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Notary Bulletin

MBA: Mortgage Lending To Hit 14-Year Low In 2014

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest annual forecast, overall mortgage lending is expected to drop to less than $1.12 trillion this year.

What Would You Do: The Case Of Healthy Signing Agent Competition

Imagine one of your regular clients calls and asks if you can meet her at a hospital 30 minutes outside of town, to notarize a document. The only problem is, you already have a loan signing booked on the other side of town.

Overview Of The Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct

Recently, the Signing Professionals Workgroup released its Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct. This article will discuss why the Code of Conduct was drafted, what it covers and how signing professionals will benefit by following it.

Quiz: International Notarizations

When documents are sent between the U.S. and other countries, they present additional challenges when notarizing — including foreign language issues, international legal requirements and more. How ready are you to take on the challenge of international documents? Take our quiz and find out.

Hotline Tip: Power Of Attorney Notarization

If a person with Power of Attorney appears before me to sign their own name on a document and signs the borrower’s name as attorney in fact, do I need to remove the name of the person that did not appear?