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Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) facilitates upskilling & reskilling with online MBAs & courses

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021  As we to move into Phase 3 of Covid-19 towards the end of 2020, flexibility and adaptability remains an indefinite priority for Singaporeans as the labour market adjusts to the new normal. This renders upskilling and reskilling a necessity for professionals to remain employable. Riding in tandem, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) delivers a series of online MBAs and short courses to equip the workforce with ample opportunities to ride the wave.

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Career Resilience in Times Of Change


Armed with a vision for lifelong learning, MDIS strengthens its resolve to offer educational experiences that are fresh and industry-relevant. This fully maximises the future readiness of employees and jobseekers for local and international career success.

Organisations seeking to invest in resources to upskill and enhance the leadership potential of future managers can consider among MDIS’ online MBAs that cover five specialised areas: events management, health management, leadership and innovation, hospitality & tourism management, and marketing. With a flexible postgraduate curriculum tailored for the dynamic global business environment, employees can look forward to building career resilience and accelerate professional pursuits as they step into the new albeit volatile economic conditions. Likewise, jobseekers can perform better in a competitive job market with sharpened managerial efficacies – a trait that’s never been more necessary than today.

In addition, MDIS is also offering industry-based short courses to allow employees and jobseekers to reinvent and acquire new skills to keep pace with evolving business needs and market trends. With 10 disciplines to choose from, prospective students can consider taking up a single-day course or one of up to three months.


Carving the Way Forward

While the pandemic may have accelerated the need for skills expansion and upgrading, this should not be viewed as a by-product of economic crises but a strategy to face unknown challenges that lie ahead. Being ready for the unforeseen is pertinent to career success, a value that MDIS inculcates in its students as it carves generations of lifelong learners of tomorrow.

About MDIS

Founded in 1956, MDIS is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. It offers internationally-accredited courses in Business and Management, Education, Engineering, Fashion and Design, Health and Nursing, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Languages and Education, Media and Communications, Psychology, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Safety and Environment Management. These are offered in partnership with renowned universities in the United Kingdom. 

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Black Knight's First Look: Mortgage Delinquency Rate Falls Below 6% for First Time in Nearly a Year, Yet 2.1M Homeowners Remain Seriously Delinquent

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE: BKI) reports the following “first look” at January 2021 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market.

Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 5.85%
Month-over-month change: -3.82%
Year-over-year change: 81.84%

Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 0.32%
Month-over-month change: -3.92%
Year-over-year change: -30.89%

Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 5,900
Month-over-month change: -16.90%
Year-over-year change: -86.21%

Monthly prepayment rate (SMM): 2.63%
Month-over-month change: -16.54%
Year-over-year change: 109.12%

Foreclosure sales as % of 90+: 0.08%
Month-over-month change: 18.84%
Year-over-year change: -95.43%

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 3,130,000
Month-over-month change: -121,000
Year-over-year change: 1,425,000

Number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 2,090,000
Month-over-month change: -56,000
Year-over-year change: 1,671,000

Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: 171,000
Month-over-month change: -7,000
Year-over-year change: -75,000

Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure: 3,301,000
Month-over-month change: -128,000
Year-over-year change: 1,350,000

Top 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage

Mississippi:                        10.32%

Louisiana:                           9.90%

Hawaii:                                8.99%

New York:                            7.93%

Oklahoma:                            7.89%                                                   

Bottom 5 States by Non-Current* Percentage

Oregon:                               4.03%

Utah:                                    3.83%

Colorado:                             3.75%

Washington:                         3.71%

Idaho:                                   3.18%

Top 5 States by 90+ Days Delinquent Percentage

Mississippi:                          6.22%

Louisiana:                            6.20%

Hawaii:                                 5.81%

Nevada:                               5.51%

Maryland:                             5.12%                                                                                   

Top 5 States by 6-Month Improvement in Non-Current* Percentage

Utah:                                   -24.07%

New Jersey:                       -22.94%

Colorado:                            -21.05%

Florida:                               -21.00%

Alaska:                                -20.81%                                                                               

Top 5 States by 6-Month Deterioration in Non-Current* Percentage

Oklahoma:                          -2.03%

Arkansas:                            -2.08%

Iowa:                                   -3.05%

West Virginia:                     -3.77%

Nebraska:                           -4.98%                                                                                                       

*Non-current totals combine foreclosures and delinquencies as a percent of active loans in that state.

Notes:

1)   Totals are extrapolated based on Black Knight's loan-level database of mortgage assets.

2)   All whole numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand, except foreclosure starts, which are rounded to the nearest hundred.

For a more detailed view of this month's “first look” data, please visit the Black Knight newsroom.

The company will provide a more in-depth review of this data in its monthly Mortgage Monitor report, which includes an analysis of data supplemented by detailed charts and graphs that reflect trend and point-in-time observations. The Mortgage Monitor report will be available online at https://www.blackknightinc.com/data-reports/ by Mar. 8, 2021.

For more information about gaining access to Black Knight's loan-level database, please send an email to [email protected].

About Black Knight

Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE: BKI) is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that drives innovation in the mortgage lending and servicing and real estate industries, as well as the capital and secondary markets. Businesses leverage our robust, integrated solutions across the entire homeownership life cycle to help retain existing customers, gain new customers, mitigate risk and operate more effectively.

Our clients rely on our proven, comprehensive, scalable products and our unwavering commitment to delivering superior client support to achieve their strategic goals and better serve their customers. For more information on Black Knight, please visit www.blackknightinc.com.

For more information:

Michelle Kersch                                                                                              
904.854.5043                                                                                             
[email protected]                                                                         

Mitch Cohen 
704.890.8158
[email protected]

 

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Bestow Lowers Pricing and Enhances Term Life Insurance Product Design to Serve More Customers

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DALLAS, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bestow, the first full-stack life insurance platform, today announced product enhancements to reach and better serve the modern life insurance customer. The improvements include lower premium rates, larger coverage amounts, additional term length options, and expanded age eligibility.

