Frequently Asked Questions
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Am I able to update listing information when there is a request for a confirmed underwriter relationship with a status of under review?
Yes, the updated information will be immediately available for the Test
Are there user manuals and resources available for real estate attorneys?
There will be user manuals and resources available at the start of Test
Can I see my listing on the ALTA Registry website?
Yes, once at least one of your selected Test
You can visit the ALTA Registry and search for your Test
Do I need to use my ALTA login and password to see my listing in the ALTA Registry?
No, you can perform a search for your Test
Does an ALTA Registry listing replace a CPL?
No, the Closing Protection Letter process is enhanced but not replaced. The information available to lenders in the ALTA Registry, especially the unique Test
How do I contact ALTA Registry staff?
If you need help or more information, email ALTA Registry staff at email@example.com or call toll-free at 855-618-2582.
How do I find out the name of the Primary Contact for my company?
To find the Test
You can also reach out to ALTA Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help or to update your primary contact.
How do I get access to manage ALTA Registry listings for my company in the ALTA Registry Management System (RMS)?
You must be a Test
How do I know if my underwriter is ready to confirm my listing request?
Go to this page to see the status of Test
How do I learn how to use the ALTA Registry Management System (RMS) ?
We have provided many different tools to help you use the Test
If you are a Test
Detailed user manuals and other tools are also available in Registry Resource section. Last, you will find lots of helpful information within the RMS itself, including pop up boxes and information icons.
How do I obtain a subscription to the ALTA Registry?
Subscriptions are available only to lending industry organizations such as banks, mortgage lenders, warehouse lenders, community credit unions and their technology vendors. Obtaining a subscription involves the execution of a licensing agreement, payment of an annual subscription fee and the creation of an account.
Contact us at email@example.com or call us at 855-618-2582. We will discuss with you the Customer License Agreement and pricing. Once you are ready and your account is active you will be able to search and download the ALTA Registry immediately.
How will the ALTA Registry help my business?
Lenders have long sought a way to precisely identify their Test
Lenders are beginning to require information to accurately identify underwriters in transactions. Lenders are also under increasing regulatory pressure to enhance their third party supplier oversight – the Test
Additionally, the ALTA ID number will play a key role in the title agent’s part in the coming electronic mortgage – the ALTA Registry is going to give those with a listing a competitive edge in the very near future.
I am a title agent and when I am in the ALTA Registry Management System (RMS) I cannot change any details. What does this mean?
This means that you are not a Test
Is the ALTA Registry open to all?
The ALTA Registry is open and free to all who wish to locate Test
Is there a cost or fee to participate as an ALTA Registry Confirming Underwriter?
There is no cost or fee associated with participating as an ALTA Registry Test
Is there a fee to access or be listed in the ALTA Registry?
We feel that the ALTA Registry is a much needed industry utility, therefore there are no membership fees, licenses or purchases required to be listed in the Registry.
We are a large agency with lots of branches, is there a limit to the number of listings we can have?
No, once your principal business location is established there is no limit to the number of branches you can add.
What does it mean to be Confirmed within the ALTA Registry?
Confirmed means that one or more of a Test
What ensures that the ALTA Registry will be current and error-free when a lender or third party seeks information from it?
The ALTA Registry record is established and maintained by either the Test
What if I am both a Law Firm and Title Agent?
You are encouraged to first submit your requests for your Test
What is the ALTA Registry Management System (ALTA RMS)?
What is the ALTA Registry?
The ALTA Registry is a web based industry utility created by the American Land Title Association that utilizes the Test
What login do I use to access the ALTA Registry Management System (RMS)?
To access the Test
What sort of information is available to users of the ALTA Registry?
The ALTA Registry provides company and contact information for confirmed Test
What will happen if I am only confirmed by one underwriter and I change to another?
As soon as you and your original underwriter have ended your business relationship, your listing in the ALTA Registry will no longer show that specific Test
What would the ALTA Registry bring to the table that existing regulatory oversight and statutory requirements do not already provide?
We believe that Test
Where would that data reside and what security protocols would be put into place to secure the data?
Who at my company can access the ALTA Registry Management System (RMS)?
Anybody can view your information in the ALTA Registry as it is open to all.
However, only the Test
Who would maintain the data and information related to the title agent’s status and whether or not they are in good standing? Would it be the title agent, lender, ALTA, or another party that maintains this information?
As always, the underwriter maintains this information. Only the underwriter can indicate that a Test
Why does the ALTA Registry Management System (RMS) ask me to provide my unique agency ID?
Your unique agency ID, while not required, may assist a Test
Your agency ID and the Test
Will this data ever be for sale and if so, what entities would be allowed to buy this information? If it is for sale, how much would it cost and who would receive the fees paid for the information?
The data within the ALTA Registry will not be for sale. Your lender clients can access the ALTA Registry by subscription, but will not be permitted to share the contents with third parties.
Would this information be provided to lenders or others on an “as needed” basis when a transaction is pending or would it be available regardless of whether or not a transaction is pending?
The ALTA Registry will be open and available for access at all times. Because the ALTA Registry acts as a phone book, it is important to make listings available for search at all times.