BMO Bank of Montreal Adopts Nomis Solutions’ Pricing Optimization Across Multiple Product Areas

San Bruno, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2008

Nomis Solutions, the leading provider of best-in-class Pricing and Profitability Management for financial services companies, today announced that BMO Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) has selected the Nomis Price Optimizer. BMO will deploy Nomis Solutions’ award-winning pricing optimization solution for originations and retention across multiple product areas with an initial focus on personal and indirect lending. Scheduled to deploy its first set of optimized rates early in 2009, BMO is anticipating greater agility in the rapidly changing market.

By deploying the Nomis Price Optimizer across multiple product areas, BMO will be leveraging a best-in-class pricing and profitability management approach that is based on a quantifiable understanding of the impact of pricing on customer response, product performance, and risk. BMO will then have a more consistent, repeatable and efficient pricing process that allows them to make changes more dynamically and with a higher level of confidence.

“With our work in the Canadian market over the past two years, we’ve learned a lot about customer response to offers and pricing and have demonstrated our ability to materially impact financial performance for our customers,” said Nomis Solutions’ Chairman and CEO,

Dennis Stradford. “We look forward helping BMO adopt a more advanced and dynamic approach to pricing strategically across its retail banking businesses.”

The award-winning Nomis Price Optimizer is designed for executives responsible for pricing loan and deposit products who want to use pricing strategically to drive financial performance at the national, regional, and local levels. This solution is the backbone of the Pricing and Profitability Management suite and delivers a clear understanding of customer response and how price impacts performance. By leveraging this information, the pricing team can quickly pinpoint which segments are under-priced or over-priced and better tailor pricing decisions to meet performance targets. Nomis Price Optimizer also helps build a more attractive portfolio mix to meet the “originations to order” requirements of the securitizations market. Currently deployed at more than 12 banks and finance companies worldwide, Nomis Price Optimizer optimizes more than $ 5 Billion in consumer lending each month.

About Nomis Solutions

Nomis Solutions enables best-in-class Pricing and Profitability Management for financial services companies. Through a combination of advanced analytics, innovative technology, and tailored business processes, the Pricing and Profitability ManagementTM Suite delivers quick time-to-benefit, and improves financial and operational performance throughout the customer acquisition and portfolio management processes.

The Pricing and Profitability ManagementTM Suite of business solutions includes the award-winning Nomis Price OptimizerTM, the Nomis Offer OptimizerTM, the Customer Portfolio OptimizerTM, and the Nomis NavigatorTM. These solutions are designed to meet the specific requirements of auto finance, home equity lending, personal lending, mortgage, and deposits executives. Select customers include Abbey, AmeriCredit, Chrysler Financial, HBOS plc, and Royal Bank of Canada. Headquartered in San Bruno, CA, Nomis Solutions also has offices in London, United Kingdom. Visit or contact us at 650-588-9800.

Nomis Solutions, the Nomis Price Optimizer, Nomis Offer Optimizer, the Customer Portfolio Optimizer and the Nomis Pricing and Profitability Management Suite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nomis Solutions, in the United States and in other countries. Other product and company names herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


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Brookstone Law, PC, Bank Lending Practice Investigations Focus on Recent Bank of America Revelations

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010

Brookstone Law, PC, is expanding its civil litigation department and is involved in investigations of the cases throughout the nation where actions against consumers have exposed banks unlawful lending practices.

Among those investigations is support for the current high-profile foreclosure case in New Jersey in which a Bank of America spokesperson revealed the Banks unlawful administration of loan documents with subsidiary Countrywide Home Loans. The revelation potentially brings into question the ownership of millions of properties that could lead to Bank of America being liable for billions of dollars in inherited bad loans.

In testimony before the House Financial Services Committees hearings November 17 on Problems in Mortgage Servicing from Modification to Foreclosure, Georgetown University Law Center Professor Adam Levitin described the potentially devastating implications of the case by saying, If those legal issues are resolved differently, then there would be a failure of the transfer of mortgages into securitization trusts, which would cloud title to nearly every property in the United States and would create contract recession/putback liabilities in the trillions of dollars, greatly exceeding the capital of the USs major financial institutions.

The bungled defense by Bank of America in this case is another example of a trend of rulings against Banks based on a consistent lack of legal documentation in mortgage foreclosures, said Vito Torchia, Jr., managing attorney of Brookstone Law. This was a case where the witness told the truth and we all got a look behind the curtain. Unlawful documentation practices are only one of the many obstacles against consumers and it is important that these practices are coming to light. The fact that the revelation was by the Banks spokesperson gives it significant credibility, regardless of the Banks subsequent statements.

