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MCT Adds Four Business Development Positions to Continue Expansion

Mortgage Capital Trading SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that it added four newly created positions in order to provide unsurpassed service levels of sales support and guidance to lenders.

“We expanded our sales force because we see untapped opportunity to work with lenders that need personal, ongoing assistance with business development and hedging strategy,” said Curtis Richins, president of MCT. “Our approach to customer service is unique in the industry – we provide a lot of education, coaching and flexibility to a client’s overall capital markets needs. MCT’s salespeople do not have a once and done mentality to bringing on new clients like some of the other hedge firms. Post-boarding, they continually monitor client activity to ensure the greatest level of success and act as a trusted capital markets partner.”

MCT’s proprietary HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program and outsourced lock desk service, LockCentral, have had a significant uptick in sales. The company currently has over 130 lender clients and growing.

Anthony Ianni, an existing MCT employee, has refocused his efforts in the position of regional sales executive where he works out of the company’s Philadelphia office. He has more than 27 years of experience in secondary marketing, operations and sales management working with all types of lending organizations.

Kim Moore, also an existing employee, was promoted to regional sales executive and supports the Southeast region of the country. She has a very successful track record in farming new business and forging relationships. Prior to joining MCT, Kim worked at Citibank Mortgage and Countrywide as a top-tier salesperson.

Christina Moore has joined MCT as regional sales executive in the Dallas office. She has extensive experience in mortgage operations, hedging and analytics, sales, and marketing. Past employers include Countrywide, D.R. Horton Builders, BSM Financial and Aspire Lending. In addition, Christina has worked with the major loan origination systems (LOS) and pricing engine providers, providing her with a strong understanding of mortgage technology.

Danyel Shipley was hired as a regional sales executive based out of MCT’s corporate headquarters in San Diego. She holds over 10 years of mortgage banking experience and has been a standout performer at Paramount Equity, Topdot Mortgage, Signature Capital and Aegis Lending. Most recently, Danyel held a position supporting clients on MCT’s hedge desk team.

About MCT Trading:

MCT Trading is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco and Charlotte. MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 100 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. MCT also offers a central lock desk service to mortgage bankers that effectively outsources the lock desk function called LockCentral.

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

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949-378-9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com

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10-Year-Old Dance Prodigy Sophia Lucia will Attempt to Break the Guinness World Record of 36 Consecutive Pirouettes

Sophia LuciaSAN DIEGO, Calif., March 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 10-year-old dance prodigy, internet sensation and featured performer on the hit TV series on Lifetime, “Dance Moms,” Sophia Lucia, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record of “36 Consecutive Pirouettes” on March 30, 2013 in her home town of San Diego, Calif. The event will take place at San Diego Dance Centre, where Sophia started dancing at the young age of 2 years.

An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records, Philip Robertson will be on hand to witness Sophia’s attempt to break the current record for the most consecutive pirouettes, which was set by Alicia Clifton (USA) completing 36 pirouettes at the “Applause Studio” in Oklahoma, USA on December 9, 2005.

Sophia says: “I am very excited for this opportunity and it’s my mom’s birthday on the 31st, so I hope to give her an early present by breaking the record.”

Kids Artistic Revue National Dance Competition and California Kisses Dancewear are sponsoring the World Record Attempt.

“Watching her grow up competing with her amazing talent,” said Owner of KAR, Noah Lands. “I’m honored to help Sophia with her Dream.”

“We are thrilled to help Sophia with this incredible opportunity and are proud to have this amazing dancer – and fashionista! – a part of our California Kisses team. There is no doubt that this partnership will bring on an incredible year in the world of dancewear!” said Angela Chittenden of California Kisses Dancewear.

“Her ability, poise and presence on stage is incredible and if Dance was in the Olympics, Sophia would be a Gold Medalist,” says the Producer of KARtv & KARtv Dance Awards, Joe M Loera.

All media inquiries can be directed to Joe M Loera, Kids Artistic Revue, Inc., p 714/826-8440 e joe.loera@dancekar.com.

EVENT DATE: March 30, 2013.
Location: San Diego Dance Centre, 13125 Danielson Street, Suite 10, Poway, CA 92064.
Event Time: 1 p.m.
Attempt Time: 2 p.m.
Meet & Greet will follow the attempt: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Produced by Kids Artistic Revue, Inc. and Joe M Loera.

About Kids Artistic Revue National Dance Competition:
Kids Artistic Revue ( http://dancekar.com/ ), America’s Favorite Dance Competition, is excited to enter its 31th season! KAR was established in 1982 by Noah R. Lands to provide an outstanding outlet for dancers and choreographers to showcase their talents in the Los Angeles Area. Over the years, KAR has grown from 1 day regional competitions to hosting 3 day regional events with multiple venues each weekend across the nation. KAR has also expanded their Grand National Finals to four beautiful locations: Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Panama City and Toledo. KAR is proud to be one of the oldest and most successful competitions in the industry!

