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

CENTREVILLE, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

Lender Price and Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT) Partner to Improve Mortgage Pricing with Loan-Level MSR Values

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

May 2024 Market Advantage mortgage data report reveals a 25.6% month-over-month (MoM) spike in rate-and-term mortgage refinances

PLANO, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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%.

Matrix Advises Land O’Sun Management dba Fast Track on its Sale to Anabi/Rebel

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc., a leading, independent investment bank, has advised Land O'Sun Management Corporation d/b/a Fast Track on the sale of its petroleum marketing, convenience retail and quick-service restaurant businesses to Anabi Real Estate Development, LLC and its affiliates d/b/a Anabi/Rebel. Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, Fast Track is a leading petroleum marketing, convenience retail and QSR company, operating 17 convenience stores, 10 co-located QSRs, and two stand-alone QSRs in Northern Florida.

Mortgage Technology Veteran Joe Tyrrell named as new CEO at Optimal Blue

PLANO, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT) Reports A 7% Mortgage Lock Volume Increase In Latest Indices Report for May 2024

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

London’s Garden Studios Bills Tenants and Identifies Energy Waste with EnergyCAP SaaS

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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, a new Non-Profit, to Educate, Elevate, and Empower Women in Mortgage Capital Markets

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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 its Advanced RON (Remote Online Notarization) Solutions

DALLAS, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

LenderLogix Fee Chaser selected by American Pacific Mortgage for Upfront Borrower Fee Collection

BUFFALO, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

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

DES MOINES, Iowa /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

Dovenmuehle, a leading residential mortgage subservicer, announced two promotions within its business development team

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc. (Dovenmuehle), a leading residential mortgage subservicer, announced two promotions within its business development team - Anna Krogh to Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development and Chris Torres to Vice President of Business Development and Manager of the Western Region.

Click n’ Close to Receive 2024 Top Lender Award

ADDISON, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

Wes Horbatuck is recognized for his exemplary leadership and rapid establishment of the Dark Matter Technologies brand identity

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

Mortgage industry veteran Courtney Dodd, of Floify, named to HousingWire 2024 Marketing Leaders list

BOULDER, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

ACES Quality Management has announced a new partnership with Digilytics to provide ACES users access to Revel AI

DENVER, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has announced a new partnership with Digilytics to provide ACES users access to Revel, an advanced optical character recognition (OCR) technology powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Depth promotes Johnna Szegda to vice president role in Georgia, specializing in B2B marketing in financial sector

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

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

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

Secured Signing’s new features streamline the online document signing and notarization process

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- 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.

Dark Matter Technologies enhances Empower LOS now supporting lender and servicer transfer of assumable mortgages

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced enhancements to the Loan Assumptions feature in the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) that make it easier for mortgage lenders and servicers to transfer assumable mortgages to new homebuyers. The Empower LOS is the first mortgage loan origination system to announce native support for loan assumptions.

West Virginia Business Owners of Herbert Insights & Innovations LLC Named to NSBA Leadership Council

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Marty and Jessica Herbert, Herbert Insights & Innovations LLC (HI&I), Shepherdstown, West Virginia, were recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation's oldest small-business advocacy organization, and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Marty and Jessica, recognized leaders in the small-business community, join the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

Empower Loan Origination System from Dark Matter Technologies selected by Truity Credit Union for its Clients

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today welcomed Truity Credit Union (Truity) as the latest financial institution to select the Empower® loan origination system. A member-owned credit union with locations in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, Truity will leverage the Empower LOS to provide loan officers and members a modern, mobile-friendly experience.

KROST CPAs in Los Angeles Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to United Filters International in its Sale to ENPRESS LLC

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- United Filters International (UFI), a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of an expansive range of liquid filtration solutions, was recently sold to ENPRESS LLC, a leading manufacturer of composite pressure vessels and water filtration technologies. KROST was the exclusive financial advisor, and the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ACES Quality Management has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2024 honor by Denver Post Top Workplaces

DENVER, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced it has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2024 honor by Denver Post Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey.

