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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.

RELATED LINKS:

https://mct-trading.com/solutions/mortgage-hedging/

https://www.mpamag.com/us/best-in-mortgage/elite-women-2022/411498

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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.

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

Related link: https://mct-trading.com/

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Mortgage Banker Magazine Names Curtis Richins on Legends of Lending List

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced that Curtis Richins, President of MCT, has been selected to Mortgage Banker Magazine's inaugural "Legends of Lending" list. The magazine's inaugural class was compiled to highlight the most talented, ambitious, and legendary individuals who are achieving excellence and making a difference in the mortgage industry.

As part of the selection, Mr. Richins was asked to share what he views as his most "legendary" value, which he described as being a "learn-it-all" rather than a know-it-all. "I am constantly seeking input and advice from the people around me to gather all the facts before coming to a decision," he continued. "I value a team-oriented approach rather than an individual one when it comes to matters both at work and in my personal life," stated Richins. This approach is what inspires him to continually seek out new ideas that will push MCT forward.

Mr. Richins was also asked to offer his thoughts on the main problems facing the mortgage industry today and how he hopes to address them, which he identified as bouts of illiquidity and price dislocation that can have a dramatic and negative impact on market participants.

"In response to this market dislocation, MCT created a digital whole loan marketplace to connect buyer and seller regardless of approval status, creating an important new pool of liquidity for sellers," he explained. "Out of the crisis, BAM Marketplace was born and has now become the largest digital whole loan marketplace with more than $1 billion in whole loans auctioned on the platform."

"The mortgage industry continues to make huge strides in automating and digitizing all aspects of the mortgage value change," explained Richins. When asked for his thoughts on the future of the industry, he hopes the same innovation will translate to the secondary market in the coming years. Those interested in learning more about the features and benefits of MCT's award-winning technology, services, and leadership team are encouraged to contact MCT for more information.

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.

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https://mct-trading.com/bam-marketplace-loan-exchange/

https://nationalmortgageprofessional.com/magazine/mortgage-banker-magazine/legends-lending/digital-edition

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MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: June 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 June 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 June MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices is broken out by transaction type: purchase, rate/term refinance, and cash out refinance.

June MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices show that that total mortgage rate locks by dollar volume decreased 3.8 percent in June, and total lock volume is down 32.0 percent from a year ago as purchases continue to make up most originator volume. Purchase locks declined 1.63 percent month-over-month, but a mere 4.6 percent from a year ago. The increase in mortgage rates is also evident as refinance volume continues to fall. Rate/term refinances are down 12.4 percent and cash out refinances are down 18.7 percent month-over-month. From one year ago, cash out refinance volume is down 64.5 percent, while rate/term refinance volume has dropped 90.4 percent. Given rate/term refinance volume was already down 90 percent year-over-year in the May 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 MAY AS A PERCENTAGE BENCHMARKED TO THE START OF THE MONTH
Category | Month-Over-Month Index Value Change
Total: -3.83%
Purchase: -1.63%
Rate/Term Refinance: -12.43%
Cash Out Refinance: -18.74%

INDEX VALUE CHANGE YEAR-OVER-YEAR
Category | Year-Over-Year Index Value Change
Total: -32.03%
Purchase: -4.63%
Rate/Term Refinance: -90.39%
Cash Out Refinance: -64.47%

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.

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

Related link: https://mct-trading.com/

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TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP Invests in leadPops

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation's largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced today that the TMC Emerging Technology Fund LP (the "Fund") recently participated in a follow-on round to a recent $3.5M Series A completed by leadPops, a digital customer acquisition software and marketing innovation platform. leadPops allows users to create robust, automated lead-generating systems that drive qualified leads directly to their business. Current leadPops clients leverage tools such as lead funnels, lead-generation websites and in-house managed marketing services to drive and secure high-quality leads with solid conversion potential.

