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2013
December 24, 2013 The Docket: Federal Court Rules on E&O Policy Coverage and Exclusions
December 24, 2013 5 Tax and Financial Planning Actions for the New Year
December 24, 2013 ALTA Members Find More Ways to 'Give Back' During Holidays
December 19, 2013 Survey Reveals Compliance Pressure Impacting E-mortgage Initiatives
December 17, 2013 Report: CFPB Final Rule for Mortgage Disclosures to Cost $1.3 Billion
December 17, 2013 The Docket: Can Restrictive Covenants for Cemetery Be Buried?
December 12, 2013 Fed Issues Guidance for Managing Service Providers
December 12, 2013 National Institute of Standards and Technology Issues Cybersecurity Framework Draft
December 10, 2013 Hire Smart: How to Find, Keep and Pay Top Talent
December 10, 2013 ALTA Joins Brief in Case Before Supreme Court Addressing Rights to Abandoned Rail Lines
December 5, 2013 Lenders Will Play Role in Determining Which Entities Acceptable to Conduct Best Practice Assessments
December 5, 2013 Protecting Non-public Personal Information: Understanding Compliance, Embracing the Cloud
December 3, 2013 Federal Appeals Court Issues Opinion in RESPA Case
December 3, 2013 The Docket: How Does a Public Record Become a 'Public Record?'
November 26, 2013 CFPB Releases Final Regulation for Integrated Mortgage Disclosures
November 26, 2013 The Docket: Appeals Court Addresses Insurer’s Duty to Defend
November 26, 2013 Fannie, Freddie Loan Limits Unchanged in 2014
November 26, 2013 Hearing Set to Consider Insolvency, Liquidation of Southern Title
November 26, 2013 MERS Wins Dismissal of Two Washington Lawsuits, Joint Recording Cases In Massachusetts
November 19, 2013 Study: E-documents Improve Closing Experience; Quicken Loans Tops Consumer Satisfaction
November 12, 2013 CFPB Files Second Brief in Longstanding RESPA Case
November 12, 2013 Unified Message Helps Promote Title Industry’s Value
November 12, 2013 CFPB Targets Mortgage Company for Allegedly Steering Consumers into Costlier Loans
November 7, 2013 ALTA Best Practices Can Help Lenders Meet OCC Risk-management Guidance
November 5, 2013 CFPB to Host Public Hearing on Integrated Mortgage Disclosures
November 5, 2013 Tips on Building Your Workforce and Hiring Rock Stars
November 5, 2013 Take Advantage of Expiring Business Tax Breaks
October 31, 2013 Workgroup Announces New Loan Signing Standards for Notaries
October 29, 2013 The Docket: Massachusetts Supreme Court Addresses Insurer’s Duty to Defend
October 29, 2013 Fidelity Releases Earnings for Third Quarter
October 29, 2013 First American Reports Third-Quarter Earnings
October 29, 2013 Old Republic Announces Q3 Results
October 29, 2013 Stewart Shares Q3 Earnings Results
October 29, 2013 A.M. Best Reports Title Industry Poised to Navigate Potential Choppy Seas
October 28, 2013 ALTA Responds to Consumer Groups’ Attack Title Insurance
ALTA Advocacy Update - October 28, 2013
October 28, 2013 ALTA Sends Comment Letter to FASB on Proposed Accounting Changes
ALTA Advocacy Update - October 28, 2013
October 24, 2013 Best Practices, Not Magic is Key to Customer Satisfaction
October 22, 2013 The Docket: U.S. District Court Reverses Ruling in Debtor Fraud Case
October 22, 2013 Program Aimed at Protecting Victims of Violence Causing Unmarketable Title Issues in Minnesota
October 22, 2013 A Case Study: Litigating with Regulators
October 21, 2013 DeMarco Announces FHFA Will Not Lower GSE Loan Limits Until at Least Spring 2014
ALTA Advocacy Update - October 28, 2013
October 17, 2013 Title Company’s Eight-step Program Keeps Consumers Engaged, Informed
