Entrust to Exhibit at Westcor Boca Raton Seminar

Entrust will be exhibiting at the Westcor Boca Raton, FL, seminar.  Stop by our booth, say hello and enter a chance to win a great prize!

WHEN:
June 2, 2016

WHERE:
Marriott at Boca Center
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, FL  33486

Entrust to Exhibit at Fund Assembly May 5 - 7, 2016

Entrust Solutions will be exhibiting at the Fund Assembly this week.  Please stop by, say hello and enter a chance to win a great door prize!

When:
May 5, 6 & 7, 2016


Where:
Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando

More information can be found here:  https://www.thefund.com/Assembly

Entrust Receives Top 50 Agent Award from North American Title

Today, Karen Bates from North American Title Insurance Company stopped by and dropped off the Top 50 Agent Award.  We are thrilled to receive this and could not have done it with out the help of our wonderful Nexus Agents and staff.

Entrust Exhibits at First American Ocala Seminar

Entrust Solutions will exhibit at the First American Title Insurance Company in Ocala Florida

Where:

3600 SW 38th Ave
Ocala, FL 34474

When:

9/9/2015

Come by our booth, say hello and enter for a chance to win a great door prize!

Entrust Mentioned on U Heard Me

Entrust Solutions was recently mentioned in the Robert Reich "U Heard Me" podcast with Michael Holden, VP of Field Operations of North American Title Insurance Company. Take a minute and listen regarding Entrust's relationship to the title world.

To listen to the podcast, click here:  https://soundcloud.com/user441532013/podcast-with-michael-holden

#titleinsurance #CFPB #RESPA #TILA #ALTA #realestate #realtor #mortgage #mortgagelending #MBA

Entrust Educational Event - CFPB, Best Practices and the Consummation

Entrust Solutions is pleased to bring you another Entrust Educational Event.  This 30 minute Lunch N' Learn series is focused on ALTA's Best Practices, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the upcoming new Closing Disclosure Form

Date:
Thursday, May 21st

Time:
12:00 PM EDT

You may register for the event by clicking the link below:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/555969520568062209

Description of the Webinar:
 

What is the CFPB? Lenders feeling the pressure by the Government. Acceptance of "full responsibility" and actions with and against 3rd party servicers. 

What are the ALTA's Best Practices" This will include an overview of the 7 pillars. Talking about best practices is not implementation and who can you turn to for help. 

What are the lenders's responses to both? What title companies and law firms can do, what lenders are looking for and how this will impact the title industry.

Entrust to Exhibit at Westcor's Orlando Seminar 5/8

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Entrust will be exhibiting at the Westcor Land Title's Orlando Florida Agency Seminar on Friday, May 8th at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Stop by our booth, say hello and enter to win a great prize!

#titleinsurance #EntrustSolutions #Entrust #ALTA #titleregulations #realestate #cfpb #realtor

Entrust to Exhibit at ICLE for the Georgia Bar 5/7 - 5/8

Entrust will be exhibiting at the Real Property Section of the Georgia Bar "ICLE" on Thursday, May 7th through May 8th at the Hilton Destin Resort in Destin, Florida.

Stop by our booth, say hello and enter to win a great prize!

#titleinsurance #EntrustSolutions #Entrust #ALTA #titleregulations #realestate #cfpb #realtor

Entrust to Exhibit at Old Republic's Boca Raton Seminar 4/14

Entrust will be exhibiting at the Old Republic Title's Boca Raton Florida Agency Seminar on Tuesday, April 14th at the Marriott Boca Raton Hotel at the Boca Center.

Stop by our booth, say hello and enter to win a great prize!

#titleinsurance #EntrustSolutions #Entrust #ALTA #titleregulations #realestate #cfpb #realtor

Entrust to Exhibit at Old Republic Tampa Seminar 4/9

Entrust will be exhibiting at the Old Republic Title's Tampa Florida Agency Seminar on Thursday, April 9th at the Holiday Inn Hotel on Westshore.

Stop by our booth, say hello and enter to win a great prize!

