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News: FormFree and HomeScout partner to help lenders identify mortgage-ready borrowers earlier in the home buying journey

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® has partnered with HomeScout, a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstClose®, to launch HomeScout Qualified Borrower, a tool that helps lenders generate leads and concentrate borrower conversion efforts on mortgage-ready home buyers.

News: FormFree announces support for new Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor enhancement aimed at expanding sustainable homeownership for renters

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® announced that mortgage lenders using AccountChek® verification of asset (VOA) reports in conjunction with a Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor® (LPA℠) solution will soon benefit from an enhancement that takes loan applicants' 12-month on-time rent payment history into consideration when assessing eligibility for qualified first-time homebuyers.

News: Mortgage lenders are now able to use FormFree AccountChek to satisfy Freddie Mac’s reverification of employment requirement

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced that its AccountChek® digital asset verification service supports a new enhancement to Freddie Mac's Loan Product Advisor® (LPASM) asset and income modeler (AIM) solution that makes assessment of borrower employment easier, faster, less expensive and more fraud-resistant.

News: FormFree’s Christy Moss recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association for outstanding contributions in mortgage technology

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced that the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has named FormFree Chief Customer Officer Christy Moss, CMB, a 2022 Tech All-Star. Since 2002, the Tech All-Star Awards have honored leaders who have made outstanding contributions to mortgage technology.

News: FormFree and Take3Tech integration brings AccountChek asset, income and employment verification to the LoanMAPS mortgage technology platform

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced it has partnered with Take Three Technologies (Take3Tech) to make its AccountChek® automated asset, income, and employment verification solutions available within LoanMAPS™, an all-in-one loan origination platform that encompasses a loan origination system (LOS), point-of-sale system (POS), customer relationship management system (CRM), compliance monitoring and report generation.

News: FormFree grows executive team, appoints Eric Lapin chief strategy officer

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced that it has appointed Eric Lapin to the role of chief strategy officer (CSO). In this position, Lapin will leverage his more than 25 years' experience in leadership roles at marquee mortgage technology firms and financial institutions to steer the strategic vision and partnerships driving FormFree's growth.

News: George Mason Mortgage selects FormFree AccountChek to streamline its verification of borrower assets, income and employment

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced that Washington, D.C.-based George Mason Mortgage (GMM) has selected AccountChek® as the regional lender's exclusive provider of automated asset, income and employment verification services. GMM will use AccountChek to simplify the loan application experience for borrowers, improve productivity for its team of 120 mortgage loan officers and reduce loan cycle times.

News: Mary Costello joins FormFree team as director of vendor management, risk and compliance

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced that it has welcomed 17-year finance industry veteran Mary Costello to its team as director of vendor management, risk and compliance. In this role, Costello will support FormFree's audit, risk and compliance efforts across the management of internal and external vendor, lender and integration partnerships.

News: FormFree celebrates recognition as an eight-time HousingWire Tech100 honoree

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced it has been named a HousingWire (HW) Tech100 winner for the eighth time. The HW Tech100 Mortgage awards program recognizes companies revolutionizing the mortgage lending process from origination to closing and beyond.

News: FormFree names former ICE finance executive Patrick Rutherford as CFO to fuel its next stage in company growth

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced that it has appointed Patrick Rutherford, former finance executive at Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), as chief financial officer (CFO). In his new role at FormFree, Rutherford will lead the organization's finance, accounting and compliance functions.

News: FormFree’s AccountChek joins forces with Freddie Mac for industry-first automated assessment of direct deposit income

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced that its AccountChek® digital asset verification service will support a first-of-its-kind solution from Freddie Mac that allows mortgage lenders to assess a prospective homebuyer's income using direct deposit data. Available to mortgage lenders nationwide, Freddie Mac's Loan Product Advisor® (LPASM) asset and income modeler (AIM) solution fulfills mortgage verification of assets (VOA) and verification of income (VOI) requirements.

News: 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Ranks FormFree 379th Fastest-Growing Company in North America

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced it ranked 379 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 27th year.

News: FormFree raises over $57,000 for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia at second annual Heroes Golf Classic

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced that it raised $57,030 to benefit the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross during this year's Heroes Golf Classic charity tournament. Now in its second year, the 2021 Heroes Golf Classic brought together more than 100 golfers and volunteers at the Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia, on October 29 to raise money and awareness for disaster relief services, blood drives and educational programs.

News: Mortgage Professional America honors FormFree Account Manager Laura Graben with 2021 Rising Stars award

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced that Account Manager Laura Graben has been named a 2021 Rising Star by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine. The MPA Rising Stars award program honors promising young professionals who are making an impact on the housing and mortgage industries.

