April Compliance Recap: Updated URLA Timeline, COVID-19 Updates, and More

Our compliance team is hard at work monitoring any developments at the federal and state level to provide you with the information and tools necessary to continue operations amid COVID-19. We are seeing updates at both the state and national level to accommodate difficulties in this time and are working continuously to ensure our guidance reflects the latest news.

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Ramping Up Support for Remote Online Notarization (RON)

Proponents of Remote Online Notarization (RON) have been touting its benefits, both to borrowers and the industry, for some time now. Now that the COVID-19 threat has led to social distancing requirements, there is increasing demand for a national standard to support RON to enable business continuity for lenders and financial institutions.

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Crawl, Walk, Run – The Evolution of Digital Mortgage Adoption

Have you ever stopped to consider how gradual major change truly is?

Sometimes, we don’t see how drastically something like the digital mortgage has evolved when we’re deep in the weeds every day. While it may seem that we have been talking about the digital mortgage evolution for a decade, when we take a step back, we see just how far the industry has come in its adoption of digital lending processes.

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February Compliance Recap: Roadmap to LIBOR Retirement

February brought the first major regulatory changes with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rolling out new the ARM regulations alluded to late last year. The GSEs announced plans for the gradual elimination (and replacement) of their ARM programs, which use LIBOR as the index for setting the adjustable interest rate. We have been working quickly to update documents but expect to see more changes and will alert you as more information becomes available.

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4 Steps for Lenders Implementing eClose

In order to successfully introduce and deploy new technology, proactive change management is critical.  As eClose adoption gains momentum, lenders who recognize the importance of laying the proper foundation early are experiencing positive adoption of this digital closing process. In collaboration with our partners at Simplifile, we have created a comprehensive guide for lenders interested in implementing eClose. Here are four key steps that every lender should consider. For a more comprehensive guide to implementing an eClose strategy, download, “E Closing: Lender Best Practices.”

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Case Study: Discover and Docutech Bringing the eMortgage Experience to Home Equity Loans

Discover Home Equity Loans (Discover) is among the most innovative companies in the mortgage industry, and the six-year old mortgage arm of Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) has outpaced home equity loan growth at other banks and credit unions, becoming the largest provider of closed-end second mortgages and growing to more than $1 billion in home equity loan balance in 2019.

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January Compliance Recap: State Document Updates

This month’s changes were geared mainly toward document updates. In this post, you’ll find links to some of the work our experts were engaged in last month to keep our clients up to date and fully compliant. We bring you all the news in this month’s compliance update.

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