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Southwestern Investment Group’s Jesse Scroggins Named to Forbes’ List of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Southwestern Investment Group, an independent wealth management company, is pleased to announce that Jesse Scroggins, Executive Vice President and head of the Jesse Scroggins Wealth Team, has been named to Forbes' list of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors. The list recognizes a select group of individuals who are 40 years of age or younger, have a minimum of four years of industry experience, and lead - or are viewed as potential leaders of - their teams.

Jesse specializes in financial planning and holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS(r)) designation, has received his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, and is an independent, registered representative with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. The Jesse Scroggins Wealth Team, based in Homewood, AL, takes a highly personal approach to serving its clients, offering convenience and simplicity so clients can focus on what is important to them.

"On behalf of the firm, I want to congratulate Jesse for this significant achievement," said Jeff Dobyns, President of Southwestern Investment Group. "He is an invaluable contributor to our team, and we couldn't be more proud of his work and the leadership he continues to demonstrate. Jesse is the true embodiment of our firm's values and our approach to serving clients."

The ranking, developed by Forbes' partner, SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews.

Since its beginning in 2002, Southwestern Investment Group's family of advisors has come together to provide clients with a service level that is both personal and intimate, while offering the products of a large-scale organization, thanks to its relationship with broker/dealer Raymond James Financial Services. To learn more, visit the company's website at https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/.

About Southwestern Investment Group:

As of 3/31/2022. Southwestern Investment Group was established in 2002 as an independent practice and manages more than $5.8 billion in client assets. The advisors at Southwestern Investment Group are registered representatives with Raymond James Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, which allows them to have the support of a large company while offering the personalized services of a small organization. Southwestern Investment Group uses sensible, sound, and conservative investment strategies and holistic services to enhance and help preserve your wealth. For more information, visit swinvestmentgroup.com.

About Raymond James Financial Services:

As of 3/31/2022. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,500 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. Total client assets are $1.26 trillion. Additional information is available at https://www.raymondjames.com/.

Legal Disclaimer:

Investment advisory services offered through Southwestern Investment Advisory Services, Inc., an independent registered investment adviser. Southwestern Investment Group and Jesse Scroggins Wealth Team are not registered broker/dealers and are independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Representatives may not be registered to offer securities and advisory services in all states.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP(r), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm), CFP(r) (with plaque design) and CFP(r) (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The Forbes Next-Gen Wealth Advisors - Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. The Research Summary (as of August 2022) included: 35,465 nominations for all rankings, based on thresholds, 19,986 invited to complete online survey, 14,892 telephone interviews, 3,038 in-person interviews at advisors' location, 1,357 virtual interviews and 3,513 individuals considered and 1,000 individuals won the Next-Gen ranking. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. For more information and complete details on methodology, go to https://www.shookresearch.com/

Related link: https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/

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Free News Articles, Software

iToolab Unveils Updates for UnlockGo (Android), a Powerful and Efficient Tool for Bypassing FRP Lock and Screen Locks

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- iToolab Co Ltd: Environmental protection has been promoted for years, and people are now more willing than ever to use used electronic devices. When people get a second-hand phone, they often find that they need to sign in to the previous Google account, which is an unanswerable problem.

"We hope to build a better planet together with our users. This should not be stopped by anything. That's why iToolab UnlockGo has released a simpler FRP bypass solution, which will allow more people to solve problems in minutes," says CEO Mia Garcia.

iToolab is a brand with an international reach that offers much more than just one or two smartphone utilities. Instead, iToolab has become known for its toolkit of various smartphone utilities for Android and iOS. Users have trusted iToolab with their smartphones since 2018, when industry experts founded the company with programming and utility tool development backgrounds.

UPDATED FEATURES OF UNLOCKGO (ANDROID) V6.0.0

With the latest update of UnlockGo for Android, users can bypass Google FRP locks with fewer steps. The old process entailed dozens of steps. Now, users with Android OS 5-12 can skip the Google verification screen on their Samsung smartphones and tablets with just three simple steps. Other FRP tools require a second phone, an extra FRP bypass App or APKs download, and a Samsung account, but UnlockGo from iToolab eliminates the need for any of these.

EFFICIENT UNLOCKING FEATURES

Remove Screen locks on Android device

iToolab's UnlockGo for Android allows its users to remove screen locks on Android devices seamlessly. Users can easily unlock PINs, patterns, and passwords and clear out fingerprints and face recognition information. This feature can be used on various Android phones.

