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Qualia-Stewart Partnership Streamlines Title Agent Tasks

“Qualia is dedicated to providing title agents with a cohesive and seamless solution for working with all of their business partners,” said Nate Baker, CEO of Qualia. “By integrating directly with Stewart Access, our mutual agents can efficiently and accurately complete all of their title work without ever leaving the Qualia system.” This is one of many ways Qualia saves title companies both time and money while ensuring efficient, smooth closings.

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LRES Instates New VP of Technology

“We are confident Paul is the right fit for this role, as he brings with him a proven track record of implementing standardized processes and improving overall business functionality and success,” said Clyde Prestowitz, CTO of LRES, which offers managed business processes for the origination and default markets. The company offers its clients valuations, REO asset management, HOA, and technology solutions.

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Three Title Companies Merge Operations with Stewart

Arkansas Title Insurance Company, National Land Title Insurance Company, and Stewart Title Insurance Company of Oregon have merged their operations with Stewart Title Guaranty Company (STG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based Stewart Information Services Corp. Stewart said it expects the merger to bolster its business and operations.

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American Bankers Association President and CEO Retiring at Year-End

Edward L. Yingling, current president and CEO of the American Bankers Association (ABA), will retire from his posts at the end of this year. While Yingling will stay active in the industry--perhaps even practicing law again--and will continue to consult with ABA, the association has a group of board members and former association officers on the search for Yingling's successor.

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Safeguard Expands Marketing and Business Development Team

Safeguard Properties, the largest privately held mortgage field services company in the United States, has expanded its marketing and business development team with two new appointments. Tod Burkert has been named vice president of business development, and Anthony Golden has been named director of strategic initiatives.

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Equator Rolls Out New PRO Short Sale and PRO HAFA Modules

Equator, the Los Angeles-based provider of software solutions for the default servicing industry, has introduced Professional (PRO) Short Sale and PRO HAFA modules to expand its PRO Workstation application. The newly launched modules provide a method for lenders, real estate agents, and borrowers to conduct real-time, transparent communication throughout the short sales process.

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Financial Asset Services Names REO Operations Manager

Gabrielle Lopez has been promoted to REO operations manager for Financial Asset Services, Inc., the Irvine, California-based national asset management company where she has worked for more than two years. Lopez was appointed to this position thanks to her thorough knowledge of the REO business, which she gained while working as an asset manager as well as a real estate agent selling distressed properties.

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Patton Boggs Acquires Breaux-Lott Group

Two of the most recognizable law firms involved in public policy combined yesterday, as Washington, D.C.-based Patton Boggs LLP acquired the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group. Patton Boggs has played a key role in every major piece of legislation and regulatory decision for nearly half a century, while the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group was one of the nation's fastest growing lobbying boutiques.

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