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Notaries Updated On The State Of eNotarization

By Michael Lewis on November 20, 2014 - The NNA’s Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Bill Anderson, earlier this month spoke at an event in Maryland attended by more than 100 Notaries on the current state of electronic notarization addressing how it works, the laws governing electronic transactions, where it’s going, and more.

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Can I Accept An Expired Driver's License As ID From A Signer?

By NNA Staff on November 19, 2014 - Can you notarize for a client who has an expired driver's license?

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WWYD: The Case Of The Unidentifiable Signer-Your Answers

By Kelle Clarke on November 14, 2014 - Last month, we posed the scenario of the Unidentifiable Signer, in which a nicely dressed woman provided an ID with a photo that didn’t bear much resemblance to the person in front of you. Our Facebook Community provided great answers,

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Create The Notary Advertising Strategy Best For You — And Your Budget

By Kelle Clarke on November 13, 2014 - With a little knowledge, a lot of persistence, and maybe a smidge of tech savvy, you can execute an effective marketing strategy with any budget, as illustrated by the successful Notaries with whom we recently spoke.

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Handling Requests To Notarize Out-Of-State Documents

By Kelle Clarke on November 13, 2014 - Notaries know they are only authorized to notarize within the jurisdiction defined by your state. But what do you do if a signer needs to have an out-of-state document notarized?

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Where To Get The New California Notary Certificates

By David Thun on November 13, 2014 - There are several ways to obtain certificates that have the compliant language. If you are an NNA member, the updated certificates are available immediately at no cost as a member benefit. If you are not an NNA member, you may purchase Notary certificates with the 2015-compliant language.

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Do I Need To Ask For A Birth Certificate From Parents?

By David Thun on November 06, 2014 - What do you do when the parents of a child ask you to notarize signatures for travel documents verifying that they are the parents of a 3-year-old, but they do not have a birth certificate?

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eMortgages Gaining Momentum Despite Compliance Challenges

By Kelle Clarke on November 06, 2014 - A growing majority of mortgage industry professionals are either in the process of implementing eMortgage strategies or are planning to do so by the year’s end, according to a 2014 industry survey.

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Mortgage Bankers Forecast 7-Percent Lending Growth For 2015

By Michael Lewis on November 06, 2014 - The Mortgage Bankers Association predicts that total home mortgage lending will increase 7 percent in 2015, driven largely by a sharp rise on new purchase loans. For Notary signing agents who rely on mortgage refinance assignments, the news isn’t so rosy. The MBA anticipates that refi activity will drop by 3 percent, according to the association’s October Mortgage Finance Forecast.

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New Mandatory California Notary Certificate Wording Takes Effect January 1

By David Thun on November 06, 2014 - A change to California’s mandatory Notary certificate wording for acknowledgments, jurats and proofs of execution takes effect January 1, 2015, and Notaries of the Golden State who do not use the new wording will be out of compliance with state law.

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