Unlock Samsung phone and tablet without losing data

While there are other tools out there that perform similar functions as UnlockGo for Android, there is a significant pain point. Older Samsung device data is typically wholly erased with other tools in unlocking the screen. With UnlockGo for Android, this problem has been eliminated. For Samsung S7 devices and earlier, UnlockGo can be used to unlock screens without any data loss.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT UNLOCKGO (ANDROID)

Compatibility

iToolab's UnlockGo for Android seamlessly supports a variety of models from brands including Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, Asus, Lenovo, Sony, ZTE, and many others. The most popular Android-carrying brands are compatible with UnlockGo's technology.

Pricing

The team at iToolab offers UnlockGo for Android for individuals and enterprises alike. Merchants can receive customized pricing with the iToolab business plan, which provides pricing based on the number of devices supported. Pricing for users starts at $29.95 monthly and includes up to 5 devices and 1 PC. Merchant pricing starts at $55.95 yearly for 6 to unlimited devices and 1 PC.

All iToolab UnlockGo (Android) purchases are backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee, free customer support, and lifetime free updates.

With UnlockGo for Android, iToolab gives people an easy-to-use screen unlocking and FRP bypassing tool that provides the best quality possible. Users and reviewers have highly praised the tool. More information can be found at https://itoolab.com/android-phone-unlocker/.

ABOUT ITOOLAB

iToolab is an international company founded in 2008 to help iOS and Android users solve various issues with leading-edge smartphone tools for repair and recovery, unlocking, and more. iToolab is a trusted one-stop shop for smartphone utility apps.

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Southwestern Investment Group’s Lucas Swatzell Named to Forbes’ List of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Southwestern Investment Group, an independent wealth management company, is pleased to announce that Lucas Swatzell, Senior Vice President and head of the Swatzell Wealth team, has been named to Forbes' list of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors. The list recognizes a select group of individuals who are 40 years of age or younger, have a minimum of four years of industry experience, and lead - or are viewed as potential leaders of - their teams.

Lucas specializes in long-term planning, has received his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, and is an independent, registered representative with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. The Swatzell Wealth Team, with offices in Franklin and Columbia, TN, focuses on helping its clients meet their unique goals and objectives and in building lasting relationships with them.

"On behalf of Southwestern Investment Group, I want to congratulate Lucas on this outstanding and well-deserved honor," said Jeff Dobyns, President of Southwestern Investment Group. "His expertise has added significant value to our firm. Lucas has also been a tremendous role model to his team, and we are very proud of the impact he continues to make in the lives of his clients and colleagues."

The ranking, developed by Forbes' partner, SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews.

Since its beginning in 2002, Southwestern Investment Group's family of advisors has come together to provide clients with a service level that is both personal and intimate, while offering the products of a large-scale organization, thanks to its relationship with broker/dealer Raymond James Financial Services. To learn more, visit the company's website at swinvestmentgroup.com.

About Southwestern Investment Group:

As of 3/31/2022. Southwestern Investment Group was established in 2002 as an independent practice and manages more than $5.8 billion in client assets. The advisors at Southwestern Investment Group are registered representatives with Raymond James Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, which allows them to have the support of a large company while offering the personalized services of a small organization. Southwestern Investment Group uses sensible, sound, and conservative investment strategies and holistic services to enhance and help preserve your wealth. For more information, visit https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/.

About Raymond James Financial Services:

As of 3/31/2022. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,500 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. Total client assets are $1.26 trillion. Additional information is available at https://www.raymondjames.com/ .

Legal Disclaimer:

Investment advisory services offered through Southwestern Investment Advisory Services, Inc., an independent registered investment adviser. Southwestern Investment Group and Swatzell Wealth Team are not registered broker/dealers and are independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Representatives may not be registered to offer securities and advisory services in all states.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP(r), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm), CFP(r) (with plaque design) and CFP(r) (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The Forbes Next-Gen Wealth Advisors - Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings. The Research Summary (as of August 2022) included: 35,465 nominations for all rankings, based on thresholds, 19,986 invited to complete online survey, 14,892 telephone interviews, 3,038 in-person interviews at advisors' location, 1,357 virtual interviews and 3,513 individuals considered and 1,000 individuals won the Next-Gen ranking. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. For more information and complete details on methodology, go to https://www.shookresearch.com/

Related link: https://www.swinvestmentgroup.com/

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Business, Free News Articles, Software

Newly Released FineShare FineCam – A Smart Virtual Camera Makes It Much Easier for Video Production

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- FineShare Co., Ltd. announced the latest version of FineShare FineCam - an AI-powered virtual camera software. To meet the expectations of customers, FineShare FineCam now is available for Mac and rolls out some brand new features including advanced adjustment, webcam overlay, branding templates, low light video booster, auto framing, etc.

