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Fitch upgrades rating on Old Republic, subsidiaries to 'positive'

MADISON — Fitch Ratings has placed the ratings of Old Republic International Corporation’s (ORI) and its insurance company subsidiaries on rating watch positive. The ratings were previously on rating watch negative, where they had been placed Jan. 25, 2012. The rating includes Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company of Madison, an ORI subsidiary. Fitch wrote in part: “The rating watch reflects ...

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Tennessee mortgage company opens office in Tupelo

TUPELO — Churchill Mortgage of Brentwood, Tenn., is opening its first physical branch in Mississippi, located on East Main Street in Tupelo. The new Mississippi team brings 30 years of mortgage and banking experience to Churchill Mortgage. Brandy Schulz will serve as branch manager, bringing more than 12 years of industry expertise. Prior to joining Churchill Mortgage, Schulz was a ...

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Justice Department investigating Golden Triangle tax preparer

COLUMBUS — The Justice Department is seeking to shut down a tax preparer, who runs a business in Columbus. Yesterday, federal prosecutors said they filed a federal civil injunction suit to bar Cynthia H. Carter from preparing federal tax returns for others. Prosecutors say Cynthia’s Tax Service prepares returns for customers who report false income and expense amounts and falsely ...

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BancorpSouth, FHLB Dallas offering grants

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Bank recently joined with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) to provide a $175,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to the Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) in Tupelo to provide low-income, first-time homebuyers with down payment and closing costs assistance. NDC has offered financial and educational support for low-income, first-time homebuyers since 2007. This AHP ...

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MHC extends homebuyers program registration

JACKSON — The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) has extended the reservation period for its Home Buyer Advantage (HBA) grant program. The previous deadline for homebuyers to reserve funds was July 15, but the reservation period has been extended to Sept. 13. The extended reservation period will allow MHC to disburse an additional $4 million in funds that were injected into ...

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