"At leadPops, we believe driving traffic and clicks doesn't matter if you're not converting those clicks into clients, which is why we're thrilled to partner with The Mortgage Collaborative at a time when many mortgage companies need us the most" said CEO and Co-Founder of leadPops Andrew Pawlak. "The TMC Tech Fund's investment will help further accelerate leadPop's growth while allowing us to positively impact the more than 250 mortgage companies that are part of TMC. It's a big win for everyone involved, and the leadPops team is ready to rock."

leadPops was founded in 2011 to help mortgage, real estate and insurance businesses thrive online through optimized conversion. Existing partnerships include the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME), C2 Financial, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Movement Mortgage, Thrive Mortgage and many more. With more than 3,000 clients nationwide, leadPops was named one of the country's fastest-growing companies in 2021, earning it a place on the Inc. 5,000 list.

"Andrew literally wrote the book on mortgage lead generation and has a profound amount of knowledge and experience in lead generation and management for mortgage, real estate and insurance professionals," said Sandy Selman, Venture Partner for the TMC Emerging Technology Fund. "Andrew has boundless enthusiasm to help his clients succeed and is among that rare breed of entrepreneur in whom we are fortunate to invest."

The Limited Partners of the TMC Emerging Technology Fund consist of some of the most technology-forward lender members of TMC and are responsible for evaluating and investing in companies looking to advance the mortgage industry to the next level. The Fund continues to look for investment opportunities that will result in higher profitability and business process improvement for TMC lender members. For more information, contact info@tmctechfund.com. To learn more about leadPops, visit https://leadpops.com.

About The Mortgage Collaborative:

Based in San Diego, CA., The Mortgage Collaborative was founded in 2013 by four notable industry leaders and is the nation's largest independent mortgage cooperative network. TMC is singularly focused on creating an environment of collaboration and innovation for small to mid-size mortgage lenders across the country to reduce cost, increase profitability, and better serve America's dynamic and changing consumer base. For more information, visit http://www.mortgagecollaborative.com/

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

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New MSR Technology Empowers MSR Buyers with Live Loan-Level Pricing

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, has announced today a new technology for mortgage servicing rights (MSR) buyers to produce more granular pricing for mortgage servicing. The feature leverages an application programming interface (API) to connect MSRlive!, MCT's state-of-the-art MSR valuation platform to clients' systems for more precise and accurate loan-level pricing in real time.

Especially in a volatile climate, every basis point counts. MCT's objective is to ensure that its software additions drive more profitability and increase efficiencies. With MCT's new API, users can effectively develop a pricing strategy that includes key loan-level characteristics, such as property location, FICO, loan-to-value (LTV), and much more in real-time to evaluate a comprehensive set of data that contributes to a winning pricing strategy.

The key takeaway of this new functionality is how it informs users and helps servicing buyers avoid over-paying for potentially underperforming assets. The software provides a more prudent, thoughtful, and strategic approach achieved by leveraging a granular set of data which will result in fewer missteps. The system's functionality provides insight for the servicing buyers to ensure that the pricing levels on a loan-by-loan basis are appropriate and justified.

"The competitive landscape has exposed the challenges with applying static multiples across all LTVs and FICOs and has heightened the importance of a more strategic pricing strategy," shared Bill Shirreffs, Head of MSR Services and Sales Operations at MCT. "MCT's MSRlive! API is specifically designed to provide granular, loan-level, MSR pricing based on your cost assumptions and return expectations. Ultimately, giving you more confidence."

This technology is available to MSR buyers that want to receive more granular pricing for their MSR bidding today. Connect with MCT to start securing company profitability with a wide array of software systems and expert consultants.

Learn more: https://mct-trading.com/contact/

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.

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

Related link: https://mct-trading.com/

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MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: May 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 May 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 May MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices is broken out by transaction type: purchase, rate/term refinance, and cash out refinance.

May MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices, which include an adjustment for the Memorial Day Holiday, show that that total mortgage rate locks by dollar volume decreased 10.6 percent in May, and total lock volume is down 29.5 percent from a year ago as purchases now make up most of the volume. Rapid rises in rates have kept would-be borrowers on the sidelines in 2022, and we saw declines in all three lock categories.

Purchase locks are now on the decline, down 1.78 percent month-over-month and 10.1 percent from a year ago. The increase in mortgage rates is also evident as refinance volume continues to fall. Rate/term refinances are down 29.6 percent and cash out refinances are down 9.0 percent month-over-month. From one year ago, cash out refinance volume is down 57.5 percent, while rate/term refinance volume has dropped 90.0 percent. Given rate/term refinance volume was already down 88 percent year-over-year in the April 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 MAY AS A PERCENTAGE BENCHMARKED TO THE START OF THE MONTH

Category | Month-Over-Month Index Value Change

Total: -10.65%

Purchase: -10.11%

Rate/Term Refinance: -29.57%

Cash Out Refinance: -8.99%

INDEX VALUE CHANGE YEAR-OVER-YEAR

Category | Year-Over-Year Index Value Change

Total: -29.54%

Purchase: -1.78%

Rate/Term Refinance: -90.03%

Cash Out Refinance: -57.52%

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.

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

Related link: https://mct-trading.com/

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Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons’ Course Launches Women in Spine Initiative

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Magnifi Group, Inc., announced today the first two scholarship recipients of the Women in Spine Initiative for its 2022 Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons' Course - Austin, Texas, November 18-20. Drs. Emily Mills from the University of Southern California and Erisha Tashakori from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will attend the comprehensive two-day interactive spine course covering cadaver, didactic and classroom training. Drs. Mills' and Tashakori's scholarships will cover all expenses related to their attendance at the upcoming course.

PGY 3 orthopaedic candidates from major US medical school residency programs were invited to submit their credentials for consideration. Dr. Elizabeth L. Lord, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is chair of the Spine IEP Women in Spine initiative. Dr. Lord, also a faculty member of the Spine IEP, said targeting third-year orthopaedic residents comes at the right time before they formally decide on their subspecialty. "By the end of PGY 3 they'll have a good idea which path they are on," Dr. Lord said.

"Having attended the Spine IEP course as a Fellow, I can definitely attest to its value and the impact it will have on the residents who attend," Lord added.

The Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons' Course, now in its 12th year, is limited to 50-55 attendees in order to accommodate a didactics rotation schedule of 45-50 tables hosted by medical device and biologics companies. Four cadaver labs will also be offered during the duration of the course.

The Spine IEP has been specifically developed to educate spine and neurosurgery Fellows and Young Surgeons on current topics related to the practice of spine and neurosurgery, as well as to assist attendees with the transition from academics to practicing surgeons. The classroom format for the course is highly interactive; all sessions conclude with question/answer sessions and panel discussions.

The Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons' Course is led by Dr. Frank Phillips, Professor and Director, Division of Spine Surgery and Fellowship Co-Director, Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.

According to Magnifi data, an average of 70-80 spine Fellows enters the US market each year as practicing spine surgeons. Of these, 48-50 Fellows & Young Surgeons are expected to attend the upcoming course.

Learn more: https://www.spine-iep.com/sfc

ABOUT MAGNIFI GROUP:

Magnifi Group, Inc. is a developer of a FDA-compliant eLearning platform for the medical device and biologics industries. The company also hosts the Spine IEP Live Fellows Course; the Lower Extremity IEP Live Fellows Course; the Hip and Knee IEP Live Fellows Course; the Shoulder IEP Live Fellows Course and the Microsurgery IEP Live Fellows Course.

