WFG News
September 30, 2020

Fintech Hunting Episode #51 with industry insider Dan Bailey, SVP WFG Lender Services & WFG Enterprise Solutions

On September 30, 2020, Michael Hammond, founder of NexLevel Advisors, welcomed Williston Financial Group's Dan Bailey to his Fintech Hunting podcast. He began by asking the SVP of WFG Lender Services and WFG Enterprise Solutions how his two WFG divisions were faring during this year of COVID. Bailey explained that…
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WFG News
September 23, 2020

WEST Chief Information Security Officer Bruce Philips: Why COVID-19 requires stepped-up cybersecurity

Mortgage and real estate companies needed to adjust to new procedures for doing business during COVID. That meant increased reliance on the Internet and much greater vigilance for signs of cybercrime. Executives in the financial services industry are now seeking cybersecurity solutions to protect their businesses from the most pernicious…
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WFG News
September 21, 2020

BRANDON MELANESE JOINS WFG’S VALUTRUST SOLUTIONS AS ITS FIRST-EVER VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Portland, Ore., September 22, 2020 – Valutrust Solutions, LLC, one of the Williston Financial Group (WFG) family of innovative customer-focused companies, has announced that Brandon Melanese has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Melanese, a sales executive with more than 25 years of real estate valuation…
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WFG News
September 4, 2020

Dean Kirchen honored as one of HousingWire’s ’50 Insiders’ for 2020

Dean Kirchen, Senior Vice President of WFG's Default Title Services, is one of 50 industry leaders whom HousingWire has honored as 2020 Insiders. According to Editor-in-Chief Sarah Wheeler, these carefully selected individuals "demonstrate expertise in areas that are critical to the success of the companies they work for” and "have…
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WFG News
September 3, 2020

WESTprotect’s cybersecurity service now available on-demand

WESTprotect.com, a new cybersecurity service created by WEST, a Williston Financial Group company, is now available on demand, with self-service, subscription-based access, to help title agents, real estate professionals and lenders protect themselves from email fraud and other cybercrime, all of which have seen dramatic increases during the COVID pandemic…
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WFG News
August 31, 2020

WEST, A WILLISTON FINANCIAL GROUP COMPANY, LAUNCHES WESTprotect CYBERSECURITY SERVICE TO PROTECT TITLE AGENTS, REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS AND LENDERS FROM EMAIL FRAUD

New WESTprotect.com, the nation’s only online cybersecurity helpdesk, now provides self-serve, on-demand access to real-time alerts, updated briefs and 'WESTprotect 411' assistance IRVINE, Calif., SEPTEMBER 01, 2020 – WEST, a Williston Financial Group Company committed to improving the entire residential real estate and mortgage transaction for all participants, has launched…
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WFG News
August 29, 2020

Redefining business models in the wake of COVID-19

No one argues that COVID-19 has changed everything about conducting business, says Dan Bailey, SVP, WFG Lender Services & WFG Enterprise Solutions, in his August 29 article for Progress in Lending. From personal work habits to how we interact with employees, partners, clients and prospects, it's a different world now…
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August 28, 2020

Dean Kirchen on Top Servicing Trends to Watch in 2020

On August 26, HousingWire posted an interview with Dean Kirchen, Senior Vice President of WFG's Default Title Services, identifying what the industry leader sees are the top trends in servicing this year. The interview, exclusively available for HW+ premium members until it goes public on September 1, comes on the…
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August 10, 2020

HousingWire Honors WFG’s Lynn Riedel as a 2020 HW Woman of Influence

WFG National Title Insurance Company EVP Lynn Riedel is one of HousingWire's "2020 Women of Influence." Riedel, who is also President and Chief Operating Officer of WFG NTC’s Washington division, is being honored for "shaping and propelling forward the mortgage, real estate and fintech industries." Riedel and the other 10th…
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July 22, 2020

Economic Outlook Title Insurance in a Turbulent Era News

  Recently, Williston Financial Group Founder and Executive Chairman Patrick F. Stone and business-focused economist, Forbes contributor, and Duke University Ph.D. Bill Conerly got together for a Q&A webinar, Economic Outlook and Title Insurance. During the webinar, they provided a snapshot of the current U.S. economic outlook, with a focus…
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