News Topic Georgia Business

News Topic: Georgia Business

News: OneKey MLS names Down Payment Resource partners as designated provider of down payment assistance tools

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) OneKey® MLS, the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in New York, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, to indicate MLS residential listings that may be eligible for down payment assistance and other homebuyer affordability programs.

News: realMLS enhances listing service with Down Payment Resource to help subscribers connect consumers with homebuyer assistance programs

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) realMLS, serving 11,000 members in Northeast Florida, today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to enhance its platform with DPR's suite of real estate agent tools that help MLS customers connect homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs.

News: FormFree opens registration to its third annual Heroes Golf Classic 2022 benefiting the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree today announced it has opened registration to the organization's third annual Heroes Golf Classic, which will be held on September 9, 2022, at Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course in Buford, Georgia. All proceeds from the event will be donated to 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: Down Payment Resource teams up with Realtor.com to Help Home Shoppers Find Homebuyer Assistance Programs

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Realtor.com® has deployed DPR's search tool that helps home shoppers find homebuyer assistance programs.

News: SBA commemorates 20 years of serving large and mid-sized employers’ benefits consulting needs

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) announced the firm is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since opening its doors in April 2002, SBA has helped organizations in every sector of the North American economy navigate their toughest employee benefits challenges while reducing plan expenses and improving efficiency, compliance and the participant experience.

News: Down Payment Resource releases Q1 2022 Homeownership Program Index

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced the release of its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis of 2,238 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 46 from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

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: Down Payment Resource welcomes Marcy Ash, AMP, as Director of Strategic Projects

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has appointed Marcy Ash, AMP, as director of strategic projects. In her role at DPR, Ash will manage relationships with state Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) and spearhead industry partnerships and strategies that help DPR deliver greater value to its customers.

News: Down Payment Resource Presents 2021 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award to Ruth Johnson

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Ruth Johnson, founder and CEO of Homes for Heroes, has been selected the winner of its fourth annual 2021 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

News: Alliance Group, a leading national insurance marketing organization, announces a series of promotions for 2022

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Alliance Group, a leading national insurance marketing organization (IMO), announced a series of promotions within their ranks, effective immediately. Mark Powell was promoted from Systems Engineer to Chief Strategy Officer,

News: Down Payment Resource releases Q4 2021 Homeownership Program Index

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced the release of its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis of 2,192 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database showed measurable quarter-over-quarter gains in program funding levels and an increased prevalence of programs aimed at assisting community heroes.

News: Alliance Group and Living Benefits Awareness Month

Mortgage and Finance News: (LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.) Alliance Group launched their fifth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, to be observed throughout the month of January 2022. The industry-wide campaign, which takes place each January, aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance and the role it plays in protecting families' financial security.

News: BankSouth Mortgage’s Shannon K. Bradshaw named 2022 Five Star Mortgage Professional

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) BankSouth Mortgage today announced that Senior Mortgage Banker Shannon K. Bradshaw has been recognized as a 2022 Five Star Mortgage Professional award winner. Each year, Five Star Professional honors outstanding real estate agents and mortgage professionals across the country, recognizing no more than 7% of all agents in a market.

News: Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, takes place each January and aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning...

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Alliance Group recently announced the 2022 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team as part of their fifth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month campaign. The Ambassadors will head up local grassroots campaigns to spread education and awareness for Living Benefits Awareness Month in January 2022.

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: Depth Public Relations marks 15-year milestone serving mortgage industry fintech innovators

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Depth Public Relations, Inc. (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech) is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its launch during the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo 2021 in San Diego.

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: Depth Public Relations promotes Johnna Szegda and Jenny Moss to client services director

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Depth Public Relations, Inc. (DepthPR), a leading provider of consultative marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech), today announced its promotion of two key staff members in time to celebrate at the Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo 2021 in San Diego.

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®).