Your Cookies are Disabled! NationalNotary.org sets cookies on your computer to help improve performance and provide a more engaging user experience. By using this site, you accept the terms of our cookie policy. Learn more.

New Mortgage Signing Standards: Script FAQ

By David Thun on December 19, 2013 - Many Notaries have asked questions about the signing script requirement in the Signing Professionals Workgroup Standards announced in October. We’ve answered some of the common questions below.

Read full article

What Would You Do: The Case Of The Missing Figures

By Kelle Clarke on December 19, 2013 - A customer comes to you for a notarization, and he is a bit anxious. The two of you begin to go through the stack of well-organized paperwork, until you come across a promissory note that is missing important information.

Read full article

NNA 2013 Holiday Video

By Moses Keshishian on December 17, 2013 - On behalf of everyone at the NNA, we wish you Happy Holidays!

Read full article

Hotline Tip: Journal Entries For Multiple Documents

By Kelle Clarke on December 12, 2013 - I have been asked to notarize three different types of documents, all for the same signer. Do I need to create three separate journal entries, or can I simply list all three document types in the appropriate journal column?

Read full article

NNA Speaks At Indiana Notary Public Day About New Mortgage Signing Standards

By Bill Anderson on December 12, 2013 - Bill Anderson, Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the National Notary Association, spoke with Notaries and answered questions about the new SPW Standards December 7 at Indiana Notary Public Day.

Read full article

Through The Eyes Of A Signing Agent

By David Thun on December 12, 2013 - For Danielle Finger of San Francisco, California, life is a juggling act. In addition to working as a full-time paralegal, she has maintained a career as a Notary Public, taking on loan signing assignments since 2003.

Read full article

Do's And Don'ts Of Successful Self-Promotion

By Kelle Clarke on December 12, 2013 - Notary entrepreneurs must find creative ways to leave a lasting impression.

Read full article

CFPB: Simpler Mortgage Disclosure Forms Coming In 2015

By David Thun on December 05, 2013 - New mortgage disclosure forms that will potentially make loan signings run smoother will be rolled out in 2015, according to an announcement last month by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Read full article

Hotline Tip: Thumbprinting Coworkers For Notarization

By Kelle Clarke on December 05, 2013 - If I notarize my coworkers' signature on a general “Release of Lien” document, do I need to get their thumbprint?

Read full article

Notary Maria Torres-Lopez: Serving Her Community, One Client At A Time

By Kelle Clarke on December 05, 2013 - When Maria Torres-Lopez first began performing notarizations as a small part of her job at Bank of America, she didn’t realize it would eventually lead to a full-time career. She now runs her own business, providing a variety of services to clients in her Florida town.

Read full article