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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: Average Homebuyer Credit Score Hits the Highest Mark in Years

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Today, Optimal Blue released its March 2024 Originations Market Monitor report, which reveals the average homebuyer credit score has reached 737 - an all-time high since the company began tracking this data in January 2018. Despite the potential buyer pool being somewhat limited to borrowers with higher credit, rate lock volume showed steady month-over-month growth of 17% in March as the spring buying season got underway.

News: MCT Reports A 15% Lock Volume Increase Heading Into Buying Season

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced today an increase of 15.36% 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.

News: Fernando S. Ereneta, CFP® – CEO of Legacy Wealth Advisors has been named to the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor List...

Mortgage and Finance News: (WARRENVILLE, Ill.) Raymond James Financial Services is proud to announce that Fernando S. Ereneta of Legacy Wealth Advisors has once again been named to the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor list for 2024! The recently released list recognizes advisors and practices on a state-by-state basis from national, regional and independent firms.

News: ACES Q3 2023 Mortgage QC Trends Report Finds Critical Defect Rate Declines for Fourth Consecutive Quarter

Mortgage and Finance News: (DENVER, Colo.) ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced the release of its quarterly ACES Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report covering the third quarter (Q3) of 2023. The latest report analyzes post-closing quality control data derived from ACES Quality Management & Control® software.

News: MMI Welcomes Ryan Minard as Senior Sales Engineer

Mortgage and Finance News: (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI), a leader in data intelligence and market insight tools for the mortgage and real estate industries, announced today that Ryan Minard is its newest senior sales engineer. With more than 17 years of collective experience in mortgage and creative marketing, Minard's expertise lies in applying an empathetic approach to address mortgage lenders' marketing and business challenges.

News: Informative Research Announces Manual VOI Integration with Veri-Tax to Improve Mortgage Verification Services

Mortgage and Finance News: (GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced the integration of Veri-Tax, the market leader in delivering the industry's fastest verifications, into its proprietary Verification Platform. The integration merges Informative Research's platform with Veri-Tax's verification services so lenders can access advanced validation tools that elevate the accuracy and reliability of borrower information.

News: Floify’s Sofia Rossato named as advisor to the Broker Action Coalition board of directors

Mortgage and Finance News: (BOULDER, Colo.) Floify, the mortgage industry's leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, today announced that President and General Manager Sofia Rossato has been named as a board advisor to the newly formed board of Broker Action Coalition (BAC), a nonprofit organization created in 2022 to advocate for legislative reform and educational advancement within the independent mortgage broker community.

News: TravelInsurance.com Recognized As The Best For Comparing Travel Insurance Quotes By Money.com For Fourth Consecutive Year

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) TravelInsurance.com, a leading travel insurance comparison marketplace, was recognized by Money.com as one of the "9 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2024" for the fourth consecutive year. TravelInsurance.com garnered recognition as the leading platform for comparing travel insurance quotes. Additionally, its price guarantee and insurance terms glossary were noted by the media outlet.

News: Moody’s Investors Service affirms Dovenmuehle’s overall rating as an ‘above average’ residential mortgage loan servicer

Mortgage and Finance News: (LAKE ZURICH, Ill.) Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc. (Dovenmuehle), a leading residential mortgage subservicer, announced today that Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has affirmed its servicer quality (SQ) assessment as a servicer of prime residential mortgage loans at SQ2-. Moody's assessment underscores Dovenmuehle's exceptional capabilities across various key areas of mortgage servicing.

News: Beyond Benign and Dow expand collaboration to advance Green Chemistry education

Mortgage and Finance News: (WILMINGTON, Mass.) Today, Dow (NYSE: DOW), a global leader in materials science, and Beyond Benign, a nonprofit organization focused on making green chemistry an integral part of education, announce an expanded multi-year collaboration. Building upon a foundation of cooperation, both organizations aim to advance chemistry education by empowering educators with the tools and resources to incorporate green chemistry into higher education curricula.

