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DocMagic to Launch Collaborative Closing Platform to Meet TRID Requirements

TORRANCE, Calif., April 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that it will launch a Collaborative Closing Platform for the mortgage industry. The solution is comprised of a secure, seamless and dynamic web-based portal that efficiently and expeditiously helps lenders comply with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule that becomes effective on August 1.

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Industry Veteran Ken Ellis Joins OpenClose Sales Team

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that industry veteran Ken Ellis has been hired as director of business development. Ellis will be responsible for selling the company’s multi-channel LenderAssist(TM) LOS platform to lenders, banks and credit unions.

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EPIC adds Christopher R. Mitchell as Senior Vice President Sales

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Christopher R. (Chris) Mitchell has joined the firm as senior vice president of sales in the firm’s Northern California Bay Area Property and Casualty Insurance Division.

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The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Rich Swerbinsky, Nancee Mueller to Management Team

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has deepened its senior executive team with the addition of two new hires, announced the Collaborative’s Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.

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Vladimir Bien-Aime Wins Mortgage Banking Magazine’s 2015 Tech All-Star Award

LANSDALE, Pa., April 8, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of web-based compliant valuation management software, announced that its president and chief executive officer, Vladimir Bien-Aime, has been named to Mortgage Banking magazine’s prestigious 2015 Tech All-Stars list. The award was presented to Mr. Bien-Aime at a ceremony during the annual MBA Technology Conference and Expo held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida.

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The Mortgage Collaborative Installs David G. Kittle as Board Vice Chairman, Debra Still as Board Secretary, and Names Jim Park CEO

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative, an independent lending cooperative serving small and mid-sized mortgage lenders and community-based lending institutions, has implemented several changes to its Board of Directors and executive management team, announced the Collaborative’s current Chairman, John Robbins, CMB.

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MCT Trading Adds Industry Veteran Joel Dulmage to its Growing Sales Team

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that Joel Dulmage has joined the company in the capacity of regional sales director. Mr. Dulmage will be responsible for new business development and client service management in the Midwest territory.

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ReverseVision Adds New Operations Team to Enhance RV Exchange System Performance and Scale

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, has added a new Operations Team to their growing company. This team will be focused exclusively on product operations, system monitoring, capacity planning, backup, recovery, hosting management and product release.

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Market Showing Increasing Signs of Strengthening, Says Veros’ Latest 12-Month Forecast Update

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Veros Real Estate Solutions (Veros), an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, reports that the residential market is gaining momentum with a greater percentage of markets expected to increase in value over the next 12 months, moving upwards to 86% from last quarter’s 82 percent.

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Adam Rieke Joins Mid America Mortgage as Director of National TPO Lending

ADDISON, Texas, April 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode announced Adam Rieke has joined the organization as director of national TPO lending. Rieke brings an extensive track record of success in the mortgage lending arena. Over the last 23 years, he has built and managed several highly profitable wholesale lending operations.

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Pioneer Bank Data Breach Draws Weitz & Luxenberg Probe

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. today announced it is investigating claims from customers of Pioneer Bank who suffered – or fear they soon will suffer – economic harm from a data breach made possible by the Jan. 26 theft of one of the Troy, New York-based financial institution’s laptop computers.

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United Wholesale Mortgage Launches Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Mortgage Program

TROY, Mich., March 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced today the availability of Freddie Mac’s new Home Possible(R) Mortgage program, which enables first-time home buyers and low- to moderate-income borrowers to achieve home ownership with only a three percent down payment.

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ArteQuesta Announces Acceptance of Bitcoin – Breaks down Financial Barriers and Opens Economic Doors

MILL VALLEY, Calif., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine art investment company, today announced the acceptance of Bitcoin as a method of payment for the purchase of artworks. Without excluding the typical form of monetary exchange, ArteQuesta is the first and only organization in the art investment world to accept Bitcoin.

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IDS Achieves Record Annual Mortgage Initial Disclosure Fulfillment in 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced 2014 as a record year, generating the most initial disclosure docs in a single year in the company’s history. In addition, IDS set a company record in January 2015 for the most amount of initial disclosures generated in a single month. Total initial disclosure volume for the company in 2014 increased 13.6 percent over 2013.

