News Topic California Business

News Topic: California Business

News: Informative Research Adds Brandon Hall as New EVP of Operations

Mortgage and Finance News: (GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, has named Brandon Hall as its new executive vice president (EVP) of operations. Hall brings over 20 years of experience driving operational excellence within the financial services sector and is known for implementing innovative process improvements, fostering cross-functional collaboration and leading through change.

News: MCT Integrates with Fannie Mae’s Mission Score API and New Product Grids to Empower Originators to Take Advantage of Market...

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced the launch of new integrations with Fannie Mae's Mission Score application programming interface (API) and Mission Score 2 and 3 product grids that provide better transparency and pricing for mortgages aligned with Fannie Mae's mission objectives.

News: Secured Signing Scales Up with Strategic Leadership and Global Expansion

Mortgage and Finance News: (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) Secured Signing, a leading provider of secure Digital Signatures and Remote Online Notarization platform, today announced a significant growth, fueled by a visionary leadership change and strategic team expansion.

News: MCT and Lender Price Join Forces to Improve Mortgage Pricing with Loan-Level MSR Values

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, and Lender Price, the first cloud-native provider of mortgage pricing technology, have partnered to provide mortgage lenders using the Lender Price product and pricing engine (PPE) with loan-level MCT MSR values. MCT's industry-leading mortgage servicing rights (MSR) grids allow Lender Price PPE clients to be more granular, profitable, and efficient when generating their front-end borrower pricing and managing their MSR portfolio.

News: MCT Reports A 7% Mortgage Lock Volume Increase In Latest Indices Report

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 6.78% 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: CapitalW Collective: Educating, Elevating, and Empowering Women in Mortgage Capital Markets

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) CapitalW Collective (CapitalW), the glass shattering non-profit benefiting women and their allies in mortgage capital markets, today announced its successful debut within the mortgage industry. Officially launched on May 1, 2024, CapitalW made its first appearance at the Mortgage Bankers Association Secondary and Capital Markets Conference in New York May 19-21.

News: Online notarization is streamlined with Secured Signing’s new features

Mortgage and Finance News: (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) Secured Signing, a leader in remote online notarization (RON) solutions, announces a suite of innovative features designed to streamline the online document signing and notarization process. These enhancements empower both notaries and singers to experience a smoother, more secure, and efficient experience.

News: KROST Acts as the Exclusive Financial Advisor to United Filters International in its Sale to ENPRESS LLC

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) United Filters International (UFI), a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of an expansive range of liquid filtration solutions, was recently sold to ENPRESS LLC, a leading manufacturer of composite pressure vessels and water filtration technologies. KROST was the exclusive financial advisor, and the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

News: Empowering Women in Finance: Financial Women of San Francisco Announces Scholarship Winners

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), an organization dedicated for more than 60 years to advancing the careers of women, names ten students from Bay Area colleges and universities as its 2024 scholarship recipients. FWSF has awarded over $3 million in scholarships over the past 35 years to more than 325 Bay Area women.

News: New Solution Connects API-Driven Back-End Execution to Front-End Pricing with Industry-First Features

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today announced the release of the Base Rate Generator, an industry-changing solution that allows mortgage lenders to directly inform their front-end rate sheet pricing with their back-end capital markets executions. By combining live agency API connections, co-issue executions, aggregator pricing, and custom TBA indications, the MCT Base Rate Generator allows mortgage lenders to improve margin management and competitive performance.

News: Long Time Ferret Activist Pat Wright Files Lawsuit Against California Fish and Game Commission President Eric Sklar

Mortgage and Finance News: (LA MESA, Calif.) Pat Wright, a resident of La Mesa, California, has filed a lawsuit against Eric Sklar, President of the California Fish and Game Commission in San Diego Superior Court, challenging the arbitrary classification of domestic ferrets as wild animals. The lawsuit, titled Wright v. Sklar, was filed in the San Diego Superior Court and seeks a writ of mandate and declaratory relief. Wright is the founder of LegalizeFerrets.org.

News: MCT Reports A 2% Lock Volume Increase Despite Rising Rates

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today reported a 1.87% increase 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: KROST Named Top 100 Firm and Regional Leader 2024 by Accounting Today

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) For the fourth year in a row, Accounting Today has named KROST a Top 100 Firm. The firm ranked 82nd on the list by continuing to expand its services. In addition, KROST has once again earned the title of Regional Leader for the second year in a row, marking its third recognition in this category. From receiving these accolades to celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, KROST has reached another milestone in 2024.

News: Informative Research’s Ryan Kaufman Named HousingWire’s 2024 Rising Star

Mortgage and Finance News: (IRVINE, Calif.) Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced today that Ryan Kaufman, IT Manager - Integrations, has been selected by HousingWire magazine for its annual Rising Stars award.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

News: MCT Reports a 20.9% Increase In Mortgage Lock Volume Amidst Rising Rates

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, has reported a 20.9% increase in mortgage lock volume in February 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: MCT Releases Custom TBA Indications to Provide Price Discovery for Illiquid Coupons

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today announced the release of pricing indications for the to-be-announced mortgage-backed securities (TBAs) used by mortgage lenders to hedge their open mortgage pipelines. TBA indications improve transparency in illiquid market segments and act as a key reference point on lenders' unique executions - critical data for generating accurate front-end borrower pricing.

News: Secured Signing Unveils Cutting-Edge Features and Enhancements in Latest Announcement

Mortgage and Finance News: (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) Secured Signing, a leading provider of digital signature solutions, today announced the release of its latest version, featuring a range of innovative features and enhancements designed to make the signing process smoother and more efficient than ever. These updates benefit users of the We Sign, Form Filler templates, and Remote Online Notarization (RON) platforms.

News: CDF Labor Law LLP Expands Firm Leadership, Elevates Six Women

Mortgage and Finance News: (IRVINE, Calif.) CDF Labor Law LLP is proud to announce the promotion of two attorneys to Partner and four to Senior Counsel, all of whom are talented women employment defense litigators. These promotions reflect our commitment to cultivating an inclusive environment that values and advances our team members' diverse skills and contributions. These individuals, part of our nearly 50-strong legal team, exemplify CDF's dedication to guiding and defending employers in California's complex labor and employment legal terrain.

News: IRS Solutions Releases IRS Advance Notice, Innovative Tax Resolution Platform Feature that Tracks and Alerts Users to IRS Transcript Changes

Mortgage and Finance News: (VALENCIA, Calif.) IRS Solutions® announces the addition of IRS Advance Notice™ (IAN) to the industry's favorite tax resolution platform. The new feature detects and alerts tax professionals to changes on client IRS transcripts, often months in advance of official notification by mail. CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Attorneys and other tax specialists can work less, earn more, and enjoy steady year-round income with IAN.

News: MCT Awarded HW Tech100 Mortgage Award for the 5th Consecutive Year

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, was announced as a 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Winner for the 5th consecutive year. For more than a decade, HousingWire's Tech100 program has identified and recognized the most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and real estate industries.

News: Monthly Mortgage Volume Increases 13.96% In Latest MCT Indices Report

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 13.96% 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: KROST Is Ranked Among CalCPA’s Top 150 Firms

Mortgage and Finance News: (PASADENA, Calif.) KROST CPAs and Consultants has been named one of the Top 150 Firms for 2023-2024 by CalCPA. This award recognizes the firm, with 100% membership. The company is ranked 33rd on the list. The recognition reflects KROST's dedication to professional development and the CalCPA organization.