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FormFree Announces Agreement with Lenders One to Offer Products to Member Base

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® today announced it has entered into an agreement with Lenders One®, a national alliance of independent mortgage bankers and service providers, to offer its product set to the Lenders One Mortgage Cooperative. Through the relationship, FormFree will offer Lenders One members access to automated borrower verification tools that enhance the customer experience and optimize lender business operations.

A national mortgage cooperative, Lenders One serves more than 240 banks, credit unions and independent mortgage bankers. Lenders One provides its members with special access to a network of premier mortgage technology, service vendors and solutions. Through its relationship with FormFree, Lenders One members may now enjoy special access to AccountChek 3n1, the award-winning digital asset, income and employment reporting service.

"We are pleased to offer Lenders One members improved origination efficiency and reduced per-loan costs with special access to AccountChek 3n1's combined VOA and VOIE reporting," said FormFree CEO Brent Chandler. "With consumer-permissioned access to direct source account data, 3n1 offers borrowers a modern, simplistic lending experience while significantly reducing the risk of fraud for lenders."

"We are excited to add FormFree to our Reseller platform," said Lenders One President Justin Demola, CMB. "Our team at Lenders One seeks out solutions to bolster members' business and create everyday efficiencies and cost savings. FormFree will add tremendous value to our strong platform."

About FormFree®

FormFree® is a market-leading fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek® and Passport® make for a more inclusive credit decisioning landscape by enabling lenders to understand people's true ability to pay (ATP®). To date, thousands of U.S. lenders and brokers have ordered millions of FormFree's patented verification reports representing trillions of dollars in loan verifications. FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience, dramatically reduces origination timelines and offers automated analysis and standardized delivery to lenders and investors using a secure ReIssueKey®. For more information, visit https://www.formfree.com/ or follow FormFree on LinkedIn.

About Lenders One® Cooperative

Lenders One (LendersOne.com) was established in 2000 as a national alliance of independent mortgage bankers, banks, credit unions, correspondent lenders and suppliers of mortgage products and services. Participants on the Lenders One platform originated approximately $730 billion of mortgages during 2020, collectively ranking as one of the largest retail mortgage entities in the U.S. Lenders One is managed by a subsidiary of Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A.

Twitter: @LendersOne @RealFormFree @Altisource #mortgageindustry #fintech #digitalmortgage

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Retailu Partners with One Voice One Team to Champion Youth Employment In Retail

MONTREAL, Quebec -- The current state of retail vacancies is alarming - the industry at large is facing a massive gap in part-time workers. "We have never seen this many openings for part-time workers," said April Sabral from retailu. "Even more alarming is the pool of candidates that want to work in retail post COVID. Usually, we would have students applying for their summer jobs, but unfortunately, this has not happened in 2021."

Why is this happening, and what can we do about it?

Sabral, Founder of retailu shared her thoughts, "Mental health has been seriously affected in our youth throughout the past year; virtual school, no sporting events, and a lack of routine has caused significant problems - Also, fear of catching covid and passing it along to aging parents has weighed on this population. These may be a few reasons that our normal retail first-time workers are not out there eagerly looking for a PT retail job."

If youth mental health has been affected, this may have directly impacted their confidence to go out into the workforce and pass out resumes like before.

In addition, most retailers have not yet adopted an easier way to find candidates as the youth of today's communication does not match the tech of sending in a resume and completing a lengthy application online. This process is archaic at best.

Something has to be done said Sabral. This is where retailu, in partnership with One Voice One Team, have stepped up to solve this pressing problem.

Orlando Bowen, Founder of a charitable youth leadership development organization, said we felt it was paramount that we created something where youth were able to see possibilities and develop skills that will allow them to succeed in work and life, while offering retailers the opportunity to fill employment gaps within their companies.

One Voice One Team, a nonprofit organization, has been running programs for nearly two decades. Get Yo' Life is a program that focuses on helping students learn how to become employable and keep a job. When April Sabral, founder of retailu, met the team from OVOT late in 2020, she knew there had to be something they could do together to help youth gain their first job in a retail store.

Bowen, founder of OVOT, shared that youth who complete the "Get Yo' Life" program will walk away with valuable key principles like resiliency skills, prioritization skills and authentic leadership skills that will not just position them to secure an internship, but it will also position them to find success in developing a clear career path in life.