News: FormFree integration with OpenClose enhances lending experience with quick and easy borrower-permissioned data verification

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today announced the availability of its AccountChek® financial data verification service within OpenClose®, the leading fintech provider of mortgage software solutions for banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders. The integration embeds AccountChek into OpenClose's ConsumerAssist(tm) Enterprise POS and LenderAssist(tm) LOS, giving borrowers the freedom to electronically permission verification data with ease when applying for a mortgage loan.

News: FormFree selects Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power consumer financial identity solutions

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced it has selected Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to power FormFree's consumer Financial DNA® solutions for the lender market. FormFree will leverage leading AWS technologies such as Amazon Managed Blockchain to create a scalable Hyperledger Fabric network.

News: FormFree named a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professional America

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced its selection as a 2021 Top Mortgage Employer by Mortgage Professionals America (MPA). MPA's annual top mortgage employer report recognizes companies in the mortgage industry that excel in workplace culture and employee satisfaction.

News: FormFree applauds new Fannie Mae positive rent payment history enhancement to Desktop Underwriter as major advancement in homeownership access

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today released a statement commending Fannie Mae's efforts to remove barriers to homeownership by adding a positive rent payment history feature to Desktop Underwriter® (DU®).

News: FormFree’s Brent Chandler and Christy Moss honored by Mortgage Professional America as trailblazers in mortgage technology

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced that Founder and CEO Brent Chandler and Head of Sales and Marketing Christy Moss have been honored by Mortgage Professional America (MPA) as 2021 Housing Industry Icons. The highly-competitive Housing Industry Icon awards are given to veteran executives who have acted as trailblazers and made an ongoing impact.

News: FormFree to host second annual Heroes Golf Classic on October 29, 2021 in support of the American Red Cross of...

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced it will be the returning host and sponsor of the second annual Heroes Golf Classic, which will be held on October 29, 2021, at Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia. Proceeds from this event will benefit the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance and preparedness education to communities affected by disaster.

News: FormFree makes inaugural appearance on 2021 Inc. 5000, ranking 1444

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced it has ranked 1,444 on the 2021 Inc. 5000. This annual list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment: its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

News: American Red Cross Northeast Georgia selects FormFree as Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree has been recognized as the Corporate Blood Sponsor of the Year for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps feed, shelter and provide support for people affected by fires and other disasters.

News: FormFree Announces Agreement with Lenders One to Offer Products to Member Base

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced it has entered into an agreement with Lenders One®, a national alliance of independent mortgage bankers and service providers, to offer its product set to the Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative. Through the relationship, FormFree will offer Lenders One members access to automated borrower verification tools that enhance the customer experience and optimize lender business operations.

News: HousingWire honors FormFree director of marketing Sarah Crossley as 2021 Rising Star

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced that HousingWire (HW), a leading publication in the mortgage and financial technology industries, has selected Director of Marketing Sarah Crossley as a 2021 HW Rising Star. Now in its eighth year, the HW Rising Stars award program recognizes industry professionals who are helping move markets forward daily.

News: FormFree announces Former JPMorgan Chase Division CEO Kevin Watters joins its Board of Directors

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today welcomed Kevin Watters to its board of directors. Watters is a payments, mortgage lending and business banking leader known for his ability to successfully and rapidly scale financial services businesses through operational and technology transformation.

News: FormFree’s Christy Moss Lauded as 2021 Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced Christy Moss, head of sales and marketing at FormFree, has been named a Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine for her trailblazing 30-year career in the mortgage industry.

News: FormFree Elects Mortgage Banking Authority James Deitch, CPA, CMB to Board of Directors

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced the election of serial entrepreneur, mortgage banking executive and author James Deitch, CPA, CMB, to its board of directors. Deitch, a mortgage industry veteran of three decades, has counseled over 200 financial services businesses, served as president and CEO of five federally chartered banks and served on advisory panels for Fannie Mae (OTCMKTS: FNMA), Freddie Mac (OTCMKTS: FMCC), Truist (NYSE: TFC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC).

News: FormFree Makes Seventh Appearance on HousingWire’s Tech100 List of Most Innovative Companies in Mortgage Technology

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced its inclusion in HousingWire's annual Tech100 list for the seventh time. The award recognizes companies and solutions that are revolutionizing the mortgage process.

News: FormFree Founder Brent Chandler Named HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for Second Year

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced that Founder and CEO Brent Chandler has been named a HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for a second consecutive year. The list honors executives, product leaders and technology professionals bringing the latest digital lending technology to market for their mortgage and real estate clients.

News: FormFree Receives US Patent for Its Ground-Breaking Approach to Credit Decisioning

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® has been granted Patent Number 10,769,723 for its proprietary 'Systems and Methods for Electronic Account Certification and Enhanced Credit Reporting' by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.