Related link: http://www.magnifigroup.com/

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MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices: April 2022 Data

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- MCT®, the leading pipeline hedge advisory in the residential mortgage industry, is pleased to announce the introduction of new MCTlive! Mortgage Lock Volume Indices to help all industry participants better understand key trends in the mortgage industry. As the company serving more lenders with hedging and pipeline management solutions than any other single provider, MCT is uniquely positioned to capture data and understand macro trends in the industry. MCT-collected statistics are also unique to the industry given the diversity in lender size across its client base.

This data represents a broad and balanced cross section of several hundred lenders of various sizes and business models in the mortgage industry across retail, correspondent, wholesale, and consumer direct channels. Taking this broad based, diverse, and representative view of entire market, it provides a more accurate picture of what is happening in mortgage originations than indices are influenced by mega lenders. MCT will be publishing the MCTlive! Mortgage Lock Volume Indices on a monthly basis, intended to serve as an enduring data tool for industry participants, analysts, and watchers.

MCTlive! Mortgage Lock Volume Indices are based on actual dollar volume of locked loans, not numbers of applications, therefore providing a much more accurate picture of industry lock activity than other surveys or application data. The data is also broken out by transaction type: purchase, rate/term refinance, and cash out refinance. Especially in a tight purchase market, applications are a less reliable metric for the mortgage industry as there is a higher likelihood of having multiple applications per funded loan. 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.

Covering the period from April 1 through April 30, 2022, this inaugural MCTlive! Lock Volume Indices shows that total mortgage rate locks by dollar volume decreased 5.0 percent in April, and lock volume is down 25.4 percent from a year ago. Purchase locks are up 2.2 percent over the course of the month and 7.55 percent from one year ago, a bright spot even as mortgage rates have increased rapidly in 2022. That increase in mortgage rates is evident in the refinance figures, as rate/term refinances are down 36.4 percent and cash out refinances are down 31.1 percent month-over-month. From one year ago, cash out refinance volume is down 51.7 percent, while rate/term refinance volume has dropped 89.2 percent.

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

Category | Month-Over-Month Index Value Change

Total: -5.00%

Purchase: 2.22%

Rate/Term Refinance: -36.35%

Cash Out Refinance: -31.10%

INDEX VALUES YEAR-OVER-YEAR:

Category | Year-Over-Year Index Value Change

Total: -25.39%

Purchase: 7.55%

Rate/Term Refinance: -89.23%

Cash Out Refinance: -51.70%

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, Santa Rosa, Los Angeles, and Dallas. 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.

Related link: https://mct-trading.com/

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TbSpoon Launches First and Only Authentic Mediterranean Meal Prep Service

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- TbSpoon, an authentic Mediterranean meal prep delivery service, announced the launch of its southern California operations, the first Mediterranean meal prep service in the U.S. TbSpoon's meals are filled with Mediterranean flavors and offer all the positive benefits of a Mediterranean diet.

TbSpoon's food philosophy is rooted in the belief that delicious and hearty food can still be healthy and provide plenty of energy to sustain people throughout the day. Menu items are based on recipes that have stood the test of time. They're classics from the Mediterranean region and have been around for hundreds of years. All recipes are optimized to deliver value, taste, nutrition and energy.

Meals heat up in fewer than four minutes and include delicious choices for meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians too. All meal choices provide the number of calories along with detailed ingredient descriptions.

Helping people save money and time is also important to TbSpoon. They continually work to stay ahead of the competition to meet people's budgets and busy schedules.

"Our mission is to bring authentic Mediterranean flavors straight to our customers' doorsteps," Ahmed Gamily, TbSpoon's founder says. "We want people to travel to the Mediterranean through their tastebuds and to improve their overall health by eating food that was meant to benefit their bodies."

View current menu: https://order.tbspoon.com/currentmenu/

Note: service area currently limited to Southern California.

About TbSpoon:

TbSpoon is a weekly subscription that delivers freshly prepared, ready-to-eat meals. All dietary needs can be accommodated and its meals are budget conscious and never compromise on taste or nutrition. Several different meal plans are available.

For more information about the company and menu launch, visit: https://tbspoon.com.

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