Sabral is an advocate for retail being a great career, and shares her story of how she started as a PT sales associate after high school, "It was an easy job to get, and one that I learned life skills in" in her book 'The Positive Effect" and after 25 years of leading in retailers like Banana Republic, Starbucks, Apple and finally as the Vice President of DAVIDsTEA a loved tea shop in Canada she is an advocate for retail being a real career. "I never thought it would be, but after traveling the world and working for mega brands, I can tell you that retail is an amazing career."

Retailu has partnered with OVOT to create the only retail training program for young people to get their first job in the retail industry. The Get Yo' Life program, along with a retailu "How to ACE your first retail job and keep it," is an opportunity for retailers to sponsor kids through the program and offer them an internship at the other side, helping the retailer find their potential workforce.

The retailu program features retail industry leaders, such as Ron Thurston, former VP of Intermix; Solange Strom, former CEO and Founder of L'Occitane in Canada; Meghan Houle, Executive recruiter and Darlene Huf, Former Country manager for a brand like David's Bridal and Disney who offer solid advice to these youth through a masterclass style online on-demand course.

The first retailer to get involved in sponsoring a Get Yo' Life retail internship is Ardene, a North American fast fashion brand with over 300 stores across Canada and the East Coast US.

In addition to its head-to-toe offering of apparel, footwear and accessories for women and men, Ardene's corporate culture has become known for its impressive mental health advocacy in recent years. In 2018, in the days before COVID, Ardene launched its first mindfulness program for stores in partnership with Brain Spa, an innovative organization that seeks to bring mindfulness-based leadership to the workplace. The program, called "Mindful Moments" has since grown significantly to include a suite of mental health and mindfulness trainings companywide, in partnership with the likes of LifeWorks and others. Most recently, the company named its Head of People and Culture, Fil D'Urbano, as Chief Mindfulness Officer, and is a 2021 nominee for the Retail Council of Canada's Excellence in Retailing Award for its Mindfulness programs.

"With 40 years of experience in the retail market, Ardene is no stranger to evolving alongside and supporting young people," said an Ardene representative. "But with so many changes brought on by COVID, and with rising mental health issues, we know that more needs to be done."

The first cohort of approximately 45 youth in Ontario is being sponsored through the Get Yo' Life program now, and once completed, selected participants will be offered a chance at an internship at an Ardene store. "We have partnered with OVOT and retailu on the Get Yo' Life program because we have always had a culture of giving back. Helping build life skills such as goal setting, adaptability, mindfulness, and gratitude are all aligned with our values, and we are proud to support the OVOT team and retailu as they make this a reality for young people across Canada."

These youth are so excited and can't wait to start their potential first job with Ardene, a well-loved brand by this demographic. Together retailu, OVOT and Ardene are paving the way for what could be a way to empower youth, fill vacancies, and help a pressing issue that seems to have hit retail post COVID.

Retailers interested in sponsoring this program should get in touch with retailu at info@retailu.ca

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Program details retailu: https://retailu.ca/youth-employement-program/

OVOT link: https://onevoiceoneteam.org/

Ardene: https://www.ardene.com/

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April Sabral

april@retailu.ca

Phone 305-965-1023

Editorial note: the 'retailu' brand name is all lower case.

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Sampling innovator RJD2 and online music school Soundfly team up to release transformative new course on sampling and arranging

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has launched his first online course, made in partnership with music education platform Soundfly. This in-depth course guides students through RJD2's unique approach to chopping and flipping records, and how he arranges samples into fully realized songs.

Known for his groundbreaking albums including "Deadringer" and "Since We Last Spoke," as well as for composing the theme song to AMC's "Mad Men," Ramble Jon Krohn has long been heralded as one of the pioneers of instrumental beat making, helping to bring the art of sampling to new genres and audiences.

In his course, "RJD2: From Samples to Songs," RJD2 opens up his creative process - sharing his perspectives on crate digging, listening, and finding samples, and walking students through the process of turning chops and loops into sequences, and arranging those parts into thoughtful, dynamic tracks. He demonstrates how he works with the AKAI MPC2000XL and how to achieve similar effects in the DAW. And he opens up the Pro Tools sessions of some of his most iconic tracks, including 'Smoke and Mirrors' and 'Let There Be Horns,' going into elaborate detail about how the songs came together.