FineShare FineCam can not only turn any camera such as iPhone, iPad, and GoPro into an HD webcam but can also easily capture memorable moments with a crisp, clear vision. It upgrades users' webcams, gives videos a cinematic feel, and makes users look better in Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Twitch, OBS, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

With FineShare FineCam, users can shoot with a multi-camera setup. Switch to Landscape mode/Portrait mode, change the front camera from the rear camera, use both front and rear cameras, or more, just at your fingertips.

Besides replacing messy webcam backgrounds with millions of free stunning images, FineShare FineCam gives users the ability to set videos, YouTube videos, PowerPoint slides, and web pages as virtual backgrounds and overlay themselves over PPT/video/webpage backgrounds. By using deep learning to process real-time videos, FineShare FineCam can adjust light and focus automatically.

FineShare FineCam provides pre-made branding templates. Users can choose one and create a cool design in seconds. Working with over 800 communication tools, FineShare FineCam builds a bridge between users' devices and communication tools. With just one click, users can use FineShare FineCam with any communication app.

To learn more details about FineShare FineCam, click here: https://www.fineshare.com/mediapage/finecam/

"A high-quality virtual camera is essential to successful virtual presentations. We already have seen users including senior managers, teachers, students, and experts speak highly of FineShare FineCam and said they would be happy to use FineShare FineCam as their main virtual cameras," said Jared Dun, the Founder and CEO of FineShare Co., Ltd. "We believe the versatility of FineShare FineCam would serve the larger group of users. We will continue to make improvements to our software, making everyone shoot cinematic videos like a pro and get a good camera shooting experience."

To celebrate the release of FineShare FineCam for Mac, FineShare will hold a giveaway to give back to customers. Click here to learn more: https://www.fineshare.com/campaign/finecam-virtual-background-contest.html

About FineShare Co., Ltd.:

Founded in 2021, FineShare is a young company dedicated to developing easy-to-use apps and helping people build better connections and communications wherever they are. We will keep progressing and improve user experience in virtual meetings, video calls, online teaching, live streams, and other scenarios.

Visit: https://www.fineshare.com/

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

New Financial Literacy Book – A Playbook for Financial Success

AKRON, Ohio -- "Escape the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Lifestyle" (ISBN: 978-1667832098), written by Larry Szeliga and published by MYOB Publishing, is a financial literacy book that offers a fresh new solution to an age-old problem. It's not a book about how to get rich fast or how to make a million dollars, but rather a book that recounts the author's road to financial health.

Despite the author being a successful C-Level Executive with a six-figure income and a history of managing multi-million-dollar companies through decades of profitable growth, his personal finances were a mess. In fact, they were so poor that they led to a divorce and eventually to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. It was a wake-up call that made him take control of his life and his finances.

When Szeliga first realized he was in financial trouble, he, like many, turned to the Internet for guidance. He quickly learned that he was not alone. Statistics showed that 78 percent of working adult Americans barely have enough money to pay their bills each month; and 40 percent couldn't cover an unexpected $400 expense. Those stats really hit home.

The author took action and got back on track. When he told a friend how he turned his financial health around, that friend suggested he "write a book" to teach others how to achieve financial health and maintain it.

"Escape the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Lifestyle" focuses on action, not theory. It gives readers practical tools and templates to use in making better financial decisions. It teaches readers how mindset and perseverance can impact financial well-being. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to collect and analyze information needed to make good money management decisions and puts readers in control. It shows them how to make their income go up and their expenses go down.

Readers will learn what to do, how to do it, and understand why they're doing it. They'll apply fictious examples in the book to their own personal circumstances for a successful financial playbook that they can reference for years to come.

"I firmly believe that your life is your business, and you are the boss," Szeliga says. "People are the source of enormous, untapped potential and my goal is to help them unlock that potential."