October 17, 2013 Cyber Risk Among Top Company Concerns
October 15, 2013 CFPB Provides Guidance on Mortgage Servicing Rules
October 8, 2013 Annual Convention Preview: Robust Schedule Focuses on Best Practices
October 8, 2013 Report: The Potential Macroeconomic Effect of Debt Ceiling Brinksmanship
October 3, 2013 How to Protect Data at Rest, in Use and in Motion
October 1, 2013 Impact of Government Shutdown on ALTA Members
October 1, 2013 Fannie Mae Seeks Settlement Services Providers for REOs in Several States
October 1, 2013 HUD Removes Ban on Dual Agency in FHA Short Sales
September 26, 2013 What to Look for and Avoid When Obtaining Professional Liability Insurance
September 26, 2013 Ask Lender Clients What They Need to Reduce Settlement Risk
September 24, 2013 Title Agents Can Use CFPB Database to Examine Mortgage Trends
September 24, 2013 Bookkeeping Basics: How to Set Up and Manage Accounts Payable
September 24, 2013 TD Bank Fined for Failing to Report Nearly $1 Billion in Suspicious Transactions
September 24, 2013 New iPhone Fingerprint Scanner Raises Security Questions
September 19, 2013 Use Private Email Domains to Increase Security of Private Information
September 19, 2013 Title Agency Partners With Company to Deliver Secure, Encrypted Documents
September 17, 2013 The Docket: West Virginia Supreme Court Defines Meaning of ‘Surface’
September 17, 2013 Myth vs. Fact: Business Owners Will Be Fined If They Don’t Notify Their Employees About the New Health Insurance Marketplace
September 12, 2013 Tips to Help Documentation of Recording Procedures
September 12, 2013 CFPB Provides Another Reason to Implement Best Practices
September 10, 2013 ALTA Decertifies Residential Title Insurance Policy
September 9, 2013 08-27-13 ALTA GSE Letter to Johnson & Crapo [PDF]
September 3, 2013 Q2 Title Premium Volume Increases 20.6%
September 3, 2013 Survey: 71 Percent of Real Estate Brokerages Offer Title Services
September 3, 2013 ALTA Comments on Revised Rule for Qualified Residential Mortgages
August 29, 2013 ALTA Members Vulnerable to Cyber Attack That Hit NYT Website
August 29, 2013 Use Private Email Domain to Protect Non-public Personal Information
August 27, 2013 Lessons from Losses: Risk Management Tips
August 27, 2013 The Docket: Washington Supreme Court Rules Underwriter Liable for Agent’s Actions
August 27, 2013 HomeServices Acquires Prudential Fox & Roach
August 27, 2013 MERS Wins Dismissal of Minnesota Counties Recording Case
August 27, 2013 FinCen Reports Drop in Suspected Mortgage Fraud
August 26, 2013 ALTA Presents to Regulators on Federal Activities Related to Title Insurance at NAIC Summer Meeting
August 26, 2013 Value of Title Insurance Highlighted on Kansas City News
August 26, 2013 Revised Risk Retention Rule (QRM) Expected This Week without a Mandatory 20% Downpayment
August 22, 2013 Is a HUD-1 Considered Non-public Information?
August 20, 2013 The Docket: Eleventh Circuit Addresses Policy Exclusions for Conditions Known Before Issuance
August 20, 2013 7 Key Terms in the Affordable Care Act You Should Know
August 20, 2013 CFPB Releases Second Update Of Exam Procedures For Mortgage Rules
August 20, 2013 Recruit to Win: Rethinking the Way We Grow
August 15, 2013 Tips on Improving Policies to Protect Private Information
August 13, 2013 GSEs Announce Uniform Closing Dataset for New Closing Disclosure
August 13, 2013 Welcome ALTA's Newest Members
August 13, 2013 TRG Expands Florida Footprint with Acquisition
August 13, 2013 Delaware-based Bank Purchases Mortgage and Title Companies
August 8, 2013 Is Your Business Ready for End of Windows XP Support?
