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FormFree makes inaugural appearance on 2021 Inc. 5000, ranking 1444

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® today announced it has ranked 1,444 on the 2021 Inc. 5000. This annual list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment: its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

FormFree has pioneered the effort to modernize and democratize credit decisioning with its AccountChek® and Passport™ products used by millions of consumers and thousands of lenders, including more than 60% of the industry's top-50 lenders. FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience that reduces origination timelines by up to 20 days and offers automated analysis and standardized delivery to lenders and investors using a secure ReIssueKey®.

"Our products have enhanced the lending experience for all parties. It's our mission to make the borrowing process simple and accurate," said FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler. "All of us at FormFree are elated to be included on the Inc. 5000 list and even more determined to continue to take the hassle out of financial verification."

"The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled," says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. "Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we've lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people."

Among the Inc. 5000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Combined, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years. The complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

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 Inc. Media

The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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FormFree Elects Mortgage Banking Authority James Deitch, CPA, CMB to Board of Directors

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® today announced the election of serial entrepreneur, mortgage banking executive and author James Deitch, CPA, CMB, to its board of directors. Deitch, a mortgage industry veteran of three decades, has counseled over 200 financial services businesses, served as president and CEO of five federally chartered banks and served on advisory panels for Fannie Mae (OTCMKTS: FNMA), Freddie Mac (OTCMKTS: FMCC), Truist (NYSE: TFC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC).

Deitch is the founder and CEO of Teraverde, a group of companies that helps banks and mortgage bankers streamline operations and improve processes and profitability while staying fully compliant with regulatory requirements. He is also a best-selling author, frequent speaker and authoritative thought leader in the residential real estate finance industry.

"Jim Deitch knows the mortgage industry inside and out," said FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler. "As a recognized authority on credit policy and risk management who has led some of the nation's fastest-growing banks, Jim's guidance and experience will be invaluable to FormFree as we pursue our mission of enhancing the lending experience for everyone."

"It is an honor to work with the FormFree team," said Deitch. "Brent is a true visionary with a clear sense of mission to make data-driven credit available to all qualified borrowers. It will be a privilege to work with Brent on this vision."

Deitch is the author of the books Digitally Transforming the Mortgage Banking Industry, Strategically Transforming the Mortgage Banking Industry and Disruptive Fintech. He is a frequent contributor to industry-leading publications and an active speaker whose credits include the national meetings of the National Association of Home Builders, the Mortgage Bankers Association, TEC International, Coldwell Banker and Century 21.

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: https://www.linkedin.com/company/formfree/.

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MBA’s Charmaine Brown to Kick-Off Day One #HousingDC21 Discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that Charmaine Brown, the Mortgage Bankers Association Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will kick-off Day One of #HousingDC21, a 100% virtual housing summit being held on September 20-21, 2021.

"With a focus on the importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, we are pleased to have Charmaine Brown as our opening speaker of Day One of #HousingDC21, the nation's premier housing policy conference," said Faith Schwartz.

In her role at MBA, Charmaine is responsible for expanding the association's strategic framework to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded throughout its programs, practices, and member-services. Brown previously led Fannie Mae's Diversity and Inclusion Engagement and Outreach in its Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.

Dana Dillard of Housing Finance Strategies will co-host the opening event with MBA's Brown and share her experience in building a nationally recognized D&I program for a Top 5 mortgage servicer - work that led to her being named a HousingWire 2020 Women of Influence.

"I am so excited to share the stage with our industry's top Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader in Charmaine. We will dig into the importance of the topic, the challenges that remain before us and our collective optimism for building out success strategies across mortgage," said Dillard.

Named "A Leading Lady in Housing" by MReport in 2016 and Diversity Journal's Woman-Worth Watching 2018, Charmaine Brown is recognized as a diversity and inclusion thought leader, innovator, and advocate.

Mrs. Brown is a member of the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity, a former member of Securities Industries and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) and sits on the Housing Advisory Board of HomeFree USA. She is also the recipient of the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) Prism Award for promoting diversity and inclusion education in expansive thought as well as the National Urban League's McGannon award for relationship management and promoting diversity and inclusion.

With a focus on women executives in housing finance - but open to all who wish to attend, #HousingDC21 complimentary registration is now available by clicking here: https://www.housingdc21.com/.

Sponsors to-date of #HousingDC21 include FormFree, Caliber Home Loans, Freedom Mortgage, Black Knight Financial Services, Notarize, First American Financial Solutions, Genworth, RiskSpan, Class Valuation, Mortgage Connect, USMI, ReverseVision, FICO and DepthPR.

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events. Recently, Schwartz has partnered in creating and delivering multiple housing events and two national housing policy conferences. Info: https://housingfinancestrategies.com/

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FormFree Launches Rebrand, New Website Aligned with Mission to Expand Financial Inclusivity

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree® today launched a new visual identity designed to reflect its mission of empowering consumers and lenders with a transparent view of borrower financial DNA. In tandem with the brand launch, FormFree unveiled a new website that speaks to both consumer and lender audiences about how its AccountChek® and Passport™ solutions enable better financial decisions.

FormFree's patented technology verifies and analyzes borrower financial DNA - direct-source asset, income, employment, identity and public records data - to provide a more accurate and holistic picture of a borrower's ability to pay (ATP) than traditional credit scoring alone.

"FormFree is ushering in a new era for lending, turning the current lender-driven verification model on its head and empowering consumers with transparency into and control over their financial DNA," said Sarah Crossley, director of marketing at FormFree. "With our visual rebrand and new website, we are able to tell the story of how greater insight into consumer financial DNA opens the door to improved credit decisioning and a more financially inclusive U.S. economy."

FormFree was founded in 2008 by former Wall Street executive Brent Chandler. The company's pioneering work in bringing direct-source data analytics to the U.S. mortgage market has earned it six appearances on the HousingWire Tech100 list of the housing economy's most innovative companies, among other accolades. FormFree's AccountChek and Passport solutions are used by thousands of lenders and millions of consumers each year.

To see FormFree's new brand in action, visit https://www.formfree.com/.

About FormFree:

FormFree is a market-leading fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek and Passport are building a more inclusive credit decisioning landscape by encouraging lenders to view borrower ability to pay (ATP) more holistically. To date, thousands of U.S. lenders and brokers have ordered millions of FormFree's patented verification reports representing over a trillion dollars in loan verifications. FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience, reduces origination timelines by up to 20 days 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 at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/formfree/.

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