For more information, visit: https://www.myobpublishing.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B354JTDX

About the Author:

Larry Szeliga is the founder and CEO of MYOB Publishing, LLC. He is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, business consultant and personal coach. He's recently retired and never has to work again.

Related link: https://www.myobpublishing.com/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software

FormFree and HomeScout partner to help lenders identify mortgage-ready borrowers earlier in the home buying journey

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.

HomeScout offers mortgage professionals a suite of tools built to capture more purchase business and close more loans by engaging with in-market home buyers early in their home buying journeys. With the introduction of HomeScout Qualified Borrower, FormFree and HomeScout helps prospective homebuyers - including those with thin credit files or no credit score at all - understand their buying power and share it with lenders before completing a detailed loan application or receiving an initial loan estimate.

FormFree is a leading provider of ability to pay (ATP®) analytics for the lending industry, including verification of assets (VOA), verification of income and employment (VOI/E) and rent payment history. FormFree's patent-pending Residual Income Knowledge Index™ (RIKI™) supplements traditional credit evaluation models with analysis of a consumer's cash flow and residual income, creating a more complete picture of a borrower's creditworthiness and potentially allowing more borrowers to qualify for a home loan.

"The systemic bias in today's lending model, however unintentional, has created a homeownership gap that has persisted for decades. The FHFA is calling upon the entire industry to make housing equity a priority, and FormFree is answering that call," said FormFree Chief Strategy Officer Eric Lapin. "Our Qualified Borrower™ token provides the top-of-funnel intelligence lenders need to responsibly extend credit to more borrowers while curbing sky-high loan origination costs."

"Our partnership with HomeScout redefines the way lenders engage with past customers and prospects by combining clear signals of home buying intent with a complete understanding of each consumer's ability to finance a home," said FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler. "These are the highest-quality leads the industry has ever seen."

"Every day, hundreds of thousands of Americans start their home buying journeys online. With so many potential leads, the challenge for lenders is figuring out which buyers have both the intent to buy a home and the ability to repay a mortgage loan," said David Camp, President of HomeScout. "By combining our consumer marketing suite with FormFree's Qualified Borrower token, HomeScout Qualified Borrower helps lenders more efficiently connect with mortgage-ready home buyers before they are scooped up by competitors."

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®). Our vision is to leverage source data and data-driven intelligence to usher in a new era of transparent, fair and liquid credit markets. 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 HomeScout:

HomeScout is a lender-centric platform dedicated to growing conversions and retention rates for the mortgage industry. HomeScout, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstClose®, a highly respected financial technology provider. This strategic partnership provides mortgage industry professionals with access to an extraordinary suite of solutions to best serve in-market home buyers and sellers, while also providing the necessary tools to amplify business growth.

With HomeScout, consumers will find all the tools they need to help them through the home buying and selling journey, including a branded and secure search portal.

HomeScout is committed to the retention and growth of database clients while providing commission security and consistency for mortgage professionals and organizations.

For more information on HomeScout visit https://homescout.realty.com/.

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Product Launches

Teen Social Entrepreneur Michael C. Platt’s Cookbook ‘Michaels Desserts’ to Launch Our Tomorrow Series, Fall 2022

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Sixteen-year-old social entrepreneur Michael C. Platt's highly anticipated cookbook "Michaels Desserts" (Mixed Media Resources; Paperback/eBook; On Sale: Nov. 1, 2022; $19.95; ISBN: 978-1684620470) will be the first title in the Our Tomorrow series published by Mixed Media Resources LLC. The food justice advocate will make his literary debut as the first of four authors in a groundbreaking series created to amplify the voices of teen activists using their gifts to make the world a better place.

At nine years old, Michael C. Platt's life changed dramatically after learning he had a disability...and fell in love with baking. In his cookbook, Michael tells the incredible story of how discovering baking helped him manage epileptic seizures. Featured on season 4 of "Kids Baking Championship" on Food Network, Michael remains one of the premier teen bakers in the country and turned his passion for dishing out delectable sweets into a business and charity. In "Michaels Desserts," his big heart is on full display as he shares the inspiration behind his advocacy to end food insecurity and gives tips for how to ensure people have access to food in their communities.

With stunning photography throughout, "Michaels Desserts" features over 44 easy-to-do, step-by-step recipes, including Michael's signature Freedom Fighter Cupcakes, named after notable historical figures. A fun and accessible cookbook, perfect for kids learning how to bake or anyone who wants to discover exciting and delicious dessert recipes.

