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Hotline Tip: Am I Ready To Get Started?

By Kelle Clarke on April 23, 2014 - I will be working as an independent contractor dealing primarily with real estate transactions. Is there anything else I need to do before I can start accepting assignments?

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Mortgage Lending Continues Slump Through First Quarter Of 2014

By Michael Lewis on April 23, 2014 - The mortgage lending industry is continuing to struggle in a slump as total originations dropped to the lowest level in 17 years in the first quarter of 2014.

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Who May Ask To See A Notary Signing Agent's Journal Entries?

By David Thun on April 23, 2014 - Notary signing agents have a duty to protect the privacy of their customers — especially when someone asks to see the Notary’s journal entries.

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WWYD Answer: The Case Of The Racial Slur

By Kelle Clarke on April 23, 2014 - Last week, we posed a scenario, The Case Of The Racial Slur, about a customer who made offensive racial insults targeting another customer wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim garment. The question, given the man’s outrageous behavior, was: Do you hold your tongue and perform the notarization, or would you refuse it?

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Hotline Tip: How Many IDs Are Needed For A Notarization?

By Kelle Clarke on April 16, 2014 - How many forms of identification are required from my signers?

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How Long Does It Take To Make Money As A New Notary Signing Agent?

By Clay Mason on April 16, 2014 - Many new Notary signing agents want to know how long it will take to establish themselves and start turning a profit. Clay Mason of Superior Notary Services offers some general advice in this guest column.

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NNA Offers Free Notary Training For Veterans At 2014 Conference

By David Thun on April 16, 2014 - To support our troops facing the difficult task of reentering civilian career paths, the National Notary Association is offering complimentary Notary training to veterans Monday, June 2, 2014 at the NNA 2014 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

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West Virginia Latest State To Increase Notary Fees

By David Thun on April 16, 2014 - Starting July 1, West Virginia will become the latest state to raise the amount Notaries may charge for their services — increasing the maximum Notary fee from $2 to $5.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Racial Slur

By Kelle Clarke on April 16, 2014 - A man mutters a racially offensive slur to a customer in your office, then requests your services. Do you hold your tongue and perform the notarization, or would you outright refuse it?

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Arkansas Launches Electronic Notarization Program

By David Thun on April 09, 2014 - Notaries in Arkansas can now apply for a special commission to electronically notarize documents, according to an April 2 announcement by Secretary of State Mark Martin.

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