Optimal Blue announced launch of Optimize Your Advantage campaign in advance of the MBA Secondary and Capital Markets Conference

PLANO, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Optimal Blue announced the launch of its Optimize Your Advantage campaign in advance of the MBA Secondary and Capital Markets Conference. This comprehensive brand initiative highlights the value and innovation the company delivers to clients. Through Optimal Blue's position as the housing industry's only end-to-end capital markets platform, lenders and other market participants have greater control of their profit margins, giving them distinct advantages, regardless of market conditions.

Matrix Capital Markets Group Leads Capital Raise for G&M Oil Company

RICHMOND, Va. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. ("Matrix"), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it served as lead advisor on G&M Oil Company's ("G&M" or the "Company") syndicated debt financing. Founded in 1988, Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. is an independent, advisory focused, privately-held investment bank.

LenderLogix Fee Chaser selected by OneTrust Home Loans to Automate Processes

BUFFALO, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage point-of-sale and automation software for banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks, and brokers, today announced OneTrust Home Loans as its newest Fee Chaser client. Using Fee Chaser, OneTrust Home Loans can streamline its operations and compliantly collect upfront fees from its borrowers.

Empowering Women in Finance: Financial Women of San Francisco Announces 2024 Scholarship Winners

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), an organization dedicated for more than 60 years to advancing the careers of women, names ten students from Bay Area colleges and universities as its 2024 scholarship recipients. FWSF has awarded over $3 million in scholarships over the past 35 years to more than 325 Bay Area women.

Former Ellie Mae executive Vikas Rao joins Dark Matter Technologies as deputy chief product officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter) today announced the appointment of Vikas Rao as deputy chief product officer. Reporting directly to Chief Product Officer Stephanie Durflinger, Rao is charged with overseeing enhancements to the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) and establishing Dark Matter's developer community, which will help lenders embed automation deeper in their origination workflows and more tightly integrate their systems using open application programming interfaces (APIs) and widgets.

Floify announces the appointment of Jason Mapes as head of sales

BOULDER, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Floify, the mortgage industry's leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, today announced the appointment of Jason Mapes as head of sales. Mapes, who previously served as director of sales for nCino's Mortgage Suite, brings a wealth of experience to spearhead Floify's national sales initiatives.

Down Payment Resource integration with ICE Mortgage Technology embeds down payment assistance program support

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced a new integration using the latest API framework from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) for mortgage technology. Available via the Encompass Partner Connect™ API Platform, the integration makes it easier for lenders to support homebuyers with the nation's 2,300-plus down payment assistance (DPA) programs.

Mortgage Purchase Lock Counts See First YoY Gain Since Fed Rate Hikes Began 2 Years Ago says Optimal Blue

PLANO, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Optimal Blue today released its April 2024 Originations Market Monitor report, which reveals the first year-over-year increase in purchase mortgage lock counts since the Federal Reserve initiated rate hikes in March 2022.

Denver-based ACES Quality Management Named a 2024 Best Places to Work in Financial Technology

DENVER, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has been named one of the 2024 Best Places to Work in Financial Technology. The awards program was created in 2017 and is an Arizent and Best Companies Group project.

New Solution from MCT Connects API-Driven Back-End Execution to Front-End Pricing with Industry-First Features

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today announced the release of the Base Rate Generator, an industry-changing solution that allows mortgage lenders to directly inform their front-end rate sheet pricing with their back-end capital markets executions. By combining live agency API connections, co-issue executions, aggregator pricing, and custom TBA indications, the MCT Base Rate Generator allows mortgage lenders to improve margin management and competitive performance.

