Notarize, Stewart Title Partner to Offer Hybrid and Fully Online Closings

January 16, 2020

Notarize announced a partnership that will give Stewart Title and its direct offices and independent agents the ability to offer fully online and hybrid closings.

"Since completing the first online closing in the country with Notarize back in 2017, we’ve spent the last few years understanding how we can bring a transformational digital process to consumers that enhances the customer experience for how they want to close on their home," said Scott Gillen, senior vice president of strategic initiatives for Stewart Lender Services. "Notarize has been our top partner in the space, not only from an advocacy and enablement perspective, but because we share the same vision on putting convenience and experience first. We can’t wait for 2020."

Since their first online closing in 2017, Stewart and Notarize report they have completed thousands of closings—both fully online and hybrid—for buyers and sellers from across the country and while traveling abroad. Stewart has approved online closings in more than half of the states, and this partnership ensures that as more states pass legislation, the experience and expertise Stewart and Notarize have will bring rapid deployment and adoption across the country.

"Scott and the team at Stewart were the first title underwriter to see the promise of online closings," said Notarize Founder and CEO Pat Kinsel. "They created a vision for the future and worked tirelessly to provide consumers a better closing experience. We're proud to deepen our relationship with Stewart to take online closings to full scale in 2020."

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