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Down Payment Resource integration with ICE Mortgage Technology embeds down payment assistance program support into core mortgage origination software

ATLANTA, Ga., May 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced a new integration using the latest API framework from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) for mortgage technology. Available via the Encompass Partner Connect™ API Platform, the integration makes it easier for […]

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WellVisor Partners with FlexCare Digital Health to Expand Services for Clients

ATLANTA, Ga., May 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WellVisor, a nationwide leader in Integrated Health & Wellbeing, announced today its partnership with FlexCare, LLC, to provide employers and benefit plans the most comprehensive, integrated health and wellness solution available. This partnership allows WellVisor’s employers and their members to benefit from FlexCare’s comprehensive solution. WellVisor and […]

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Down Payment Resource brings its award-winning homebuyer assistance software to The Mortgage Collaborative as a preferred partner

ATLANTA, Ga., April 29, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it has joined The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry. As a member of TMC’s Preferred Partner Network, DPR will provide […]

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Down Payment Resource reports highest annual down payment assistance program count growth on record

ATLANTA, Ga., April 24, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, today released its Q1 2024 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) report. In a quarter where year-over-year (YoY) home prices jumped 6%, the YoY national down payment assistance count increased by 204, the largest […]

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FormFree upgrades Passport Wallet with simpler UI, VantageScore integration and streamlined asset validation

ATHENS, Ga., April 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree®, a leader in financial technology since 2007, today announced significant enhancements to Passport Wallet®, an innovative app that transforms how everyday people access loans. Available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play, the latest version of Passport Wallet is designed to make it easier […]

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FormFree upgrades Passport Wallet with simpler UI, VantageScore integration and streamlined asset validation

ATHENS, Ga., April 18, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree®, a leader in financial technology since 2007, today announced significant enhancements to Passport Wallet®, an innovative app that transforms how everyday people access loans. Available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play, the latest version of Passport Wallet is designed to make it easier […]

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Carlos Vazquez Enters New Role as Marketing Coordinator at Alliance Group

ATLANTA, Ga., April 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group, a leading IMO in the life insurance and annuity sectors, is pleased to announce Carlos Vazquez’s transition to a full-time role as Marketing Coordinator within the company’s esteemed marketing team. After an impactful 15 months serving as a Special Assistant to the CEO, Vazquez will […]

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Chrissy Disco Promoted to Alliance Group VP of Agent Experience

ATLANTA, Ga., April 17, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group, a leading national IMO in the life insurance industry, recently announced the promotion of Chrissy Disco to Vice President of Agent Experience. Having dedicated nine years to the company, Disco has been a cornerstone in establishing a cohesive style and brand identity for Alliance Group […]

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Can We Reverse Record Overdose Deaths? Foundation for a Drug-Free World Says ‘Yes’ and the Key Is Prevention

ATLANTA, Ga., and LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year’s Rx and Illicit Drug Summit highlighted a grim fact of life: “Overdoses and deaths involving synthetic opioids have reached record rates, and every community across our nation is feeling the impact.” According to the CDC, more than half of opioid overdose […]

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Heartland Multiple Listing Service implements Down Payment Resource to raise homebuyer awareness about down payment assistance programs in the Greater Kansas City community

ATLANTA, Ga., April 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Heartland Multiple Listing Service (MLS) has implemented its tools to notify real estate agents when homebuyers may be eligible for down payment assistance. According to a DPR analysis, […]

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A 16-year-old’s first job at Chick-fil-A® who learned ‘second-mile service’ saves operators an estimated $35 million over the years

ATLANTA, Ga., March 21, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — James Finlinson, co-founder of OneClickApp.com™, develops a software solution for his restaurant’s director at 16 years old. In 2017, James Finlinson was a busy high schooler in Ammon, Idaho. His cheerful attitude made him a perfect fit for his first job at the local Chick-fil-A® restaurant. One […]

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Down Payment Resource’s Veronica Khandelwal named to National Mortgage Professional’s 2024 Women of Inspiration list

ATLANTA, Ga., March 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Vice President, Housing Finance Authority (HFA) Relations, Veronica Khandelwal, has been named to the 2024 Women of Inspiration list by National Mortgage Professional, an American Business Media […]