#titleinsurance #EntrustSolutions #Entrust #ALTA #titleregulations #realestate #cfpb #realtor

Best Practices Fact, NOT Fiction

On March 2, 2015, BancorpSouth, a large regional lender, stated all of their "approved closing agents" will not only have to adhere to the ALTA Best Practices 2.0, but a 3rd party certification of the Best Practices must also be completed by July 31, 2015.

Currently, Entrust is only aware of a handful of 3rd party certification companies offering this type of service.  It is our understanding that the certification companies will conduct the review and certify your entity is compliant with your Best Practices Manual, however do not offer a Best Practices Manual Preparation Service.  

Entrust is in the midst of discussions with several certification providers discussing our Best Practices Manual Preparation Service.  While Entrust offers a Best Practices Manual Preparation Service, we do not offer a certification, only self-certification.

If you have not created your Best Practices Manual yet, we highly encourage you to do so.  If you need help with preparing your Manual, please contact us directly.  

For more information about our Best Practices Manual Preparation Service, please click HERE.

Entrust to Exhibit at Old Republic Seminar 2/19 in Orlando

Entrust Solutions will exhibit at the Old Republic Title Orlando Seminar at the Sheraton Orlando North hotel on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
600 North Lake Destiny Drive
Maitland, FL  32751

Offices Closed Monday, February 16th

In observance of Presidents' Day, all of Entrust's offices will be closed on Monday, February 16th.  We will reopen for business at normal hours on Tuesday, February 17th.

Thank you and have a great holiday weekend!

Happy Holidays from Entrust

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ENTRUST SOLUTIONS

From all of us at Entrust, we wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!

In order to allow our employees time to enjoy their families, all of our offices will be closed on Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th in observance of Christmas.  We will also be closed on New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1st.

Take An Interest In ENTRUST

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It's that time of year again...


The Holidays are quickly approaching.  Underwriter minimums go up, people go on vacation, but your business must go on.  Don't let yourself get stuck without options, Entrust is your complete back office solution.

We are the title insurance industry's only "one-stop-shop" for all of your needs.  Take an interest in Entrust.
 

Account Reconciliations

Are you looking for compliance with ALTA's Best Practices?  Reconciling escrow and trust accounts is one of the main aspects of our business.  Find out how Entrust can help you maintain compliance HERE.


Closing Solutions

Do you need help processing files?  Maybe you just need a HUD produced?  Our staff focuses on all the details involved in both residential and commercial real estate transactions and is designed to help you every step of the way on your closing.  ClickHERE for more.


Nexus Program

Are you a Law Firm or Title Agency that has a difficult time making the yearly production minimums mandated by the Underwriters?  Are you being cancelled for low production?  Entrust can help, find out more HERE.

AER merges into Entrust

CANTON, GA – American Escrow Reconciliation, Inc., (“AER”) a nationwide third-party escrow and trust account reconciliation company, has solidified its merger into Entrust Solutions.  In an announcement made today, AER will move under the Entrust umbrella, increasing the footprint of the title insurance servicing company.

AER, a company comprised of Title Insurance Underwriter Auditors, understands exactly what the Underwriter wants and demands.  “Merging with Entrust Solutions was a logical step for AER.  We are excited to be able to offer the level and number of services provided by Entrust,” said Bryan Colbert, President of AER.  Built from inception, AER has consistently provided its clients with proper ‘3-way’ accounting of their escrow accounts and more importantly, an audit of the reconciliations to make sure they were prepared before the Underwriter audit.  Mr. Colbert added, “We are extremely excited to be able to service any agent, any size and anywhere with custom solutions tailored made for their business.”

Increasing demands of the American Land Title Association’s Best Practices and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has pushed the title industry to utilized 3rd party reconciliation services.  “Our focus has been and will always be on helping agents with compliance and proper segregation of duties,” said Jonathan Yasko, Founder and Managing Member of Entrust Solutions.  “AER is a perfect fit to our overall company concept by helping and aiding title insurance professionals in a wide array of needs.”  This merger will increase Entrust’s reconciliation footprint by over 30% and bolster the company’s position in the title insurance servicing industry.

Are You Compliant with ALTA's Best Practices for Escrow / Trust Accounting?

