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Mid America Mortgage Executives to Speak at Upcoming MBA, ALTA Events

ADDISON, Texas -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today that two of its executives will be sharing their expertise at upcoming events for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the American Land Title Association (ALTA), respectively.

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, Mid America's Managing Director of Whole Loan Trading Michael Lima will present alongside other industry experts on the topic of "Scratch and Dent - What's Trading?" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. MT at the MBA's Whole Loan Trading Workshop, held at the Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel in Phoenix.

"The scratch and dent market remains an active and viable outlet for lenders to offload aging loans from their warehouse lines and reduce pressure on their warehouse capacity," said Lima. "Mid America has personally provided such an outlet for more than $1 billion in loans with minor compliance and/or performance issues and continues to aggressively engage in this market."

Next, Mid America Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode will join several panelists for a discussion on the rising demand for eMortgages during the ALTA & MBA Digital Closing & eMortgage Boot Camp at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Dec. 11-12. The session, "Why Digital?" will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. MT.

"Mid America Mortgage is proud to be among the first lenders in the nation to embrace digital mortgages. Not only have we continue to reap the benefits of the digital process we created, but we've also seen first-hand how the this process improves the borrower experience from both an efficiency and cost-savings standpoint," Bode said. "With the tremendous strides being made at the state level regarding remote online notarization, demand and adoption of digital mortgages will only increase in the coming months."

About Mid America Mortgage, Inc.

Mid America Mortgage, Inc., Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners and are also the nation's leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Learn more at https://www.midamericamortgage.com/.

In operation since 1940, Mid America has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, including its adoption of eClosings and eNotes. Click n' Close is Mid America's ultra-secure, digital mortgage approval and closing process that gets home buyers from application to closing within two weeks. With just a few clicks at closing, Click n' Close puts keys in the home buyer's hand in 15 minutes or less. Apply online at https://clicknclose.com.

Named a 2018 "Top Mortgage Workplaces" winner by Mortgage Professional America, a 2018 "Top Mortgage Employer" by National Mortgage Professional and a 2019 "Top 25 Companies in Mortgage and Servicing" by MReport, Mid America is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join our growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit https://www.midamericamortgage.com/careers/.

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SafeChain to Integrate ALTA Registry into Its Real Estate Wire Fraud Prevention Platform SafeWire

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- SafeChain, the industry leader in wire fraud prevention software for land title, announced today that it will integrate the national ALTA Registry into its real estate wire fraud prevention platform SafeWire. Through the integration, mortgage lenders will be able to search the Registry and verify the identity of title insurance agents and settlement companies, providing an enhanced level of efficiency and security to the real estate transaction.

"The national ALTA Registry is a unique real estate utility created specifically for mortgage lenders," said Paul Martin, ALTA's Registry director. "We're pleased to offer this tool to SafeChain as it looks to deliver innovative products to its customers. The emergence of the ALTA Registry as an effective and easy to use source of data and information comes at the perfect time to help counter the alarming increase in wire fraud."

ALTA launched the ALTA Registry in 2017 as the first national database of title insurance agents and settlement companies. In addition to contact information and branch locations for agents and title companies, each ALTA Registry listing also includes a title agent or real estate attorney's unique seven-digit ALTA ID. As most real estate wire fraud schemes involve spoofing the identity of the title and/or settlement agent involved in transaction, the ability to verify the identity of these individuals using the ALTA ID and contact information contained within the ALTA Registry provides added assurance that lenders are interacting with legitimate parties to the transaction.

"With wire fraud on the rise, everyone in the real estate transaction - lenders included - must increase their level of vigilance to maintain the integrity of the process," said Tony Franco, SafeChain co-founder and CEO. "Integrating the ALTA Registry ALTA ID into SafeWire enhances the level of security we're able to provide to all parties, bringing us one step closer to completely eliminating fraud in the wire transfer process."

Learn more about the ALTA Registry by visiting https://www.altaidregistry.org/.

About ALTA:

The American Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is a national trade association representing more than 6,200 title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and real estate attorneys. ALTA members conduct title searches, examinations, closings, and issue title insurance that protects real property owners and mortgage lenders against losses from defects in titles.

About SafeChain:

SafeChain makes real estate transactions safer and simpler. Built by real estate title experts in collaboration with banking technologists, SafeChain tackles the inefficiencies of the buying and selling process from the inside-out to help title companies, mortgage bankers and realtors decrease costs and deliver a better experience for customers. Leveraging the most advanced technologies, including blockchain, SafeChain increases the speed and security of closings to deliver faster transactions and better consumer confidence. For more information visit http://www.safechain.io.

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