"RJD2: From Samples to Songs" features over 35 videos, filmed in RJD2's home studio, as well as readings, downloadable tracks, creative prompts, and access to Soundfly's online Slack community where students get feedback on their work. It joins Soundfly's extensive subscription library of creative music courses for both amateur and professional-level musicians.

"I think one of the most common obstacles that artists fall prey to is being too delicate with their own music. I hope that one of the things I can do with this course is to provide the encouragement for students to think big, be bold, and be drastic when it comes to their recordings. I'd encourage students to find that boundary at which they might think something is 'acceptable' and blow right through it," said RJD2 about the inspiration behind the material. "By the end of the course, I hope you're excited to sit down and make music."

"Creating this course has changed the way I think about the building blocks of music," said Soundfly CEO Ian Temple. "I've shifted from focusing on notes and pitches to considering music to be chunks of manipulable sound. It's been a fascinating change of perspective and I'm excited for the music it inspires in our students."

Sign up at: https://Soundfly.com/RJD2

Watch the promo video: https://youtu.be/qf103sh2ukY

ABOUT SOUNDFLY

Soundfly offers creative courses for curious musicians looking to spark their creativity, expand their skill set, and discover new sounds. Students can subscribe to Soundfly's library of in-depth courses on topics ranging from songwriting to hip-hop production, or take their music learning to the next level with Soundfly's custom mentorship program, pairing students one-on-one with an expert to achieve a personal goal.

Learn more at: https://soundfly.com/.

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NotaryCam Partners with Texas Mortgage Law Firm, RUTH RUHL, P.C., to Add RON to Firm’s Loss Mitigation Services

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- 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 it has partnered with RUTH RUHL, P.C., a Texas-based law firm, to add security and automation to the firm's loss mitigation services through remote online notarization (RON).

RUTH RUHL, P.C., works with mortgage servicers and subservicers in all 50 states to provide state and federally compliant loss mitigation document preparation services. Using NotaryCam's RON platform, RUTH RUHL, P.C., will provide its clients with a secure eSign and eNotary process that improves efficiency while, most importantly, reduces the risk of fraud.

"RON is readily available with loan originations, but the concept of RON for loss mitigation is now coming to fruition," Ruth Ruhl, founder and president of RUTH RUHL, P.C., said. "I want RUTH RUHL, P.C., to be ahead of the curve and able to service my clients in a proactive manner. Partnering with NotaryCam provides a solution to my clients' time and money; it will all be paperless."

"One of the great things about RON is that we're finding new ways to use the technology every day," said NotaryCam Division President Rick Triola. "NotaryCam is honored to work with RUTH RUHL, P.C., to advance eSign and eNotarization education and implementation in the mortgage industry. All aspects of the mortgage industry stand to benefit from increased technology, and we are proud to be an innovator in bringing RON to the loss mitigation sector."

NotaryCam engages multiple forms of identity authentication and verification methods and provides audio and video recording of each notarization. NotaryCam's platform also allows multiple parties to join the signing ceremony in person or from anywhere in the world and is supported by a robust, nationwide network of trained eNotaries available 24/7/365 to ensure a seamless, error-free notarization.

"Two of the factors that made this partnership with NotaryCam so attractive is the security of the platform and how it verifies the borrower's identity," continued Ruhl. "In my opinion, reducing the risk of fraud is key to my client's comfort level. The audio and video of the notary session, in my mind, helps to alleviate that risk. With NotaryCam, the notary is properly trained and understands the importance of the accuracy of both the borrower's signature and the electronic notary. Rick and I have the same commitment to our clients - excellence and customer service."

About NotaryCam, a Stewart Company

After pioneering the world's first multi-party/multi-state remote online notarization (RON), career real estate executive Rick Triola founded NotaryCam and completed the first mortgage remote online closing (ROC) in 2014. Today, NotaryCam, a Stewart-owned company, is the leader in online notarization and mortgage eClosing solutions, having notarized documents worldwide for hundreds of thousands of customers in all 50 states and more than 146 countries.

The company's patented eClose360® platform delivers the "perfect" online mortgage closing in every jurisdiction and supports all eClosing scenarios - RON, IPEN or Hybrids - with a flexible workflow for document recording and unparalleled identity verification, security and customer convenience. In addition to real estate transactions, NotaryCam provides RON services for the execution of electronic wills (eWills), legal docs (i.e. power of attorneys) and Apostilles. The company also proudly maintains an industry-leading 99.8 percent customer satisfaction rating.