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Down Payment Resource CEO Rob Chrane honored as 2024 RISMedia Newsmaker

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that its Founder and CEO Rob Chrane has been named a RISMedia 2024 Real Estate Newsmaker. Newsmakers are recognized for their contributions to the real estate industry and […]

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Down Payment Resource presents Housing and Education Alliance Founder and Executive Director Sylvia Alvarez with 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 5, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it selected Sylvia Alvarez, founder and executive director of Housing and Education Alliance (HEA), as the winner of its 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

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FormFree celebrates its 10th appearance on the HousingWire Tech100

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it has been honored as a HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage award winner for a tenth year. The fintech was recognized for the launch of its Residual Knowledge Income Index(tm) (RIKI(tm)), an innovative method for measuring consumers’ ability to pay for mortgages and other loans based […]

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Divergent CRO Announces Launch of New Contract Research Organization

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Divergent CRO, a leading provider of clinical services to biotech and device companies, is pleased to announce the official launch of its new Contract Research Organization (CRO). This new venture aims to revolutionize the research and development process by offering comprehensive and tailored clinical services to meet […]

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Down Payment Resource reports 135 homebuyer assistance programs were introduced in 2023 to combat the least affordable housing market in decades

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 30, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, today released its Q4 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) report. During a year when home affordability hit a nearly four-decade low, housing agencies introduced 135 homebuyer assistance programs and expanded eligible inventory […]

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Down Payment Resource’s Executive Vice President Sean Moss honored in National Mortgage Professional’s 2024 Industry Titans awards program

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 3, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced its Executive Vice President of Product and Operations Sean Moss has been selected as an Industry Titan by National Mortgage Professional (NMP) magazine. The award recognizes experienced professionals […]

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Chaunte Lowe - 2024 Living Benefits Awareness Month Spokesperson

Alliance Group and Four-Time Olympian Chaunté Lowe Join Forces for 2024 Living Benefits Awareness Month, National Life Group Joins as Co-Sponsor

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Dec. 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group, a leading IMO in the insurance industry, is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with four-time Olympian and American high jump record holder, Chaunté Lowe, for Living Benefits Awareness Month (LBAM) in January 2024. In a demonstration of their shared commitment to spreading consumer awareness […]

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Depth 2023 growth drives key hires in strategic marketing and content development as residential mortgage and real estate industries poise for reboot

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth, a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for technology companies in the residential mortgage finance, financial technology (fintech), real estate technology (REtech) and related regulatory technology (regtech) industries, will close 2023 with a significantly larger internal team and client roster […]

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Down Payment Resource donates $10,000 to help an Atlantan buy a home this holiday season

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced a $10,000 donation to the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership to be used as a grant to help an eligible homebuyer working with the local nonprofit housing agency.

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Down Payment Resource donates $10,000 to help an Atlantan buy a home this holiday season

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced a $10,000 donation to the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership to be used as a grant to help an eligible homebuyer working with the local nonprofit housing agency.

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Renowned Climate Activist and HBCU Green Fund Founder, Felicia Davis, Unveils Empowering Global Youth Initiatives at COP28

ATLANTA, Ga. and WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Distinguished climate activist and founder of the HBCU Green Fund, Felicia Davis, took center stage at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, making groundbreaking announcements that underscore the organization’s commitment to global climate action and youth empowerment.

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FormFree president Eric Lapin to speak on artificial intelligence at MISMO Winter Summit

ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced its President Eric Lapin has been selected to speak at the MISMO Winter Summit taking place January 8-11, 2024, at The Woodlands Resort just outside of Houston, Texas. Lapin will speak on a panel titled “Demystifying Artificial Intelligence, Digital Identity and Blockchain” during a […]

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Strategic Benefits Advisors hires industry veteran Michael Yaschik as a senior benefits consultant

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 29, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced the appointment of Michael Yaschik as a senior benefits consultant. In this role, Yaschik will counsel SBA’s clients as they navigate both strategic benefits initiatives and everyday administration of their pension, 401(k) and health and welfare (H&W) plans.

