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CFPB Launching Pilot eClosing Program

By Michael Lewis on April 29, 2014 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week announced that it was launching a pilot eClosing program for the mortgage industry.

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Introducing The 2014 Notary Of The Year Honorees

By David Thun on April 29, 2014 - The 2014 Notary of the Year Honorees epitomize the best traditions and highest level of professionalism of the Notary Public office.

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Signing Services, Title Companies Recruiting Notary Signing Agents At NNA 2014

By David Thun on April 29, 2014 - If you’ve been looking for a way to expand your Notary signing agent business, NNA 2014 is a one-stop networking opportunity. More than a dozen signing services and title companies will be on hand to meet and recruit Notaries for loan document assignments June 1-4 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Free Vet Training At NNA 2014 Gets Even Better With Valued Veterans Partnership

By Kat Garcia on April 23, 2014 - In addition to offering complimentary Notary training to military veterans at NNA 2014, the National Notary Association has partnered with Valued Veterans — an organization that connects veterans with Notary opportunities — to provide additional resources and job opportunities for the vets attending the event.

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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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