Special Report: What Can the Title Industry Expect from the New Director of the CFPB?

Consumer protection has been a hot button issue in the real estate sector over the past year. Industry marketing practices and cyber security standards have all made national headlines, all while the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) faced controversy and threats of elimination.  As the newest CFPB Director, Kathy Kraninger, settles into her role, the title industry is waiting to see ...
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Untangling the Complexities of eClosings

Nearly every week, industry publications and the broader media report on new eClosing platforms or announce the success of an online notary or digital signature vendor facilitating a “record number” of eClosings.  Amidst all the buzz surrounding eClosings, title professionals are left to navigate a confusing maze of legislation, local practices, technology partners, and questions surrounding the ...
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Getting Ahead in Today’s Competitive Environment. Qualia’s Discussion with Compass, Quicken Loans, and Agentology

  The word “competition” has taken on a new meaning for those in the real estate industry. The speed of change is accelerating as new technology emerges and unconventional partnerships take shape.  Just the other day, Amazon announced its partnership with Realogy Holdings Corp to launch a new home-buying program called Turnkey. Announcements like these are creating uneasiness and an increasing ...
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New Report Shows Cyber Criminals' Focus on SMBs is Rising. Is Your Business Prepared?

  In 2017, the FBI reported that real estate transaction losses due to wire fraud and other cyber criminal attacks totaled more than $1 billion. One may assume that cyber criminals are focusing their attacks on large enterprises where a single successful breach could result in access to thousands of account details. In reality, cyber criminals are increasingly placing their attention on small and ...
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In the Age of Disruption, Technology-Driven Title & Escrow Companies Come Out Ahead

This post is the first of a multi-part series on digital maturity -- a concept centered on a business’ ability to compete effectively in an increasingly digital world.
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