The Mortgage Collaborative Welcomes LaNette Holley as Director of Strategic Initiatives

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s only independent mortgage cooperative, announced the hiring of LaNette Holley as their Director of Strategic Initiatives. Holley comes to The Mortgage Collaborative with over 25 years of experience in the area of mortgage lending.

DocMagic and BeSmartee Integrate, Creating a Fast, Fully Digital Application Process for Borrowers

TORRANCE, Calif. — DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry’s leading provider of document production, automated compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it completed an integration with BeSmartee, a leader in mortgage automation technology.

Arbor Day Foundation Partners with Simplifile to Plant Trees for Earth Month

PROVO, Utah — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant more than 2,300 trees in Goethe State Forest (Florida) in honor of Arbor Day 2017 and April’s worldwide Earth Month celebration.

EPIC’s Carl Pilger to Present at ‘The First 100 Days: What the New Administration Means For Benefits, Taxes and Employment Compliance’

ATLANTA, Ga. — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Director of Employee Benefits Compliance Carl Pilger will present at “The First 100 Days: What the New Administration Means For Benefits, Taxes and Employment Compliance” seminar on Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 a.m. at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

New Legislation Enables Massachusetts Jurisdictions to Electronically Record Land Court Documents

PROVO, Utah — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that it is now electronically recording Land Court documents in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the first time.

Mid America Mortgage Purchases $2.7 Billion in Mortgage Servicing Rights

ADDISON, Texas — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has acquired the mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) for $2.7 billion in government loans. The portfolio includes a number of delinquent VA- and FHA-insured loans. The sale was completed at the end of March, and LoanCare, Mid America’s sub-servicer, will take possession of the purchased MSRs on May 2.

Jim Paul Joins Bank of Southern California N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that Jim Paul has joined the Bank as Vice President, Business Banking at the Del Mar Corporate office. He will primarily focus on building new client relationships for the bank.

Recently Formed Ventana Home Mortgage, LLC Partners with OpenClose to Help Launch its New Mortgage Conduit Business

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — OpenClose, an enterprise-class, multi-channel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage software solutions provider, announced that Ventana Home Mortgage, LLC a residential mortgage conduit aggregator with a focus on the non-QM market, has signed with the company to utilize its OC Correspondent(TM) module. The web-based, turnkey solution will fully automate Ventana’s new conduit business, and is expected to do so in less than 45 days.

Simplifile Hires Toni Carroll as National Settlement Account Manager

PROVO, Utah — Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced it has hired title and settlement industry veteran Toni Carroll as national settlement account manager. In this position, Carroll will maintain and improve Simplifile’s settlement software vendor relationships while supporting the sales effort to deliver Settlement Collaboration to the real estate industry.

Mortgage Capital Trading Adds Cara Krause to its Growing Sales Team

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that Cara Krause has joined the company as regional sales director. Ms. Krause will handle business development efforts and client management for new lender clients in the Northeast region of the country.