About California Kisses Dancewear:
Dreamed up and designed for the little glam girl, California Kisses ( http://www.californiakisses.com/ ) brings west coast inspired fashion to the world of dance. From ballet twirls to contemporary thrills, California Kisses is designed to show off your tiny dancer’s individual personality and creativity both on and off the stage. In 2013, California Kisses has teamed up with young dance prodigy, Sophia Lucia, to introduce the Sophia Lucia for California Kisses Collection. With fun and fresh styles created in dainty silhouettes and luxury fabrics, the brand sets out to make every little dancer look and feel like a star. Better yet, it’s all made in California with Love and sealed with a Kiss!”

YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/Dzsg4MDCFiE .

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Bank of Southern California Acquires Bank Building

San Diego bankSAN DIEGO, Calif., March 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After more than two years of leasing their La Quinta office, Bank of Southern California announced that they have acquired the space permanently from the FDIC. At the end of 2010, Bank of Southern California began leasing the space, as well as another location in Palm Springs, when it acquired the two branch offices from Palm Desert National Bank.

In April 2012, the Comptroller of Currency closed Palm Desert National, and the FDIC was named Receiver. Colliers International was the broker representing the FDIC in the sale of the 5200 square foot building to Bank of Southern California.

“Our purchase of the building in La Quinta reflects our long-term commitment to staying in the Coachella Valley and our desire to more fully and permanently serve our clients in the Desert Cities area,” said Nathan Rogge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Southern California.

About Bank of Southern California:
Established in 2001, Bank of Southern California, N.A., a national bank with headquarters in San Diego, Calif., is locally owned and managed and committed to meeting the unique business, professional and personal banking needs of the Southern California communities it serves.

With six offices in San Diego County and the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, Bank of Southern California remains one of the strongest, best-capitalized banks in the region, with a growing asset base and loan portfolio.

For more information, visit http://www.banksocal.com/ or call (858) 847-4780.

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MCT Trading’s Phil Rasori Designated to ‘Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 List’ for Third Year in a Row

MCT Trading, Inc.SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that that Phil Rasori, the company’s COO and Head Trader, has earned a spot on National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s “Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40″ list for the third time.

National Mortgage Professional cites individuals who make the list as being executives who continue to forge forward, lead by example, set the bar high for education, professionalism and excellence in the mortgage industry. Rasori has been instrumental in helping mortgage bankers achieve greater profitability using a proprietary hedging and risk management program that he developed called HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization). He is a well-known and regarded expert in capital markets.

“To be named to National Mortgage Professional Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 list for the third year in a row is an unexpected honor,” said Rasori. “I greatly appreciate the recognition and am thankful of the support of many clients and industry colleagues during the nomination process. I look forward to continuing to develop and implement market-savvy secondary marketing strategies with our client lending organizations.”

Rasori is an active member for the Mortgage Bankers Association as well as state-based mortgage banking trade associations, he participates in industry events, serves as an expert speaker on panels, and is a regular thought leader in the mortgage media.

About Mortgage Capital Trading:
MCT Trading is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte, St Louis and San Francisco. MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 85 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. MCT also offers a service that effectively outsources a centralized lock desk for mortgage bankers called LockCentral. For more information, please visit www.mct-trading.com or call (619) 543-5111.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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Mortgage Capital Trading Adds Kevin Miller as Trading Analyst

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that Kevin Miller has joined the company in the capacity of trading analyst.

Miller will work on MCT’s capital markets trading team to provide clients with independent analysis, training, hedging strategies and loan sale execution services. MCT provides dedicated trading analysts for each of its clients to deliver one-on-one, immediate customer support and accessibility throughout the business day.

Miller has more than 10 years experience working in the mortgage banking industry in a variety of origination, operations and secondary marketing roles. Before MCT, he was a trade analyst at Ally Bank for seven years where he managed $100 million in trades per day. Miller has also held various positions at Interchange Bank, PHH Mortgage and Cendant Mortgage.

“As we add new clients, we are also taking measures to ensure that our operational infrastructure and adequate staff resources are in place to continue to provide instant support and guidance for our hedging advisory services,” said Curtis Richins, president of MCT. “Our clients rely heavily on us as their long-term trusted advisor for hedging and risk management strategies in secondary marketing. We have been very successful in building an effective hedging model and a highly responsive trading team that is intensely focused on customer service. This is why we have nearly a 100 percent client retention rate.”

Miller holds a bachelor of science in finance from Villanova University. He will be based in MCT’s Philadelphia-based trading desk.

About Mortgage Capital Trading:
MCT Trading is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte, and San Francisco. MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 85 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan Sales Optimization) Program. MCT also offers a service that effectively outsources a centralized lock desk for mortgage bankers called LockCentral. For more information, please visit www.mct-trading.com or call (619) 543-5111.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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Mortgage Capital Trading Taps Anthony Ianni as Vice President of Lender Services

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that is has recruited Anthony Ianni as vice president of lender services.

