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News: Click n’ Close Expands DPA Mortgage Product Suite to Include Option for Shared Appreciation

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, announced it has expanded its suite of down payment assistance (DPA) loan products to include a shared appreciation option to help address the affordability challenges facing homebuyers.

News: Optimal Blue Announces Promotion of Rick Allen to Chief Operating Officer

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Optimal Blue today announced that it has elevated Rick Allen to chief operating officer (COO). Most recently serving as Optimal Blue's chief administrative officer, Allen brings more than 35 years of experience in the housing industry to his senior leadership role. Throughout his tenure at Optimal Blue, Allen has played an integral role in the enhancement and delivery of products to add exceptional value to the company's clients.

News: Average Homebuyer Credit Score Hits the Highest Mark in Years

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Today, Optimal Blue released its March 2024 Originations Market Monitor report, which reveals the average homebuyer credit score has reached 737 - an all-time high since the company began tracking this data in January 2018. Despite the potential buyer pool being somewhat limited to borrowers with higher credit, rate lock volume showed steady month-over-month growth of 17% in March as the spring buying season got underway.

News: SmartBuy DPA Now Available to The Mortgage Collaborative’s Lender Members

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender, today announced its Preferred Partner status with The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), a leader in mortgage cooperatives dedicated to providing its members with cutting-edge technology and expert mortgage banking resources.

News: Mortgage Industry Veteran Sara Holtz Joins Optimal Blue as Chief Marketing Officer

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Optimal Blue announced today that it has appointed Sara Holtz as chief marketing officer. As a seasoned marketing and communications leader, Holtz brings more than 20 years of career experience, including a decade of driving change in the mortgage industry. As chief marketing officer, Holtz will drive unified marketing and communications strategies to advance Optimal Blue's business priorities and further extend the company's influence.

News: Click n’ Close Announces One-Time Close Program to Address Home Buyer Challenges in Rural America

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, announced its latest mortgage product, One-Time Close (OTC) loan programs for government-insured mortgage products. This product is designed to aid homebuyers in rural America with down payment assistance, with availability in select markets.

News: NotaryCam Achieves Record RON Growth in 2023

Mortgage and Finance News: (HOUSTON, Texas) NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and leading remote online notarization (RON) provider for real estate and legal transactions, announced significant growth in 2023, expanding its independent notary platform customer base by 46% and the number of loss mitigation-related RON transactions by 115%. The company also increased its medical credentialling remote notarizations by 45%, executing transactions in 160 out of 192 countries worldwide.

News: Spring Buying Season Kicks Off With an Uptick in Purchase Applications Despite Climbing Interest Rates

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Today, Optimal Blue released its February 2024 Originations Market Monitor report, which reveals that the spring homebuying season has kicked off with a jump in monthly purchase mortgage locks. The seasonal spike in purchase locks propelled a net increase in origination activity, even as higher interest rates led to steep declines in mortgage refinances.

News: Lending execs share top concerns, priorities in The Mortgage Collaborative’s 2024 Pulse of the Network survey findings

Mortgage and Finance News: (AUSTIN, Texas) The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced the completion of its "Pulse of the Network" survey for 2024. The full report features lenders' top five critical issues for the year, top 10 goals and anticipated strategies for success.

News: Optimal Blue’s Mike Schommer Honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Today, Optimal Blue announced its vice president of finance, Mike Schommer, has been honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader. The award program celebrates senior finance executives who have exhibited exceptional leadership in corporate finance, capital markets, and accounting within the mortgage and real estate sectors.

News: Click n’ Close Welcomes Polly Cracchiolo as Wholesale Loan Division Expands

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, today announced Polly Cracchiolo has joined the organization's third-party originator (TPO) sales team as an account executive. In this new role, Cracchiolo will be under Ken Weislak's leadership, the National TPO Business Development Manager at Click n' Close.

News: Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: Lock Volume Rises 36% Month Over Month in January, Falling Rates and Slowing Decline in...

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through January month-end. Leveraging daily rate lock data from the Optimal Blue PPE - the industry's most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine - the Originations Market Monitor provides a comprehensive and timely view into origination activity.

News: NotaryCam makes its 6th appearance on HousingWire’s annual Tech100 list of innovative technology

Mortgage and Finance News: (HOUSTON, Texas) NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneering provider of remote online notarization and identity verification/authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, today announced its inclusion in the prestigious Tech100 awards program by HousingWire, a leading industry publication.

News: Optimal Blue Clinches 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Award

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Today, Optimal Blue announced its selection by HousingWire as a Tech100 Mortgage award winner. Now in its 12th year, HousingWire's Tech100 award program spotlights the most innovative and impactful tech organizations in housing.

News: Click n’ Close Welcomes Sean Drake as it Expands Wholesale Loan Division

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, today announced Sean Drake has joined the organization's third-party originator (TPO) sales team as an account executive.

News: Optimal Blue PPE Now Available in Native Mobile App for Android and iOS, Gives Loan Officers ‘Pricing in Their Pocket’...

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Today, Optimal Blue announced releases related to its publicly listed, native mobile app for the Optimal Blue PPE - the industry's most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine. The releases consist of a new mobile app for Android, as well as enhancements to the company's mobile offering for iOS.

News: Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: December Brought Significant Growth in Rate/Term Refinance Volume as Falling Rates Created Favorable Tailwinds

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through December month-end. Leveraging daily rate lock data from the Optimal Blue PPE - the industry's most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine - the Originations Market Monitor provides a comprehensive and timely view into origination activity.

