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Mid America Mortgage Assists Lenders, Borrowers Affected By Recent Disasters

ADDISON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced measures it has taken to provide assistance to both lenders and borrowers that were impacted by recent federally declared disasters. In addition to $20,000 in donations from employees and the corporation toward relief efforts, Mid America will also purchase loans on properties located in areas impacted by the recent storms or fires. This includes both government and conventional loans underwritten to agency guidelines.

EPIC Insurance adds New Brokerage Team in Pittsburgh, PA

PITTSBURGH, Pa. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the opening of operations in Pittsburgh, Pa. with the hiring of Sean Andreas, Al Dragotto, Kurt Karstens, Pete Kostorick, Sally Krauss, Zach Mendelson, Phil Wakim, Chuck Yorio, Jan Zewe and others.

Mortgage Capital Trading’s Bulk Acquisition Manager™ Technology Achieves 100 Percent Investor Adoption

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it has gained unprecedented industry-wide technology adoption among the investor aggregator community. MCT officially unveiled the Bulk Acquisition Manager(TM) (BAM) within its capital markets software platform, MCTlive!, in July of this year.

NAMB Releases Housing Outlook: Congress Needs to Make Key Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- NAMB, an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, has announced its housing outlook and its plans to advocate for change.

The Mortgage Collaborative Expands Metrics-Driven Lender Collaboration Lab Initiative

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, recently announced details surrounding the continued expansion of their Collaboration Lab initiative. Launched in the spring of 2017, TMC's Collaboration Labs offer their Lender Members the opportunity to participate in day and a half long "deep-dive" networking sessions with peers.

NAMB Appoints John Stevens as New President

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- NAMB, an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, today announced that former president elect John Stevens has been appointed to the role of president.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of PHH Mortgage to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, today announced a new strategic partnership with PHH Mortgage, a leading subservicer and portfolio retention provider. The new relationship with PHH Mortgage adds an experienced, best-in-class subservicer to their preferred partner network.

VanDyk Mortgage Enables Borrowers to Automate Asset Verification Using AccountChek by FormFree for Faster Mortgage Closings

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced that VanDyk Mortgage Corporation has selected its flagship AccountChek(R) service for automated asset verification. Loan officers at VanDyk have already begun offering AccountChek as an alternative to manual, paper-based asset verification. In addition, borrowers can choose AccountChek as a faster alternative to uploading bank statements when using VanDyk's self-service mortgage portal, powered by Ellie Mae's Encompass Consumer Connect.

The Mortgage Collaborative Unveils New Lender Member Benchmarking Solution

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, has released its monthly benchmarking solution to its Lender Members. The first reports were made available this month and will be provided to participants on a month-to-month, real-time basis.

Advanced Technology Development Center Adds LBA Ware to Its ATDC Signature Portfolio

MACON, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lending and retail banking, announced that the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) - Georgia's technology incubator - has accepted LBA Ware to into its ATDC Signature portfolio. As an ATDC Signature company, LBA Ware will have access to ATDC coaching and programming, potential investment capital and additional resources from the Georgia Institute of Technology, including intellectual property and talent.

How Group Travel Insurance Can Help Plan and Protect Your Next Group Trip

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Whether it's a family reunion, a school team outing, a destination wedding or friends just traveling together for a special getaway, TravelInsurance.com recommends group travel insurance plans to protect their investments. Planning travel for groups of 10 or more on the same itinerary can involve a lot more logistics than the typical trip. The company's Group Travel Site offers an easy and affordable way for group leaders or travel agents to offer trip protection to all of the members of the group and manage them all on a single site.

National Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Strengthens Market Position

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. /ScoopCloud/ -- Pendo, a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), announced that Paul Wholley has been hired as VP of Sales, responsible for leading the company's national sales team. The company's proprietary QC technology boasts numerous unique features that assure the highest levels of quality and compliance.

Mortgage Capital Trading Again Named Best Places to Work – for the Sixth Year Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that it earned a spot on the San Diego Business Journal's (SDBJ) Best Places to Work list for the sixth year in a row.

Rich Eagar of EPIC to Present on Retirement Advisory Practice Team Structures at 2017 PLANADVISER National Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Retirement Consultant Rich Eagar will present at the 2017 PLANADVISER National Conference (PANC) on Thurs., Oct. 12 at the JW Marriot, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.

Leading Education Platform for Stock Market and Forex Traders Live Traders Announces Launch of its Scholarship Program

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Celebrating the breakthrough success of their education and training programs for Stocks, Options and Forex professional traders Live Traders have decided to give back to the financially less fortunate. The educational platform recently celebrated the launch of the Live Traders Scholarship Program where qualified students have a chance to go through the Live Trader training program for free or at dramatically deep discounts.

NAMB Appoints Valerie Saunders as Its New Executive Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- NAMB, the organization that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, today announced that it has appointed Valerie Saunders as the organization's new executive director.

‘Optimal Nonprofit Financial Management through Outsourcing’ by Rocky Davidson, CPA available from Qbix Accounting Solutions

MACON, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Qbix Accounting Solutions announces a new eBook by Rocky Davidson, CPA. The 8-page eBook, "Optimal Nonprofit Financial Management through Outsourcing" is written for Nonprofit Executive Directors who are looking to improve their accounting function.

EPIC adds Broker-Producer Tim House in Fresno, California Office

FRESNO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tim House has joined the firm as a Property and Casualty Insurance Broker/Producer in EPIC's Fresno, California office.

