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Guaranteed Rate Partners with DocMagic to Cut Closing Time

TORRANCE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate can now cut closing time by electronically signing mortgage closing documents in advance.

Bank of Southern California NA Hires Market Executive to Grow the Bank’s Presence in Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink:BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL ), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce Gaylin Anderson has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Market Executive in Southern California. He will be responsible for leading Bank of Southern California's regional presence by actively seeking new business opportunities while expanding upon current relationships.

NotaryCam Honors U.S. Military Veterans and Service Members with Complimentary Notarizations During Memorial Day Holiday

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- NotaryCam, Inc. (NotaryCam) today announced the return of its annual "Help a Hero" initiative. This Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, NotaryCam will honor those who have served by offering no-cost online notarization sessions to United States military veterans and service members.

Travel Insurance is Not Just a ‘Nice to Have’ for Those Considering Travel During 6-Month-Long Atlantic Hurricane Season

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Travelers planning trips to areas frequently in the path of tropical storms and hurricanes have probably considered purchasing travel insurance, but may not be clear on what is covered, according to TravelInsurance.com. Since many hurricane-prone destinations in the Caribbean and southeast U.S. offer incredible travel deals during this period, travel insurance has become more of a necessity for the smart and savvy traveler.

Mortgage QC Executive Jeremy Burcham to Lead Sales Efforts for TRK Connection’s Insight RDM Platform

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /ScoopCloud/ -- TRK Connection (TRK), a leading provider of mortgage quality control and origination management solutions, announced today that it has hired Jeremy Burcham as Executive Vice President of Sales. Burcham will leverage his 10+ years of experience in mortgage quality control (QC), compliance, credit policy, due diligence and technology to refine TRK's sales and marketing strategy for its suite of solutions, including its flagship mortgage QC audit platform Insight Risk & Defect Management (RDM).

Mortgage E-closing Pioneer Mountain America Credit Union Implements Simplifile’s Collaboration and Post Closing Services

PROVO, Utah /ScoopCloud/ -- Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that Mountain America Credit Union has implemented Simplifile Collaboration and Post Closing services to enhance the closing experience for its members.

Cloudvirga Raises $50M to Deliver a Truly Digital Mortgage Experience

IRVINE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced the closing of a $50-million Series C funding round led by private-equity firm Riverwood Capital (Riverwood) with ongoing participation from Upfront Ventures.

ARMCO Integrates with BankVOD, Enabling Seamless Transfer of Bank Data

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation software solutions, announced an integration with BankVOD, the company that pioneered the electronic risk interface for asset verifications. This integration, which provides a direct, seamless connection between ARMCO's ACES Audit Technology and BankVOD's Verification Hub.

EPIC Insurance Adds Diane Montelione to Financial Risk Practice in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that financial and professional risk management and insurance veteran Diane Montelione has joined the firm's Financial Risk Practice as a senior vice president. She will be based in New York and report to managing principal and Financial Risk Practice Leader, Michael Klaschka.

TeamSnap Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

BOULDER, Colo. /ScoopCloud/ -- TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management, announced today that Todd Stockard has been appointed the company's new Chief Financial Officer. Stockard will oversee TeamSnap's financial strategy as the company continues its rapid expansion with the introduction of new products, platforms and partnerships.

Mid America Mortgage to Offer Warehouse Lines of Credit on Seasoned and ‘Scratch and Dent’ Loans

ADDISON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode today announced that the firm has expanded its relationship with Spectrum Mortgage Holdings, LLC (Spectrum) to offer warehouse lines of credit in conjunction with its Whole Loan Purchase program. This will provide sellers the flexibility to finance loans being sold to Mid America, including seasoned and "scratch and dent" loans.

PitBullTax Software Expands its Power with Release of New Version 4.0

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- PitBullTax Software, the leading IRS Tax Resolution Software for CPAs, EAs and Tax Attorneys, just released its new and more feature rich Version 4.0. For nine years PitBullTax Software has transformed the tax resolution business by making it more efficient and intuitive for tax professionals to solve their clients' IRS problems.

