November Compliance Recap

As election season comes to a close, we saw the regulatory landscape and compliance landscape prepare for shifts and updates. Many states modified laws, which then required additional document changes on the First American Docutech front. These changes are automatically incorporated into ConformX, to ensure that your documents are in compliance with state, federal and investor requirements.

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October Compliance Roundup

The industry saw very little new investor compliance activity in October. Regulator activity was likewise muted, perhaps due to the runup to the presidential election. The only activity from any government agency came from the IRS, who finally published their long-awaited new 4506-C form.

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August Compliance Recap: New State Disclosure Matrix and Document Changes

As summer starts to fade, the compliance landscape for August slowed as Congress entered recess and regulators slowed new rules. However, August was filled with several document updates, and Docutech unveiled an exciting new disclosure matrix.

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FHLB Accepting eNotes as Pledged Collateral

eNote adoption is a critical step along the pathway to fully digital lending, and it’s something lenders across the industry have been working very hard to achieve.


eNotes have been finally enjoying significant adoption across the industry, 20 years after the federal eSign legislation opened the door to digital lending.

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The Evolution of the Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA)

New Mandate Use Date: March 1, 2021

It has been four years since the Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“FHLMC”; collectively “the GSEs”) unveiled a completely revised version of their “Uniform Residential Loan Application” (FNMA Form 1003/FHLMC Form 65) and, after many postponements and revisions, the new version took effect Saturday (August 1, 2020) for select participants during a “Limited Production Period” (“LPP”). The road to production for this form has been long and tedious, but hopefully the destination will have been worth the journey.

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July Compliance Recap: Forbearance Disclosure and Document Changes

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the regulatory and compliance landscape for mortgage lenders. Many states continue to pass laws requiring lenders to offer forbearance options instead of defaulting on loans, and others are trying to facilitate more remote-based options. This has required many document changes, all of which are automatically incorporated into ConformX, ensuring that your documents are compliant with state, federal and investor requirements.  

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Partner Spotlight: Docutech™ and Glance® Make Digital Lending Personal

As the financial industry gets closer to its goal of embracing full digital lending, it’s important that lenders not lose sight of the fact that many customers still want to interact with a real person when they have questions or need assistance, perhaps even more so in today’s environment. This is especially true in real estate and home finance where the transactions are complex and fewer consumers have enough experience and knowledge to feel comfortable navigating the ins and outs of the mortgage process alone.

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Digital closings, RON acceptance, eNote Registrations and Investor acceptance gaining momentum in the midst of Coronavirus

While Docutech™ has been on the leading edge of the digital revolution for many years, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the industry’s acceptance of eClosings in ways no one could have anticipated. Coronavirus has driven the mortgage industry to expedite plans to roll out digital mortgages. Every step of the loan process has had to adapt to a remote workforce and borrowers preferring to conduct business digitally.

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