E-recording course available on Learntitle

E-Recording…Today’s technology to streamline closing processes

E-Recording is a hot topic in the industry right now; especially as the market has slowed and title agents are trying to do more with less and gain competitive advantage.

The presentation will address doing business with digital documents and explain the e-recording process from the title industry perspective. During the presentation, we will review and outline eDocument legislation that permits e-recording both on a federal and state level. We will conclude by discussing the competitive advantages that e-recording brings to title agents specifically.

This course is approved in the following states. Select your state to enroll.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain a better understanding of the e-recording industry and how to improve their overall workflow.

The education track of this session includes regulatory statutes as well as several facets of business operations. Participants will be able to leave this session empowered with knowledge that will help streamline their post closing process. Benefits of e-recording include:

  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Improved agent/underwriter relationship
  • Streamlined post-closing workflow
  • Reduced per-transaction costs
  • Fewer file touches
  • More time for business development

About the Presenter

Vicki DiPasquale

Vicki DiPasqualeVicki DiPasquale, has more than 30 years in the title insurance and real estate industry working both with underwriters and agencies in many different states. She consulted on a Freddie Mac e-closing project in 2001 and has been an avid supporter of the e-recording process since its inception. Vicki has a Doctorate degree in Business Management and Organizational Leadership. She has an outstanding record of success in identifying business opportunities, developing strategies and implementing actions to boost business performance. With a focus on technology, Vicki recognizes the importance of innovation as a way to streamline business processes.

This course is approved in the following states. Select your state to enroll.

Title Agent E&O Course Available on Learntitle

Approved for 1 credit
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Due to the litigious nature of society today, professional liability insurance (aka E&O) has become increasingly important in many industries, especially the Title Industry.  While it may not be mandated by every state, E&O Insurance is increasingly being required by the major Title Insurance carriers and lenders across the United States.

Your E&O policy is designed to protect you against claims for which you become legally liable to pay due to allegations of an unintentional error or omission by you or one of your employees.   Professional liability policies are written on a claims-made and reported basis, covering claims that occur subsequent to the retroactive date stated in the declarations and which are first made against you and reported to the company while the policy is in force.  For this reason, maintaining prior acts coverage is extremely important.  Without prior acts coverage, your covered acts are limited to those performed and reported during the current policy period only.  While switching carriers, please be aware of the significance of the retroactive date in your policy.

When seeking Professional Liability insurance, it is easy to be misled by some carriers offering a much lower premium than you had paid previously.  It is common for these policies to be written retro-inception (with no prior acts coverage).

This course will cover the forms, endorsements, terms and definitons related to E & O insurance

Approved for 1 credit
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About the Presenter

Fran Kelly Professional Liability, LLC is a family owned and operated insurance agency.  The agency was founded in 1993 in an effort to provide the proper Errors & Omissions insurance to the Title and Real Estate Industry.  the company understands the level of importance this insurance has to the title business and they are dedicated to the insured.  The company provides high quality customer service.

Fran Kelly Professional Liability, LLC is a completely independent insurance agency with access to over a dozen different carriers.  They work for the title agency, not an insurance company!  This flexibility allows them to find the coverage needed at the best price.

The company can also assist in obtaining other important policies.  Their expanded product mix includes escrow security bonds, cyber and privacy liability policies, notary E&O, bonds and more. Contact them at:

ALICIA KELLY

Phone: 610-478-0400

E-mail: Alicia@TitleLiability.com

FRAN KELLY(the presenter for this course)

Phone: 610-478-0400

E-mail: TitleEnO@comcast.net

KAITLIN KELLY

Phone: 610-413-2574

E-mail: Kate@TitleLiability.com

Fran Kelly Professional Liability, LLC

Middle City P.O. Box 30538

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fax: 412-281-4716

Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending May 13 & May 20, 2016 | Carlton Fields – JDSupra

Coverage: title insurer entitled to summary judgment on breach of contract claim when insured’s claim is based upon sewer easement that was expressly listed as exception on policy even if it may affect marketability of title and even if legal description in deed incorporates map by reference that conflicts with sewer easement – Cusumano v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., No. 155983-2013, (NY Sup. Ct. May 17, 2016) (memorandum opinion granting summary judgment in favor of title insurer)

Source: Real Property & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending May 13 & May 20, 2016 | Carlton Fields – JDSupra

RESPA course updated to include TRID

This updated version of the course is worth 4 credits
Reduce your enrollment fee by earning points.  Click Here for details.