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FormFree welcomes MX Founder and Executive Chair Ryan Caldwell to its board of directors

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced the appointment of MX Technologies, Inc. (MX) Founder and Executive Chair Ryan Caldwell to its board of directors. Caldwell brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services and fintech, helping organizations around the world harness the power of financial data to improve […]

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Down Payment Resource highlights 61 down payment assistance programs offering up to $120,000 in funds for Veterans and service members

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, is highlighting homebuyer assistance programs to support Veterans, service members and their surviving spouses in conjunction with Veterans Day and Military Family Appreciation Month, both observed in November.

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Down Payment Resource reports housing authorities rolled out 54 homebuyer assistance programs in Q3 and are funding buydowns to offset home affordability crisis

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry authority on homebuyer assistance program data and solutions, reports that homebuyer assistance program administrators are responding to the mounting home affordability crisis by rapidly rolling out new homebuyer assistance programs and funding buydowns.

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Millionaire Mastermind Academy Receives Grant from Truist Foundation to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Millionaire Mastermind Academy announced it received a recent grant from Truist Foundation to support program operations, technical assistance, and support services for diverse entrepreneurs. The academy has helped over 8,000 women entrepreneurs develop and grow businesses nationwide.

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Down Payment Resource highlights 42 Native American homebuyer assistance programs in honor of Native American Heritage Month

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, is highlighting 42 U.S. homebuyer assistance programs in 14 states that are specifically designed to support Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives) in conjunction with Native American Heritage month.

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The Wealthy SIS Network is proud to present the Inaugural SIS-Expo Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 16, 2023 (SEDN2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday October 21, 2023. The Wealthy SIS Network is proud to present the Inaugural “SIS-Expo Atlanta.” The Global mission of the Sis-Expo is to redefine how entrepreneurship is viewed with women leading the charge in economic impact. This event is dedicated to fostering community and the […]

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Six mortgage lenders inked deals with Down Payment Resource in September to support homebuyers with affordable pathways to homeownership

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has onboarded six mortgage lenders this September. DPR’s expanded client base includes Elevations Credit Union, Embrace Home Loans, Homeowners Financial Group, HomeStreet Bank, RWM Home Loans and […]

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FormFree announces first-of-a-kind exchange to connect lenders with qualified borrowers

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced the fourth quarter debut of FormFree Exchange (FFX®), a dynamic online marketplace that matches lenders with qualified borrowers for a faster, better and fairer lending experience. FFX has been meticulously designed to address the challenges facing lenders and borrowers in the modern financial landscape.

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Depth promotes Lindsey Neal and Leslie Colley to executive vice president roles

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth, a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for technology companies within the residential mortgage finance, financial technology (fintech) and regulatory technology (regtech) industries, announced the promotions of Lindsey Neal and Leslie Colley to executive vice president.

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Renowned pianist and conductor, Boris Cepeda, relocates to Atlanta and unveils European Piano Academy

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Boris Cepeda, an accomplished pianist and conductor, will now call Atlanta home. It’s a groundbreaking move made possible through a “genius” visa designated for individuals with extraordinary abilities. This move marks a significant chapter in his illustrious career.

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Music News: Renowned pianist and conductor, Boris Cepeda, relocates to Atlanta and unveils European Piano Academy

ATLANTA, Ga. /MUSEWIRE/ — Boris Cepeda, an accomplished pianist and conductor, will now call Atlanta home. It’s a groundbreaking move made possible through a “genius” visa designated for individuals with extraordinary abilities. This move marks a significant chapter in his illustrious career. The post Music News: Renowned pianist and conductor, Boris Cepeda, relocates to Atlanta […]

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FormFree partners with original ‘Shark’ and iconic entrepreneur Kevin Harrington to launch Passport portable financial ID

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® has partnered with serial entrepreneur Kevin Harrington of “Shark Tank” fame to promote Passport®, a free service that makes it easy for consumers to quantify their borrowing power and share their verified assets, employment, annual and residual income and rent payment history with their preferred lender […]

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Strategic Benefits Advisors Principal Mindy Zatto honored with EBN’s 2023 Excellence in Benefits Award

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strategic Benefits Advisors (SBA) today announced that Founding Principal Mindy Zatto is a recipient of the 2023 Excellence in Benefits Award. Presented by Employee Benefit News (EBN), the Excellence in Benefits Awards honor the human resources leaders, tech innovators, brokers and advisors driving change in the employee […]