The case is In the Matter of John T. Kemp, Kemp v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc., 08-02448, U.S. bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey (Camden).

About Brookstone Law, PC

Based in Los Angeles, with offices in Newport Beach, CA, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Brookstone Law, PC, is a law firm comprised of attorneys with experience and success in business, corporate and personal finance, employment, entertainment & media, art & museum, intellectual property and real estate law. The firm has a network of more than 40 affiliate attorneys nationwide and employs highly trained specialists, paralegals, paraprofessionals and administrative staff dedicated to serving our clients. For information, call (800) 946-8655 or visit

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Law Offices of Kramer and Kaslow: New York Bank Investigation Could Leave Banks Facing Charges

Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2011

The Law Offices of Kramer and Kaslow is weighing in on a new report from the New York Times that claims that the New York attorney general is investigating large banks for alleged wrongdoing. According to the May 16 New York Times article, The New York attorney general has requested information and documents in recent weeks from three major Wall Street banks about their mortgage securities operations during the credit boom, indicating the existence of a new investigation into practices that contributed to billions in mortgage losses.

Recently elected New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman declined to comment but according to people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly, Eric T. Schneidermans office have also requested meetings with representatives from Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

The article also spoke with Daniel C. Richman, a professor of law at Columbia. Part of what prosecutors have the advantage of doing right now, here as elsewhere, is watching the civil suits play out as different parties fight over who bears the loss, said Richman. Thats a very productive source of information.

Noted attorney Philip Kramer, senior partner at the law firm of Kramer & Kaslow whose consolidated litigation plaintiffs have been suing banks for their foreclosure practices agrees with Richman, A lot of wrongdoing has been uncovered in civil cases. What is particularly interesting about the New York Attorney Generals approach is that they seem to have picked up on some of the issues we have used in our suits: fraud and greed in the securitization process being key elements.

More of Philip Kramers comments can be found at the Law Offices of Kramer and Kaslow blog.


PHILIP A. KRAMER is the senior partner of the Law Office of Kramer & Kaslow, in Calabasas, California. Kramer & Kaslow is Martindale Hubbell AV rated. Mr. Kramer is a perennial recipient of the prestigious Southern California Super Lawyer award.

Mr. Kramer received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and his Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation and trial advocacy, with a concentration on business litigation, and real property matters. He has prosecuted and defended cases for over twenty five years.

Mr. Kramer is a licensed real estate broker and has spent considerable time providing legal services in connection with real estate issues relating to loan modification and loss mitigation, land use and zoning, environmental issues, easements, construction and development, finance, and landlord tenant matters.

Mr. Kramer is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Military Appeals. Mr. Kramer has tried in excess of 200 cases. He has appeared on nationally televised programs regarding pre-trial procedure and trial strategy and has appeared as a guest lecturer on topics ranging from constitutional law to trial practice, and Mr. Kramer frequently lectures on a broad spectrum of various legal and business issues.

Mr. Kramer also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court and as a Mediator.

Mr. Kramer is also a past president of the Los Angeles West Inns of Court, a national organization dedicated to bringing professionalism and civility back into the legal profession. He also serves on numerous Boards of Directors and serves as an officer in many companies. For more information call (818) 224-3900 or visit


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Kramer and Kaslow: Bank Probes Uncover Questionable Practices on Foreclosures

Calabasas, California (PRWEB) June 14, 2011

Attorney Philip A. Kramer, senior partner of the Kramer & Kaslow law firm which is conducting consolidated plaintiff litigation lawsuits on behalf of hundreds of homeowners, remarked on a recent expose of bank probes by the news site Propublica.

Propublica is really doing a public service with their investigations,” said Philip Kramer. “I represent hundreds of clients who have been wronged by the banks. We have charged fraud, and conspiracy, calumny and deception, from top to bottom. There is a lot of malfeasance going on, and other than our civil suits, there has been little or no judicial action. Something has to be done and I am hopeful that Propublicas investigations may help start that process.

Propublica journalist Marian Wang writes in a recent article, As we and many others have noted, no top banking executives have been successfully prosecuted in connection with the financial crisis: not for making the bad loans that fed the mortgage machine, not for lying about the quality of the mortgages, and not for foreclosing improperly when homeowners struggled to make loan payments. But there have been many investigations. Some are still pending, others seem to have fallen by the wayside. Heres our overview of what the banks have been accused of doing at each stage of the mortgage machine.