Visit https://www.notarycam.com for additional information or to get a document notarized today.

@NotaryCam #ROC #RON #digitalmortgage #emortgage #eclosing #enotary

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Pure Transplant Solutions, LLC Announces Research Collaboration with the Department of Surgery at the University of Cambridge

AUSTIN, Texas -- Pure Transplant Solutions, LLC (PTS), a collaboration driven biotechnology company focused on the development of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-based diagnostics and therapeutics within the field of transplantation, is proud to announce that it has entered into a research collaboration with The University of Cambridge Abdominal Transplant Centre at Addenbrooke's Hospital, to develop new diagnostic strategies for DSA monitoring and characterization in transplantation.

The research is being led by Dr. Vasilis Kosmoliaptsis, Honorary Consultant Abdominal Transplant and HPB Surgeon, and Dr. Rico Buchli, Vice President Products and Services and Director of Research at PTS and its parent company, Pure Protein, LLC. The research project aims to investigate the relationship between alloantibody-HLA binding strength and the capacity of alloantibodies to mediate graft injury in solid organ transplantation, with the goal to develop and validate new HLA-antibody assays that will define the future thinking of antibody affinity in transplant rejection.

Dr. Kosmoliaptsis's group and collaborators have recently developed a novel immunoassay (microfluidic antibody affinity profiling) that enables quantification of antibody affinity and concentration directly in patient sera thus allowing clinical translation of this research for patient benefit. If successful, such data will potentially facilitate a new diagnostic tool to quantify alloantibody-mediated immunological risk that may enable improved access to transplantation, reduce the risk of humoral rejection, and improve transplant outcomes.

"Antibody affinity matters, and we believe that this work has the potential to transform clinical practice in transplantation," Dr. Kosmoliaptsis stated. "The provision of purified and naturally folded HLA reagents by PTS for use in our kinetics experiments provides an exciting opportunity to increase our understanding of the pathogenic potential of HLA-specific antibodies in the context of transplantation and to improve long-term transplant outcomes."

"This research will provide compelling new evidence supporting the role of DSA affinity assessment in risk stratification of donor-specific humoral responses. We foresee that this new insight into HLA antibody kinetics will provide new strategies and diagnostics that could help improve individual patient care and ultimately increase the lifespan of transplants," said Dr. Buchli.

About Pure Transplant Solutions, LLC

Pure Transplant Solutions, LLC was founded in 1999 in order to leverage the leading research in HLA protein of parent company, Pure Protein, LLC, into solutions to address a growing list of needs in organ transplantation.

About Pure Protein, LLC

Pure Protein, LLC is a biotechnology company funded and managed by Emergent Technologies, Inc. that is focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary technologies related to the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system, formed and exclusively licensed from the University of Oklahoma. Pure Protein, in conjunction with its affiliates and subsidiaries, aims to bring novel therapies and diagnostic tools to patients across a wide range of application areas spanning from therapeutic development in the fields of oncology, autoimmunity, and infectious disease, to antibody mediated rejection in transplantation.

Through its new ecommerce website, http://www.hlaprotein.com/, Pure Protein now offers academic and commercial researchers the ability to purchase individual HLA reagents to detect, profile, and monitor allele-specific immune responses, as well as HLA peptide epitope binding services to aid in improving the design of vaccination and therapeutic targeting strategies.

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American Icon ‘Biker’s Bible’ EASYRIDERS Returns: New License Deal Brings Biker Lifestyle to The Masses

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- GIT Corp., a publishing company out of New York, today announced a new partnership with ER71 USA. Inc. ("ER71") to license an exciting new monthly motorcycle magazine title that brings all the two-wheeled excitement of the motorcycle culture to the masses.

EASYRIDERS magazine has been known as the "biker's bible" for over 50 years. Now, CLASSIC EASYRIDERS will kickstart a new era of interest in motorcycling, drawing on its rich heritage as an integral part of entertaining the biker lifestyle it serves.

Publisher Ray Pelosi has brought back the original team of industry-leading editors including Dave Nichols, world famous motorcycle photographers such as Michael Lichter, and the original EASYRIDERS design team led by Regina Marsh and Carmelo Cadaudello to create a paper and digital monthly motorcycle magazine that is filled with custom bike features, action-packed biker runs, rallies and parties as only CLASSIC EASYRIDERS can bring them to you.