In this newly created role, Mr. Ianni will be responsible for overseeing the company’s end-to-end offering of overall mortgage related ender services for its growing customer base of mortgage bankers, credit unions and community banks. The position places a comprehensive emphasis on MCT’s hands-on, highly responsive client support model.

“A big part of our value proposition is to provide clients with extensive education, coaching and instant support in lock desk management, hedging, and loan sale execution practices,” said Curtis Richins, president of MCT. “As we continue to grow, we have expanded the breath of our services, technology tools, consulting practice and more. We were lucky to recruit Anthony, who possesses not only a secondary marketing background but also very strong mortgage sales and operations knowledge and experience, to lead our Lender Services Team to effectively support MCT’s expansion of new solutions and services.”

Mr. Ianni has more than 20 years of experience in secondary marketing, operations and sales management working with all types of lending organizations. Mr. Ianni’s consultative approach has assisted his clients in areas such as market penetration, product and pricing specific solutions, investor guidelines, mortgage technology, operational improvements and efficiencies as well as hedging management.

Mr. Ianni has held senior positions at various lending organizations in a secondary marketing and correspondent business development capacity. He has worked for nationally recognized lenders such as Plaza Home Mortgage, PHH Mortgage, Franklin American Mortgage, GMAC Bank and others.

About Mortgage Capital Trading:
MCT Trading is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte, and San Francisco. MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 85 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program.

MCT also offers a service that effectively outsources a centralized lock desk for mortgage bankers called LockCentral. For more information, please visit http://www.mct-trading.com/ or call (619) 543-5111.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

- Photo Caption: Anthony Ianni.

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Bank of Southern California recognized as a top Small Business lender in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, a locally owned community business bank, has been recognized as one of the top small business lenders among medium sized banks for the largest number and dollar volume of 7(a) loans in 2012 in the greater San Diego area according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In addition, Banking Grades, which is a grading tool from Multifunding, a financial advisory provider that ranks every FDIC insured bank based on their commitment to small business lending, continues to issue an A rating to Bank of Southern California for the amount of loans the bank has made to small businesses. By contrast, many other banks in the area received much lower grades.

“We know that local businesses are absolutely essential to our local economy,” says Nathan Rogge, CEO of Bank of Southern California. “We’ve always been focused on providing small businesses the access to the capital they need to help them grow and expand. It’s nice to be recognized which shows that we are meeting the needs of our community.”

About the Bank of Southern California:
Established in 2001, Bank of Southern California, N.A., a national bank with headquarters in San Diego, Calif., is locally owned and managed and committed to meeting the unique business, professional and personal banking needs of the vibrant Southern California communities it serves. With six offices in San Diego County and the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, Bank of Southern California remains one of the strongest, best-capitalized banks in the region, with a growing asset base and loan portfolio. For more information, visit http://www.banksocal.com/ or call (858) 847-4780.

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Marie Bruning Joins Bank of Southern California as Vice President

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California has announced that Marie Bruning has joined the bank as Vice President, Client Relationship Manager. She is responsible for business development and client relationship management for the company, and will be headquartered in the company’s corporate office in Del Mar.

Bruning has nearly 10 years of experience in client relationship and portfolio management, lending and business development. Her career includes positions with San Diego National Bank, U.S. Bank, and was most recently associated with San Diego Private Bank.

“Marie’s reputation as a premier business banker is a perfect addition to our high service and relationship oriented banking philosophy,” said Nathan Rogge, President and CEO. “She has an excellent background in relationship management and we are very pleased to have her as a member of our team.”

Marie earned a Master of Science in Accountancy and Financial Management from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

About Bank of Southern California:
Established in 2001, Bank of Southern California, N.A., a national bank with headquarters in San Diego, Calif., is locally owned and managed and committed to meeting the unique business, professional and personal banking needs of the vibrant Southern California communities it serves. With six offices in San Diego County and the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, Bank of Southern California remains one of the strongest, best-capitalized banks in the region, with a growing asset base and loan portfolio. For more information, visit www.banksocal.com or call (858) 847-4780.

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Bank of Southern California Appoints Robert Marshall as Chief Credit Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California announced today that Robert Marshall was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. In this role, Mr. Marshall will lead the Bank’s credit function, overseeing credit risk management, credit approval and credit analysis functions, and ensuring the overall quality of the Bank’s lending portfolio is maintained.

Marshall is a veteran San Diego County community banker with over 25 years of experience. During his career he has held positions of increasing responsibility at several area banking institutions, including Rancho Santa Fe National Bank, La Jolla Bank & Trust and the original San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, with his most recent association with California Community Bank where he served as the bank’s President and Chief Credit Officer.

“Bob Marshall is one of the most well-known and respected credit officers in the San Diego region and we are fortunate to have him join our executive management team,” said Nathan Rogge, President and CEO. “We look forward to drawing on his wealth of experience in credit management, as well as his top notch industry experience.”