Propublica compares the bad foreclosure process to a machine and argues that the first step is risky lending and underwriting. Philip Kramer agrees. “If you look at any of the cases we filed, for example, take a look at: Maxam v. Bank Of America (case No: 30-2011-00450819-CU-MT-CXC), youll see that we already know a great deal about the banks misbehavior. The question is, When will judicial and regulatory bodies catch on?

Propublica breaks down the bank practices foreclosure crisis into five areas:


F&D Reports/Creditntell Publish Update on U.S. Retailers Bank Debt & Liquidity

Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) November 10, 2011

Industry-leading credit consulting firm Information Clearinghouse Inc. (ICI), through its divisions F&D Reports and Creditntell, are pleased to announce the release of its Bank Debt & Liquidity Update, an annual report for financial executives looking to keep an eye on the access to cash available relative to the retailers and wholesalers with which they partner.

During the first half of fiscal 2011, banks purportedly continued to ease lending standards. Historically low interest rates are driving lending activity, as corporations issue new debt to refinance higher-yielding debt and, to a lesser extent, return capital to shareholders. Compared to historical levels, nonetheless, access to credit remains tight, and most corporations are still not borrowing to fund new investments or expansion. More than ever, retailers are moving to refinance their bank facilities, and these re-financings are serving as key indicators of their financial health.

To that end, the Bank Debt & Liquidity Update provides bank facility maturity schedules for ICIs monitored companies, separated by industry segment, with a summary of the credit agreements as well as key debt protection and liquidity metrics and short-term debt maturities through 2012. For each company, the report provides the maturity date, maximum borrowings, percent available, cash availability, TTM interest coverage, securitization, accounts payable, percent inventory financed by vendors, A/P one-day average, DPO and other term loans or notes coming due in the next year. The report also lists upcoming public bond maturities and bank facility maturities for more than 60 privately held retail sector companies.

Staying on top of upcoming maturities can prove crucial in assessing retailers and wholesalers’ financial health as well as anticipating defaults. The 2010 Bank Debt & Liquidity Update highlighted A&Ps looming $ 157.0 million convertible note maturity on June 15, 2011; A&P subsequently filed Chapter 11 in December 2010, citing this upcoming maturity as part of its rationale for filing. Roundys Supermarkets retired a $ 54.0 million term loan that matured on November 3, 2011 and will need to deal with the November 2012 maturity of its $ 95.0 million revolver. HCA continues to face a series of debt maturities over the next three calendar years, including $ 1.40 billion in notes and term loans coming due in 2012. Other major retailers announcing recent re-financings include: BI-LO, Burlington Coat Factory, Rite Aid, Target, Sears Holding Corp., Safeway, AutoZone, AmerisourceBergen, Bass Pro Shops, Big Lots, Cabelas, Cardinal Health, Compass Group, Core-Mark, Family Dollar, Neiman Marcus, Toys R Us and Winn-Dixie.

Commenting on the Bank Debt & Liquidity Update, Lawrence Sarf, CEO of ICI, stated, Cash is, as always, King, and access to favorable borrowing is the Crown Prince that serves him. Every business experiences opportunities and unexpected pitfalls; both of those situations require immediate access to capital in order to provide the smoothest path forward. Conversely, the inability to take full advantage of opportunities, retire expensive debt, forward-buy low priced goods, or ramp up capex in preparation for a turning economy is the recipe for failure. Knowing what your customer or competitor has in relation to what they are going to need gives you a clear advantage. Every financial executive with an interest in retail should have this comprehensive report nearby as a ready reference.

Information Clearinghouse, Inc. (publisher of F&D Reports, Creditntell, & FDARMS) is a comprehensive retail credit consulting firm specializing in the analysis of public and private companies in numerous retail segments. The focus of its analysis is to deliver the key intelligence today’s busy credit executive needs to make a highly informed decision without sifting through pages of non-essential data. F&D Reports and Creditntell actively monitor retailers such as Kroger, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Toys “R” Us, BJ’s Wholesale, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bon-Ton Stores, and Macy’s. To learn more, visit the websites at,,


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Corporate Whistle Blower Center Urges Homebuilder & Bank Appraisal and Origination Managers Who Have Specific Proof of FHA & VA Fraud to Step up for Huge Rewards