Michael has been featured in the Capital Gazette, WUSA9 news, CBS News, PGCTV News, TEDx Talks, Good Morning America, CNN, Washington Post, People.com, Guideposts, and more.

The Our Tomorrow book series is geared toward middle school readers, assembles a diverse lineup of bright young social entrepreneurs, global community leaders, and activists who share their inspirational stories and provide concrete ideas for solving today's challenges for the promise of a better tomorrow.

Distributed by Union Square Books. Publicity is in partnership with The Oracle Group International. "Consciously founded, The Oracle Group International creates opportunities to celebrate diverse voices and empower future writers and literary activists to use 'the power of the pen,'" says CEO Mocha Ochoa. "I am honored to partner with the Our Tomorrow series to assist in the building and implementation of this new initiative." Upcoming releases include "Books N Bros" by Sidney Keys III and "Kindness Is My Hobby" by Ruby Kate Chitsey.

Learn more about the Our Tomorrow series (website under construction): http://www.ourtomorrowbooks.com/

About Mixed Media Resources LLC:

Mixed Media Resources LLC is an industry leader in the world of craft and DIY books, publishing widely distributed book and booklet titles in knitting, crochet, drawing, adult coloring, and cartooning. In 2022, MMR created Our Tomorrow, an inspirational book series geared toward middle schoolers and written by teen activists who are actively engaged in bringing positive change to the world.

About The Oracle Group International:

The Oracle Group International is a globally recognized literary public relations and marketing agency that specializes in producing events that promote literacy. Our primary focus is to connect authors with events that engage and uplift the local, national, and global community. Learn more: https://theoraclegroupinc.co/

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Mortgage Professional America Magazine Names Natalie Arshakian to List of Elite Women For 2022

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today that Natalie Arshakian has been selected to Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine's list of Elite Women in Mortgage for 2022. The annual awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate 67 successful women who are taking on gender inequality in leadership by continuously challenging societal expectations. These women don't let unconscious biases prevent them from breaking the mold as they rewrite the rules and work to make the mortgage industry more inclusive for all people, no matter their gender identity.

Natalie Arshakian, Senior Director of LockCentral at MCT, is an exceptional female leader working in a role that beneficially impacts the mortgage industry. Arshakian started as an entry-level analyst at MCT, and within five years, she was promoted six times to her current position. She has over seven years of experience working in financial services and holds a foundational B.A in Political Science from UCLA. Arshakian's expertise lies in the areas of locking, pricing, data analysis, team leadership, mentoring, pipeline building, internal process creation, risk management and auditing.

Arshakian leads and mentors a team of 35 analysts who provide services to over 65 clients that lock over $7 billion a month. Arshakian's Lock Desk employee training program, commonly called Secondary Boot Camp, has provided a foundation of knowledge that has led to numerous growth opportunities within the secondary mortgage market. Her training and mentorship have enabled dozens of analysts to move from the Lock Desk into Trading, MSR, Programming, and Sales divisions at MCT. She has been instrumental in building the largest outsourced lock desk service provider in the nation.

MPA's Elite Women program is now in its sixth year. Nominators were asked to describe the nominee's standout professional achievements over the past 12 months, along with their contributions to diversity and inclusion in the industry and how they've given back through volunteer roles and charity work. After a thorough review of all the nominations, the MPA team narrowed down the list to the final 67 Elite Women who have made their mark on the industry.

About MCT:

Founded in 2001, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) has grown from a boutique mortgage pipeline hedging firm into 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 San Antonio. MCT is well known for its team of capital markets experts and senior traders who continue to provide the boutique-style hands-on engagement clients love.

For more information, visit https://mct-trading.com/ or call (619) 543-5111.

About Mortgage Professional America:

Mortgage Professional America (MPA) is the mortgage & finance industry's trusted source of news, opinion and analysis. MPA provides a real-time web service that keeps time-poor mortgage & finance professionals up to date with the latest breaking news, cutting-edge opinion, and expert analysis affecting both their business, and their industry as a whole.

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Business, Electronics, Free News Articles, Manufacturing

ViewTech Borescopes Bringing Line of Video Borescopes to the 2022 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- ViewTech Borescopes will be one of a hundred exhibitors in attendance at the 2022 API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit (IMIS). Taking place August 9 through 11 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, IMIS offers oil, gas, and chemical inspection professionals educational content and networking opportunities.

