In our continued efforts to share Notary knowledge with the mortgage finance industry,National Mortgage Professional Magazine recognized the importance of educating their readers about the role you play in the closing process. We're grateful that National Mortgage Professional Magazine is helping to shed light on this topic and here's an excerpt from the article: “While their job titles differ within their companies and organizations, Notaries serve two primary functions: ensuring that the borrowers signing loan closing documents are who they claim and protecting consumers and businesses against fraud. In a world where people doing business often never see each other face to face, the Notary offers assurance that a document is authentic, that its signature is genuine, and that its signer acted willingly and intended the terms of the document to be in full force and effect. These assurances are fundamental to the integrity of the mortgage industry.” Please click here to read our guest article titled One Million Notaries: Why They Matter To The Mortgage Finance Industry or click the cover below to peruse the entire magazine. Bill Anderson is Vice President of Legislative Affairs with the National Notary Association.