News: Bill Warden of Dark Matter Technologies recognized among The Top 25 CFOs of Jacksonville

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 Financial Officer (CFO) Bill Warden has been recognized on the 2024 list of The Top 25 CFOs of Jacksonville. The Top CFOs awards program honors highly respected CFOs who have driven growth in their companies and the city's business community, solidifying Jacksonville as an economic giant.

News: PROGRESS in Lending recognizes Argyle as a leader in mortgage industry innovation

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, is a 2024 recipient of the PROGRESS in Lending Association's 2024 Innovations Award honoring the most innovative companies in the U.S. mortgage industry. Argyle was recognized for its revolutionary approach to verification of income and employment (VOIE) that delivers meaningful cost savings for lenders and a superior experience for customers.

News: Experience the Epitome of Center-Stage Senior Living

Mortgage and Finance News: (ROCKVILLE, Md.) Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) announced today a series of fun and enriching LifeLAB events for March and April 2024. Offering a glimpse into the vibrant senior living lifestyle at CESLC, these complimentary events promise to engage, educate and entertain attendees on a variety of captivating subjects. LifeLAB events range from delightful musical performances and fun, engaging social events to insightful panel discussions on the unique essence of residing at Charles E. Smith Life Communities.

News: Blue Sage Solutions and The Mortgage Collaborative Partner to Bring Interim Servicing to their Members

Mortgage and Finance News: (ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.) The Mortgage Collaborative, the nation's largest independent mortgage cooperative, announced the addition of Blue Sage Solutions, an industry leader in innovative cloud-based technology providers, to bring interim servicing to the mortgage industry. The partnership makes the Blue Sage Digital Servicing Platform (DSP), a cloud-based system that provides all necessary functions to perform interim servicing, available to TMC members at preferred rates.

News: SmartBuy DPA Now Available to The Mortgage Collaborative’s Lender Members

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender, today announced its Preferred Partner status with The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), a leader in mortgage cooperatives dedicated to providing its members with cutting-edge technology and expert mortgage banking resources.

News: Matrix Advises on the Sale of Andretti Petroleum Group to H&S Energy

Mortgage and Finance News: (RICHMOND, Va.) Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. ("Matrix"), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Andretti Petroleum Group ("Company") on the sale of its convenience retail, fuels distribution, cardlock, fleet card, commercial fueling, car wash, lubricants and transportation businesses to H&S Energy, LLC and its affiliates ("H&S"). Andretti Petroleum Group is one of the largest convenience retail and fuels distribution businesses on the West Coast and Pacific Northwest, operating in northern California, Oregon and Washington.

News: Argyle welcomes former FHFA Chief Fintech Officer Jason Cave to board of advisors

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 the addition of Jason Cave, former chief fintech officer and deputy director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Division of Conservatorship Oversight and Readiness, to its board of advisors.

News: Fast Company recognizes Argyle among the Most Innovative Companies of 2024

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.) Argyle, the leading provider of direct-source income and employment data, has been named one of 2024's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. After evaluating a field of thousands of organizations worldwide, Fast Company editors, reporters and contributors ranked Argyle #5 globally for innovation in the Personal Finance category.

News: Mortgage Industry Veteran Sara Holtz Joins Optimal Blue as Chief Marketing Officer

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Optimal Blue announced today that it has appointed Sara Holtz as chief marketing officer. As a seasoned marketing and communications leader, Holtz brings more than 20 years of career experience, including a decade of driving change in the mortgage industry. As chief marketing officer, Holtz will drive unified marketing and communications strategies to advance Optimal Blue's business priorities and further extend the company's influence.

News: Argyle brings the mortgage industry’s highest-converting VOIE platform to The Mortgage Collaborative

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, has joined The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, as a preferred partner. As a member of TMC's Preferred Partner Network, Argyle will provide the cooperative's lender members discounted access to its exemplary customer service and award-winning income and employment verification (VOIE) services, which outperform legacy verification services for a fraction of their cost.