Since last exhibiting at the API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit in 2017, ViewTech Borescopes has expanded their line of remote visual inspection video borescopes. Quality managers, engineers, and inspectors throughout the petroleum industry rely on VJ-3 video borescopes for routine and non-routine maintenance requirements. Sales Consultant, Chris Courtright, will be available at booth 113 during IMIS expo hall hours to arrange trialing a ViewTech video borescope in the field with their no-cost, no-obligation demo program.

With the complicated and expensive equipment utilized upstream, midstream, and downstream, downtime is always critical. Combustion chambers, gear boxes, internal welds, pumps, manifolds, and other inaccessible areas can all be easily accessed with ViewTech's precise 180 or 360-degree articulation insertion tubes, available in 2.2mm, 2.8mm, 3.9mm or 6.0mm diameters and lengths reaching 8 meters.

Learn more about the API Inspection and Mechanical Integrity Summit: https://www.viewtech.com/about-us/tradeshows/api-inspection-summit-2022

VJ-3 Video Borescope:

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a nondestructive visual testing instrument used for the remote visual inspection of machinery, equipment, and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of an inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with control panel, LCD monitor, power source and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes:

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics, and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

Learn more: https://www.viewtech.com

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Business, Free News Articles, Reports and Studies

MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: July 2022 Data

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- MCT®, the leader in capital markets software and services supporting more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, is pleased to present the MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices for July 2022. MCT Data represents a balanced cross section of several hundred lenders among retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels.

A broad-based view of the entire market provides a more accurate picture of mortgage originations versus indices that are influenced by mega lenders. The July MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices is broken out by transaction type: purchase, rate/term refinance, and cash out refinance.

July MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices show that year-over-year total lock volume (-46.5 percent) continues to drop, as expected, when compared to the white-hot summer of 2021. However, the month-over-month rate/term refinance lock figure is up 11 percent versus June 2022 due to the recent bond market rally. Total mortgage rate locks by dollar volume decreased 1.5 percent in July, with purchase locks also declining 1.5 percent month-over-month and 8.9 percent from a year ago. Rate/term refinances are down 11.4 percent and cash out refinances are down 5.3 percent month-over-month. From one year ago, cash out refinance volume is down 77.9 percent, while rate/term refinance volume has dropped 94.2 percent. Given rate/term refinance volume was already down 90 percent year-over-year in the June MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices, this month's drop does not change the total much. Please note that loan sizes were up 8.3 percent over the past year, with the average loan amount increasing from $291k to $315k.

It is important to note that MCT's rate lock activity indices are based on actual dollar volume of locked loans, not number of applications. Especially in a tight purchase market, MCT believes its methodology (using actual loans locked vs. applications) is a more reliable metric. There is a higher likelihood of having multiple applications per funded loan, and prequals do not convert at as high of a rate in the current market as has historically been the case - especially when applications are counted at the early stage of entering a property address.

INDEX VALUES TO END JULY AS A PERCENTAGE BENCHMARKED TO THE START OF THE MONTH

Category | Month-Over-Month Index Value Change

Total: -1.50%

Purchase: -1.50%

Rate/Term Refinance: 11.36%

Cash Out Refinance: -5.28%

INDEX VALUE CHANGE YEAR-OVER-YEAR

Category | Year-Over-Year Index Value Change

Total: -46.53%

Purchase: -8.94%

Rate/Term Refinance: -94.17%

Cash Out Refinance: -77.87%

MCT will be publishing the MCTlive! Mortgage Lock Volume Indices monthly, intending the data to serve as an enduring informational tool for industry participants, analysts, and watchers.

About MCT:

Founded in 2001, Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT) ® has grown from a boutique mortgage pipeline hedging firm into the industry's leading provider of fully integrated capital markets services and technology. MCT's offerings include mortgage pipeline hedging, best execution loan sales, business intelligence and analytics, outsourced lock desk solutions, MSR valuation, hedging, and bulk sales, and the world's first, truly open marketplace for loan sales. MCT supports independent mortgage bankers, depositories, credit unions, warehouse lenders, and correspondent investors of all sizes within its award-winning digital platform, MCTlive! ®. Headquartered in sunny San Diego, MCT also has offices in Healdsburg, CA, Philadelphia, PA and Texas.

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