Bob earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Management from San Diego State University.

About Bank of Southern California:
Established in 2001, Bank of Southern California, N.A., a national bank with headquarters in San Diego, Calif., is locally owned and managed and committed to meeting the unique business, professional and personal banking needs of the vibrant Southern California communities it serves. With six offices in San Diego County and the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, Bank of Southern California remains one of the strongest, best-capitalized banks in the region, with a growing asset base and loan portfolio. For more information, visit www.banksocal.com or call (858) 847-4780.

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MCT’s COO and Head Trader to Speak on Secondary Marketing Panel at Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that its COO and Head Trader, Phil Rasori, will present on a panel session at the Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference on November 8 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

The panel comprises an assembly of industry experts that will engage in a candid, pointed discussion on the issues involving secondary marketing best execution practices, including the recent challenges posed from utilizing retaining versus selling servicing rights.

One of the primary goals of secondary marketing managers is to effectively manage the process of best execution loan sales – whether best efforts or mandatory, including servicing retained versus servicing released. This panel session explores a number of different topics and trends in secondary marketing.

Panel moderator:
* Stephen Fleming, VP at Phoenix Capital, Inc.

Panel members:
* Phil Rasori, COO & Head Trader at Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT).
* Dean DeMeritte, EVP at Phoenix Capital, Inc.
* Austin Tilghman, CEO of United Capital Markets, Inc.
* Doug Jones, chief correspondent lending officer at PennyMac Loan Services, LLC.
* Bob Gundel, senior hedge manager at Compass Analytics, LLC.

Session Information:
Topic: Secondary Market Execution Best Practices.
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Time: 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Location: The Fairmont Dallas Hotel, Gold Room.

Mr. Rasori has more than 10 years of experience in capital markets operations serving lenders in the residential mortgage banking industry. At MCT, he manages the company’s day-to-day operations and a team of traders and analysts that provide hand-held support and coaching to clients. Mr. Rasori is a proven industry leader, innovator and evangelizer of major risk management, conservative hedging and expert advisory services that help lenders take their businesses to newfound heights of profitability.

About MCT Trading:
MCT Trading, Inc. is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, CA in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX; Charlotte, NC; St. Louis, MO; and San Francisco, CA. MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 75 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. For more information, please visit www.mct-trading.com or call (619) 543-5111.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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DKeeley Press Offers Ghost Stories for Halloween Reading – Paranormal Mysteries

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DKeeley Press announces publication of the first book in the new Paranormal Mystery series, “Having a Whaley of a Time” (ISBN: 978-0578104836) by author and publisher Donna Keeley. By using the history and “documented ghosts” from the Whaley House in San Diego, Calif., the book weaves an enjoyable, fictional mystery with real facts.

“I wanted to do something different with the mystery genre,” says Keeley. “By pairing a fictional story with a real, haunted location I can fulfill my love of research with the fun of writing.”

The central character in the series is Shannon MacIntyre, an investigative journalist who discovers she can see and talk to ghosts following a near-death experience. Challenged to help the spirits, she heads to San Diego to discover why the famous Whaley House is closed to tourists during the busy summer season.

Written in the first person, Shannon narrates the story with plenty of acerbic wit and dry humor. A sarcastic tone permeates the writing, but always with a sense of fun. The book tells a complete story with no continuation in upcoming books. Each book in the series is expected to be a stand-alone adventure.

“I didn’t want to write a 600-page door-stop,” Keeley explains. “I feel cheated as a reader when I get through a huge book only to find the story doesn’t end for two or three more books.”

Seeing a trend of adult readers buying Young Adult fiction, Ms. Keeley knew she wasn’t the only one interested in smaller, single-story books.

The opening line of the first book (“It’s amazing how death can really screw up your life.”) sets the tone for the entire series as protagonist Shannon must adjust her no-nonsense, fact-based personality to living a life that is anything but normal. No murder required – as most of the characters are already deceased.

More information: http://www.paranormalmysterybooks.com .

Follow on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/shannonandstyx .

About DKeeley Press:
Based in Escondido, Calif. (San Diego County), DKeeley Press is the name used by self-publisher Donna Keeley for her Paranormal Mystery series. She firmly believes that technology and the internet are changing the publishing world by allowing authors to sell directly to their audience with e-books, digital print on demand (POD), and Amazon and Barnes & Noble web sites.

Each book in the new Paranormal Mystery series features a real haunted location as the backdrop for each mystery. The ghosts documented at these locations become characters in the book and help the fictional main character Shannon MacIntyre solve her mystery.

Book Summary:
Title: “Having a Whaley of a Time.”
Author: Donna Keeley.
Publisher: DKeeley Press.
ISBN-13: 978-0578104836 (paperback, 94 pages; Sept. 2012).
Kindle Edition also available.

