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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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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Pitch Perfect: ALTA President Cynthia Durham Blair’s Blend of Attributes Will Guide Industry to Amazing Harmonic Heights

Cynthia Durham Blair NTP always desired to be a professional singer. After high school, she hoped to go to New York City and try her luck on Broadway. “My dad put the kibosh on that and told me I had to get a college degree first,” she said. Broadway’s loss was the title industry’s gain.

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Action Plan if Affected by Marriott Data Breach

Marriott International says that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people. According to the Federal Trade Commission, there are steps you can take to help guard against misuse of your information if it was exposed. According to Marriott, the hackers accessed people’s names, addresses,

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How Criminals Can Spoof Your Phone

Ever heard of SpoofCard? It’s a scammer’s dream and a nightmare for title and settlement agents. The technology isn’t new, but the application offers the ability to change what someone sees on their caller ID display when they receive a phone call. To spoof a call, a criminal will dial one of SpoofCard’s access numbers

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