Infrrd and ACES Quality Management partner to Provide AI-Powered Intelligent Mortgage Document Processing

DENVER, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has announced a new partnership with Infrrd to provide ACES users access to intelligent document processing. When used in conjunction with ACES Quality Management & Control software, Infrrd's technology helps lenders improve the efficiency of their quality control (QC) reviews by indexing, categorizing and reviewing the accuracy of loan file documents prior to review.

MBA WEBINAR: Using Data and Technology to Connect with Today’s Buyers to Increase Homeownership

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI), a leader in data intelligence and market insight tools for the mortgage and real estate industries, announced its Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Heidi Iverson, will be participating in the Mortgage Bankers Association's upcoming webinar "Using Data and Technology to Connect with Today's Buyers to Increase Homeownership," on May 14 at 3 p.m. ET.

New company, Insurerants.com helps niche insurance agencies and carriers promote their services and generate more insurance lead prospects

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Insurerants (Insurerants.com) combines the expertise of two industry veterans, JT Images and PL Communications, known for web design, SEO services, and content optimization tailored for insurance lead generation. With over two decades of joint experience, the partnership provides insurance professionals with the tools and strategies needed to increase sales in niche markets.

TravelInsurance.com adds IMG Travel Protection Plans as part of tools to compare and purchase from global travel insurers

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- TravelInsurance.com welcomes IMG (International Medical Group), an award-winning global insurance benefits and assistance services company, to its leading travel insurance comparison marketplace. TravelInsurance.com provides the simplest method to compare and purchase travel insurance from global travel insurers. The iTravelInsured Travel Lite, SE, and LX comprehensive travel protection plans from IMG are a highly regarded addition to TravelInsurance.com's roster.

Mortgage Capital Trading May Lock Report: 2% Lock Volume Increase Despite Rising Rates

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today reported a 1.87% increase 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.

Monterra Credit Union elevates members experience with Dark Matter Technologies’ Empower loan origination system

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced that Monterra Credit Union (Monterra CU), a full-service financial institution serving members throughout San Mateo County, California, the City of Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay Area, has selected the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) for mortgage loan, home-equity loan and home-equity line of credit (HELOC) originations.

WellVisor Inc. Partners with FlexCare to Expand Services for Clients

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- WellVisor, a nationwide leader in Integrated Health & Wellbeing, announced today its partnership with FlexCare, LLC, to provide employers and benefit plans the most comprehensive, integrated health and wellness solution available. This partnership allows WellVisor's employers and their members to benefit from FlexCare's comprehensive solution. WellVisor and FlexCare will start their partnership immediately to further simplify the delivery of employee benefit tools for improving lives and lowering costs.

EnergyCAP inaugural Eco Champion Award Winners from 2023 Announced

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- In the inaugural EnergyCAP Eco Champion Awards, leaders in sustainability and energy efficiency were celebrated across a diverse range of industries and use cases. All awards are based on submissions from the 2023 calendar year. EnergyCAP is a leading provider of energy and sustainability enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.

Mobility Market Intelligence adds Ron Ross as CFO to fuel the growth of its mortgage fintech platform

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI), a leader in data intelligence and market insight tools for the mortgage and real estate industries, announced today that Ron Ross, an established senior executive, will fill the role of chief financial officer.

Keel Point LLC announces appointment of Joe Moore to Chief Wealth Officer of the firm’s Family Office business

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Keel Point, LLC ("Keel Point") is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Moore to Chief Wealth Officer of the firm's Family Office business. Joe joined Keel Point in 2011 and was formerly a Senior Family Wealth Director with Keel Point Family Office. He takes over from Douglas Andre who will continue supporting Keel Point Family Office clients as Senior Family Office Counsel.

Accounting Today names KROST CPAs in Los Angeles to Top 100 Firm and Regional Leader 2024 list

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- For the fourth year in a row, Accounting Today has named KROST a Top 100 Firm. The firm ranked 82nd on the list by continuing to expand its services. In addition, KROST has once again earned the title of Regional Leader for the second year in a row, marking its third recognition in this category. From receiving these accolades to celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, KROST has reached another milestone in 2024.

