SOURCE: Mortgage Market Guide

February 20, 2008 07:00 ET

Todd Duncan and Mortgage Market Guide Announce Strategic Alliance

Todd Duncan and Mortgage Market Guide Come Together to Provide Comprehensive Resources Addressing the Needs of Today's Mortgage Loan Originators

HOLMDEL, NJ--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - Todd Duncan and Mortgage Market Guide announced today the formal alignment and cooperation of the two companies under one umbrella organization. Under the leadership of UCG, this partnership enables Todd Duncan and MMG to combine resources, expertise and decades of mortgage industry experience to provide loan originators with a timely and authoritative set of products and services to grow their businesses.

UCG, founded in 1977, is a portfolio of highly focused business information companies providing news, data and software solutions to the world. Said Todd Foreman, a partner at UCG, "Bringing Todd Duncan and Barry Habib together to provide their high-value information and training to loan originators is an unbeatable combination that will improve and streamline the way loan originators learn and become trusted mortgage advisors in their markets."

Todd Duncan, national best-selling author of "High Trust Selling," commented, "The necessity for high-performance sales, leadership, and professionalism in the area of fiscal literacy has reached a point of great demand in the mortgage business. I believe that joining forces with MMG comes at a time when the industry needs it most."

Barry Habib, CEO of Mortgage Market Guide, added, "We are very excited to join forces with The Duncan Group to better serve and create even more value for our family of subscribers. Todd Duncan's new role of Chief Learning Officer will allow him to provide an additional dimension to the usefulness of MMG's information. I know Sue Woodard, Jim McMahan, and the whole MMG team are all thrilled to be joining forces with Todd Duncan."

About The Mortgage Market Guide

The Mortgage Market Guide is a comprehensive series of daily market commentaries delivered to your desktop through our website (www.mortgagemarketguide.com). Market information includes rate alerts, FNMA bond charts, FNMA bond chart commentary, economic and Fed talking points, economic indicators and forecasts for the week and advice just for originators. Lock or float advice is delivered in a format that is easy to understand and convey to mortgage and real estate customers to gain the knowledge necessary to educate prospects, clients, and partners and to provide accurate and informative advice regarding mortgages.

About Todd Duncan Enterprises

Todd Duncan Enterprises' primary, full-scale emphasis will be on serving the mortgage industry. World-renowned content and universal success strategies permeate all of Todd Duncan Enterprises' lines of business, including The Duncan Group (www.theduncangroup.com), America's premier leader for inspiring, teaching, and creating mortgage professionals to sell successfully and live significantly; Sales Mastery, the most attended event in the industry entering its 18th year; Mortgage Mastery University (www.mortgagemasteryuniversity.com), a one-of-a-kind training tool that uses next generation technology to give mortgage professionals access to extensive curriculum; and the newly formed Mortgage Insighter, a news-driven social networking and best practices site for today's committed mortgage professional. (www.mortgageinsighter.com).

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