire as one of its 2024 Marketing Leaders.

Leading Travel Insurance Comparison Website, TravelInsurance.com, Provides Critical Advice for Travelers During the Active 2024 Hurricane Season

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As the 2024 hurricane season kicks off, forecasts indicate this will be an above-normal season with potentially record-breaking activity. TravelInsurance.com underscores the importance of safeguarding travel investments against unforeseen disruptions. With predictions from Colorado State University's tropical meteorology project team forecasting 23 storms, 11 which could intensify into hurricanes, including five reaching Category 3 status or higher, travelers face heightened risks during this summer.

Depth promotes Johnna Szegda to vice president role

ATLANTA, Ga., May 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Depth, a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for technology companies within the residential mortgage finance, financial technology (fintech) and regulatory technology (regtech) industries, announced the promotion of Johnna Szegda to vice president.

Online notarization is streamlined with Secured Signing’s new features

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Secured Signing, a leader in remote online notarization (RON) solutions, announces a suite of innovative features designed to streamline the online document signing and notarization process. These enhancements empower both notaries and singers to experience a smoother, more secure, and efficient experience.

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