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Suzee Quanta is the lead content editor for Mortgage & Finance News magazine, responsible for quality control and uptime. Suzee has worked in the finance industry for over 20 years in various support service positions, and joined the Neotrope News Network team in 2017.

News: Agile Introduces Competitive Electronic Bidding on Fourth Month TBA Mortgage-Backed Securities

Mortgage and Finance News: (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) 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.

News: Argyle recognized as a Financial Services Company of the Year in the 2024 American Business Awards

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.) 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

News: Dark Matter Technologies’ Rich Gagliano honored as one of Jacksonville’s top 25 CEOs by Key Executives

Mortgage and Finance News: (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) 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.

News: Osceola, Iowa’s Housing Boom: Working to Meet All Levels of Housing Needs

Mortgage and Finance News: (OSCEOLA, Iowa) At the beginning of the year, another call into the Clarke County Development Corporation's (CCDC) offices rang, telling Executive Director, Bill Trickey, the Osceola Building Incentive Program is still connecting with home builders and developers. Since its inception in early 2019, the lot program, originally referred to as the "Free Land Program," has resulted in more than a half dozen lots exchanged with developers and home builders in lieu of standard homeowner tax abatements.

News: Sydney Barber, Floify’s head of product, named to HousingWire’s 2024 Rising Stars List

Mortgage and Finance News: (BOULDER, Colo.) 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.

News: Argyle’s Anaid Chacón honored as HousingWire Rising Star

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.) 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.

News: Optimal Blue Director of Data Solutions Brennan O’Connell Named a 2024 HousingWire Rising Star

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) 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.

News: Down Payment Resource reports highest annual down payment assistance program count growth on record

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) 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.

News: Dark Matter and Total Expert partner to boost lender revenue through best-in-class mortgage automation and customer engagement

Mortgage and Finance News: (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) 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.

News: Informative Research Adds Mortgage Finance Expert Kurt Raymond, CMB as Senior Vice President

Mortgage and Finance News: (GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) 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.

News: EnergyCAP earns 2024 Environment+Energy Leader Top Product Award

Mortgage and Finance News: (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) 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.

News: Concordia Announces Strategic Partnership with the Fund for Nature Centered Around the Concordia Amazonas Initiative

Mortgage and Finance News: (MIAMI, Fla.) 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.

News: MCT Launches Complete Best Execution, Now Including Fully Integrated Retain vs. Release MSR Decisioning

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) 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!

News: FormFree upgrades Passport Wallet with simpler UI, VantageScore integration and streamlined asset validation

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) 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.

News: Patelco Credit Union selects the Empower LOS to streamline and bolster home loan and home-equity origination

Mortgage and Finance News: (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) 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.

News: Alliance Group Promotes Travis Grenier to Vice President of Marketing

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Alliance Group, a leader in the life insurance and annuity sectors, is thrilled to announce the promotion of Travis Grenier to Vice President of Marketing. Grenier, a ten-year veteran at Alliance Group, has been instrumental in developing the company's internal video marketing production studio and program, setting a new standard in the independent marketing space within the life insurance and annuity industries.

News: Carlos Vazquez Enters New Role as Marketing Coordinator at Alliance Group

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) 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.

News: Chrissy Disco Promoted to Alliance Group VP of Agent Experience

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) 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.

News: Floify supports Truv’s verification of borrower income and employment service via new integration

Mortgage and Finance News: (BOULDER, Colo.) 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.

News: Introducing the Cellular 2 Device: Soberlink’s Latest Advancement in Remote Alcohol Monitoring

Mortgage and Finance News: (HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.) Introducing the new Cellular 2 Device, the latest addition to Soberlink's line of remote alcohol monitoring solutions. Designed with user convenience and global accessibility in mind, the Cellular 2 Device seamlessly combines a sleek design with comprehensive functionality, offering a dependable tool for individuals and professionals in Family Law, Addiction Recovery, and Workplace Compliance.

News: Dark Matter Technologies’ Michael Housch named one of North America’s preeminent CISOs

Mortgage and Finance News: (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced that its Chief Risk and Information Security Officer Michael Housch has been named to CISOs Connect(tm)'s 2024 list of the top 100 CISOs in North America. Housch was recognized for his role as Dark Matter's chief risk and information security officer as well as for his contributions to the cybersecurity community at large.

