professionals4free Web site launches

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The site also offers ./guidance to professional individuals and firms interested in offering their services for free to the community.The launch of the Web site follows an extensive study and consultation process conducted in 2001 by Business in the Community and funded by the Home Office, which resulted in the ‘Free for All’ report. This found that relatively few VCOs who could benefit from free professional support seemed to know what services were available or where to find them. It also showed that access to free professional support seemed to depend on location, luck and personal contacts. A separate survey in 2002 asked 102 VCOs if they would find useful a dedicated Web site that listed pro bono services and how to obtain them. Ninety nine per cent said they would.Lord Filkin, Home Office Minister for Race Equality, Voluntary and Community Policy said: “The Professionals4free website and helpline will provide an easy and effective way for people to get the help they need, while providing a route for professionals to get active in their community.”The site is also designed to help professional firms who do not know how and where to announce the professional skills they have to offer. Chris White, UK Director of Communications at the leading Business and Financial advisor firm Grant Thornton, comments: “The professionals4free Web site is a really valuable resource for professionals wanting to offer their skills and expertise since it signposts them to brokers. We deliver our pro bono support through ProHelp and find that using a broker is key to ensuring our services go to where they are needed most.”The professionals4free site has been developed by Business in the Community’s ProHelp programme, TimeBank, NCVO and Business Community Connections, with funding support from the Home Office Active Community Unit. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 19 May 2003 | News professionals4free Web site launchescenter_img Tagged with: Digital Trading Volunteering  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new Web resource will help voluntary and community organisations find out how to obtain free professional support.Professionals4free contains information and advice to make it easier for voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) to assess whether they need professional help and if so, identify what type, such as legal advice or management consultancy.The site features a database providing details of brokers that VCOs can contact to help them make contact with professional firms interested in offering free support. It links into the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) helpdesk which is available to answer questions that users may have. Advertisementlast_img read more

Savvy Millennials Take Advantage of Interest Rates Below 3%, ICE Mortgage Technology Millennial Tracker…

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first_imgLocal NewsBusiness 23% 73% Conventional 747 Loan Type – All 58 26% Average Interest Rates Facebook The ICE Mortgage Technology Millennial Tracker is an interactive online tool that provides access to up-to-date demographic data about this new generation of homebuyers. It mines data from a robust sampling of approximately 80% of all closed mortgages dating back to 2014 that were initiated on ICE Mortgage Technology’s Encompass ® all-in-one mortgage management solution. Given the size of this sample, it is a strong proxy of millennial mortgage indicators across the country. Searches can be tailored by borrower geography, age, gender, marital status, FICO score and amortization type. For more information, visit http://icemortgagetechnology.com/millennial-tracker. About the ICE Mortgage Technology Millennial Tracker The ICE Mortgage Technology Millennial Tracker focuses on millennial mortgage applications during specific time periods. ICE Mortgage Technology defines millennials as applicants born between the years 1980 and 1999. New data is updated on the first Monday of every month for two months prior. The Millennial Tracker is a subset of the Origination Insight Report, which details aggregated, anonymized data pulled from Encompass by ICE Mortgage Technology origination platform. Additional information regarding the Origination Insight Report can be found at http://icemortgagetechnology.com/resources/origination-insight-reports. News organizations have the right to reuse this data, provided that ICE Mortgage Technology, Inc. is credited as the source. About ICE Mortgage Technology ICE Mortgage Technology, a division of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), is the leading cloud-based loan origination platform provider for the mortgage industry. Our technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, lower origination costs, and reduce the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality, and efficiency. Visit http://icemortgagetechnology.com/ or call (877) 355-4362 to learn more. © 2021 Ellie Mae, Inc., doing business as ICE Mortgage Technology. All rights reserved. Encompass®, Millennial Tracker™, and the ICE Mortgage Technology logo are trademarks of the entities of ICE Mortgage Technology. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005349/en/ CONTACT: PRESS CONTACT Sara Holtz ICE Mortgage Technology (925) 227-2193 [email protected] Caitlin Coffee Allison+Partners (312) 635-8204 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY FINANCE DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE SOURCE: ICE Mortgage Technology Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005349/en Refinance PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Average interest rates on all 30-year loans continued to decline to historic lows in December 2020, prompting an increase in refinance share from millennial homeowners. According to the latest ICE Mortgage Technology™ Millennial Tracker, average interest rates decreased for the ninth consecutive month to 2.93%, down from 2.97% in November 2020. In tandem, refinance activity increased slightly to represent 46% of all loans, up from 45% the month prior. While share of refinances remained high so did average time to close a loan. Average time to close for all loan types held steady at 52 days-to-close – a stark difference to the same month the year prior, December 2019, when it took 43 days to close a loan. Among purchase loans, average time to close also increased by two days from 45 in November 2020 to 47 in December 2020. “Millennials, even those that had just purchased a home in the past few years, found themselves in a great position to take advantage of the historically low rates and contributed to the ongoing high refinance volume,” said Joe Tyrrell, president, ICE Mortgage Technology. “At the same time, lenders that have already adopted virtual solutions, like eClose, are seeing their early investments really pay off as they are better positioned to efficiently manage this long-term refinance boom.” The ICE Mortgage Technology Millennial Tracker divides millennials into two groups: older millennials – borrowers between 30 and 40 years old, and younger millennials between 21 and 29 years old. Older millennials were responsible for the majority of refinance activity: refinance share for older millennials increased to 53% in December, up one percentage point from the month prior and more than double the refinance share of younger millennials at 26%. However younger millennials who did refinance were able to secure lower average interest rates (2.90%) compared with their older counterparts (2.93%). ICE Mortgage Technology Millennial Tracker – Older Millennials vs. Younger Millennials Closed Loans (Share) — All By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 46% 85% Average FICO Twitter 12% 30 Year Note Rate — ALL 2.89% WhatsApp Refinance Twitter 2% Pinterest Time To Close (Days) — All Pinterest 30 Year Note Rate — VA 2.90% 2.51% 46 2.52% 53 58 2% Other WhatsApp 2.94% 30 Year Note Rate — Conventional 1% 2.93% 2.90% 47 728 Facebook Younger Millennials 1% Savvy Millennials Take Advantage of Interest Rates Below 3%, ICE Mortgage Technology Millennial Tracker Finds Purchase 74% Purchase FHA VA 2.91% 30 Year Note Rate — FHA TAGS  49 Older Millennials 53% All Previous articleAmeriprise Financial Included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the Second Consecutive YearNext articleZayo Group and Colony Capital to Deliver Inaugural Keynote at the Capacity Media Virtual Metro Connect USA 2021 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more