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MCT Trading Chosen as One of the Best Places to Work in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 31, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that is has been named as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in San Diego, California by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ).

The annual “Best Places to Work” award program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in San Diego that benefit the county’s economy, workforce and businesses. Companies were judged using an extensive two-part evaluation process that started in April and concluded in July when those that made the list were announced.

The first part of the process consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey that was used to measure the overall employee experience working for their companies. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation points. The combined scores of the two-part evaluation determined the top companies that made the list.

“We recruit only the best and the brightest at MCT and we strive to create a working environment and corporate culture that places our employees first,” said Curtis Richins, president of MCT. “Over the years we have implemented a number of different programs that greatly benefit our employees and enrich both their professional and personal lives. “Our ability to retain staff and grow their skill sets is a key part of our business strategy to provide MCT’s clients with second-to-none support. We are honored to be included in this year’s Best Places to Work list.”

Notable is that MCT boasts a 100 percent employee retention rate and has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies list for the past two years.

The rankings of the 13th annual Best Places to Work in San Diego awards will be unveiled at an awards ceremony on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.

About Mortgage Capital Trading:
MCT Trading is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte, St Louis and San Francisco. MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 75 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. MCT also offers a service that effectively outsources a centralized lock desk for mortgage bankers called LockCentral. For more information, please visit http://www.mct-trading.com/ or call (619) 543-5111.

CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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AutoTap Announces Launch of New Generation of Hands-Free Faucet Control Systems That Help Reduce Water and Energy Waste

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By studying consumers faucet use and washing habits, AutoTap (www.getautotap.com), a San Diego based company, has concluded that all across the U.S., each day in the process of brushing teeth, washing hands, and washing dishes or rinsing them for a dish washer, millions of gallons of heated water is being wasted as run-offs. The main culprit behind this water waste is the difficulty of extending ones hand repeatedly to turn on and off a faucet.

For example, in a simple case of rinsing numerous dishes and utensils and placing them into a dishwasher, the difficulty of turning on and off a faucet repeatedly forces the consumer to let heated water run continuously wasting precious water and costly energy.

All this waste happens daily and while according to the U.S. drought map, a large portion of the U.S. is under severe drought conditions. In addition to drought, the higher energy costs for pumping, purification, distribution and an increase in demand for more water due to population growth, has pushed the cost of water to an all time high with no end in sight.

By extensive interviews and polling, AutoTap concluded that if consumers were given a simple and practical alternative, people would prefer not to waste water especially now that they see wasting water and energy has a greater cost not only in terms of financial but also on the environment.

AutoTap’s patented faucet control system makes turning on and off the faucet so easy and convenient that after its installation, any water waste would have to be intentional. Unlike some sensor type faucets that require touching the faucet or the old fashion and obtrusive foot pedal that is a hazard to foot traffic, and a menace for floor cleaning, AutoTap takes advantage of idle legs and the sink cabinet doors to turn on and off the faucet on demand. Another important benefit of the AutoTap system is that, unlike the sensor type faucets, consumers can use their existing faucet.

AutoTap was designed specifically for use in residential single and multi-family housing where, in particular, can greatly benefit the retail owners of apartment complexes where a single water meter is used and the cost of water is passed on to the tenant through rent per square feet or CAM costs. By not having any incentive or responsibility for paying water bills, the tenants of these apartments are less likely to conserve or use water wisely or efficiently.

Once AutoTap is installed, the user can easily turn on and off their faucet, as they need when they need thus preventing any unnecessary water waste. With AutoTap it is also impossible to leave the faucet running while unattended. In summary, the accumulative water saving potential of the AutoTap system can greatly benefit the retail owners of apartment complexes.

In addition to its water and energy saving potentials, AutoTap’s hands-free system can turn on and off the faucet when both hands are busy, reduce the chance of cross contamination while handling raw meat and poultry and keeps the faucet and surrounding countertop clean and dry.

According to the company mission statement: “We at AutoTap look at water as a precious commodity and a necessity for life. We believe that water and energy conservation is necessary for a sustainable future and as such, all related products should be easy to use, durable and priced in a manor that is affordable and pays for itself in a rather short time. AutoTap is such a product for now and future generations.”

For more information on the product, or sales opportunities, please visit us at : http://autotap.net/ or by calling (858) 490-9205.

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The Compliance Group Selects 20-Year Mortgage Banking Veteran A.J. Jacobson as National Account Executive

SAN MARCOS, Calif., June 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading mortgage compliance services provider, The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), has added A.J. Jacobson in the role of National Account Executive to serve its growing clientele of mortgage providers, including mortgage bankers, independent mortgage lenders, community banks, and credit unions.

“Career mortgage professionals like A.J. Jacobson understand today’s drive for quality, compliance and accountability in the lending process, making them the heartbeat of our industry’s recovery,” said The Compliance Group founder and president Annemaria Allen. “A.J. Jacobson not only brings a rare and invaluable skill set to our clients, but she also brings a reputation for putting quality first in high volume environments.”