News: Lawyers Title and Simply Adorable Jewelry & Gifts hosts a Holiday Shop-A-Palooza Event in Amarillo, Texas, to Benefit the Chris...

Mortgage and Finance News: (AMARILLO, Texas) Lawyers Title is excited to announce its collaboration with Simply Adorable and other esteemed vendors to organize the much-anticipated Holiday Shop-A-Palooza event. The event, which aims to support the Chris Paddock family, will take place at the Amarillo Country Club on November 30, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

News: Mortgage Machine Appoints Crystal Stanton to manage Customer Success and Onboarding

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Mortgage Machine Services, an industry leader in digital origination technology to residential mortgage lenders, today announced its appointment of Crystal Stanton to manage customer success and onboarding. Crystal brings more than 20 years of customer success experience to her role, with over a decade dedicated to the mortgage industry.

News: Click n’ Close Appoints Kara Lamphere as COO to Accelerate Growth of Business Lines

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, today announced Kara Lamphere has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

News: Mortgage Machine Services Director of Sales, Dan McGrew, Speaking at the North Carolina eMortgage Closing Conference

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Mortgage Machine Services, an industry leader in digital origination technology to residential mortgage lenders, today announced Dan McGrew, its Director of Sales will be speaking at the North Carolina eMortgage Closing Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 24 beginning at 2 p.m.

News: Mortgage Machine Services Enhances Digital Mortgage LOS with Addition of AI-Powered Document Management System

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Mortgage Machine Services, an industry leader in digital origination technology to residential mortgage lenders, today announced the addition of Click n' File, an innovative document management system, to its namesake, all-in-one loan origination system (LOS) Mortgage Machine™. The system leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to automate document management tasks like sorting, stacking, classification and indexing, eliminating monotonous manual data entry and improving overall operational efficiency.

News: Mortgage Machine Services taps Digital Mortgage Expert Dan McGrew to Lead Company’s Go-to-Market Strategy

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Mortgage Machine™ Services, an industry leader in digital origination technology to residential mortgage lenders, announced Dan McGrew has joined the company as Director of Sales. In this role, McGrew will be responsible for bringing the company's digital mortgage innovations to market, including the company's flagship loan origination system (LOS) Mortgage Machine.

News: Click n’ Close Adds Ken Weislak and Travis Sharpe to Support Continued Growth of Company’s DPA Offerings for TPOs and...

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, announced it has hired Ken Weislak as Business Development Manager for the wholesale division and Travis Sharpe as the Operations Manager for the company's correspondent division.

News: Mortgage Machine Services launches loan origination system built for the digital mortgage era

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Mortgage Machine Services, an industry leader in digital origination technology to residential mortgage lenders, announced the launch of its namesake platform Mortgage Machine™, an out-of-the-box, all-in-one loan origination system (LOS) designed to accelerate lenders' operational velocity and support an end-to-end digital origination process.

News: Introducing RapidVerify: A Cutting-Edge Solution for Applicant Document Verification

Mortgage and Finance News: (AUSTIN, Texas) In today's business landscape, where companies are facing the disconcerting reality of losing up to 5% of their revenue to fraudulent activities, the urgency for a reliable and efficient solution is critical. RapidVerify is proud to announce the launch of its innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform specifically engineered to address the pressing issue of document fraud.

News: Trends in Drug Benefit Design Report Released by Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG)

Mortgage and Finance News: (DALLAS, Texas) Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG), an EPIC company, is pleased to announce the launch of its Trends in Drug Benefit Design Report. The report delivers innovative research on the latest trends in the traditional (non-specialty) drug benefit. Sponsored by Rx Savings Solutions, it outlines the complexities of designing and managing the drug benefit and the cost challenges faced by consumers and plan sponsors alike.

News: Stack Sports Launches Innovative StackNFT Platform For Youth Athletes

Mortgage and Finance News: (DALLAS, Texas) Stack Sports - the global technology leader in sports software solutions, announces the launch of StackNFT, a groundbreaking NFT platform designed specifically for athletes to create, decorate, and mint their own NFTs in a secure and straightforward manner. This first-of-its-kind platform offers youth sports families the unique opportunity to engage with the world of NFTs, just like the professional athletes they admire.

News: TRUSTSTAR – POWERED BY SENSA AI – AI Driven INSIGHTS for Realty and Mortgage

Mortgage and Finance News: (AUSTIN, Texas) In the fall of 2022, TecnoTree acquired TrustStar, a SaaS application using proprietary artificial intelligence designed to provide mortgage loan officers with a simple way to access relevant market data to grow their businesses. TrustStar delivers a robust set of features that include loan officer insights, listing trends, realtor match, intelligent recruiting, lender competition, and many more through its powerful artificial intelligence platform, and now powered by Tecnotree, a world leader of 5G multi-cloud enabled digital technology.

News: Barr Group Mortgage Closes First eNote Transaction through Click n’ Close’s non-delegated correspondent eNote program

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Click n' Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, announced that Alabama-based mortgage banker Barr Group Mortgage has completed the first eNote transaction through Click n' Close's non-delegated correspondent eNote program. Entities participating in the transaction include the registration of the eNote on the MERS® eRegistry (the mortgage industry's approved eNote system of record), Ameris Bank as Barr Group Mortgage's warehouse lender and DocMagic as the eClosing and eVault tech provider.