ER71 USA, Inc., the branding and marketing company behind EASYRIDERS, led by Pepper Foster, was looking for a way to bring the iconic magazine back after it ceased production in 2019. "We heard from our readers and supporters loud and clear," Pepper says. "They want their paper magazine back and we are proud to be partnering with the original editors and creative team to announce that EASYRIDERS is back. We're fired up!"

"I am ecstatic to be working with our original team to bring back the world's most iconic biker lifestyle magazine CLASSIC EASYRIDERS," says editor-in-chief Dave Nichols. "Our industry needs a paper magazine as well as a digital presence now more than ever before, to capture and promote the American motorcycle culture. We'll start off with issue 555 this December, which is where the old EASYRIDERS left off when it ceased publication in 2019."

While there will be no nudity as in the original EASYRIDERS, CLASSIC EASYRIDERS will bring readers the look and feel of biker magazines of the 1970s and '80s, with fresh new choppers, bobbers, classic motorcycles and the latest builds by today's top builders. The monthly magazine will also include interviews with biker legends and showcase motorcycle-related parts, products and accessories.

"I am thrilled to be working with Pepper Foster and ER71 on our second license deal for the EASYRIDERS brand and also excited to bring back and work with some of the finest talent in the motorcycle publishing industry," says publisher Pelosi.

The newly reimagined CLASSIC EASYRIDERS will be available for subscriptions and for sale through newsstands, convenience stores, books stores, and motorcycle shops as well as online across America and the world. "The original team who brought you EASYRIDERS magazine is back and burnin' rubber for 2022 with CLASSIC EASYRIDERS!" says Dave Nichols. "Join us for the ride of a lifetime!"

The first issue of CLASSIC EASYRIDERS will be available with the debut of the December 2021 issue, on sale November 19th. For more information or to subscribe, go to: https://classiceasyriders.com/shop/ols/products/classic-easyriders-magazine-subscription-1-year-50-off-cover-price

About GIT Corp.

In 2003, GIT Digital pioneered the digital revolution in the comic book industry with the line of Complete Comic Book Collection DVD-ROMs featuring the heroes of the Marvel Comics Universe. GIT's Complete Collections offered fans and collectors as many as 600-plus complete issues of these more than 40-year-old heroes on a single DVD.

Their line of best-selling collections included such iconic Marvel titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, Iron Man, Star Trek comics, The National Lampoon, MAD Magazine, Archie Comics, and more. GIT's Complete Comic Book Collection have themselves become collectibles, with some titles selling on the collector's market for as much as triple their original price.

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dave@classiceasyriders.com

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NAMMBA Announces Partnership with MCT

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA) announced today a partnership with San Diego based Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®). The relationship is an important step in both company's efforts to affect positive change - addressing the housing needs of underserved communities as well as encouraging and developing a more diverse work force in the mortgage sector.

"We're extremely excited to partner with MCT, the gold standard for secondary capital markets," said NAMMBA Founder/CEO Tony Thompson, CMB. "Like us, MCT believes in the power of diversity and inclusion and wants its team members to reflect the communities in which it does business. It's gratifying to have MCT's support at our highest sponsorship level."

Specifically, the partnership provides MCT consulting and recruiting resources, as well as access to a network of like-minded mortgage bankers. NAMMBA will tap into MCT's deep secondary expertise. Already, MCT has participated in round tables, webinars, and helped shape NAMMBA's most recent industry survey.

"Through our award-winning MCTlive! technology platform, we're consistently fueling innovation and change within mortgage capital markets. We believe our partnership with NAMMBA is in this same vein," said Curtis Richins, MCT President and CEO. "We are committed to moving the needle with regard to diversity, inclusion, and equality."

According to NAMMBA, over the next five years, 75 percent of all first-time home buyers will be women, millennials or people of color. Although there is concern across the industry about a stagnant or shrinking housing market, purchase mortgage opportunity is not only growing, it's changing. NAMMBA's most recent mortgage market forecast, the three largest diverse borrower groups (Asians, African-Americans, and Hispanics) generated more than $292 billion of purchase opportunity in 2020, which amounts to 24.2 percent of all purchase dollar opportunities.