Certified Credit Reporting Joins The Mortgage Collaborative’s Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new preferred partner relationship with national credit information service provider, Certified Credit Reporting. As a result of this new partnership, lender members of The Mortgagee Collaborative will receive discounted pricing on Certified Credit's suite of credit and verification services.

Pendo Makes Enhancements to Its Appraisal Review Tool

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. /ScoopCloud/ -- Pendo, a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), has made enhancements to their Appraisal Review Tool, which is part of their proprietary technology solutions for appraisal management. Pendo's Appraisal Review Tool assists their quality review team in managing the process of checking each and every appraisal, ensuring reports are accurate, complete and most of all compliant.

Quandis Adds New Imaging Functionality to its Military Search Service for SCRA Compliance

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Quandis, Inc., a leading default management mortgage technology provider, announced that it has added new functionality that allows servicers and default attorneys to more easily manage images of official certificates from the Department of Defense (DoD) to demonstrate proof of compliance for adherence to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

NAMB Rebrands to Better Reflect the Professional Diversity of Its Member Base

WASHINGTON, D.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- NAMB (formerly National Association of Mortgage Brokers), an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, today announced a rebranding that includes a new logo and marketing campaign. NAMB's new brand identity emphasizes the diversity of its member base, which includes individual loan originators and small and midsize mortgage origination businesses of all kinds-brokers, bankers and correspondent lenders.

Matic Insurance Services and LendingQB Partner to Eliminate Stress, Mortgage Delays Caused by Homeowner’s Insurance

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Matic Insurance Services (Matic), a digital insurance agency that enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the home-buying transaction, today announced a new partnership with LendingQB, a provider of "lean lending" loan origination technology. Matic announced the news as part of a live demonstration at San Francisco's Digital Mortgage Conference.

EPIC’s Retirement Consulting Team Named to 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers List

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Retirement Rob Massa and Ascende Wealth Advisers Inc., EPIC's Retirement Consulting Team, has been named to the 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers. This list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving Defined Contribution (DC) retirement plans.

TravelInsurance.com Offers Travel Insurance Tips for 2017 Holiday Season

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Between now and the end of the year, people will travel in droves to visit family and friends - across town, across the country and across the globe, notes TravelInsurance.com. Taking time off and being with those you love go hand-and-hand with the holidays, but unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate.

Now Hiring: Over 400 Independent Restaurant Owners Share What They do to Recruit their Best Employees

PHOENIX, Ariz. /ScoopCloud/ -- Restaurant Owner today released the results of their 2017 Independent Restaurant Recruiting Survey. The report summarizes input gathered from over 400 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their proven recruiting practices.

FormFree, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Expand Alliance to Provide Liens and Judgments Data

ATHENS, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- FormFree today announced the impending launch of AccountChek Plus, a new tool for lenders that combines the features of AccountChek, the nation's most trusted asset verification app, with liens and civil judgments data from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. By giving lenders a more complete picture of borrower ability-to-pay before loans go to underwriting, AccountChek Plus cuts costs, reduces risk and empowers better lending decisions.

Built Named Preferred Partner of The Mortgage Collaborative

NASHVILLE, Tenn. /ScoopCloud/ -- Built was named to The Mortgage Collaborative's Preferred Partner Network, providing solutions for digital draw management and collaboration software for the network's lenders active in construction lending. Built is the leading provider of secure, cloud-based construction lending software.

EPIC’s Tom Mackey to Present on Protecting Operations from Cyber Security Threats at Next Generation Manufacturing Event

ATLANTA, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Risk Management Consultant Tom Mackey will present at the Seventh Annual Next Generation Manufacturing Signature Event on Sept. 28, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Critical Defect Rates Continue Upward Trend – ARMCO Releases Q1 2017 Trends Report

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial quality control and compliance software ACES Audit Technology(TM), announced the release of the ARMCO Mortgage QC Trends Report for the first quarter of 2017.

TRK Connection Adds Data Subscriptions Feature to Insight RDM Mortgage QC Audit Platform

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /ScoopCloud/ -- TRK Connection, a leading provider of mortgage quality control and origination management solutions, announced today that it has added a data subscriptions feature to its flagship mortgage quality control (QC) audit platform Insight Risk & Defect Management (RDM).

Lender Price Names Jerry L. Halbrook as CEO and Opens New $5-$10 Million Investment Round

PASADENA, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Lender Price, the emerging leader in digital mortgage lending technology, announced today that it has named veteran mortgage industry executive Jerry Halbrook as its CEO and has opened a fresh round of equity funding to fuel its growth trajectory.

A Prime Time to Plan for Long-Term Care Is After Arranging It for Someone Else, says ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash. /ScoopCloud/ -- Have you been called upon to arrange care for an aging parent or other loved one? If so, "it can be a blessing in disguise," says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation's largest long-term care insurance agencies. "It can inspire you to plan ahead for your own care, without delay."

HousingWire Honors Mike Zarrilli of DocMagic with 2017 Insiders Award

TORRANCE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that its head of operations, Mike Zarrilli, has been named to HousingWire's Insiders Award list for 2017.

The Mortgage Collaborative Announces Addition of ACS Accounting to Preferred Partner Network

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's only independent mortgage cooperative, announced a new partnership with east-coast based CPA and advisory firm, ACS Accounting. The new relationship with ACS, adds another best-in-class tax and accounting firm to their preferred partner network.