September Compliance Roundup: Taxpayer First Act, Md. Code Regs. 09.03.06 and Document Changes

September was a relatively quiet month from a rulemaking perspective. Only one state made changes to its regulations during the month that went beyond document changes. We saw nothing new from government agencies or investors.

We did make a few changes to our document library in September. Details are below. Remember that you will always be up to date, up to the minute, by following the posts in our compliance blog.

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The State of Remote Online Notarization Today

Remote Online Notarization, or RON, is one of the most exciting developments in the eClosing world in recent years. There are a few common misconceptions surrounding RON, and depending on who you talk to, it might be the greatest thing since sliced bread, or a flash in the pan that will never really catch on. Here we will explain the latest developments, the pros and cons, and the current reality of RON eClosings.

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Digital Mortgage Conf 2019: eClosing solutions

Leading into the upcoming Digital Mortgage Conference, positive momentum in the mortgage industry is helping to fuel increased excitement and investment in platforms aimed at making a true end-to-end digital mortgage a reality. Thanks in part to lowered interest rates driving heightened consumer demand coupled with improved operational efficiency, lenders are optimistic about profit margins, with 53% of those recently surveyed expecting an increase.

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Spotlight: The Mortgage Collaborative—Providing Partner Visibility and Business Opportunities

We sat down with Tom Gallucci, the Vice President of Business Development for The Mortgage Collaborative, to spotlight their mission and the services they offer in this collaborative group. Docutech is the collaborative’s exclusive doc services provider offering members preferred pricing to the ConformX dynamic doc gen engine as well as the Solex eSignature and eClosing platform.

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Compliance News: July Recap

Summertime is a relatively slow time for lawmakers, and with most state governments in recess, we didn’t see any compliance-related changes coming out of the state houses in July. However, July was a surprisingly busy on the federal and investor compliance front. From changes at the GSEs to IRS and Social Security updates, lenders will need to account for new processes.

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Update: Uniform Residential Loan Application

For the past three years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been working together to create a uniform loan application for residential mortgage originators that will give them the data they need in a manner that’s easier for them to process. The effort was the first attempt by the GSEs to alter the standard mortgage loan application in 20 years.

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Docutech’s Amy Brandt Honored by HousingWire and PROGRESS in Lending as Influential Female in Mortgage

Docutech is extremely proud to announce that our President and CEO, Amy Brandt, was recently honored by HousingWire as an honoree in the publication’s ninth annual Women of Influence listing, as well as PROGRESS in Lending’s inaugural Most Powerful Women in FinTech award. Brandt was recognized by both publications for her more than 20 years of dedicated leadership and proven success within the mortgage, software, technology and financial services industries.

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More Loan Apps Making it to Close

The Spring homebuying reports are in, and there are some very positive signs for lenders. And, based on this recent news from the Fed, things are likely to get even better soon.

According to the most recent Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae, more of the loan applications lenders are taking are making it all the way to the closing table. According to the report, the closing rate hit its highest level since Ellie began publishing the report in 2012, rising to 75.6%. It increased from 70.2% year-over-year and 74.8% from April.

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