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ZKTeco USA Partners with Lockt, LLC and Z9 Security to Integrate Atlas Access Control Panels with SecureAccess Platform

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ZKTeco USA, a globally recognized leader and manufacturer of physical security solutions, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Lockt, LLC, an organization renowned for delivering powerful security solutions. SecureAccess software from Lockt now supports ZKTECO USA’s Atlas Access control panels using the z9/op=n interoperability platform […]

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FormFree joins ACUMA as an affiliate member

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 22, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree today announced it has joined the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) as an affiliate member. Through its membership, FormFree aims to help credit unions provide more inclusive pathways to homeownership by introducing them to residual income analytics, a methodology for gaining enhanced insight into borrowers’ […]

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Down Payment Resource debuts on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced it has earned a spot on the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This marks DPR’s inaugural year on the list.

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WaterSignal, LLC Joins Forces with Metron Farnier, LLC – Unlocking a New Era of Water Efficiency

ALPHARETTA, Ga., July 25, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, WaterSignal, LLC is thrilled to share some truly exciting news: WaterSignal, LLC has been acquired by Metron Farnier, LLC! WaterSignal, LLC is delighted to embark on this new journey, which will undoubtedly benefit its valued clients and further enhance its commitment to water conservation and efficiency.

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Down Payment Resource Issues Q2 2023 Homeownership Program Index Report

ATLANTA, Ga., July 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, issued its Q2 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm’s analysis revealed a second consecutive quarterly uptick of 0.5% in the number of homebuyer assistance programs available to help people finance […]

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Down Payment Resource Reports on Homebuyer Assistance Programs for People with Disabilities for Disability Pride Month

ATLANTA, Ga., July 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of Disability Pride Month, Down Payment Resource (DPR) has issued a report on the 23 U.S. homebuyer assistance programs that are specifically designed to support people with disabilities and their family caregivers on their journey towards homeownership. While people with disabilities may be eligible for […]

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Depth welcomes Berry College communications major Jasmynn Innis for summer internship

ATLANTA, Ga., June 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth, the leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech), welcomes Berry College communications major Jasmynn Innis as its 2023 summer intern.

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Alliance Group and AIMCOR Group announce strategic partnership to educate and expand awareness around the ‘living’ benefits of life insurance

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., June 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group, a leading Insurance Marketing Organization based in Lawrenceville, Georgia has forged a strategic partnership with AIMCOR Group and announced its intent to become a member of AIMCOR Group, LLC, a National Insurance Marketing Organization that distributes and services life, disability, LTC and annuity products through […]

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Alliance Group CEO Lee Duncan Appointed to UGA’s Terry College Alumni Board

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., June 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lee Duncan, President and CEO of Alliance Group, has accepted an invitation to serve a three-year term on the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business Alumni Board, effective July 1, 2023. Duncan’s commitment to community building, coupled with his remarkable achievements in the business world, make […]

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After 50 years, H.E. Hodge Company, Cumming athletic and institutional equipment company, kicks off a new season of ownership

CUMMING, Ga., May 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DeJazz Woods has always had a love for sports. He has been around athletic equipment since childhood football, leading him to play at the collegiate level as an outside linebacker for the University of Illinois from 2010 – 2014. As a Business Development Manager for three major […]

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Melinda Harris of Down Payment Resource named a 2023 Trailblazer by PROGRESS in Lending Association

ATLANTA, Ga., May 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Director of Marketing Melinda Harris was selected to PROGRESS in Lending Association’s list of 2023 Sales, Marketing and Public Relations Trailblazers.