August 8, 2013 IT Security 101 Do’s and Don’ts
August 8, 2013 8 Free Things You Can Do Today to Get Started on the Road to Best Practices
August 6, 2013 Washington Supreme Court Rules on Vicarious Liability
August 6, 2013 Recruiting to Sustain the Title Industry
August 6, 2013 Fidelity Reports Q2 Earnings
August 6, 2013 N.C.-based Investors Title Announces Second-Quarter Results
July 30, 2013 First American Q2 Earnings Results
July 30, 2013 Stewart Reports Earnings for Second-quarter 2013
July 30, 2013 Old Republic Announces Earnings for Second-quarter 2013
July 30, 2013 N.D. Attorney General Issues Opinion on Rejection of Documents
July 30, 2013 ALTA Secures Key Changes to House GSE Reform Bill
July 25, 2013 Webinar Offers Advice on Developing Process to Resolve Consumer Complaints
July 25, 2013 Wells Fargo Exec: ALTA’s Best Practices ‘Good Step’ in Reducing Lender Liability
July 23, 2013 The Docket: Calif. Appeals Court Overturns $1M Decision Against Insurer
July 23, 2013 Illinois Increases Penalty for Unlawful Clouding of Title
July 18, 2013 Warehouse Lenders Take Agent Vetting In-house
July 16, 2013 Senate Confirms Cordray as CFPB Director
July 16, 2013 California Supreme Court Decision Protects Access to Public Records
July 16, 2013 CFPB Updates Timeline for Release of Final Mortgage Disclosure Rule
July 16, 2013 County Courthouse Fire Highlights Benefit of E-recording
July 11, 2013 Cyber Criminals Steal More Than $1.5 Million from California Escrow Company
July 11, 2013 Senators Introduce Data Security Bill to set Federal Standard, Preempt States
July 9, 2013 Three Things to Prepare Now for New Mortgage Disclosures
July 9, 2013 Hawaii Passes Legislation Affecting Escrow Companies, Disclosure of Condo Projects
July 2, 2013 CFPB Director Acknowledges ALTA Concerns with Three-day Rule
July 2, 2013 FASB Proposes New Accounting for Insurance Contracts
July 2, 2013 Fed Finalizes Rule on BASEL III Bank Capital Requirements
July 2, 2013 Ten More States Adopt Uniform Mortgage Test for Loan Originators
June 27, 2013 Best Practices: Road Map to Implementation
June 27, 2013 CFPB Issues ‘Responsible Conduct’ Guidance
June 27, 2013 Procedures for Resolving Consumer Complaints
June 27, 2013 Watch Webinar Addressing Title Agent Professional Liability Insurance
June 27, 2013 Download Checklists to Aid Implementation of Best Practices
June 25, 2013 The Docket: The Meaning of the Word ‘Is’: Title Insurer as a Creditor in Bankruptcy Court
June 25, 2013 Title Company Appeals Ruling in Cyber Crime Case
June 25, 2013 GSEs Announce New Short Sale Guidelines
June 25, 2013 Timios Acquires California-based Title Company
June 20, 2013 Title Companies Must Protect Against Cyber Attacks
June 20, 2013 8 Trends That Will Change Network Security in 2013
June 20, 2013 OCC Says Cybersecurity Among Fastest-Growing Risk to Banks
June 18, 2013 The Docket: Court Rules CPL Leaves Underwriter Liable for Agent’s Action
June 18, 2013 Jury Acquits Wells Fargo, Long & Foster of Allegedly Forming 'Sham' AfBA
June 18, 2013 Connecticut Legislation Increases Cost to Record Lien Releases
June 18, 2013 Five Best Practices for Combating Short Sale Fraud
June 13, 2013 Title Industry, Lenders Urged to Partner in Overcoming Regulatory Hurdles
June 13, 2013 Have a Clean Desk Policy? Here's How to Start Developing One
June 11, 2013 Mortgage Rules Could Exclude Nearly Half of Recent Originations
June 11, 2013 A Day in the Life of a Lobbyist
June 11, 2013 CFPB Posts Videos on New Mortgage Rules
June 6, 2013 Short Form Policy Can Improve Delivery Time to Insureds
June 4, 2013 The Docket: Massachusetts S.C. Addresses ‘In for One, In for all’ Rule
June 4, 2013 Q1 Title Premium Volume Increases 24 Percent
June 4, 2013 MERS Model Prevails in Several Federal Courts
June 4, 2013 Listen to Webinar Addressing Policy Delivery, Reporting and Remittance Best Practices
May 28, 2013 FNF to Acquire LPS
May 28, 2013 The Docket: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on ‘Defalcation’ Exception in Bankruptcy Discharges
May 28, 2013 CFPB Targets Builder for Alleged Sham Joint Ventures
May 28, 2013 Bureau Clarifies 2013 Escrows Final Rule
