Survey: Most Title Companies Interested in Offering Digital Closings

Eighty percent of title companies are interested in conducting digital closings or have already closed some type of hybrid, electronic or remote online closing, according to recent ALTA survey. The survey of more than 800 title professionals showed that 44 percent are interested in digital closings, while 19 percent have researched vendors and applicable laws

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Alert: Spoofed Email Appears to Come from ALTA

ALTA is alerting its members to delete a phishing email with the subject line “American Land Title Association.” The email appears to come from Cande Fudge, ALTA’s membership and licensing manager. The email says ALTA is interested in doing an interview with the recipient and to review the attached document for more information. ALTA encourages

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Winners of ALTA Our Values Awards

ALTA announced the winners of the ALTA Our Values Awards, which serve as the industry’s cultural compass and highlight the core ideals ALTA members embrace. The four Our Values Awards were presented during ALTA ONE, the largest annual event for the land title insurance industry, held Oct. 22-25 in Austin. Each of the three individual

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Why Our Economy Is Generating More Investment Growth in IP than IT

By Odeta Kushi Important, but easy to overlook shifts in investment trends may be contributing to our current era of low interest rates. An excess supply of global savings relative to the demand for that money for investments is driving down interest rates, which can be thought of as the price of money. The neutral

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ALTA Announces Winners of 2019 Title Webbies

ALTA announced the winners of the Title Webbies, an awards program recognizing member companies that have created or redesigned the best title industry consumer-facing website or page within the past year. The two Title Webbies were presented during ALTA ONE, the largest annual event for the land title insurance industry, currently being held Oct. 22-25 in Austin. Nominees in

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5 Surefire Ways to Empower, Engage and Retain Great Employees

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash   By Grace Collins Every manager wants to have a highly productive team, but to get there, employees have to be empowered and engaged. In fact, a Gallup study found that teams with high levels of engagement are 21 percent more profitable, as they come in to work with passion and a

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The Anatomy of a Title Claim

By Monica K. Gilroy Uh-oh. Your title underwriter just emailed to say that a title claim has been filed against your company. You feel ill. But wait, “is there a DOCTOR in the house?” Yes! There is a Juris Doctorate in the house to share her decades of experience handling title claims with you.    

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FTC Reports Millennials More Likely to Fall Prey to Fraud

Lots of people fall for scams. However, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says millennials are more susceptible. According to the FTC’s new Data Spotlight, millennials are 25 percent more likely to report losing money to fraud than other adults (age 40 and over). Millennials are 77 percent more likely than other age groups to say

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Your Office Is a Good Fit for Millennials

Show. Don’t tell. Your words have more value when you use them to show people—especially job seekers—everything your company is about. Job posting phrases like “competitive benefits” “paid vacation” and the ever-generic “growth opportunity available” don’t move the needle these days for any employer, much less a company in an industry that outsiders know little

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