Down Payment Resource brings award-winning homebuyer assistance software to The Mortgage Collaborative as preferred partner

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it has joined The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry. As a member of TMC's Preferred Partner Network, DPR will provide its software, which provides operational support for utilizing its database of more than 2,300 down payment assistance (DPA) programs, at a discounted rate to TMC members.

Ryan Kaufman of Informative Research Named a HW 2024 Rising Star

IRVINE, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced today that Ryan Kaufman, IT Manager - Integrations, has been selected by HousingWire magazine for its annual Rising Stars award.

Secured Signing RON platform meets and exceeds the requirements as an official RON platform in North Dakota

BISMARK, N.D. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Imagine notarizing documents from the comfort of your couch, or while catching up on emails at your home office. For North Dakota notaries and their clients, that future is now a reality. Secured Signing, a leading innovator in Remote Online Notarization (RON) technology, is proud to announce its RON platform meets and exceeds the requirements as an official RON platform in the state.

Agile announced launch of electronic bidding for the fourth month in the To-Be-Announced mortgage-backed securities (TBA)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker-dealers onto a single electronic platform, announced today the launch of electronic bidding for the fourth month in the To-Be-Announced mortgage-backed securities (TBA) market. This marks a significant leap forward in the trading landscape of off-screen securities.

Silver Stevie honors the profound industry impact of Argyle’s innovative verification platform

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Argyle, the leading provider of direct-source income and employment data, is a winner of the 22nd annual American Business Awards®. The company received a Silver Stevie® in the mid-sized Financial Services Company of the Year category in recognition of its innovative approach to automating income a

CEO Rich Gagliano of Dark Matter Technologies honored as one of Jacksonville Florida’s top 25 CEOs for 2024

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter) today announced that its CEO Rich Gagliano has been recognized by Key Executives, a periodical publication providing news and information on today's leading corporate executives, as one of 2024's Top 25 CEOs of Florida's largest city, Jacksonville. The award recognizes CEOs from diverse sectors and industries whose trailblazing ideas and strategic leadership have contributed to Jacksonville's economic significance.

Q1 2024 HPI Report from Down Payment Resource finds the U.S. homebuyer assistance program count increased by 204 year-over-year

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, today released its Q1 2024 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) report. In a quarter where year-over-year (YoY) home prices jumped 6%, the YoY national down payment assistance count increased by 204, the largest annual jump since DPR began reporting on this data in Q3 2020.

Floify Head of Product Sydney Barber, has been honored by HousingWire with its 2024 Rising Stars award

BOULDER, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Floify, the mortgage industry's leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, today announced that its Head of Product Sydney Barber, has been honored by HousingWire with its 2024 Rising Stars award. Since Barber joined Floify in 2019, she's spearheaded dozens of product enhancements to help its customers operate more efficiently in a volatile market.

Optimal Blue’s Brennan O’Connell, director of data solutions, has been honored with 2024 HousingWire Rising Stars award

PLANO, Texas /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Optimal Blue today announced that Brennan O'Connell, director of data solutions, has been honored with the 2024 HousingWire Rising Stars award. The award program celebrates emerging leaders in real estate and mortgage who have demonstrated rapid career growth and an ability to lead, achieving remarkable milestones before the age of 40.

Total Expert and Dark Matter Technologies partner to boost lender revenue through best-in-class mortgage automation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter) today announced a new strategic partnership with Total Expert, the customer engagement platform purpose-built for modern financial institutions. A forthcoming bi-directional integration between Total Expert and the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) from Dark Matter will empower mortgage lenders to generate more leads, improve sales productivity and close more loans by intelligently automating and personalizing the homebuyer journey.

Argyle SVP of Product Anaid Chacon has been recognized as a HousingWire Rising Star for 2024

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Argyle, a platform providing automated income and employment verifications for some of the largest lenders in the United States, today announced its Senior Vice President of Product Anaid Chacón has been recognized as a HousingWire Rising Star. The award recognizes leaders in real estate and mortgage under the age of 40 who have achieved remarkable milestones.

