Good Deeds: The Right Thing to Do

Jessica Gutierrez, vice president for Florida Title Insurance Co. (FTIC) lost her mother to breast cancer at a young age last year. To honor her mother, the title company decided to raise money for Florida’s Breast Cancer Foundation. To combat the brca gene, FTIC donated $125 for each closing it handled.    “Around that time,

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Turn Times Top Lender Concerns, WFG Survey Shows

Turnaround times are among the chief operational challenges for lenders, according to a survey by Williston Financial Group (WFG). The results signal a marked increase in concern over the impact lengthy turnaround times are having on real estate transactions. Conducted in June and July of this year, the survey asked mortgage lending executives from community

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New RULONA Amendment Gives More Flexibility

It’s not news to anyone in the title industry that there has been an explosion of interest in remote online notarization (RON) since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past year also saw growing interest in paper alternatives to the RON experience. Performing a RON requires using electronic documents signed with electronic signatures. That

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2021 ALTA Commercial Network Webinar Series

Check out all four of the recordings from the 2021 ALTA Commercial Network webinar series. The presentations focused on the 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the McGirt v. Oklahoma, the new ALTA Policy Forms, the revised ALTA NSPS Land Title Survey Standards and potential changes to 1031 business.   The Dirt on McGirt Find

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ALTA Member Profile: Doma’s Chief Data Scientist Strives to Take Title, Closing to New Galaxy

Andy Mahdavi Chief Data Scientist | Doma (formerly known as States Title)   How does a person with a doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics land in the financial services sector? It’s not as uncommon as you’d think! Research labs around the country need many more graduate research assistants than there are future professor jobs available.

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Cyber Coverage Premiums Increase 25%, Survey Shows

The average premium for cyber insurance coverage increased 25.5% during the second quarter of 2021, according to a survey from the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB). This is on top of an increase of 18% in the first quarter of the year. The increase for cyber insurance was caused by more ransomware attacks,

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