(PRWEB) February 15, 2012

The Corporate Whistle Blower Center is urging current, or former national homebuilder, or bank managers to step forward if they possess substantial proof related to FHA, or VA mortgage appraisal fraud, or fraud involving the origination, or the servicing of FHA, or VA mortgages. The group says, “The rewards for FHA, or VA mortgage fraud can be substantial, provided the whistleblower possesses significant proof, and the evidence is easy to understand, and follow. The amounts of the wrong doing has got to be over a million dollars, so that it is worthwhile for the whistleblower, and the legal teams, we will help build for the whistleblower. Because we thoroughly understand all of the moving parts associated with FHA, or VA appraisal fraud, loan origination, and the securitization of these inflated mortgages, we can provide enormous assistance for a whistleblower, who possesses significant proof of fraud. Because we are talking about a multi billion dollar problem, the reward thresholds can be in the millions.” For more information the Corporate Whistle Blower Center is urging major bank, or major national caliber homebuilders to call them, for a strictly confidential conversation at 866-714-6466. http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com

The Corporate Whistle Blower Center is the only US group, or organization focused on whistleblower protection, and based on their information, the group is the only organization in the nation, that will try to build the best possible national caliber legal team around the whistleblower, with the goal being a significant reward. http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com

Simple rules for a whistle blower from the Corporate Whistle Blower Center:

Do not go to the government first, if you are a major whistle blower. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “Major whistle blowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. Its a huge mistake. Frequently government officials could care less, or they are incompetent.”
Do not go to the news media with your whistle blower information. Public revelation of a whistle blower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors, that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistle blower. We say, come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think its sufficient, we will help find the right law firms, to assist in advancing your information.”

Any type of insider, or employee, who possesses significant proof of their employer, or a government contractor fleecing the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistle Blower Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com.

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Settlement Capital Renews Its $50 Million Credit Line With DZ BANK

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 09, 2012

Settlement Capital Corporation, a long standing leader in structured settlement purchasing, has recently completed a renewal and extension of its $ 50 Million credit facility through DZ BANKs New York office.

Settlement Capital has a long relationship with DZ BANK, and we are excited about the continuance of this credit line and our future, said Debbie Rosen, President and CEO of Settlement Capital.

Settlement Capital was founded in the late 1980s and was the first company to purchase structured settlement payment rights. The company has been a leader in the industry ever since.

People receiving structured settlement payments through an annuity sometimes need to sell that asset to pay off debt, avoid foreclosure, buy a home or car, or go to school, commented Ms. Rosen. Settlement Capital stands ready to help these people when they need it. This credit extension demonstrates the continuing confidence the banking community has in this business and Settlement Capital.

DZ BANK is very happy to continue and expand its relationship with Settlement Capital, and we look forward to working with the company in the future, said Christian Haesslein, Vice President at DZ BANK Structured Finance Asset Securitization.

About Settlement Capital Corporation:

Settlement Capital Corporation is a Dallas, Texas based purchaser of structured settlement payments. Since the late 1980s Settlement Capital has provided lump sums of cash in exchange for future periodic payments to customers all over the country. Settlement Capital was a founder of the National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP), and led the effort in Congress and the states to enact Structured Settlement Protection Acts, ensuring consumers fair access to this important asset. Visit Settlement Capital on the web for more information at

For more information contact:

Settlement Capital Corporation

Debbie Rosen, President and CEO

14755 Preston Rd., Suite 130

Dallas, TX 75254



About DZ BANK:

DZ BANK is the fourth largest bank in Germany and acts as central bank for approximately 1,000 cooperative banks. As a cooperative commercial bank, DZ BANK is a well-known partner in Germany and abroad and offers long lasting business experience of over 125 years. DZ BANKs New York based Structured Finance Asset Securitization unit offers lender finance, structured asset and accounts receivable financing for a wide variety of clients and asset types. For more information, please visit

Business Loan Direct (CLD Money) Reports a 39% Increase in its Apartment Bank loan Origination

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) February 04, 2013

Professional Financial loan Immediate, a business division of CLD Money and one particular of the top on the internet originators of professional and condominium loans in the place, has enhanced its all round condominium bank loan manufacturing by 39% as of yr conclude 2012.


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Industrial Loan Direct as a correspondent of the Fannie Mae plan gives fastened rate funding on apartment financial loans for multifamily homes. These financial loans are obtainable nationwide and will be funded under the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting Solutions System. Fannie Mae performs a essential part in the U.S. rental housing marketplace. FNMA’s original constitution in 1938 presented authority to facilitate the building and funding of economically audio condominium housing assignments. In 1984, Fannie Mae created a organization division devoted to buying condominium financial loans. Since that time, Fannie Mae has continued to give a regular provide of funding to the multifamily market by way of all market place cycles.