A mortgage professional since 1983, Jacobson’s career was launched with Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), where she developed and managed relationships with 220 southern California mortgage banks, savings and loans, and commercial banks.

Since then, mapping a career focused on mortgage lending and residential finance operations, Jacobson served as Sovereign Bank’s vice president and Western Regional Sales Director for its correspondent business channel, a top performing region that regularly exceeded quarterly benchmarks. Previously, Jacobson was a correspondent manager for Avondale Funding, where she developed bulk and flow purchase of closed residential loans; and ramped up production through successful “submissions to close” client account management and communication of operations’ expectations.

In the early-to-mid 1990s, Jacobson was a pioneering “MortgagePower” Wholesale Account Executive with Citibank before becoming the Wholesale Regional Marketing Manager for Western Federal Savings & Loan/Pamona First Federal, where she grew loyalty and loan volume from a large relationship base of mortgage banker and broker clients by focusing on education and training of underwriting standards.

From 1985 to 1989, Jacobson served in a series of roles with COMPUFUND, where she was National Director, Mortgage Centers; Director of Financial Institution “Affiliates”; Wholesale Production Manager; and Regional Loan Manager.

Most recently, Jacobson joins The Compliance Group from UHS America, where she spearheaded the roll out of its quality control services.

“Its renewed focus on mortgage compliance and quality control creates the most exciting opportunity our industry has seen in decades,” said Jacobson. “For me, the work that The Compliance Group does with its clients is the foundation upon which we will build a vibrant and enduring model for the future of the U.S. housing finance economy.”

About The Compliance Group:
The Compliance Group (TCG) is a leading nationwide financial services risk management organization focused solely on its clients’ compliance success (www.TheComplianceGroup.net). TCG has helped hundreds of financial institutions mitigate risk and losses with its proprietary, patent-pending technology and its core business solutions of Compliance, Quality Control and Licensing. Founded by Annemaria Allen in 2000, TCG has built upon her deeply experienced understanding of compliance and risk management to bring peace of mind to the financial services industry.

TCG’s LicenseTracker® (www.LicenseTracker.net) is a patent pending, web-based application, to help mortgage businesses, branches, and loan originators maintain and track required state and federal agency licensing deadlines and continuing education requirements.

TCG technology is complemented by its experts’ keen attention to delivering results the right way – with integrity, quality, transparency, reliability and customer care. Its appreciation for relationship building allows TCG to assist its clients in understanding the complexity of compliance, developing their strengths in areas of risk while turning compliance and quality control into a profitability strategy.

For more information, contact Annemaria@TheComplianceGroup.net.

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Bank of Southern California Appoints New Board Member

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California announced today that Michael Persall, CPA and Investor was appointed to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Persall is President of Persall Group and is a practicing certified public accountant with extensive experience in construction, real estate and finance.

He graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelors of Accountancy. Mr. Persall serves on the Leadership Council and as a Director of the Development Committee for the UC San Diego Pediatric Diabetes Research Center.

“Although Michael is the company’s youngest director at 33 years old, he brings a wealth of experience and background in business and financial services from a variety of perspectives, “said John Farkash, chairman of the board. “His participation will make our talented board, even stronger as we continue to build and grow the bank.”

About the Bank of Southern California:
Established in 2001, Bank of Southern California, N.A., a national bank with headquarters in San Diego, Calif., is locally owned and managed and committed to meeting the unique business, professional and personal banking needs of the vibrant Southern California communities it serves. With six offices in San Diego County and the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, Bank of Southern California remains one of the strongest, best-capitalized banks in the region, with a growing asset base and loan portfolio.

For more information, visit http://www.banksocal.com or call (858) 847-4780.

Media Relations: Tony DiVita, Bank of Southern California 858-847-4783

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Kerry Masterson Joins MCT Trading as Midwest Regional Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that Kerry Masterson has joined the company as Regional Director where he will be responsible for growing and managing the Midwest territory.

“Kerry is a strategic senior sales professional who has a consistent record of developing new accounts using a highly consultative approach to prospective clients,” said Bill Wooten, National Sales Manager at MCT. “He possesses expertise in an array of different areas of mortgage banking and has a unique ability to quickly build rapports and establish lasting relationships. We are lucky to have someone of Kerry’s talent join the sales team at MCT and we look forward to working with him to establish a strong presence in the Midwest.”

Kerry has an extensive background in correspondent and wholesale lending working with new and existing mortgage banking clients. Before MCT, he was an account executive at PHH Mortgage where he significantly grew the active customer base and origination fundings within his territory in under a year. Prior to PHH, Kerry held several positions in the correspondent division of Cit Mortgage. At Citi, he achieved team-leading sales results year-over-year in new client acquisitions, surpassing his target goal by more than 150 percent. Kerry also spearheaded a diverse range of programs and projects leading to improved market presence, increased annual profitability and expense reductions.