May 28, 2013 Texas Governor Appoints New Commissioner of Insurance
May 23, 2013 Overcoming Concerns and Leveraging Best Practices
May 21, 2013 Market Recovery Stirs Expansion, Emergence of New Players in Title Industry
May 21, 2013 Welcome ALTA’s Newest Members
May 14, 2013 Fidelity Posts Strongest Q1 Results Since 2004
May 14, 2013 First American First-Quarter 2013 Earnings Results
May 14, 2013 Old Republic’s Title Insurance Group Posts Strong Q1 Results
May 14, 2013 Stewart Swings to Profit During Q1
May 14, 2013 Investors Title Posts Record First-Quarter Revenue
May 9, 2013 Guidance on Documenting Your Escrow Trust Accounts
May 7, 2013 Live at ALTA Fed Conference: ALTA Drives Discussion to Enhance Consumer Experience
May 7, 2013 Title Professionals Spend Day on Capitol Hill Explaining Industry’s Role Protecting Consumers
May 7, 2013 Federal Conference Attendees Hear Update on MERS
May 2, 2013 Recorded Webinar Provides Advice on Implementing Plan to Protect Non-public Personal Information
April 30, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Rules Virginia Can Reject Out of State Requests for Public Records
April 30, 2013 Kansas-based Title Company Acquires Missouri Agency
April 30, 2013 E-recording Jurisdictions Climb Toward 1,000
April 30, 2013 FHA Forges Path Toward E-mortgages
April 25, 2013 Watch or Download Recorded Webinar on Recording and Pricing Policies
April 23, 2013 It’s Time for the Land Title Insurance Industry to ‘Tell to Win’
April 23, 2013 The Docket: Missouri Cases Address Impact of Mediation on Foreclosure Process
April 18, 2013 Red Flags to Potential Mortgage Fraud
April 16, 2013 The Docket: Attorney-Client Privilege Protects Communications Between Insurer and Insured
April 16, 2013 Massachusetts Rejects ‘In For One, In for All’ Theory in Title Coverage
April 16, 2013 Charlotte Bank Sues Law Firm to Recover Stolen Funds from Fraudulent Wire Transfer
April 16, 2013 Nebraska Title Company Settles Employee Classification Dispute
April 9, 2013 Colorado Bans ‘Centralized’ and ‘Streamlined’ Title Rates
April 9, 2013 10 ALTA Forms Published in Final
April 9, 2013 CFPB Fines Mortgage Insurers $15.4M for Alleged Kickbacks
April 4, 2013 Checklist for Protecting Non-public Personal Information: Network Security [PDF]
April 4, 2013 Checklist for Protecting Non-public Personal Information: Physical Security [PDF]
April 2, 2013 The Docket: California Court Clarifies Junior Lienholder Rights When Subordinated to Cross-collateralized Loans
April 2, 2013 Pacific Northwest Title Companies Join Forces
April 2, 2013 Title Veteran Values Mentoring, Providing Career Path for Employees
April 2, 2013 FDIC Launches National Program to Reserve Mineral Rights
March 28, 2013 Tips on Switching to a Private Email Domain
March 26, 2013 Wells Top Commercial/Multifamily Originator in 2012
March 26, 2013 Texas Approves First Rate Increase in More Than 20 Years
March 26, 2013 Title Insurance Premium Volume Increase 21 Percent in 2012
March 21, 2013 Checklist for Maintaining Proper Insurance Coverage [PDF]
March 21, 2013 Ensure You Have Proper Insurance to Protect Everyone’s Funds
March 21, 2013 10 Tips to Prevent Fraud and Theft on Your Escrow/Trust Accounts
March 21, 2013 Strategies to Protect Against Cyber Threats
March 19, 2013 Lenders Say ALTA’s Best Practices Can Help Title Agents Succeed
March 19, 2013 Bill Introduced to Exclude Affiliated Title Charges from QM Provision
March 19, 2013 More Residential Properties Return to Positive Equity, CoreLogic Reports
March 14, 2013 Live From Business Strategies in OKC: Develop, Implement and Succeed With Best Practices
March 14, 2013 Change Is Inevitable—Growth Is Optional, Speaker tells Conference Attendees
March 14, 2013 Glance at Friday Sessions at ALTA’s Business Strategies
March 12, 2013 2013 Business Strategies Conference Preview: Learn How to Implement ALTA’s Best Practices
March 12, 2013 Despite Market Changes, There’s Energy, Positivity and Optimism
March 12, 2013 Ratings Firms Report Underwriters in Strong Financial Position
March 8, 2013 ALTA Creates Best Practices Task Force
March 7, 2013 E-recording, Going Paperless Can Help Maximize Efficiency
March 7, 2013 Checklist to Ensure Proper Pricing and Recording Procedures [PDF]