Some Bestow applicants will receive premium rates reduced by as much as 40%, with pricing improved by at least 5% for most new customers. Additionally, policies offered through Bestow are now available in 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30-year term lengths, and the maximum coverage amount is now $1.5 million. The eligibility age has also been expanded to serve individuals ages 18 to 60.

“By developing the first entirely digital life insurance platform, we have scaled efficiencies while improving underwriting accuracy, which enables us to improve our already exceptional offerings,” said Melbourne O'Banion, Co-Founder and CEO of Bestow. “With these latest enhancements, we can help more families secure affordable life insurance protection that fits their specific needs.”

With Bestow, customers can apply online for life insurance in as little as 5 minutes and, if approved, start coverage immediately. A medical exam is never required. According to The Policygenius Life insurance Price Index, the average monthly price for a 20-year, $1 million term life insurance policy for a non-smoking, 35-year-old woman with a preferred health classification is $44.32 per month. With the latest premium improvement, that same policy purchased through Bestow would cost only $33.50 per month — providing industry-leading rates paired with a seamless, entirely digital buying experience.

To learn more about Bestow or to offer term life insurance to your customers, visit Bestow.com.

About Bestow
Bestow is the first full-stack life insurance platform, using technology to make coverage accessible to millions of underserved families. With Bestow, buying life insurance is 100% digital  — No doctors. No needles. Just coverage. As an omnichannel life insurance platform, Bestow powers best-in-class products and experiences for leading consumer brands. To learn more or to offer Bestow to your customers, visit Bestow.com.

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Marcus Lemonis Partners With Zero Point Zero, A Leading Production Company In Film And Television

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CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Marcus Lemonis, investor, businessman and longtime host of The Profit on CNBC has made a significant investment in award-winning Zero Point Zero Production (ZPZ), founded by producers Lydia Tenaglia and Chris Collins.

Zero Point Zero's award-winning portfolio includes over 50 Primetime Emmy nominations and 15 wins, 33 Daytime Emmy Nominations and 14 wins, 12 James Beard Awards Nominations and 6 wins, a TCA and Peabody award, among many others.

Notably known for its award winning content spanning across film, documentaries, television and branded corporate work, ZPZ will expand their portfolio of non-fiction releases that will include shows focusing on Lifestyle (home, food, travel and fashion), Business (corporate branded work, custom corporate content, entrepreneurship, investing, personal finance and wealth management) and a 360 degree approach around Sports and the business of sports. Additionally, it will leverage its existing infrastructure by providing a creative environment for smaller and underexposed production entities who could benefit from such synergies.

“The ZPZ team, led by Lydia and Chris, are some of the most creative, thoughtful and forward thinking people I have worked with. They create content that makes people think about the importance of humanity,” said Marcus Lemonis. “They are masterful storytellers, and their work embodies integrity and creative excellence.”

“We had a wonderful opportunity to work with Marcus on our new critically acclaimed series, Streets of Dreams, last year,” Tenaglia stated. “We began discussing the prospect of a deeper partnership that would leverage our respective expertise. Marcus's business acumen and creative sense for content coupled with our production expertise is a powerful combination. And Marcus holds in high regard ZPZ's core mission: to empower visionaries, inspire action, and connect humanity.”

As part of its accelerated growth strategy, Lemonis, Tenaglia and Collins named long time Industry Executive, James Bolosh as President and Partner.

“James provides the historical expertise, the foresight and the work ethic to make us collectively better. He will help us streamline our efforts and focus on the future,” Tenaglia and Collins said.

Lemonis will serve as the company's Chairman. Lance Klein at WME will serve as the representative and agency of record on the Lemonis/Tenaglia/Collins partnership.

ABOUT MARCUS LEMONIS: 
Marcus Lemonis was born in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon in 1973; and, at nine months old, was adopted by a couple living in Miami, Florida. Marcus has long served as the Chairperson at Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors. With his efforts, it is now America's #1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair. When he's not running his multibillion-dollar company, Marcus is focusing on his other passion by helping struggling businesses get back on their feet. He shows this process on his hit TV show, CNBC's The Profit, a past nominee for the 2018 Critic's Choice Award for Best Structured Reality Series.  Although he was not born in America, he is proud to be living the American Dream through hard work, determination and believing. With multiple ventures on his resume, Marcus can be seen sharing his knowledge through numerous business and entertainment television programs and speaking engagements. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Marcus launched The Business Learning Center, a free of charge, educational tool on his website aimed to help entrepreneurs succeed during challenging times. He simultaneously dedicated $50M towards the launch of The Lemon-Aid Foundation, his charitable mission of supporting and investing in underserved communities and small businesses. www.marcuslemonis.com

ABOUT ZERO POINT ZERO:
Zero Point Zero is a television, film, print and digital content company founded in 2003 by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia.Since its inception, the company has produced hundreds of hours of documentary content in over 100 countries around the world, including the critically acclaimed, Emmy & Peabody Award winning series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, and United Shades of America with Kamau Bell (CNN); the Emmy Award winning The Mind of a Chef (PBS); Streets of Dreams with Marcus Lemonis (CNBC); as well as the Emmy nominated series: My Next Guest with David Letterman, and Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix). Feature documentary credits include: Jeremiah Tower The Last Magnificent (dist. by The Orchard); Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (dist by Neon SuperLTD); Stars in the Sky A Hunting Story (dist by Netflix); Fermented (Dist by Giant), and Fries! The Movie (dist by Peacock).

Marcus Lemonis Contact:
Andrea Vividor[email protected]

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