About NAMMBA

The National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America is a purpose-driven organization that is dedicated to the inclusion of minorities and women in the mortgage industry who are advocates for sustainable homeownership in local communities. To fulfill its mission, NAMMBA provides programs and initiatives to introduce minorities and women into the mortgage industry, including recruiting, advisory, networking and training for enterprises and individual professionals. For more information, visit: http://www.nammba.org

About MCT:

Founded in 2001, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) is the industry's leading provider of fully-integrated capital markets services and technology. MCT offers an array of best-in-class services and software covering mortgage pipeline hedging, best execution loan sales, outsourced lock desk solutions, MSR portfolio valuations, business intelligence analytics, mark to market services, and an award-winning, comprehensive capital markets software platform called MCTlive!. MCT supports independent mortgage bankers, depositories, credit unions, warehouse lenders, and correspondent investors of all sizes. Headquartered in San Diego, California, MCT also has offices in Philadelphia, Healdsburg, and Texas. For more information, visit https://mct-trading.com/ or call (619) 543-5111.

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FormFree integrates AccountChek 3n1 one-stop VOE/VOIE into Encompass®

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® has partnered with ICE Mortgage Technology™, part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure,  to make its AccountChek 3n1 asset, income and employment verification service available in Encompass®, the mortgage industry's leading cloud-based loan origination platform.

The seamless API integration allows lenders to order, manage and review verification of asset (VOA) and verification of income/employment (VOIE) reports with a single provider selection in Encompass. By consolidating VOA and VOIE orders through a single vendor, mortgage lenders improve efficiency in the loan origination process, reduce per-loan costs and streamline vendor due diligence.

FormFree's AccountChek 3n1 securely delivers direct-source VOA and VOI/E data in less than a minute, significantly shortening loan application timelines and collecting critical underwriting documents earlier in the application process.

VOA (Asset Report)

For over 10 years, FormFree VOA has helped borrowers skip the paper chase when qualifying for a loan. Borrowers send their direct-source financial data straight to lenders in an underwriting-friendly format that reduces delays, manual errors and fraud risk. Real-time insight into borrowers' assets, income and employment enables better credit decisioning.

Key features include:

* Average connection time of just 22 seconds

* Available with 30, 60, 90 and 180-day refresh periods

* Government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) rep and warrant relief eligible

VOIE (Income and Employment Report)

Several of today's popular VOI and VOE solutions have a success rate of less than 50%, requiring lenders to fall back on manual verification processes that are slow and result in a diminished borrower experience. FormFree's VOIE product covers 85% of all U.S. workers (over 100 million wage earners), saving lenders time and improving margins.

Key features include:

* Flat pricing significantly lower than market alternatives

* Up to 6 most recent pay stubs and 2 years of W-2s

* One free report refresh prior to close

"Now mortgage lenders can get all three core verifications - assets, income and employment - from one trusted partner within the familiar Encompass environment," said FormFree CEO Brent Chandler. "By combining VOA and VOIE, FormFree's AccountChek 3n1 eliminates the cost and headache of managing multiple vendors, helps loan teams work more efficiently and delivers a world-class borrower experience that expedites pre-approvals and increases loan pull-through."

About FormFree®

FormFree® is a market-leading fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek® and Passport® make for a more inclusive credit decisioning landscape by enabling lenders to understand people's true ability to pay (ATP®). To date, thousands of U.S. lenders and brokers have ordered millions of FormFree's patented verification reports representing trillions of dollars in loan verifications. FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience, dramatically reduces origination timelines and offers automated analysis and standardized delivery to lenders and investors using a secure ReIssueKey®. For more information, visit https://www.formfree.com/ or follow FormFree on LinkedIn.

ICE Mortgage Technology combines technology, data and expertise to automate the entire mortgage process from consumer engagement through loan registration and every step and task in between. ICE Mortgage Technology is the leading cloud-based loan origination platform provider for the mortgage industry with solutions that enable lenders to originate more loans, lower origination costs, and reduce the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality, and efficiency. Visit https://www.icemortgagetechnology.com/ or call (877) 355-4362 to learn more.

About Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.

Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and/or its affiliates is located here: https://www.intercontinentalexchange.com/terms-of-use. Key Information Documents for certain products covered by the EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation can be accessed on the relevant exchange website under the heading "Key Information Documents (KIDS)."

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- Statements in this press release regarding ICE's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, as filed with the SEC on February 4, 2021.