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Learntitle’s RESPA course has been updated.  It is the most complete treatment of RESPA and Regulation X available. It includes an extensive review of the new Loan Disclosure and Closing Disclosure.  The course is presented by Vince Danzi.

Vince DanziVincent G. Danzi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in History in 1995 and earned his law degree in 2000 from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Prior to law school, he was a Licensure Investigator for the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.  Since law school, he has worked in the title insurance and settlement services industry.  He serves as General Counsel for Equity Settlement Services, Inc., a national title and settlement services provider, which offers a wide range of services across a thirty-five state footprint.  Outside this role, his practice includes business legal representation, consulting, and serving in an of-counsel and outside expert capacity on RESPA and other compliance and title insurance issues.  In accord with his enduring devotion to computer programming, he is also a database application and user interface developer.  He lectures, writes, and otherwise contributes to the publications and seminars of such organizations as The New York State Land Title Association, the Title Appraisal Vendor Management Association, October Research, The New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations, and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of October Research’s The Legal Description, the nation’s leading legislative and legal analysis newsletter for the title insurance and settlement services industry.  Mr. Danzi was a featured speaker at the 2011 National Settlement Services & Compliance Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, at which he spoke on best practices for the title insurance industry

4 credits – only $70.00
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The CFPB needs to fix this title insurance issue with TRID | 2016-06-06 | HousingWire

From Housing Wire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shocked the industry when it announced it would take another look at the Know Before You Owe rule. And now with the bureau accepting comments and feedback on it, the American Land Title Association is quick to bring up a glitch it sees in title disclosures.

Source: The CFPB needs to fix this title insurance issue with TRID | 2016-06-06 | HousingWire

Chicago Title On How A Positive Rep Puts You At Risk Of Cybercrime – Technology

From BISNOW

Cybercriminals using “spear phishing” (this is not a cover band, we promise)—targeting real estate professionals and others known to be intimately involved with the financial end of transactions. Via seemingly innocuous emails, these predators are positioning themselves to intercept funds as they change hands during the course of a deal.Ahead of his upcoming webinar WIRE FRAUD: Protect Your Clients & Your Firm, Michael gave Bisnow an in-depth look at the world of spear phishing and how reputable firms c

Source: Chicago Title On How A Positive Rep Puts You At Risk Of Cybercrime – Technology

CFPB Publishes Spring 2016 Regulatory Agenda – Lexology

Amendments to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. Also in July 2016, the CFPB anticipates issuing a proposed rule to make clarifications and provide further regulatory guidance concerning its “Know Before You Owe” mortgage rule (also known as TRID). In response to industry concerns, the CFPB will request comment on adding new provisions and amending other provisions of Regulation Z to provide additional clarity for creditors. According to the CFPB, these amendments are intended to promote consistency in the provision of information regarding federal mortgage transactions to consumers.

Source: CFPB Publishes Spring 2016 Regulatory Agenda – Lexology

CFPB Looks to Streamline Dodd-Frank Protections – DSNews

From DSnews

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed clarifications for certain provisions for borrowers in bankruptcy, as well as additional enhancements to loss mitigation requirements, as they relate to Dodd-Frank Act protections, according to the Bureau’s newest Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, published in the Federal Register this week.

Read entire article here: CFPB Looks to Streamline Dodd-Frank Protections – DSNews

NAR Pushing CFPB For TRID Reforms

From Mortgage Orb.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is pushing for reforms to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule, also known as the Know Before You Owe rule.

The bureau announced in April that it would be clarifying its TRID rule come July. It is currently gathering feedback on its proposal to improve the rule through additional verbiage that would bring greater clarity and reduce risk for lenders, Realtors and investors.

In a recent letter to the bureau, NAR asks the CFPB to clarify that lenders can share the closing disclosure (CD) with third parties, including real estate agents, provided that the lender receives consent form from the consumer.

Read Article Here . . .