ALTA Best Practices

Entrust Launches VirtualFile

NO MORE STORING OR MISPLACING FILES

VirtualFile is an online transaction management system.  Think of this as a replacement of your physical paper files.  This system allows you to build your file in a virtual online format that is not only secure, but helps you maintain compliance with Best Practices and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  

This SSL encrypted system also allows you to:

  • Share and administratively control access to your closing files with all parties (realtors, buyers, sellers, loan originators, processors, etc.) in real time.
  • Send secure emails.
  • Utilize a clean desk policy.
  • Maintain file document retention obligations per underwriter contracts and state law.
  • Track who has touched the file, when, how often and for what purpose.
  • Market new clients through our communication tools.
  • Syncs directly with your software or our cloud hosted SoftPro Select.

End of Year Best Practices Manual BLITZ

LOCK IN 2015 PRICES NOW!

If you do not have a Best Practices Manual, now is the time to lock in the end of year prices.  Starting January 1, 2016, our prices will be increasing for the Basic and Enhanced Packages.

Lenders are now requesting Best Practice Manuals from both Title Agencies and Law Firms, don't get caught without having one!

*Annual updates are now available for existing manual customers to incorporate the changes and enhancements required by lenders.  Inquire within for more information.

Click HERE for for more information!

ALTA Best Practices Certification Webinar: Part 3

ALTA BEST PRACTICES CERTIFICATION WEBINAR: PART 3

By now, the word "Certification" has been commonly used throughout the industry and is the hot topic for the time, but what does it really mean?

In this Entrust Educational Event webinar, we bring in ALTA Elite Provider Pershing, Yoakley & Associates (PYA) to discuss the common gaps that hold back certification.

This will be the second of a FREE, multi-part webinar series and is something that should not be missed.

If you're considering implementing / creating a Best Practices Manual, or on the fence of a 3rd Party Certification, don't miss the next Entrust Educational Event webinar "ALTA Best Practices Certification Webinar: Part 3," which will be held from 2:00 - 2:30 PM EDT, Thursday, December 10th.

Seating is limited!

Industry experts will discuss:

  • NPI Risk Assessment Made Easy - "The how-to, document and test"

Presenters include:

  • Eugene McCullough, Esq. - PYA
  • Matthew Rekers, CPA, CIA - PYA
  • Jonathan Yasko, Entrust Solutions

Click HERE to register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  It's recommended you perform a system check before logging on.  You may need to download software in order to access the webinar.

Entrust Property Research Goes LIVE!

Entrust Solutions launches Entrust Property Research, LLC

Entrust Property Research offers Municipal Lien Searches and HOA Estoppel research and reports. You and your customers need accurate information regarding any municipal liens or HOA debts existing on a residential or commercial property.

By ordering a Municipal Lien Search or an HOA Estoppel letter from Entrust Property Research your report is 100% Guaranteed and backed by a $1,000,000 E&O insurance policy. Our trained professional researchers make sure that your reports are accurate, reliable, and delivered fast!

For more information, please go to www.getepr.com

ALTA Best Practices Certification Webinar: Part 2

ALTA BEST PRACTICES CERTIFICATION WEBINAR: Part 2

By now, the word "Certification" has been commonly used throughout the industry and is the hot topic for the time, but what does it really mean?

In this Entrust Educational Event webinar, we bring in ALTA Elite Provider Pershing, Yoakley & Associates (PYA) to discuss the common gaps that hold back certification.

This will be the second of a FREE, multi-part webinar series and is something that should not be missed.

If you're considering implementing / creating a Best Practices Manual, or on the fence of a 3rd Party Certification, don't miss the next Entrust Educational Event webinar "ALTA Best Practices Certification Webinar: Part 2," which will be held from 2:00 - 2:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, October 21.

Seating is limited!

Industry experts will discuss:

  • Gap One:  Your policies and procedures do not cover all of the ALTA Best Practices
  • Gap Two:  Non-public, Personal Information (NPI) Security Risk-Assessment Procedures
  • Gap Three:  NPI Risk-Assessment Testing
  • Gap Four:  Management's Review of Information Technology (IT)
  • Gap Five:  Documentation of Employee Training and Policy Acknowledgment
  • Gap Six:  Pillar 4 and 5 Compliance

Presenters include:

  • Eugene McCullough, Esq. - PYA
  • Matthew Rekers, CPA, CIA - PYA
  • Jonathan Yasko, Entrust Solutions

Click HERE to register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  It's recommended you perform a system check before logging on.  You may need to download software in order to access the webinar.

ALTA Best Practices Certification Webinar: Part 1

ALTA BEST PRACTICES CERTIFICATION WEBINAR: Part 1

By now, the word "Certification" has been commonly used throughout the industry and is the hot topic for the time, but what does it really mean?  

In this Entrust Educational Event webinar, we bring in ALTA Elite Provider, Pershing, Yoakley & Associates (PYA) to discuss the different levels and common misconceptions of a 3rd party review.  

This will be the first of a FREE, multi-part webinar series and is something that should not be missed.

If you're considering implementing / creating a Best Practices Manual, or on the fence of a 3rd Party Certification, don't miss the next Entrust Educational Event webinar "ALTA Best Practices Certification Part 1," which will be held from 12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, September 16.


Industry experts will discuss:

  • creation of your manual
  • what level of certification you should strive for
  • how long does a certification last
  • how much is involved

Presenters include:

  • Eugene McCullough, PYA
  • Matthew Rekers, PYA
  • Jonathan Yasko, Entrust Solutions

Click HERE to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. It's recommended you perform a system check before logging on. You may need to download software in order to access the webinar.

ALTA Webinar "Time to Buy or Merge" Recorded

In case you missed the American Land Title Associations' (ALTA) webinar "Time to Buy or Merge?"  ALTA has recorded the hit topic and sent us a copy.  Please enjoy and contact us with any questions.

Time to Buy or Merge?: ALTA Webinar 7/23

Time to Buy or Merge?: Key Considerations When Looking to Expand

The buying and selling activity of title companies has picked up significantly over the past year. Comforted by stabilizing housing and mortgage markets, buyers are more willing to pull the trigger on making a deal with the hopes of driving market share.

If you're entertaining offers to buy or merge and want to learn how to ensure your deal is successful and profitable, don't miss ALTA' next Title Topics webinar "Time to Buy or Merge? Key Considerations When Looking to Expand," which will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 23.

Merger and acquisitions experts will discuss:

  • how to prepare for expansion
  • assessing target markets
  • evaluating candidate financials
  • understanding deal structures
  • integrating disparate software systems
  • blending office cultures

Presenters include:

  • Craig Haskins, Knight Barry Title
  • Joe Piernock, Corporate Development Services
  • Jonathan Yasko, Entrust Solutions

Click here to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. It's recommended you perform a system check before logging on. You may need to download software in order to access the webinar.

Entrust will be at NS3

Jonathan Yasko, Founder and Managing Member of Entrust Solutions, will be at NS3 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  

If you have any questions to ask Mr. Yasko, or would like to know more about what Entrust does, please feel free to contact him via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanyasko

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 Old Republic's Destin Seminar 5/14

Entrust will be exhibiting at the Old Republic Title's Destin, Florida Agency Seminar on Thursday, May 14th at the Sandestin Beach Resort.

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 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

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.