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Proposed Amendments: ALTA Title and Settlement Company Best Practices (for comment by July 29, 2016)
The proposed changes to the ALTA Title and Settlement Company Best Practices include modifications to the Best Practices to better reflect marketplace trends and common business practices.

Proposed Amendments: ALTA Best Practices Assessment Procedures (for comment by July 29, 2016)
This revision to the ALTA Best Practices Assessment Procedures provides clarification to areas of confusion, allowing the procedures to better reflect how agents operate.

Proposal: ALTA Best Practices Maturity Model (for comment by July 29, 2016)
This new ALTA tool allows agents to demonstrate the steps they have taken towards implementing the ALTA Best Practices by measuring a company's practices against benchmark compliance levels.

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July 27, 2016 Comment Period for Maturity Model to End Friday
The Title Report | July 26, 2016
The American Land Title Association (ALTA)’s recently released changes to its Title and Settlement Company Best Practices and maturity model’s public comment period will come to close on Friday.
July 26, 2016 Share Your Thoughts: Best Practices Comment Period Ends July 29
ALTA’s Board of Governors on June 9 approved proposed changes to the association’s “Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices” to better reflect market needs and trends. In addition, ALTA’s Best Practices Executive and Internal Auditing committees created the Best Practices Maturity Model to help companies evaluate their policies and procedures to ease adoption of Best Practices. Read on to learn how you can provide comments by the July 29 deadline.
July 26, 2016 ALTA Best Practices Maturity Model: Learn the Basics
ALTA recently released a new Best Practices assessment tool, the Best Practices Maturity Model. This alternative assessment resource allows companies to show the progress they are making toward implementing and complying with the ALTA Best Practices.
July 19, 2016 Majesty Title Services Achieves Certification to ALTA Best Practices
Majesty Title engaged Security Compliance Associates (SCA), an ALTA Elite Provider, to perform the certification for all seven pillars. Majesty Title was first certified in 2014.
July 12, 2016 Luxe Title Services Achieves ALTA Best Practices Certification
PYA, a nationwide audit and accounting firm, provides the third-party assessment and certification to ALTA's Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices.
July 7, 2016 Providence Title Receives SOC 2 Type 2 Report, Certification to ALTA Best Practices
Providence Title Company, a multi-office title agency located in Texas, has received a Service Organizations Controls (SOC) 2 Type 2 report from the national tax, accounting and business consulting form HA&W LLP. The consulting firm also certified Providence Title as being compliant to ALTA’s Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices.
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