March 7, 2013 Checklist to Implement Escrow Trust Account Procedures [PDF]
March 7, 2013 Checklist for Policy Production, Delivery and Remittance [PDF]
March 7, 2013 Checklist for Development of Process to Handle Consumer Complaints [PDF]
March 7, 2013 Checklist to Help Gather Proper Business Licenses [PDF]
March 5, 2013 ALTA Board Approves Seven New, Four Revised Endorsements
March 5, 2013 The Docket: Maryland Court Rules Title Companies Owe Duty of Care When Conducting Title Searches
March 5, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case Addressing Access to Virginia Public Records
March 5, 2013 ALTA Joins Letter to Regulators Warning of Strict Down Payment Requirements
February 28, 2013 Tips on Documenting Your Escrow Trust Account Policies
February 28, 2013 Credit Unions Provide Insurance Coverage for Escrow Accounts
February 26, 2013 Builder Whitepaper Calls for Appraisal Reform, Development of 'Real Estate Data Superhighway'
February 26, 2013 Fidelity Announces Fourth-quarter, 2012 Earnings
February 26, 2013 First American Releases Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year 2012 Financial Results
February 26, 2013 N.C.-based Investors Title Reports Q4 and 2012 Earnings
February 25, 2013 Document Service Provider Enters Settlement Space
February 19, 2013 The Docket: Federal Court Denies E&O Coverage for Agent’s Misappropriation
February 19, 2013 ALTA Policy Forms Expert Calls Time in Industry ‘Gratifying’
February 19, 2013 Consumers Warned of Timeshare Resale Fraud
February 14, 2013 Survey: Majority of ALTA Members Follow Best Practices to Protect Clients’ Money, Info
February 14, 2013 Resources to Ensure Proper Licensing, Compliance
February 12, 2013 Mortgage Servicing Company Acquires Settlement Firm, Forms JV With National Builder
February 12, 2013 Connecticut Reminds Insurers, Agents of IOLTA/IOTA Requirements
February 12, 2013 Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originations Up 49 Percent in Q4, Up 24 Percent for 2012
February 7, 2013 New Cyber-Fraud Targets Title Agent’s Settlement Software
February 5, 2013 National Title Professional Requirements
February 5, 2013 MERS Prevails in Two Federal Appeals Cases
January 31, 2013 FHA Volume Could Take Hit With Increase in Premiums, Required Downpayment for Jumbos
January 31, 2013 Delinquency Rates Continued Positive Trend in 2012
January 29, 2013 3 Things Title Companies Should Know About the Affordable Care Act
January 24, 2013 Old Republic Reports Q4 and 2012 Financial Results
January 24, 2013 New Email Fraud Scheme Targets Agents’ Escrow Accounts
January 24, 2013 Federal Regulators Propose Social Media Guidance for Financial Institutions
January 22, 2013 The Docket: Missouri Court Addresses ‘Parties in Possession” Exception
January 22, 2013 CFPB Adopts Rules to Prevent Loan Originators from Steering Consumers into Risky Mortgages
January 22, 2013 Agencies Issue Final Rule on Appraisals for Higher-priced Mortgages
January 17, 2013 IRS Simplifies Option for Claiming Home Office Deduction Starting in 2013
January 17, 2013 Indiana-based Underwriter Voluntarily Suspends Issuing New Policies
January 17, 2013 The Docket: Pennsylvania Court Addresses Underwriter's Liability for Cancelled Agent
January 15, 2013 Healthcare Tax Impacts Some Real Estate Transactions
January 15, 2013 Flu Season: Seven Steps to Prepare Your Business and Employees
January 10, 2013 CFPB Targets September for Release of Mortgage Disclosure Rule
January 10, 2013 CFPB Issues Qualified Mortgage, Ability-to-Repay Rule
January 10, 2013 Title Company Agrees to Settlement Over Use of Web-based Order Platform
January 10, 2013 PRIA Approves White Paper on E-Recording Portals
January 8, 2013 More Consumers Flocking to Web for Real Estate Searches
January 8, 2013 Key Provisions of ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Impacting Real Estate
January 8, 2013 Vendor Management Company to Close
January 3, 2013 Giving Thanks for My ALTA Membership
January 3, 2013 PRIA Board Approves ‘Recording Jurisdiction Identifiers’ Paper
January 3, 2013 2012 TIPAC Contributors


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