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Notary Bulletin


Hotline Tip: How To Check A Company's Reputation

By Kelle Clarke on November 14, 2013 - A company keeps sending me notarization appointment emails but I’m wondering if it's a real company. If I supply the information I have, can you please check to see if it's a reputable company?

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MBA Forecast: Mortgage Originations To Drop Sharply In 2014

By Michael Lewis on November 13, 2013 - A steep drop in refinance activity next year is expected to reduce overall mortgage lending by as much as 32 percent, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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More Companies Seeking NNA-Trained Notaries

By David Thun on November 13, 2013 - To meet growing demand for qualified Notaries, ValuEscrow, Inc. has joined other companies in seeking out NNA-trained individuals to join their networks of Notaries handling loan signings.

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A Celebration Of The American Notary

By David Thun on November 07, 2013 - To celebrate Notary Public Day, here's a look at Notaries who have played significant roles in some important events from history.

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Double Trouble: When Two Notaries Show Up For The Same Signing

By David Thun on November 07, 2013 - Steven Axner was taken aback when he arrived at a loan signing near his home and found another Notary already there.

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Hotline Tip: Understanding The 'SS' On An Acknowledgment

By Kelle Clarke on November 07, 2013 - On the right hand side of the acknowledgment certificate, there is a field designated as “ss.” What does this mean, and what type of information should go there?

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Major Settlement Service Companies Recruiting NNA-Trained NSAs

By David Thun on November 07, 2013 - Title Source, Inc. and ValuAmerica are actively seeking Signing Agents certified by the NNA to join their networks of Notaries handling loan-signing assignments.

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New Mortgage Signing Standards: The Annual Background Screenings

By Michael Lewis on November 07, 2013 - The Certified Signing Specialist Standards announced last week by the Signing Professionals Workgroup have generated considerable discussion, and one of the more talked-about components is the annual background screening.

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OCC Issues Oversight Mandates For Banks Using Third Party Providers

By Kelle Clarke on November 07, 2013 - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) last week issued an alert informing banks and financial institutions that they must create and implement an oversight and risk management plan for supervising all of their third party service providers — such as title companies and the vendors they hire.

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