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Capstone Logistics Announces Acquisition of Last Mile Distribution Provider Rapid Response Delivery

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., May 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Logistics, LLC (“Capstone” or the “Company”), a leader in end-to-end supply chain solutions, announces the acquisition of Rapid Response Delivery (“Rapid Response”). Rapid Response is a Maryland-based company that has been in business for over twenty years, providing final-mile delivery services throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

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Houston Association of Realtors implements Down Payment Resource to engage homebuyers with affordable pathways to homeownership

ATLANTA, Ga., May 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) has implemented Down Payment Resource (DPR) to bring Greater Houston area homebuyers’ attention to homebuyer assistance programs in the wake of declining housing affordability. Data indicates that homebuyer assistance programs can be especially impactful in the Greater Houston area, where 89% […]

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FormFree’s Brent Chandler named an Inman Best of Finance award honoree

ATHENS, Ga., May 3, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that its founder and CEO Brent Chandler was named to Inman’s 2023 Best of Finance award program, which recognizes the leaders who are reshaping the mortgage and finance industries for both professionals and consumers. The inaugural class of Inman’s Best of Finance winners were […]

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Down Payment Resource adds four team members to help the housing industry meet strong consumer demand for homebuyer assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga., May 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it has brought on four new team members to grow its sales footprint, expand its relationships with housing finance agencies (HFAs) and provide enhanced support to DPR’s […]

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Down Payment Resource Issues Q1 2023 Homeownership Program Index Report

ATLANTA, Ga., April. 25, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, issued its Q1 2023 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm’s analysis revealed a 0.5% uptick in the number of homebuyer assistance programs available to help people finance homes, raising the number […]

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HBCU Green Fund Atlanta University Fellows Spend Spring Break Planting Trees in a Rural African Village to Fight Climate Change

ATLANTA, Ga., April 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A group of HBCU Green Fund Fellows from Atlanta University Center recently dedicated their spring break embedded in an African village on the border of Senegal and Mauritania building a tree shelter, planting trees and digging a well in their ongoing efforts to help the vulnerable communities […]

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Rob Chrane of Down Payment Resource honored as a 2023 Tech All-Star by Mortgage Bankers Association

ATLANTA, Ga., April 3, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, announced today that its founder and CEO Rob Chrane has been named a 2023 MBA NewsLink Tech All-Star by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The MBA is the leading professional group […]

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IndiSoft partners with FormFree to streamline the delivery of housing counseling services to underserved consumers

ATHENS, Ga., March 30, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that developer of collaborative solutions for the housing finance industry, IndiSoft, is leveraging FormFree’s Passport® to enable HUD-approved housing counseling agencies (HCAs) to provide more effective and expeditious consumer counseling.

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78.9% of metro Atlanta residential housing inventory is eligible for down payment assistance – offsetting price and interest rate impact for aspiring homeowners

ATLANTA, Ga., March 21, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As metro Atlanta homebuyers encounter the challenging trifecta of sharply rising home prices, elevated interest rates and institutional investor depletion of starter home inventory, Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, released a comprehensive report on the […]

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GreenLyne adopts FormFree’s Residual Income Knowledge Index to unlock greater inclusivity in mortgage lending

ATHENS, Ga., March 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that Inclusive-Finance-as-a-Service platform GreenLyne has enhanced its ability to help lenders identify home financing opportunities for underserved consumers with its adoption of FormFree’s Residual Income Knowledge Index™ (RIKI™).

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Stack Sports Inks New Partnership with The Coaching Manual to Inspire and Educate Coaches and Players Around the World

ATLANTA, Ga. and PLANO, Texas, March 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports has announced a new multi-year partnership with The Coaching Manual, the world’s premier digital soccer coaching platform, to further its mission of inspiring soccer coaches and players around the world through innovative technology partnerships.

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FormFree sharpens focus on decentralizing and democratizing consumer access to credit with strategic divestiture of AccountChek

ATHENS, Ga., March 1, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today heralded a new era for FormFree® following its strategic divestiture of asset-verification service AccountChek®. Moving forward, the fintech will focus on products that advance its mission to decentralize and democratize the way consumers understand their financial data and access credit opportunities. […]

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HomeScout partners with Down Payment Resource to capture consumer demand for homebuyer assistance program information

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it has partnered with HomeScout LLC to help mortgage lenders generate and convert more leads by meeting heightened consumer demand for information about affordable pathways to homeownership.