News: LenderLogix Q1 2024 Homebuyer Intelligence Report Data Shows Increase in Home Buying Activity and Fees Collected by Fee Chaser

Mortgage and Finance News: (BUFFALO, N.Y.) LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage point-of-sale and automation software for banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks, and brokers, today announced the latest release of the Homebuyer Intelligence Report, a quarterly summary of insights into borrower behavior during the home buying process based on data collected by the LenderLogix suite of tools. The latest report covers data collected during the pre-approval and borrower application process during the first quarter (Q1) of 2024.

News: Realfinity and OnCourse Learning to Make Dual-Licensing a Reality for Real Estate Professionals

Mortgage and Finance News: (MIAMI, Fla.) Realfinity, a platform that facilitates dual-licensing for real estate agents, and OnCourse Learning, a comprehensive financial services education provider, are excited to unveil a strategic partnership to redefine mortgage education, training, and testing. This alliance presents a career opportunity for real estate agents to become dual-licensed mortgage loan originators. The combination of both roles aims to provide consumers with increased opportunities and full transparency in their residential real estate transactions.

News: Click n’ Close Expands DPA Mortgage Product Suite to Include Option for Shared Appreciation

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, announced it has expanded its suite of down payment assistance (DPA) loan products to include a shared appreciation option to help address the affordability challenges facing homebuyers.

News: Mortgage Subservicer Dovenmuehle Hires Aaron Belovsky as Chief Data Officer

Mortgage and Finance News: (LAKE ZURICH, Ill.) Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc. (Dovenmuehle), a leading residential mortgage subservicer, announced today that it has hired Aaron Belovsky as Chief Data Officer (CDO). In this role, Belovsky will lead data governance, data engineering and machine learning strategies.

News: Foster Group Recognized as a 2024 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner

Mortgage and Finance News: (WEST DES MOINES, Iowa) On March 27, 2024, Foster Group received recognition as a 2024 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winner. This is the seventh time Foster Group has received this award, placing them among eleven other companies to achieve this distinction. The award recognizes organizations that have created and remain dedicated to a culture of engagement at the core of their business strategy.

News: Secured Signing for Bullhorn now uses AI to automatically send documents for signatures!

Mortgage and Finance News: (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) Secured Signing, a pioneer in digital signatures and remote online notarization solutions, is thrilled to announce the release of a revolutionary new feature designed exclusively for Bullhorn users. Secured Signing integrates with Bullhorn and provides a one stop Digital Signature solution that delivers a full range of form completion and eSigning capabilities.

News: Floify prepopulates loan applications for borrowers using data on file in Total Expert

Mortgage and Finance News: (BOULDER, Colo.) Floify, the mortgage industry's leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, today announced an enhanced integration with customer engagement platform Total Expert. This collaboration enables loan originators to effortlessly send pre-populated loan applications to borrowers, leveraging the existing data within Total Expert. This feature is designed to streamline the loan origination process for lenders and enhance the application experience for borrowers by reducing redundant data entry.

News: Optimal Blue Announces Promotion of Rick Allen to Chief Operating Officer

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Optimal Blue today announced that it has elevated Rick Allen to chief operating officer (COO). Most recently serving as Optimal Blue's chief administrative officer, Allen brings more than 35 years of experience in the housing industry to his senior leadership role. Throughout his tenure at Optimal Blue, Allen has played an integral role in the enhancement and delivery of products to add exceptional value to the company's clients.

News: beycome.com expands Its R/EVOLUTIONARY Real Estate Services to Michigan, Empowering Homeowners and Buyers

Mortgage and Finance News: (DETROIT, Mich.) In a groundbreaking move that's set to change the Michigan real estate landscape forever, beycome (beycome.com), the innovative platform that's already redefined real estate in 9 states, announces its arrival in Michigan. This expansion is more than just a new market; it's a new dawn for Michigan homeowners and buyers, offering them unparalleled control and savings in their real estate transactions.