Twitter: @RealFormFree @ICEMortgageTech #mortgageindustry #fintech #digitalmortgage

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The Spodak Dental Group Partners with the Delray Beach Police Department to Provide a Safe Remote Location During Hurricane Season

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- With hurricane season approaching, the Spodak Dental Group team once again partners with the Delray Beach Police Department to provide the disaster relief team a safe "home base" shelter in the event of a severe weather occurrence. This is the fifth year that the team has opened up the facility to local first responders, and is only one of five local businesses to do so.

"We consider it an honor to be able to open up our doors to first responders in the event of an emergency," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "I designed our Gold LEED Certified facility to be environmentally conscious for the benefit of my community members, so this is just another way for the state-of-the-art facility to support our community and keep our local emergency personnel safe."

Part of the Delray Beach Police Department's annual hurricane planning and preparedness is securing remote locations (businesses) in the city to house officers during an actual hurricane, where they are safe and protected. This strategy allows them to deploy personnel directly to their geographical area when the storm has passed and prevents them from traveling in the storm or if roads are closed from damage or debris moments after the storm's passing.

Locations must be structurally sound and be able to withstand a Category 3 (or higher) hurricane. A team of up to 12 officers/firefighters/paramedics will sleep, eat and shower at the business for one to three days, or until the area is considered safe.

The Spodak Dental Group facility can withstand wind speeds in excess of 180mph, which is above hurricane Category 5 classification; has a generator output of 50,000kw; and offers a full kitchen and shower facilities. The last time the Delray Beach Police Department utilized the office space was during and after Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

"Spodak Dental Group has been a tremendous help and has played a vital role in our deployment for the past five years during hurricane season by allowing the Delray Beach Police Department to utilize their facility for the berthing of our officers," said Delray Beach Police Department Chief Javaro Sims. "They have created a safe and convenient place for our officers to operate from. This allows our officers to expedite our response when necessary. Spodak truly exemplifies our motto, 'One Delray, One Community, One Police Department.'"

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com/ for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment.

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E-commerce Behavioral AI Leader Fanplayr Expands in MENA with Woman-led Reseller Magnify Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Fanplayr, the leader in online behavioral personalization and artificial intelligence, announces it will continue its global expansion with a presence in the Middle East and North Africa through a partnership with Magnify Solutions - a woman-led reseller based in Dubai. The new partnership will allow Fanplayr to bring its full line of e-commerce behavioral products and patented Segmentation-as-a-Service to major manufacturers and businesses operating in MENA and nearby regions.

Reseller Magnify Solutions is led by co-founder Shana Doherty, who was noted in the 'Top 100 Most Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs' by Small Business Britain's f:Entrepreneur campaign in January 2021. Doherty also was recognized by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office's '2020 Great Inspirations' campaign for founding Generosity Bank, and by an Entrepreneur campaign highlighting businesses founded by leaders from diverse backgrounds.

"Shana is an inspiring leader and a savvy businessperson with a great track record for helping businesses develop their e-commerce and adtech capabilities," said Simon Yencken, Fanplayr CEO and Co-founder. "We are excited to work with Shana and her team in bringing Fanplayr's products to the MENA region."

The new partnership will allow Magnify Solutions to offer Fanplayr's e-commerce solutions to both existing and new customers in the region. "We are delighted to represent Fanplayr in the MENA region, working with both local home grown and global brands to bolster their e-commerce capabilities with Fanplayr's advanced capabilities, including its patented 'Segmentation-as-a-Service,'" says Doherty.

Fanplayr already has begun working with customers in the MENA region, including a major holding company agency and software brand. "Significant revenue potential exists in the Middle East, and we're anxious to capitalize on it by offering the kind of real-time, actionable data that is unique to Fanplayr products," says Yencken.

Expansion of products and customer service to the Middle East comes as a continuation of Fanplayr's strategic growth, including agreements within the past 6 months with key partners in the UK and Latin America and the acquisition of reseller Jamu Inc. in Japan.

About Fanplayr

Fanplayr is a global leader in e-commerce behavioral data, using machine learning and AI to enable businesses to increase conversion rates and revenue, collect more leads, and retarget visitors with personalized recommendations during and after the shopping experience. Fanplayr is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with offices in New York, Buenos Aires, Brazil, Mexico, Milan, London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Hamburg, Melbourne and Tokyo.

Learn more at: https://fanplayr.com/

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