The Cooksey Team’s Brandon Findley Cracks the Top 200 of Best Mortgage Lenders’ 2018 List of Top Texas Loan Officers

DALLAS, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that Best Mortgage Lenders has ranked Cooksey Team loan officer (LO) Brandon Findley at No. 198 in Texas based on the total number of loans closed in 2017. Specializing in the Dallas market, Findley is also ranked No. 32 in Dallas, according to the list, which is published in conjunction with Ask a Lender and Scotsman Guide Media.

Darren Lovell of The Cooksey Team Ranks Third on Best Mortgage Lenders’ 2018 List of Top Loan Officers in Flower Mound, Texas

DALLAS, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that Best Mortgage Lenders 2018 has ranked loan officer (LO) Darren Lovell at No. 3 in Flower Mound, Texas, based on the total number of loans closed in 2017. Lovell also placed at No. 226 statewide according to the rankings, which are published in conjunction with Ask a Lender and Scotsman Guide Media.

MQMR Counsels Mortgage Lenders to Increase Internal Audit Frequency and Compliance Resources to Safeguard Secondary Market Activities

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR) President Michael Steer today advised lenders to increase the frequency with which they conduct their internal audits to ensure secondary market activities and relationships are not negatively impacted by undiscovered risks.

Phil Laren of MCT to Speak on MSR Liquidity Challenges Panel Session at MBA National Secondary Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that its Director of MSR Services, Phil Laren, will be speaking on a panel at the MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo held on May 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

American Banker Magazine Names Mortgage Capital Trading to Inaugural Best Places to Work in Fintech List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that American Banker magazine named the company to its new Best Places to Work in Financial Technology list. MCT ranked number four out of only 20 companies that were honored.

EPIC Insurance Adds Sean Conrad as Southern California Principal

IRVINE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that risk management and insurance professional Sean Conrad has joined the firm's operations in Southern California as a principal.

Prevail Consulting, Inc. announces contract with Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited to license Prevail Reinsurance System

STAMFORD, Conn. /ScoopCloud/ -- Prevail Consulting, Inc., a leading insurance industry technology and professional services provider, today announced a contract with Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited (MAS) to license the Prevail Reinsurance System (PRS) to support MAS's reinsurance operations. Under this new contract, Prevail will install PRS and deliver implementation, application and data migration services.

EPIC’s Suzanne McGarey and Kenneth Powell to Present on The Affordable Care Act at Gulf Coast Symposium in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today Managing Principal Suzanne McGarey and Compliance Consultant Kenneth Powell will present at the Gulf Coast Symposium on Thurs., May 10, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

LBA Ware Appoints Mortgage Technology Specialist Diana Sheffer as Solutions Consultant

MACON, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- LBA Ware, a leading provider of automated compensation software and systems integration solutions for mortgage lenders, announced it has hired Diana Sheffer as a solutions consultant to support the company's sales and product implementation efforts. In this role, Sheffer will apply her 18 years' experience in mortgage lending and technology consulting to connect LBA Ware's clients with best-fit systems integration and process automation solutions to enhance performance-driven organizational growth.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly earnings of $1,072,303 for the first quarter of 2018, a 51% increase compared to $710,022 for the first quarter of 2017. Results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, include approximately $320 thousand in expenses related to the pending acquisition of Americas United Bank (OTC Pink: AUNB). As previously announced, the Bank also completed a private placement offering of common stock of approximately $26 million during March 2018.

Mid America Mortgage CEO Jeff Bode to Share eMortgage Insights at Texas MBA and MBA Secondary Conferences

ADDISON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that its Owner and CEO Jeff Bode will be sharing his expertise on digital mortgage origination and securitization at two upcoming industry conferences. First, Bode will take the stage as a panelist at the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association's 102nd Annual Convention in San Antonio.

