Remote online notarization (RON) eClosings have been on the rise during the age of COVID-19, as they’re seen as the safest closing option during a time when social distancing is paramount.
The pandemic has forced a lot of change in a short amount of time in the mortgage industry. DocMagic's Director of Enterprise Solutions, Chris Lewis, shares his insight about eClosings in the age of COVID-19. (Note: This interview has been adapted from in the August edition of The MORTGAGE BANKER magazine.)
Brian Pannell, DocMagic’s Chief eServices Executive, has been named one of the inaugural winners of the Thought Leader Award by the PROGRESS in Lending Association. Only 30 people across the entire mortgage industry received this honor.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, several states issued emergency orders to allow remote notarizations, joining 23 that already had permanent laws allowing remote online notarization (RON). A number of the stopgap measures, however, didn’t actually allow RON; instead they authorized a decidedly lower-tech alternative called remote ink-signed notarization (RIN).
For the mortgage industry, a lot has changed in a short amount of time—especially when it comes to remote online notarization (RON), according to the speakers at DocMagic’s May 27 webinar, “Road-Tested eClosing Strategies for Today.”
(Note: DocMagic ran this update on 6/26/2020:
With most people currently unable or unwilling to leave their homes, the ability to conduct remote online notarizations (RON) has become more necessary than ever—and state and federal officials are taking note.
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, at least 27 states have taken steps to enable remote online notarizations, bringing the total number of states that presently authorize some form of RON—either through existing law or emergency action—to 42.
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2019—DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that its Total eClose™ platform is the eClosing leader based on market share, overall satisfaction and lender loyalty in STRATMOR Group’s 2019 Mortgage Technology Insight Study.
TORRANCE, Calif., October 16, 2019—DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced the launch of its new LoanMagic mobile application. LoanMagic, which is provided free to all DocMagic customers, leverages a powerful backend platform that provides full interoperability with DocMagic solutions, as well as other third party mortgage software.
Providing borrowers with a simple, streamlined eClosing process is critical in today’s competitive mortgage industry. From a borrower standpoint, eClosings can add convenience and improve the overall customer experience. For lenders themselves, they equal faster funding, greater flexibility, and better loan quality. Additionally, they also allow for quicker delivery to the secondary market.