He has been acknowledged with a number of prestigious sales accolades throughout his career. Kerry holds a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Saint Louis University and is an active participant in the mortgage industry.

About Mortgage Capital Trading:
MCT Trading is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte, St Louis and San Francisco. MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 75 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. For more information, please visit http://www.mct-trading.com or call (619) 543-5111.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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Bank of Southern California Receives Top Marks as a Small Business Lender in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, a locally owned community business bank has been recognized as one of the top small business lenders in the greater San Diego area according to the U.S. Small Business Administration and Multifunding, a financial advisory provider.

Banking Grades, which is a grading tool from Multifunding that ranks every FDIC insured bank based on their commitment to small business lending, recently gave Bank of Southern California an A rating for the amount of loans the bank has made to small businesses. By contrast, many other banks in the area received much lower grades.

In addition to this recent commendation, Bank of Southern California has also been recognized as a top SBA lender in the San Diego area for several consecutive quarters according to ranking reports issued by the San Diego District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

“We know that local businesses are absolutely essential to our local economy,” says Nathan Rogge, CEO of Bank of Southern California. “We’ve always been focused on providing small businesses the access to the capital they need to help them grow and expand. It’s nice to be recognized which shows that we are meeting the needs of our community.”

About the Bank of Southern California:
Established in 2001, Bank of Southern California, N.A., a national bank with headquarters in San Diego, Calif., is locally owned and managed and committed to meeting the unique business, professional and personal banking needs of the vibrant Southern California communities it serves. With six offices in San Diego County and the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, Bank of Southern California remains one of the strongest, best-capitalized banks in the region, with a growing asset base and loan portfolio. For more information, visit http://www.banksocal.com or call (858) 847-4780.

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MCT Trading Hires Tawab Abawi as Senior Trader

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that it added Tawab Abawi to its capital markets trading team.

Tawab comes to MCT from Bank of America where he was a vice president on the negotiated trade desk for its correspondent lending group within the home loans and insurance division. His primary responsibilities at the bank included maximizing revenue, minimizing risk and increasing market share for clients nationwide. He has a strong track record for developing and maintaining relationships with hundreds of correspondent lenders, financial institutions and numerous hedge advisory firms.

He has extensive experience in loan trading, secondary marketing, correspondent lending, risk and margin management, financial modeling and analysis, forecasting and planning, transaction management, asset-based lending and financial reporting. In addition to being a senior trader on the negotiated desk, Tawab also held the positions of assistant vice president and senior pricing analyst while at Bank of America.

“Bringing Tawab on board adds yet more depth to our already experienced trading team,” said Curtis Richins, president of MCT. “As MCT continues to grow and help lenders transition from a best efforts to mandatory loan sales, we want to ensure that we maintain superior service and close working relationships with clients. Being well-staffed with senior traders such as Tawab allows us to dedicate an individual market analyst to each and every one of our customers.”

Abawi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Finance and a concentration in Financial Risk Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

About Mortgage Capital Trading:
MCT Trading is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, California in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte and San Francisco.

MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 75 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. For more information, please visit www.mct-trading.com or call (619) 543-5111.

Media Contact:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to Benefit from 2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fresh Start Surgical Gifts (www.FreshStart.org), a San Diego non-profit organization, has been chosen as the beneficiary for the 2nd Annual PayLease Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 9 at Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley. All proceeds will help Fresh Start achieve its mission of transforming the lives of children with deformities through reconstructive surgery.

“We have many young families at PayLease and we decided as a company to give back to our community in a way that benefits children. Fresh Start is an amazing organization that we are proud to support,” Dave Dutch, PayLease President.

Sponsorship packages and spots to play in the tournament are still available for purchase.

Festivities kick-off at 6:30 a.m. and shotgun start is at 7:30 a.m. Each participant will receive a golfer gift package, 2 drink tickets, range balls, lunch and admission to the awards ceremony where Fresh Start patient Brittany, who suffered from Apert Syndrome, will share her story.

Fresh Start has provided over $21 million worth of free medical services to over 5,700 children from all over the United States. Fresh Start’s services include reconstructive surgery, dental procedures, laser treatments, and speech therapy. Recently, Fresh Start was named Best Local Nonprofit of 2011 by Ranch and Coast Magazine, as well as Healthcare Champion of 2011 by San Diego Business Journal. 100 percent of contributions go to Fresh Start’s medical programs.

For more information, please contact Amanda Thompson at (760) 448-2018 or amanda@freshstart.org.

