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TitleTopics Webinars
Sponsored by Fidelity National Title Group

Next TitleTopics Webinar

Grow Your Title Business by Mastering Your Leadership Communications

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

No leader’s business expertise, knowledge or competencies will ever make up for poor communication skills. A manager’s words can move business positively forward, or they can hold it back. Communication from authority rarely has a neutral impact. While the title industry has many uncontrollable variables, effective title managers now how to focus on what can be controlled. Register for this webinar to learn how to master conversations that are honest, encourage collaboration and demand accountability.

Presenter(s):

Steve Rudolph | Steve Rudolph Coaching

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Last TitleTopics Webinar

Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act

October 10, 2019

Presenter(s):

  • Stephanie Duchene | Partner | Mayer Brown LLP

  • Kendall Burman |  Counsel | Mayer Brown LLP

  • Lei Shen | Partner | Mayer Brown LLP

  • Elizabeth Reilly | Senior Privacy Counsel | Fidelity National Financial

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Compliance Webinars
Sponsored by Data Trace

Compliance Webinar: Mortgage Fraud Trends

We’ve seen plenty of headlines about wire fraud, but good old-fashioned mortgage fraud continues to be a threat to title and settlement companies. From deed scams and out-of-state investors to multi-lien and income fraud, title and settlement agents need to know the latest trends. Purchase this webinar recording to learn the latest tactics so you can properly identify the fraudulent transactions and protect your clients and your company. The webinar also will reveal the top states experiencing mortgage fraud activity and feature an interactive quiz to find out how much you know about identifying fraud.

Mortgage fraud trends that will be addressed:

  • Multi-lien (closing)
  • Undisclosed debt
  • Property
  • Income
  • Transaction
  • Identity
  • Out-of-state buyers
  • iBuyers

Presenter: Bridget Berg | Principal of Fraud Solutions | CoreLogic 

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Compliance Webinar: Internal Processes and Digital Solutions to Combat Wire Fraud

Wire fraud and cybersecurity are always looming in the minds of real estate professionals, but are you taking all the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your clients? Many homebuyers are unprepared to spot the tricks cybercriminals use to manipulate them out of their down payments and cash to close. Sometimes, even a seasoned professional can fall for these scams. This webinar recording provides details on what everyone involved in a real estate transaction needs to know about wire fraud, how to develop internal processes and tips to work with vendors to help prevent it.

Presenters:

  • Amanda Farrell | Media Specialist | PropLogix 
  • Tom Cronkright |  CEO and Founder | CertifID
  • Jerry Flores | Channel Account Executive | Sophos

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Compliance Webinar: Wire Fraud Trends and Best Practices

Between October 2013 and May 2018, Americans lost more than $12 billion to business email compromise scams. This includes real estate, CEO, and false vendor frauds. For real estate wire fraud, losses reported to the FBI's Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3) average $8 million per month. Threats against the title and settlement industry will only continue to grow. During this webinar recording, two FBI employees discuss the latest wire fraud trends and red flags to be alert for, and recommend strategies to safeguard your operations. The presentation also provides an overview on best practices to follow when submitting wire fraud incidents to the FBI.

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Compliance Webinar: Don't Go Up In Smoke

The interplay between the growing number of states legalizing cannabis and its continued criminalization at the federal level, is creating stress on title and escrow companies across the nation. The title and escrow industry must carefully navigate the waters between meeting the growing demand caused by cannabis earnings coming into play in real estate transactions, and the increased costs and risks associated with complying with federal regulations implemented to try and reconcile the polarized federal and state cannabis positions. Purchase this webinar recording as Dennis R. Baranowski of Geraci Law Firm will help you learn how the conflicting treatment between federal and state law makes the closing of these transactions more complex and prone to pitfalls. This webinar will help you:

  • Understand the federal and state laws applicable to marijuana transactions
  • Understand the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Justice 
  • Identify risks in handling cash associated with cannabis 
  • Explore potential Schedule B exceptions and underwriting requirements 
  • Recognize red flags and risks for title and settlement companies if they knowingly serve marijuana-related businesses 

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Compliance Webinar: Money Laundering

The Bank Secrecy Act requires financial institutions to assist U.S. government agencies in detecting and preventing money laundering. In addition, increasingly stringent anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing obligations present new risks for companies handling mortgage and real estate transactions. Purchase this webinar recording and learn how to identify the various types of money laundering and how to spot the red flags in a transaction. 

