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Hotline Tip: What Is A Foreign Commissioner Of Deeds?

By NNA Staff on May 17, 2012 - What is a Foreign Commissioner of Deeds, and what do they do?

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NNA Shares Liability Reduction, Best Practice Expertise With Montana Notaries

By Michael Lewis on May 17, 2012 - The National Notary Association’s Vice President of Best Practices, William A. Anderson, gave presentations on Notary liability and standards of practice at the inaugural Montana Notary Conference earlier this month.

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'Robo-Signing' Repercussions For Mortgage Servicers Continue With New Judicial Twist

By Michael Lewis on May 17, 2012 - Two months after the National Mortgage Settlement was announced, mortgage lenders and financial companies are continuing to be plagued with legal challenges stemming from “robo-signing” abuses. The latest case could have national industry implications because a state supreme court intends to issue his own ruling on a foreclosure dispute, even though the bank already settled with the homeowner.

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California Case Demonstrates Upswing In Notary Seal Forgeries, Underscores Importance Of Journal Evidence

By NNA Staff on May 10, 2012 - An Upland, California, man is facing multiple counts of forgery and real estate fraud after a local Notary reported to authorities that her seal and signature had been forged on a grant deed, the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office announced.

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Four More Days To Go: 'Like' Us On Facebook, Help Us Raise $100,000 For Breast Cancer Research

By Phillip Browne on May 10, 2012 - We have surpassed 10,000 “Likes” in our national campaign to fight breast cancer, but we need more! The program closes this Sunday—Mother’s Day—so tell your fellow Notaries, families, friends and co-workers about our benevolent campaign.

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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize My Fiance's Birth Certificate?

By NNA Staff on May 10, 2012 - My fiancé asked me to certify a copy of his birth certificate in order for him to complete his annulment paperwork. Am I able to do this as a Texas Notary?

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May Webinars Focus On Workplace Notarizations, NNA Conference 2012 FAQs

By NNA Staff on May 10, 2012 - The NNA has added two new webinars to its May series — the first one will focus on strategies that Notaries can use when faced with improper notarization requests in the workplace; the second will provide timely information and updates regarding this year’s NNA Conference 2012, to be held in San Diego, California on June 3-6.

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Quiz: Identification Best Practices

By David Thun on May 10, 2012 - Identifying signers is an essential part of a Notary’s role. Without positive identification, there’s no assurance signers are who they claim to be. Test your knowledge of proper identification practices in this month’s quiz.

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Commercial Mortgage Business Surges 55 Percent In 2011

By NNA Staff on May 03, 2012 - Commercial and multifamily mortgage activity rose 55 percent in 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the improvement came for all types of loans and investments.

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Federal Agencies Expand Mortgage Servicing Compliance Efforts

By NNA Staff on May 03, 2012 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) earlier this month informed the nation’s financial institutions that they must closely supervise any law firms, document processing companies or other outside contractors hired to help service loans.

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