News Topic California Business

News Topic: California Business

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.

News: Quadro Acquisition One Corp. to Merge with Group of Greg Lindberg’s Companies with an Estimated Pro Forma Enterprise Value of...

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Quadro Acquisition One Corp., a NASDAQ-listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company ("Quadro SPAC") has agreed to acquire a group of seven companies in the sports collectibles, software, cloud-based IT and healthcare services segments with an estimated pro-forma enterprise value of $3 billion (referred to as the "Global Growth Companies"). These companies are affiliated with Global Growth, a private equity firm founded by Greg Lindberg. The name and the symbol under which Quadro SPAC will trade upon the completion of its business combination with Global Growth Companies will be determined at a later date.

News: Seasonal Lows Contribute to 13.71% Drop In Mortgage Volume

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, revealed today a 13.71% decline 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: A PAGA Victory to Bring in the New Year: Trial Court Holds LWDA Responsible for Prevailing Employer’s Costs

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Last week a trial court in Alameda County entered an order permitting Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. to recover nearly $125,000 in costs from the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA). Hobby Lobby incurred these costs during six years of hard-fought litigation involving claims brought under California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), CDF Labor Law LLP announced today.

News: The Mortgage Collaborative closes 2023 with record-breaking ’12 Days of TMC’ in time for holiday congratulations

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, has wrapped up its fourth annual 12 Days of TMC, a virtual conference running from November 30 to December 15, 2023. The online event, spread over three weeks, featured several keynote speakers.

News: NotaryCam Authorized to Provide Remote Online Notarization Services for California Transactions in 2024

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and leading remote online notarization (RON) provider for real estate and legal transactions, announced today it will support remote online notarial acts in California beginning in 2024 following the passage of CA Senate Bill 696, which was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on September 30, 2023. Stage 1 of the bill takes effect on January 1, 2024.

News: Monthly Mortgage Volume Decreases 10.7% In Latest MCT Indices Report

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, today announced a 10.7% decrease in mortgage lock volume in November compared to the previous month. This revelation comes as part of MCT's monthly Lock Volume Indices report, offering valuable insights into the dynamic landscape of the residential mortgage industry.

News: The Mortgage Collaborative Adds Four Mortgage Industry Luminaries to 2024 Management Board of Directors

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, today announced four additions to its 2024 Management Board of Directors.

News: NotaryCam approved to provide eNotary and RON services for Illinois notaries

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneer in providing remote online notarization and identity verification/authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, announced today the Illinois Department of Secretary of State has approved the company to provide both eNotary and remote online notarization (RON) services to notaries public registered in the state.

News: Homebuilding Veteran Mitchell Bradford Joins Diversified Pacific

Mortgage and Finance News: (RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.) Real estate veteran Mitchell Bradford has joined the talented team at Diversified Pacific. His 35 years of experience and leadership in the industry as a homebuilder and multi-family investor/owner will play a key role in the company as it seeks to grow and expand its reach and focus.

News: Mortgage Volume Continues Downward Trend in Latest MCT November 2023 Indices Report

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, reported today a drop of 17.76% in mortgage lock volume over the prior month.

News: Nandita Bakhshi to Join Teresa Bryce Bazemore in Conversation at Financial Women of San Francisco’s Annual Event

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today announced that Nandita Bakhshi, Special Advisor and Board Member at BMO Financial Group and Former CEO of Bank of the West, will be the guest moderator as FWSF honors Teresa Bryce Bazemore, President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, at the 2023 Financial Woman of the Year luncheon in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

News: The Mortgage Collaborative Selects 2024 Board of Directors and Advisory Council

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, today announced its 2024 Board of Directors and Advisory Council.

News: NotaryCam President Brian Webster named a 2023 Vanguard by HousingWire’s Magazine

Mortgage and Finance News: (NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and leading remote online notarization (RON) provider for real estate and legal transactions, today announced Brian Webster has been selected by the publication HousingWire for its annual Vanguard awards program. Webster was selected for his leadership and the company's strategic growth. He's placed an emphasis on expanding the company's RON products and services, resulting in a 36% year-over-year growth in real estate transactions and 121% in its insurance transactions.

News: TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP Invests in Halcyon

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") has made its latest investment in Halcyon. Halcyon's suite of services provides financial institutions with a 360-degree financial relationship with its customers by affordably expanding their offerings to include investment advisory, IRS transcripts and tax preparation services.

News: High Rates and Low Supply Drag Down Mortgage Volume in MCT October Indices Report

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, reported today a significant dip of 13.29% in mortgage lock volume over the prior month.

News: Mortgage Capital Trading Named Best Place To Work 2023 By SDBJ

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced that it has been named one of the Best Places to Work 2023 by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) in the medium-sized company category (50 - 249 U.S. employees).

News: INSIDE Public Accounting Ranks KROST Among Top 100 Firms in the US in 2023

Mortgage and Finance News: (PASADENA, Calif.) INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has named KROST CPAs & Consultants Top 100 Firm in 2023. The firm ranked 73rd on the prestigious Top 100 list. KROST along with other recipients of these distinguished awards are highlighted in IPA's monthly newsletter. KROST has been named Top 100 firm for the third year in a row.

News: Insurance Industry Pioneer Releases Hybrid Guidebook on Building a Profitable Insurance Agency

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Inspirational entrepreneur Tim Gaspar has re-launched his debut book "The Biggest Leap: Building a Profitable Insurance Agency from the Ground Up" (ASIN: B0C3JGZZQR).

News: Reagan Foundation and GE Announce Scholarship Application Open Date of October 16, 2023

Mortgage and Finance News: (SIMI VALLEY, Calif.) The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, in partnership with GE, are pleased to announce that the 2024 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will open for applications on October 16, 2023. This program awards up to $400,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors across the country in 2024.

News: Mortgage Lock Volume Dips Slightly in Response to Rising Rates in September MCT Indices Report

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, reported today a slight 4.76% decline in mortgage lock volume over the prior month. The slight dip in mortgage lock volume is likely attributed to an increase in mortgage rates through the last month.

News: Celebrating Growth and Expertise: Matthew Weber Promoted to Principal at KROST

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) KROST, a leading CPA and consulting firm, is thrilled to announce the promotion of Matthew Weber to the esteemed position of Principal. Matthew's dedication, experience, and exceptional contributions have led to this well-deserved advancement within the organization.

News: MCT Appoints Steve Pawlowski Head of Technology Solutions to Continue Industry-Changing Innovation

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 appointment of Steve Pawlowski as Managing Director, Head of Technology Solutions. Mr. Pawlowski will be responsible for expanding upon MCT's proven record of driving efficiency and liquidity in the secondary market. He will report directly to MCT's COO, Phil Rasori.

News: July’s Mortgage Lock Volume Flat Amongst Rising Rates in Latest MCT Indices Report

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, reported today a relatively flat .44% increase in mortgage lock volume over the prior month. Visit MCT's site to download the full report.