Best Mortgage Lenders 2018 Ranks Wesley Ryan Grubbs of The Cooksey Team as the No. 1 Loan Officer in Flower Mound, Texas

ADDISON, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- The Cooksey Team, a top producing retail branch of Mid America Mortgage, Inc., announced today that its loan officer (LO) Wesley Ryan Grubbs has been ranked No. 1 in Flower Mound, Texas, based on total number of loans closed in 2017, according to Best Mortgage Lenders 2018. The rankings, which are published in conjunction with Ask a Lender and Scotsman Guide Media, also placed Grubbs at No. 157 statewide.

ARMCO’s Q3 2017 Trends Report: Critical Loan Defect Rate Drops for First Time in 2017

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation software solutions, announced the release of the ARMCO Mortgage QC Trends Report. The latest report is for the third quarter of 2017, which relays loan quality findings for mortgages reviewed by ACES Audit Technology between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017.

EPIC Adds KJ Wagner as Principal and Director of Southwest Region Property and Casualty Operations

DALLAS, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a leading national retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced the addition of insurance industry veteran KJ Wagner as Principal and Director of Property & Casualty Insurance Operations for the firm's Southwest Region.

ARMCO Wins HousingWire’s HW Tech100 Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of financial risk mitigation and compliance solutions, announced that it has won HousingWire's fifth annual HW Tech100 award, which recognizes the 100 most innovative technology companies in the U.S. housing economy. This is the fourth consecutive year that ARMCO has won the prestigious award.

ReverseVision and Allegiant Reverse Services Partner to Simplify Title Ordering for HECM Loans

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, today announced a partnership with Allegiant Reverse Services (ARS), a full-service title and settlement company with an exclusive focus on reverse mortgage closings.

Ascend Federal Credit Union Automates its Residential Mortgage Lending Business with OpenClose’s LenderAssist LOS and DecisionAssist PPE

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- OpenClose, an industry-leading multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage fintech provider, announced that Ascend Federal Credit Union (Ascend) is leveraging its LenderAssist(TM) LOS platform and DecisionAssist(TM) product and pricing engine (PPE). OpenClose's completely browser-based solution has delivered additional efficiencies and heightened service levels for the credit union's growing mortgage lending division.

Ready for Next Tax Season? New TaxBird App Designed for People with Homes in More than One State

NAPLES, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- With this year's tax season in the rear-view mirror, there's no better time to start prepping for the next round. TaxBird - a new tax app developed by ware2now, LLC - helps people with homes in more than one state ensure they don't exceed their residency threshold. It's useful to tax professionals and estate planners too.

ACEC Business Insurance Trust looks to the future, appointing Greyling / EPIC as New Broker and Program Administrator

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Trustees of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Trust (BIT) and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants announced today that Greyling Insurance Brokerage & Risk Consulting - a division of EPIC was selected as the broker and program administrator for the ACEC BIT Program effective January 1, 2018.

Cloudvirga Adds Award-Winning Appraisal Order Management from Mercury Network to Its Digital Mortgage Point-of-Sale Platform

IRVINE, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software whose enterprise technology is powered by the Intelligent Mortgage Platform, today announced its completion of a fully automated, lights-out integration with Mercury Network, part of CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX) and one of the industry's largest appraisal order management platforms.

MCT Wins PROGRESS in Lending Association’s 2018 Innovation Award for its New Bid Auction Manager (BAM) Whole Loan Trading Technology

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that PROGRESS in Lending Association, the industry's premier mortgage technology focused organization, presented the company with its annual Innovation Award for the rapid adoption and impact of its Bid Auction Manager(TM) (BAM) within the whole loan trading market.

Matic Marks Commitment to Compliance with Appointment of Shaz Kojouri to Senior Management Team

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Matic, a digital insurance agency whose technology enables borrowers to purchase homeowner's insurance during the mortgage transaction, today announced it has tapped Shahrzad "Shaz" Kojouri as VP of legal and compliance. Prior to joining Matic, Kojouri was assistant general counsel for nonprofit student loan provider AccessLex Institute.

ReverseVision Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel Honored with MBA Insights 2018 Tech All-Star

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- ReverseVision, the leading provider of technology and training for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) industry, announced today that Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel has been honored with the MBA Insights 2018 Tech All-Star Award.