Informative Research Adds Mortgage Finance Expert Kurt Raymond, CMB as SVP and and Borrower Journey Engineer

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced it has expanded its team to add mortgage industry veteran Kurt Raymond, CMB as Senior Vice President and Borrower Journey Engineer. The move reflects Informative Research's commitment to helping lenders streamline origination costs and enhance the borrower experience.
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Concordia Amazonas Initiative: Concordia Announces Strategic Partnership with the Fund for Nature

MIAMI, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- This morning at its 2024 Americas Summit, Concordia - the leading public-private sector convener - announced a partnership with CrossBoundary Group's Fund for Nature (FFN). The announcement was made publicly during the session Expanding Access to Capital for Nature-Based Carbon Projects featuring H.E. Iván Duque, Former President of the Republic of Colombia and Chair of the Concordia Amazonas Initiative, Kate Wharton, Managing Director and Head of Natural Capital at CrossBoundary, and Matthew Swift, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Concordia.
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EnergyCAP proudly announces that it has been awarded a coveted Top Product of the Year Award in the Environment+Energy Leader Awards

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- EnergyCAP proudly announces that it has been awarded a coveted Top Product of the Year Award in the Environment+Energy Leader Awards program. This year marks a milestone as the program divides accolades into six innovative categories, tailoring recognition to specific sustainability and energy management excellence sectors. EnergyCAP's suite of solutions, UtilityManagement™, CarbonHub™, and SmartAnalytics™, together earned a top spot in the Software & Cloud category.

FormFree announces significant enhancements to Passport Wallet, an innovative app that transforms how everyday people access loans

ATHENS, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- FormFree®, a leader in financial technology since 2007, today announced significant enhancements to Passport Wallet®, an innovative app that transforms how everyday people access loans. Available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play, the latest version of Passport Wallet is designed to make it easier than ever for consumers to understand their ability to pay and match with lenders.

MCT’s Enhanced Best Execution (EBX) solution emerges as a real-time bridge between MCTlive! and MSRlive!

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, proudly introduces a game-changing advancement: a Best Ex for Released and Retained all in one platform!

Chrissy Disco named VP of Agent Experience at Alliance Group

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Alliance Group, a leading national IMO in the life insurance industry, recently announced the promotion of Chrissy Disco to Vice President of Agent Experience. Having dedicated nine years to the company, Disco has been a cornerstone in establishing a cohesive style and brand identity for Alliance Group in her previous role as Creative Director. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in crafting the exceptional agent experience that has become synonymous with the Alliance Group name.

Dark Matter Technologies announced the implementation of the Empower loan origination system (LOS) by Patelco Credit Union

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced the implementation of the Empower® loan origination system (LOS) by Patelco Credit Union (Patelco), a Bay Area-based credit union dedicated to the financial wellness of its team, members and communities.

Alliance Group, a leading IMO in the life insurance and annuity sectors, names Carlos Vazquez Marketing Coordinator

ATLANTA, Ga. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Alliance Group, a leading IMO in the life insurance and annuity sectors, is pleased to announce Carlos Vazquez's transition to a full-time role as Marketing Coordinator within the company's esteemed marketing team. After an impactful 15 months serving as a Special Assistant to the CEO, Vazquez will now lend his talents to the coordination, prioritization, and execution of daily tasks for the marketing team, further enhancing the support and resources available to Alliance Group's independent agents, agencies, and partners.

Floify announces an integration with Truv, a consumer-permissioned data platform

BOULDER, Colo. /Massachusetts Newswire - National News/ -- Floify, the mortgage industry's leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, today announced an integration with Truv, a consumer-permissioned data platform. The integration enables borrowers to electronically verify their income and employment as they apply for a mortgage loan.

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