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FHA operates below HUD, which is the biggest home loan insurance provider in the United States. HUD administers the FHA condominium mortgage programs supplying prolonged-phrase, non-recourse funding for multifamily, affordable multifamily and cooperatives, assisted residing amenities, skilled nursing services, seniors housing, essential entry hospitals and produced housing communities. As a correspondent for the FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing (“MAP”) plan, Commercial Mortgage Immediate supplies entry to the flexibility of the HUD FHA financial loan packages on an expedited basis.


As other cash sources have decreased substantially, borrowers are turning to agency lending for new originations and refinancing of their multifamily tasks. The major advantage of FHA is that it is a source of funding that is constantly accessible even with the volatility of the marketplace. Commercial Loan Direct has well prepared an overview of the U.S. Section of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) FHA multifamily mortgage loan insurance applications to support familiarize FHA candidates with these condominium mortgage plans.


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A portfolio or traditional condominium loan is a loan that is created by a lender or loan provider that does not get bought into the secondary market place i.e. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac nor it gets packaged in a bank loan pool and sold in funds markets. These multifamily financial loans are generally made by banks and some credit history unions. Simply because they dont offer the bank loan off to Freddie or Fannie, the loan provider can produce its very own lending suggestions creating this product far more versatile. These sort of condominium financial loans typically permit cash out, supply a higher leverage point, and have less constraints. One draw again is that the financial institution will normally need personalized ensures from the Principals owning 20% or a lot more of the residence and would generally question for a depository relationship from the borrower.


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The Industrial Mortgage loan Backed Securities (CMBS) industry is a single of the swiftest increasing segments of the industrial mortgage industry. Just as not all initiatives in shape Fannie Mae or FHA funding tips for certified multifamily and well being care/seniors housing, so way too, not all multifamily financial loans can be financed using the very same financing construction.


Multifamily genuine estate initial home loan financial debt is generally damaged down into two simple categories: (1) condominium financial loans to be securitized (“CMBS loans”) and (2) portfolio financial loans. Portfolio loans are originated by a lender and held on its harmony sheet by way of maturity.


In a CMBS transaction, a lot of solitary multifamily mortgage loan loans of varying dimension, home type and spot are pooled and transferred to a trust. The trust concerns a sequence of bonds that may fluctuate in produce, duration and payment precedence. Nationally acknowledged score agencies then assign credit rating ratings to the various bond lessons ranging from investment decision quality (AAA/Aaa via BBB-/Baa3) to underneath expenditure quality (BB+/Ba1 by way of B-/B3) and an unrated course which is subordinate to the least expensive rated bond course.


Our unique approach to condominium mortgage origination offers us a competitive edge in excess of our competition. CLD is 1 of the prime online apartment bank loan producers in the United States.


1st Associates Bank loan Servicing, LLC SVP, Larry Chiavaro, to Communicate at Solar Power Finance & Expenditure Summit

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013

Larry Chiavaro, SVP of Initial Associates Loan Servicing, will communicate at the Photo voltaic Electricity Finance and Expenditure Summit in San Diego, California on Monday, March 18th. Chiavaro will discuss the views of rating organizations on solar securitization.


Chiavaro has robust historical ties to the score companies created over several years of experience in the buyer finance sector. At First Associates, Chiavaro has created a speedily developing backup servicing organization to permit better ranking company self-assurance in client personal debt transactions. He was instrumental in building and executing 1st Associates new Integrated Solar Backup servicing, the very first again up provider to combine the two financial and O&ampM backup.


Solar securitization is a essential element of growth in the residential marketplace, said Larry Chiavaro. The potential to draw in a broader trader base for long phrase financial debt will be the catalyst for speedy buyer photo voltaic adoption. There have been several other lessors of running belongings that have tapped into the securitization market place in the earlier. Photo voltaic is a new asset class to the market but it has many precedents to attract from. The market is operating with each other to produce the typical procedures, guidelines and files that will enable the generation of a sturdy solar securitization marketplace and Initial Associates is pleased to be element of that energy.


The Photo voltaic Electricity Finance &amp Investment Summit is identified as the foremost gathering location for the industrys offer makers, explained Gretchen Luchsinger, President of Infocast. Have been happy to have Mr. Chiavaro sign up for us this 12 months. He is extremely well connected in the business and is always a fantastic source of information and perception.


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