The International Day of Families was officially launched by the Social Protection Ministry’s Department of Social Services on Tuesday focusing on ‘Families and inclusive societies.’Being the agency with responsibility for social services in Guyana, the ministry has designated one month (May 15 to June 15) as International Month of the Families. During this period, the ministry will embark on a series of activities to encourage and strengthen families.A section of the participants of the eventIn her remarks at the event held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Chairperson, National Commission of the Family, Sandra Hooper said that the family unit is the lynchpin of any society. Its main responsibility is the socialisation, education and protection of its members, particularly children and the elderly. She noted that in today’s ever-changing societies, the family often faces challenges in the execution of its role.Meanwhile, Director of Social Services, Whentworth Tanner explained that a functioning family is a microcosm of a functioning society, and that “parents and children have to work together in order to build a functioning family, Similarly, each of us has to do our part to create and sustain a functional society.”Tanner added that the family is the first school in which a child receives the basic values of life, that moulds his/her character and lays the foundation for their analytical capability. He noted that the ministry is cognisant of the changing complexity of the modern family – nuclear families are reducing and extended and single-parent families are on the increase.The International Day of Families provided an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and can become a powerful mobilising factor on behalf of families in all countries, allowing them to lobby for the protection and support of family issues appropriate to each society. A series of panel discussions will be held throughout the month with key stakeholders deliberating family-related issues. The event will culminate with a march for elderly awareness on June 15.
Share Finicity Partners with Capsilon Capsilon Finicity 2018-09-19 Seth Welborn Finicity, a provider of real-time financial data aggregation and insights, recently announced an integration agreement with Capsilon, a provider of intelligent process automation software for the mortgage industry. Under the agreement, Finicity’s Verification of Assets (VoA) solution has been integrated into the Capsilon platform, in order to improve the speed, user experience and economics of the mortgage process.According to Finicity, their VoA solution provides bank-validated insights into borrower assets, enabling reports to be generated in minutes. The solution reduces fraud, frees up resources, shortens time to close and is now integrated with Capsilon borrower and loan officer workspaces to automate asset verification. This further streamlines the loan application process — borrowers no longer need to search for bank statements, and loan officers have more time to focus on higher value activities, such as getting more loans.“We’re excited to work alongside Capsilon with the shared goal of transforming the difficult manual mortgage origination processes of today into a modern and digital experience of the future,” said Steve Smith, Finicity CEO. “Finicity’s VoA reports are a key part of the next-generation mortgage process.”Capsilon states that their programs transform the way mortgage companies work. The end-to-end platform uses data and AI to automate manual tasks and enable better, faster decision-making.“The mortgage industry is undergoing radical transformation driven by technology. Those who invest in the right technology now will gain a competitive advantage to help them minimize risk and accelerate growth as the market changes,” said Jim Obsitnik, COO of Capsilon. “We’re thrilled to partner with Finicity to help mortgage companies speed up the application process and deliver better borrower and loan officer experiences.” September 19, 2018 510 Views in News