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Lawyer Eric J. Hertz, P.C. Files Four Cases Against Sterigenics on Behalf of Cobb County Homeowners

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eric J. Hertz, P.C. Trial Attorneys in Atlanta, recently filed four additional property damage cases against Sterigenics. The firm is representing homeowners within a close radius of the plant that were adversely affected. The home values in this area were adversely affected due excessive emissions of a […]

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Stephen Walther of Alliance Group Elected to FACC Board of Directors (CORRECTED)

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group announced that Stephen Walther, Vice President of Sales & Distribution, has been elected to the FACC Board of Directors. Walther will bring with him decades of experience in the Life Insurance and Financial Services Industry, and a long track record of leading innovative and diverse […]

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Steven Walther of Alliance Group Elected to FACC Board of Directors

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group announced that Steve Walther, Vice President of Sales & Distribution, has been elected to the FACC Board of Directors. Walther will bring with him decades of experience in the Life Insurance and Financial Services Industry, and a long track record of leading innovative and diverse […]

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Down Payment Resource’s Q4 2022 Homeownership Program Index shows homebuyer assistance programs have increased in number for fifth consecutive quarter

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 26, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the nationwide database for U.S. homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm’s analysis of 2,351 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of homebuyer assistance programs increased by […]

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Down Payment Resource presents Richmond Association of REALTORS® CEO Laura Lafayette with 2022 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it selected Laura Lafayette, CEO of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® (RAR), as the winner of its 2022 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

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Strategic Benefits Advisors offers guidance for plan sponsors as they seek to comply with landmark SECURE 2.0 retirement legislation

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Independent, full-service employee benefits consulting firm Strategic Benefits Advisors, Inc. (SBA) issued a statement today outlining provisions of the newly enacted SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0) that are likely to affect most medium to large retirement plan sponsors.

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Down Payment Resource’s Rob Chrane honored by National Mortgage Professional’s inaugural Industry Titans award program

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that National Mortgage Professional (NMP) selected its Founder and CEO Rob Chrane to its first cohort of Industry Titans honorees. The 2023 Industry Titans award program recognizes influential […]

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Alliance Group Launches Living Benefits Awareness Month 2023 with Theme: GoFundYourself

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Jan. 2, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group launched their sixth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, to be observed throughout the month of January 2023. The industry-wide campaign, which takes place each January, aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance and the role it plays […]

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Docsnap Partners with FlexCare Digital Health to Expand Services to Members, Families, Employers, Veterans, Medicare, and Medicaid Patients

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Docsnap, the first nationwide Consumer Health Utility, supports consumers leveraging their HIPAA rights to take ownership of all their medical records. Docsnap announced today its partnership with FlexCare Digital Health to expand access to quality healthcare services for members, families, employees, veterans, Medicare, and Medicaid Patient services.

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Alliance Group recently announced the 2023 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alliance Group recently announced the 2023 class of Living Benefits Ambassadors team as part of their upcoming sixth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month campaign. The Ambassadors will head up local grassroots campaigns and work alongside Alliance Group to spread education and awareness for Living Benefits Awareness Month […]

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Eric Ojeda joins Alliance Group staff

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atlanta-based Alliance Group, a national IMO, announces the hire of 25-year industry veteran Eric Ojeda as their new Director of Sales Enablement. Ojeda (MAM, LUTCF, ACS, SSRI, ALMI), who previously spent 22 years at Ameritas in their life insurance division, brings a wealth of experience to a […]

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Capstone Logistics Named 2022 Top Food Chain Provider by Food Chain Digest

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga., Dec. 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Logistics, a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been recognized as a 2022 “Top Food Chain Provider” by Food Chain Digest, the official magazine of Food Shippers of America (FSA). FSA brings together a community of supply chain and logistics professionals from the […]

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Economic-Empowerment Nonprofit Launches Campaign to Raise Funds for Minority Women in Business

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millionaire Mastermind Academy (MMA) has launched its Giving Tuesday Campaign to raise $150,000 through November 30, 2022, to support programming that uplifts minority women entrepreneurs through access to professional development, networking opportunities, and access to financial resources, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

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World of Illumination Returns to the Atlanta Metro Area for Third Consecutive Year of Holiday Magic

MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, announced its lineup of new events for the 2022 holiday season and headlining the list is Marietta, Georgia. World of Illumination is constructing its larger-than-life holiday light show in the parking area of Six […]

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FormFree expands its verification of income and employment network through partnership with Truv

ATHENS, Ga., Nov. 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® announced that it has partnered with Truv to enhance AccountChek®’s verification of income and employment (VOI/E) reporting capabilities with Truv’s payroll provider network, expanding the modern convenience of electronically sharing payroll data with mortgage lenders to 120 million workers.