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Compliance Webinar: Digital and Remote Online Closings

Companies are implementing new technology—such as remote online notarization—to deliver efficiencies and make closings more transparent. These advances have the potential to improve the customer experience and understanding at the closing table. Purchase this webinar recording and learn about e-closing types and terms, rules governing electronic signatures, the current state of remote online notarization laws, how to implement a digital work-flow process and questions to ask your underwriters, lenders and vendors. 

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Compliance Webinar: Tax Reform

Whether you are a sole practitioner, small business owner or large corporation, tax reform legislation likely will change your tax liability and impact business planning for years to come. Purchase this webinar recording as experts from Steptoe & Johnson's tax group detail how the changes affect your business. The webinar will be delivered via email within 24 hours of purchase. Cost: Member: $100; Non-Member: $250

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Compliance Webinar: Understanding the TRID Rule Clarifications

In July 2017, the CFPB finalized amendments to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule. The amendments contain important clarifications and technical changes that title and settlement agents must understand before the mandatory compliance date of Oct. 1, 2018. Purchase this webinar recording to understand how the 560-pages of TRID amendments affect your operation and your customers. 

Highlights of webinar recording: 

  • Analysis of key changes and clarifications of the TRID requirements
  • Disclosure of title premiums
  • Sharing of disclosures and information
  • Co-ops and trusts
  • Construction, housing assistance and no-cash-out loans
  • Affiliate charges
  • Resetting of tolerances 

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Compliance Webinar: Hacked and the Money Is Gone

What's My Liability?

With all of the wire fraud threats, do you know your liability if your company gets hacked and consumer funds are stolen? This webinar recording provides tips to reduce risk and protect your company.

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Compliance Webinar: Elder Abuse

Know the Red Flags and Avoid Liability

If an insured real estate transaction is found to be void due to elder financial abuse, title companies may expose themselves to escrow or policy losses. This webinar recording provides tips on how to recognize red flags and avoid liability.

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Compliance Webinar: PHH v. CFPB

Much Ado About Nothing? How PHH v. CFPB Impacts RESPA Enforcement

This webinar recording provides an overview of PHH Corp. v. CFPB, what's next in this ongoing case and how the current ruling affects RESPA enforcement going forward.

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Compliance Webinar: Inside Rap on UDAAP

Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts and Practices

This webinar recording provides an overview of what constitutes an unfair, deceptive or abusive act, how these prohibitions are used in enforcement proceedings and how to protect your business from becoming the target of an enforcement action.

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Compliance Webinar: GLBA

Protecting Sensitive Customer Information: The Basics of Gramm-Leach-Bliley

This webinar recording will provide an overview of the core requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the latest government actions and recent court cases to help you understand when it?s legal to share customer information with or without their explicit permission. 

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Compliance Webinar: RESPA 8(c)

RESPA Section 8: What It Prohibits & What It Permits

This webinar recording provides an overview of the basics of RESPA Section 8 and the exceptions found in this provision. Learn how these exceptions work in real life and their relationship to RESPA's anti-kickback prohibition.

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Compliance Webinar: RESPA 8(a)(b)

Revisiting RESPA: Understanding Things of Value and Referrals

This webinar recording provides an overview of the basics of RESPA Sections 8(a) and (b), explains the difference between a referral fee and an unearned fee or kickback, discusses what compensation is permissible under the law, give a good analytical framework to help with compliance and highlights scenarios when a referral or agreement might be a violation. 

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