About Fresh Start Surgical Gifts:
Fresh Start is a non-profit organization that provides reconstructive dental and plastic surgery for kids free of charge. Six weekends annually Fresh Start holds a Surgery Weekend where 80-100 medical volunteers provide reconstructive plastic surgery and reconstructive dental surgery for infants, children, and young adults with physical deformities free of charge. Surgery Weekends are held at the Fresh Start Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

All medical and support personnel generously volunteer their time, talents and expertise.
Fresh Start serves U.S.-based children as a priority and reaches out internationally as we believe that no child should suffer with a physical deformity due to birth defect, disease, accident or abuse. With insurance deeming more and more deformities as “cosmetic” we are determined to make certain that all children get the medical attention they need regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

Fresh Start accepts children and young people under the age of 18 from:
* financially disadvantaged families with no health care insurance;
* families whose health care insurance won’t pay for the procedures because they are deemed “cosmetic”;
* families who do not qualify for state funded programs;
* families who would suffer significant financial hardship if they were to pay for the necessary and costly medical treatment.

For more information about Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, please visit http://www.freshstart.org or call (760) 944-7774.

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MCT Trading Officially Launches LockCentral Service for Lenders

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced it established an outsourced service that implements and manages a centralized lock desk for mortgage bankers that offers them a viable alternative to operating an in-house lock desk. LockCentral saves time, ensures pricing accuracy, frees secondary marketing personnel to assume other responsibilities, and brings a number of new efficiencies to secondary marketing departments.

“We established LockCentral specifically for mortgage bankers that want to operate a centralized lock desk without having to incur the expenses of additional full time resources and to also improve on data integrity for our hedging clients,” said Curtis Richins, president of MCT.

“Running an efficient lock desk is paramount to a lender’s profitability. However, the successful implementation and effective management of an internal desk can be very involved and time consuming, and not all secondary marketing departments are ready to adopt, implement and efficiently utilize what are generally complicated, onerous locking tools that often fall short of profitability expectations.”

LockCentral is a proven model that is run by a dedicated team of seasoned secondary marketing analysts who reside in multiple MCT offices across the country in different time zones, which is designed to provide responsive customer service levels to clients. The LockCentral offering also allows lenders to private label their lock desks, enabling secondary staff to work with MCT analysts while eliminating the onus of managing locking tasks so they can focus on other duties.

LockCentral’s benefits include:
* Access to a full suite of services at a significant reduction in costs
* Gain lock management and pricing accuracy assurance
* Rapid scalability to handle changes in volume
* Redundant price/margin verifications are provided for all lock requests and updates
* Secondary and hedging training is provided to existing lock desk personnel
* Service is available for both best efforts and mandatory sellers
* Provides secondary loan re-pricing
* Enacts instant auto lock submissions and confirmations
* Detailed tracking and reporting delivers newfound visibility.

MCT will be holding discussions about its LockCentral service at the MBA’s National Secondary Marketing Conference and Exposition in its suite at the Intercontinental in New York, New York. MCT’s suite is located in is in the Central Park Room on the Ballroom level. To schedule a meeting, contact Kim Moore at (469) 202-7161 or via email at kim.moore@mctrade.net.

About MCT Trading:
MCT Trading, Inc. is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, CA in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX; Charlotte, NC; and San Francisco, CA. MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 75 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program.

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

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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MCT Trading’s COO Scheduled to Speak at Market Insight Conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, will speak on a panel at the Mortgage Insight Conference on April 26 in Sacramento, California. The session will analyze the future of the mortgage business and address the challenges and opportunities facing loan originators.

The panel, which is geared toward loan originators, will feature a lineup of industry experts that features David Battany, director at PennyMac; Sue Woodard, president of the Mortgage Market Guide; Phil Rasori, chief operating officer at Mortgage Capital Trading; and Rob Chrisman, capital markets consultant. The event will be moderated by Jeff Tarbell, vice president of Comstock Mortgage and host of the Talkin’ Money show on CBS radio.

Key topics to be discussed include:
* A cloud view of the industry from Rob Chrisman;
* The impact of HARP 2.0;
* Identifying a myriad of new changes with the FHA;
* Effective marketing and database management for 2012;
* How to best compete with the big box banks;
* The future of Fannie Mae;
* Defining loan hedging;
* Why only certain rates get offered (rate shelf).

Session details:
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Pacific Time.
Location: Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa, Sacramento, Calif.

The Mortgage Insight Conference is sponsored by Comstock Mortgage. For more information, visit www.insightconference.net or call 800-955-6180.

About MCT Trading:
MCT Trading, Inc. is a risk management and advisory services company providing independent analysis, training, hedging strategy and loan sale execution support to clients engaged in the secondary mortgage market. Founded in San Diego, Calif. in May 2001, the company has expanded to include field sales and support offices in Philadelphia, Pa.; Dallas, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; and San Francisco, Calif. MCT is recognized as a leading provider of mortgage pipeline hedging service and currently supports more than 70 clients on the HALO (Hedging And Loan sales Optimization) Program. For more information, please visit www.mct-trading.com or call (619) 543-5111.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Bowerbank
Profundity Communications, Inc.
949.378.9685
jbowerbank@profunditymarketing.com.

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