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If you find yourself trying to comply with ALTA's Best Practices, here is an option you cannot afford to overlook.

Entrust Solutions Escrow Account Reconciliation Services provides accounting services to attorneys and agents nationwide.

Don't think you are in compliance, KNOW you are.

We are the '3-way' reconciliation experts.

ALTA Recorded Webinar - Fraud and Your Escrow / Trust Account

The American Land Title Association ("ALTA") featured a 30 minute webinar focused on Fraud and Your Escrow / Trust Account.  We were excited that they asked our Managing Member, Jonathan Yasko to be the presenter. Due to the growing concerns of thieves targeting title companies and real estate attorney's escrow/trust accounts, education is the only way to help prevent potential theft.  The YouTube video below was a recording of the webinar and we invite you to listen and share with your coworkers.

In addition, We are adding a new section called "Entrust Educational Events" of the recorded webinars or upcoming events/seminars attended by or performed by Entrust Solutions.  Continue to visit our website for more information.

If you cannot view the video below, you can click on the link to the YouTube video here:[youtube_lightbox source="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFI1t0WtrpE" image="" title="Fraud and Your Escrow / Trust Account" width="560" height="315" align="left"]

 

ALTA Hosts Agents & Abstracters Forum - 4/8/2013 in Orlando, FL

 

ALTA's Agents & Abstracters Forum

April 8th - Orlando, FL 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Orlando International Airport

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Jonathan Yasko of Entrust Solutions will be speaking on Fraud and your Escrow/Trust Account.  More than ever, lenders want to be sure the companies they wire large sums of money to are taking precautions to protect the funds. To learn the newest ways to protect your customers and your company from the latest fraud trends, you won’t want to miss this Forum.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport at a rate of $109/night. To make your reservations at the Hyatt Regency, please click here or call 407-825-1234 and let them know you are with the American Land Title Association. The cut-off date to make your reservations at the hotel is March 29, 2013. If those attendees driving to the meeting, the hotel is offering ALTA a discounted parking rate of $4.00 for self-parking and $7.00 for valet.

For more information, please go to http://www.alta.org/meetings/smallagents/index.cfm

Cost is $50.00, you can't afford to miss this!

Agent Alert - Fraudulent Emails from Underwriters UPDATE

Magnifying glass on danger-580-75 Last month, Entrust sent out an Agent Alert regarding a phishing scheme whereby crooks were impersonating title insurance underwriters to get a hold of your banking account information.  The perpetrators sent out massive amounts of emails targeting agents and attorneys, seeking them to "Confirm Your Wiring Instructions" with them.  The emails looked to be as if they were genuine from a trusted source, however they were not.

[pullquote_right]First and foremost, what thieves want is the money in your escrow account.[/pullquote_right]We were completely overwhelmed by the feedback we received from not only Entrust customers, but agents, underwriters and different associations across the nation.  Each day we are asked by individuals about what they can do to help prevent them from being a victim of fraud.  Although there is no magic solution, the best way to prevent fraud is to arm yourself is through multiple layers of security.

First and foremost, what thieves want is the money in your escrow account.  Unfortunately, there are many ways to steal from you.  Below are 11 easy processes to implement and help prevent yourself from being the next target:

  1. Initiate an ACH block on your escrow/trust account (nobody should ever ACH money from your account)
  2. Don't give out your wiring instructions to everyone, find out who you are dealing with and why
  3. Do not accept cashier's checks or money orders greater than $500.00
  4. Do not accept personal checks greater than $500.00
  5. Wire, Wire, Wire - as much of the incoming funds as you can
  6. Inform your bank that no wire is ever to be recalled from your account
  7. Know your banker, a good relationship can help you in bad times
  8. Use a good quality check stock - don't settle for what is offered by the bank, look around
  9. Use Positive Pay
  10. Set up a ZBA (zero balance account) - its hard to steal money from an account where there is no money
  11. Reconcile your account by the 15th of the month

Keep in mind, thieves will always think up new scams and ways to go after the money in your escrow/trust account.  What you want to do is make it so difficult for them to do it, that they go somewhere else.  Knowledge is power and we at Entrust will always fight to help protect the settlement and title insurance industry.