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Companies Still Liable For 'Robo' Practices Even After Historic Settlement

By Michael Lewis on February 21, 2012 - Financial institutions and the third-party contractors that service loans are still liable for the improper notarization and document signing practices exposed by the “robo-signing” crisis, even after the $25 billion national mortgage settlement with federal agencies and 49 state attorneys general.

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Corporations Seek To Strengthen Notary Practices Following $25 Billion National Mortgage Settlement

By David Thun on February 21, 2012 - With the $25 billion national mortgage settlement announced between government officials and major banks, the financial industry is taking a hard look at changing widespread shoddy document practices that precipitated the national “robo-signing” crisis — and the NNA is addressing the growing need for best practices training for Notary employees and supervisors.

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Hotline Tip: What Should I Do If I Applied My Stamp Upside Down?

By NNA Staff on February 21, 2012 - I mistakenly placed the stamp upside down on the certificate I was notarizing; do I have to start over?

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The NNA Seeks Your Responses In Its 2012 Notary Census Survey

By David Thun on February 21, 2012 - If you have not yet participated in the NNA’s 2012 Notary Census survey, we want to hear from you!

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Deficient Bank Documents Over Loan Ownership Prove Beneficial For Borrowers In State Court

By NNA Staff on February 15, 2012 - Deficient documentation over mortgage ownership is causing a mess for financial institutions in state courts and, as a result, borrowers in a number of states have won recent court rulings over foreclosure actions.

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February 24 Webinar Covers Differences In Common Notarial Acts

By David Thun on February 15, 2012 - Notaries looking for clarity on the difference between various notarial acts can find help on Feb. 24 when the NNA presents the latest webinar in its continuing series, titled: Acknowledgments and Jurats — What’s the Difference?

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Hotline Tip: Can I Help A Signer Choose What Form To Use?

By NNA Staff on February 15, 2012 - Am I allowed to assist a signer in deciding what type of form — acknowledgment or jurat — is to be notarized?

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The NNA Requests Your Participation In Its 2012 Notary Census Survey!

By David Thun on February 15, 2012 - The National Notary Association is currently conducting its 2012 Notary Census, and we are asking all Notaries to participate by completing our 2012 Notary Census Survey.

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Hotline Tip: What Does 'SS' Mean On A Notarial Certificate?

By NNA Staff on February 07, 2012 - What does the “SS” I see on some notarial certificate wording mean?

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International Section Advisor: Wayne Braid

By NNA Staff on February 07, 2012 - A Canadian native, Wayne Braid is the Secretary/Executive Director of The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia.

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