News: Avatar Construction Announces Multi-Family / Hotel Expansion

Mortgage and Finance News: (WATERTOWN, Mass.) Avatar Design & Construction, a leader in the construction industry, has announced the next phase of expansion in its Multi-Family & Hotel Design-Build Construction Division. Guiding this monumental growth is Chief Operations Manager Nazar Vincent, a visionary with a track record of executing innovative construction strategies.

News: Click n’ Close Announces One-Time Close Program to Address Home Buyer Challenges in Rural America

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 its latest mortgage product, One-Time Close (OTC) loan programs for government-insured mortgage products. This product is designed to aid homebuyers in rural America with down payment assistance, with availability in select markets.

News: Tax Relief CPA Alerts Delinquent Taxpayers as IRS Intensifies Collection Efforts and Audit Activities for 2024

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) James Cha, a CPA and a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist from Ace Plus Tax Resolution, alerts that the IRS is ramping up collections and tax audits in 2024, and urges taxpayers to act with tax relief strategies. If you haven't received IRS notices recently about unfiled returns or unpaid taxes, expect that to change. The IRS is hiring more auditors and resuming collection notices aggressively. Be prepared for stepped-up IRS collections efforts in 2024.

News: Tax attorney to millionaires, Allie Petrova, warns about new IRS tactics against taxpayers

Mortgage and Finance News: (GREENSBORO, N.C.) It is official now: The Internal Revenue Service is going after high-income taxpayers who need to be filing returns, reporting income, and coming to terms with overdue taxes, penalties, and interest, cautions renowned tax attorney and national speaker Allie Petrova, founder of Petrova Law PLLC, a premier tax resolution law firm.

News: NotaryCam Achieves Record RON Growth in 2023

Mortgage and Finance News: (HOUSTON, Texas) NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and leading remote online notarization (RON) provider for real estate and legal transactions, announced significant growth in 2023, expanding its independent notary platform customer base by 46% and the number of loss mitigation-related RON transactions by 115%. The company also increased its medical credentialling remote notarizations by 45%, executing transactions in 160 out of 192 countries worldwide.

News: Spring Buying Season Kicks Off With an Uptick in Purchase Applications Despite Climbing Interest Rates

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Today, Optimal Blue released its February 2024 Originations Market Monitor report, which reveals that the spring homebuying season has kicked off with a jump in monthly purchase mortgage locks. The seasonal spike in purchase locks propelled a net increase in origination activity, even as higher interest rates led to steep declines in mortgage refinances.

News: Floify introduces flexible pricing with the introduction of Lender Edition

Mortgage and Finance News: (BOULDER, Colo.) Floify, the mortgage industry's leading point-of-sale (POS), today announced the launch of Lender Edition, a newly badged version of the popular mortgage point-of-sale that introduces a flexible per-loan pricing option for mortgage lenders. Floify Lender Edition is the counterpart to Broker Edition, a one-stop lending platform configured for the needs of mortgage brokers that was introduced in December 2023.

News: iEmergent brings actionable mortgage market intelligence to credit unions as ACUMA affiliate member

Mortgage and Finance News: (DES MOINES, Iowa) iEmergent, a forecasting and advisory services firm for the financial services, mortgage and real estate industries, announced it has joined the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) as an affiliate member. Since its founding nearly a quarter century ago, iEmergent has worked with credit unions and other lenders to identify missed mortgage opportunities and close gaps in market coverage.

News: Lending execs share top concerns, priorities in The Mortgage Collaborative’s 2024 Pulse of the Network survey findings

Mortgage and Finance News: (AUSTIN, Texas) The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced the completion of its "Pulse of the Network" survey for 2024. The full report features lenders' top five critical issues for the year, top 10 goals and anticipated strategies for success.

News: Informative Research Announces Mortgage Lenders Using Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter Can Now Validate Income and Employment with AccountChek

Mortgage and Finance News: (GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) GARDEN GROVE, Calif., March 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced that lenders using Fannie Mae's Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) can now leverage a 12-month asset verification report to validate income and employment in addition to assets with a single asset report. By using direct deposit banking data to evaluate income and employment, lenders can streamline processes and improve the borrower experience.