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Brokers Gaining Market Share Again: 2015 is the Beginning of Broker Resurgence

TROY, Mich., March 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that its president and CEO, Mat Ishbia, will be speaking on a webinar regarding brokers gaining market share in 2015. The webinar will be held March 18, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT (2 – 3 p.m. EDT).

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DocMagic Named to HousingWire Magazine’s Annual HW TECH100 List

TORRANCE, Calif., March 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that HousingWire magazine designated the company to its 2015 HW TECH100(TM) list. The list honors the 100 most innovative technology companies serving the U.S. mortgage finance and real estate industries.

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ReverseVision Releases Financial Assessment-Required Screens by Original HUD March 2 Deadline

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 6, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ReverseVision, the leading software and technology provider for the reverse mortgage industry, has released an update to their RV Exchange LOS that includes all Financial Assessment critical screens and calculations. This release was targeted to meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) original Financial Assessment (FA) implementation date of March 2.

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United Wholesale Mortgage Enhances Loan Tracking Technology

TROY, Mich., Feb. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it has significantly enhanced its loan tracking technology called UTrack, which was redesigned specifically to allow borrowers and real estate agents to have real-time access to track their purchase and refinance loans.

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Emilio N. Francisco, PDC CEO, Names Pat Brown as Project Manager for SummerPlace Development

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, announced that Pat Brown is joining senior housing real estate company SummerPlace Development as Project Manager overseeing the development of SummerPlace Assisted Living and Memory Care projects.

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UPDATED: OpenClose Adds Industry Veteran Will Foy to its Growing Team of Technical Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — *RETRACTION* (correct and replace) — In a press release issued by OPENCLOSE on Feb. 24, an inadvertent error was included in the 7th paragraph that referred to Agile Alliance as a certifying body instead of an educational and trade group promoting Agile software development. The corrected full-text replacement announcement follows: OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announces that it has hired Will Foy as integration manager.

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Mid America Mortgage Hires Joanna Shelton as Mortgage Compliance Manager

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced it has hired financial compliance expert Joanna Shelton as the company’s next compliance manager. In addition, Shelton will oversee compliance for Mid America’s sister company Mortgage Machine Service and its flagship loan origination system (LOS) Mortgage Machine. Shelton brings more than 19 years of compliance expertise to Mid America.

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ReverseVision on Track for Financial Assessment Changes Despite HUD Delay

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — John Button, president and CEO of leading reverse mortgage software and technology provider ReverseVision, says the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to delay implementation of its Financial Assessment (FA) rules provides a better opportunity for lenders to get the required technology changes including: ReverseVision’s, HUD’s and other systems implemented into their processes before using these tools in their day-to-day workflow.

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Quandis Unveils QLS, a Comprehensive Default Management Platform

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default servicing software, announced that it launched Quandis Loan Servicing (QLS), an end-to-end default management platform that automates and compliantly manages the default process from start to finish. QLS is offered as an all-in-one system and also as modules so various components can be leveraged by servicers based on individual needs.

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ARMCO to Present QC Benchmarking Tool ACES Analytics at MBA Technology Conference’s First-Ever Tech Showcase

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), a leading provider of web-based quality control software for the financial services industry, announced it has been selected to present during the inaugural ‘Technology Showcase. at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA’s) National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo 2015 in Orlando.

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ShortSave CEO Points Servicers to Borrower Self-Service Technology for CFPB Compliance

MONUMENT, Colo., Feb. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Karl Falk, CEO of ShortSave, Inc., the provider of an award-winning borrower-facing mortgage default servicing system, foresees servicers being hamstrung by the human-powered servicing model in meeting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed amendments to its servicer rules.

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MorVest Capital Says Recent Changes on FHA Loans Will Impact Mortgage Servicing Rights Fair Value

DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MorVest Capital, a specialized investment firm focused on providing strategic capital and analytics solutions to the mortgage banking and residential finance industry, is drawing mortgage servicers’ attention to the impact two recent changes will have on mortgage servicing rights fair value for FHA loans.

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