Paving the Way for Women in the Title Industry

By Patrick T. Roe Although women today hold many leadership positions in title insurance companies, agencies, state trade associations, and the American Land Title Association (ALTA) , we know this was not always the case. In fact, ALTA would not have a woman president until 2000 when Cara L. Detring NTP had the honor. But

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Win a VIP Capitol Hill Experience

Want to win a trip to Washington, D.C., for a VIP Capitol Hill experience? All you must do is take our Congressional Liaisons survey and start reporting your activity with members of Congress. The top three Congressional Liaisons will win a free trip—including airfare and hotel—to the nation’s capital. Winners will be based on reported

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Working In … Or On?

“Working hard, or hardly working?” Who hasn’t groaned when a coworker greets you with that dusty old joke? Well, I’ve got a fresh take on that line: “Working IN…or working ON?” And if that sounds a little strange, let me explain. During the typical work day, you’re doing all of the things you’re normally called

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DISB Bulletin on Partial Government Shutdown

The Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has issued Bulletin 19-IB-1-1/24 directed to all insurance and banking entities licensed or regulated by the Department regarding financial hardship resulting from the partial shutdown of the federal government. The Bulletin may be downloaded below.  

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How Do You HOP? Pilgrim Title Finds Success

When Dena Davis joined Pilgrim Title in 2017, the Rhode Island-based title company didn’t have a social media presence. As marketing & business development director, Davis’ main role was to quickly ramp up efforts with the goal of creating a social media footprint and promoting the company’s brand. She turned to ALTA’s Homeowner Outreach Program

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Need Resources to Give Presentations to Real Estate Agents, Consumers?

Through ALTA’s Homeowner Outreach Program, members can access PowerPoint presentations that can be customized and used in the marketing and sales process with homeowners and real estate agents. Make sure to check out the “notes” section of each presentation for education tips, content and more. Homebuyer Checklist PowerPoint [PowerPoint] Why Every Homeowner Needs Title Insurance PowerPoint [PowerPoint]

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Survey: Less Than 60 Percent of Title Companies Have Cyber Insurance

Wire transfer fraud and cyberattacks are top of mind for most title company owners. According to the FBI, there has been a 1,100 percent rise in these crimes from 2015-2017. However, only 58 percent of title companies nationwide have cyber liability insurance policies, according to a nationally representative survey conducted last year by ALTA’s Data

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Survey: Most Title Companies Have E&O Coverage

More than 95 percent of title companies have errors and omissions (E&O) insurance coverage, according to a nationally representative survey conducted last year by ALTA’s Data & Analytics Work Group. Additionally, almost a quarter have made claims on that insurance over the past five years. (see chart below) The survey of over 650 title agents

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