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Depth Public Relations highlights 16 years of client success with new website unveiled at Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2022 annual conference

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Depth Public Relations (Depth), a leading provider of consultative B2B marketing, public relations and reputation management services for mortgage fintech innovators, the residential finance industry and technology for emerging regulated markets (regtech) marked the 16th anniversary of its founding with the launch of a new website featuring […]

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FormFree supports Freddie Mac’s launch of innovative underwriting enhancement that uses cash flow analysis to help increase home financing access

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 20, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that mortgage lenders will be able to use AccountChek® to help more lenders qualify more borrowers for home financing as a result of a recently announced Freddie Mac initiative that analyzes loan applicants’ account transaction data as part of its automated underwriting system, Loan […]

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Down Payment Resource releases Q3 2022 Homeownership Program Index

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), a technology provider helping the housing industry connect homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced findings from its latest Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The firm’s analysis of 2,309 homebuyer assistance programs in its DOWN PAYMENT RESOURCE® database revealed that the net number of […]

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FormFree’s AccountChek can now be used by mortgage lenders to satisfy Freddie Mac’s assessment of income requirement for loan applicants paid through ADP

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that mortgage lenders can now use AccountChek® to automate income assessment using Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor® (LPA℠) asset and income modeler (AIM) for borrowers who are paid through ADP.

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Power of the Ballot Debate Watch Party and Comedy Show Set Off GOTV Mobilization Efforts with Celebrity Talents BPhlat, Erin Jackson and MESHELLE

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Call it the calm before the midterm election storm. Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable (GA BWR) treated staff, volunteers, local and national leaders, and members of the community to a night filled with tasty food, great company, and a lot of laughter when they hosted a Power of […]

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FormFree releases Residual Income Knowledge Index, an intelligent new system for assessing borrowers’ Ability to Pay, to lenders nationwide

ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced the general availability of its Residual Income Knowledge Index™, or RIKI™. RIKI is an innovative method for measuring consumers’ Ability-to-Pay (ATP®) for mortgages and other loans based on monthly income and spending. When paired with traditional credit scoring models, RIKI offers lenders a more […]

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Investors Academy’s Youth Training Program Imparting Life Skills and Job Training for Local Youth in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Expanding The Investors Academy services to support more teens and young adults, the nonprofit’s Youth Training Program shares life skills, on-the-job training and financial literary skills for youth ages 15 to 24. In its second summer, the program has been funded by the Fulton County Government, with […]

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FormFree raises $55,000 for the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia at its third annual Heroes Golf Classic

ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced that it raised $54,705 to benefit the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross at its annual Heroes Golf Classic charity golf tournament. Now in its third year, the September 9 event brought together volunteers and 84 at the Lanier Islands Legacy Golf […]

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San Antonio Board of REALTORS® implements Down Payment Resource to raise Realtor and homebuyer awareness of down payment assistance programs

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR) today announced that it has partnered with Down Payment Resource (DPR) to provide its approximately 16,000 multiple listing service (MLS) subscribers with access to DPR’s toolset that helps real estate agents connect clients with programs that can help save on […]

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Swift Homes Makes It Easy for Georgia Homeowners to Sell Their Homes Fast

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Swift Homes, a nationally-recognized enterprise that facilitates home sales for customers across the United States, has worked on many transactions in the State of Georgia. The company is composed of experienced and highly knowledgeable individuals committed to helping homeowners sell their properties as swiftly as possible for […]

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FormFree integrates with Docutech to streamline loan production with VOA and VOI/E capture

ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 29, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced the integration of AccountChek®, a service that allows lenders to verify borrowers’ assets, income, employment and rent payment history, with Solex®, a comprehensive eDelivery, eSign, eClose and eVault platform from Docutech®, a First American company.

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Roger Guilian, Former Counsel and Risk Management Expert for ENR Top 100 Engineering Firm, Bolsters Greyling Division of EPIC

ALPHARETTA, Ga. and FAIRHOPE, Ala., Aug. 24, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a national insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Roger Guilian, J.D., has joined the firm’s Greyling division as Senior Vice President, Risk Management.

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