News Topic Georgia Business

News Topic: Georgia Business

News: CEO Lee Duncan Marks 20 Years at Alliance Group

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Alliance Group CEO Lee Duncan celebrated 20 years of service at the company on September 23rd. In his time at Alliance Group, the life insurance marketing organization has flourished, establishing themselves as a leading IMO for independent life insurance agents and agencies.

News: San Antonio Board of REALTORS® implements Down Payment Resource to raise Realtor and homebuyer awareness of down payment assistance programs

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to provide its approximately 16,000 multiple listing service (MLS) subscribers with access to DPR's toolset that helps real estate agents connect clients with programs that can help save on down payments and closing costs.

News: Swift Homes Makes It Easy for Georgia Homeowners to Sell Their Homes Fast

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Swift Homes, a nationally-recognized enterprise that facilitates home sales for customers across the United States, has worked on many transactions in the State of Georgia. The company is composed of experienced and highly knowledgeable individuals committed to helping homeowners sell their properties as swiftly as possible for competitive cash offers.

News: FormFree integrates with Docutech to streamline loan production with VOA and VOI/E capture

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) FormFree® today announced the integration of AccountChek®, a service that allows lenders to verify borrowers' assets, income, employment and rent payment history, with Solex®, a comprehensive eDelivery, eSign, eClose and eVault platform from Docutech®, a First American company.

News: Roger Guilian, Former Counsel and Risk Management Expert for ENR Top 100 Engineering Firm, Bolsters Greyling Division of EPIC

Mortgage and Finance News: (ALPHARETTA, Ga.) EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a national insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Roger Guilian, J.D., has joined the firm's Greyling division as Senior Vice President, Risk Management.

News: FormFree and Finastra partnership streamlines borrower verification for improved mortgage loan processing

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATHENS, Ga.) Finastra and FormFree®, a market-leading fintech company that enables lenders to understand people's true ability to pay (ATP®), have partnered to further streamline electronic borrower verification for mortgage lenders.

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: Down Payment Resource releases Q2 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 findings from its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm's analysis of 2,273 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by 1.6% from Q1 to Q2 2022.

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: Down Payment Resource analysis finds that 33% of declined mortgage applications are declined for reasons addressable with homebuyer assistance

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from an analysis showing that a substantial share of mortgage loan applications are both declined for reasons that can be addressed with homebuyer assistance and eligible for homebuyer assistance programs.

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: 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.