TORRANCE, Calif., May 16, 2017- DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry’s leading provider of document production, automated compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it completed North Carolina’s first 100 percent paperless eClosing. The DocMagic-driven eClosing was completed on Friday, May 5th at North State Bank and was carried out in the presence of borrowers Jason and Karen Boccardi, the North Carolina Secretary of State, a closing paralegal, an eNotary, and members of the media who documented the historical event.
Integration reduces time from initiating a loan application to receiving disclosures from days or weeks to just minutes
TORRANCE, Calif., May 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the mortgage industry’s leading provider of document production, automated compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that it completed an integration with BeSmartee, a leader in mortgage automation technology.
North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall wants the state to be a leader in eCommerce. It adopted the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act and the Electronic Notarizations Act. All of this was to prepare for the day when the state could institute eClosings.
“We have been working diligently over the past 15 years to build the infrastructure to build electronic commerce,” Director of Electronic Notarization and Notary Enforcement Ozie Stallworth said. “We thought it was a prime time for North Carolina to step forward and lead in this space because we have the legal infrastructure in place to support a full end-to-end eClosing. We looked to our state’s lending institutions to see whether or not they understood and believed that the industry was headed down the road towards eClosings.”
By Tim Anderson
The days of no pressure are over. Any lender that hasn’t already waded into the ePool had better be ready to jump. With immense regulatory pressure looming, the old method of just doing something is no longer sufficient. It's time for a new tack.
The recent news about the IRS decision is an ex- ample of this. With all the buzz around this news, we’re already hearing from lenders who are interested in a point solution that will allow them to take advantage of this decision for doing business with the IRS. This makes sense because this is front and center in the news, but since these lenders are not considering how this decision impacts the rest of their business, it’s short sighted.
By Tim Anderson
For years a core group of us has been telling the industry that it’s time to get the paper out of our systems. We’ve performed studies that show paper is more expensive, that it takes more time to process, is usually missing pages or signatures, or gets lost. It took the foreclosure crisis to really bring home to the industry the negative implications of lost or incomplete documents. After billions of dollars in settlements to federal regulators and attorneys, it looks like our industry is finally ready to say goodbye to paper forever, or at least a majority of it.
E- or digital mortgages offer increased speed, efficiency, and savings, but lenders and other industry players still face challenges in implementation.
Fintech investment has skyrocketed in recent years, from $1.8 billion in 2010 to $19 billion in 2015, according to a Citigroup report, but the mortgage industry, by most accounts, has been slow to board that high-speed train. Regarding the adoption of digital mortgages, lenders and other industry players are more apt to be like your old-fashioned parents who outwardly embrace innovation but wind up only using a relatively small percentage of their tech tools and gadgets.
TRID went live on Oct. 3. Some industry analysts say one consequence of the new consumer-disclosure rules will be that paperless eMortgages will become standard in the post-TRID world. Tim Anderson, director of eServices for DocMagic, spoke to Scotsman Guide News on why the regulations and consumer preferences might inevitably push the industry toward a paperless mortgage.
How would you define an eMortgage?
My definition of an eMortgage is a full and complete paperless process from initial loan application all the way to closing.
Why is it difficult from a technical standpoint for mortgage lenders to cross over to paperless?
You are dealing with so many different parties from application to closing and also to investor delivery. Everybody has got to sign off on an electronic process and agree to it. That has been part of the problem. The majority of the steps have all been automated by various partners, like notary, title and closing and [document preparation]. The major obstacle is that you still have to get the investor to buy it. That is the last barrier to adoption. You have [Fannie Mae] and [Freddie Mac], but most of the mid-tier guys don’t sell direct to Fannie and Freddie. They sell to Chase, [Wells Fargo] and others. Until they start buying eNotes, it is still going to be limited adoption.
Deal Represents Powerful Marriage of SaaS and On-Premise Technologies and Lays Foundation for True eMortgage
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) --DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that Mid America Mortgage, Inc. will utilize DocMagic's SaaS-based compliance and mortgage loan document engine together with the on-premise solutions of DocMagic's recently acquired eSignSystems patented eSigning, eNotary, eVaulting, eRegistration and eRetention solutions.
This is the first time since the acquisition of eSignSystems in October, 2014 that the combination of technologies will be jointly utilized to facilitate a complete eClosing and validate DocMagic's eMortgage model.
Executive Conversations is a HousingWire web series that profiles powerful people in the financial industry, highlighting the operations and the people that make this sector tick. In the latest installment, we sit down with Don Iannitti, president and CEO of DocMagic, to see how the company how the company thrived in 2014, along with its plans to grow in 2015.
HW: DocMagic has announced some key acquisitions in 2014, how are these coming along and where does the company plan to grow in 2015?
By Tim Anderson,
Director of eServices,
What can the industry expect when the CFPB’s final rule and new forms take effect next year?
When federal regulators change the rules governing the requirements for originating a mortgage loan, it can mean pain for both the industry and the consumers it serves. But this time, the move to an integrated disclosure may surprise you and translate into an unexpected side benefit to all parties—that benefit is the eMortgage.
For almost a decade and a half, proponents of all-electronic lending have urged lenders to take the paper out of the process in favor of fully electronic mortgage origination. Despite its significant benefits, eMortgage adoption gave way to the critical mass of lenders unwilling to abandon their legacy systems and paper-intensive processes.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, lenders’ partners have been implementing systems that allow them to complete more of their loan origination workflow without stopping to paper out. The reality is that a fair amount of lenders have, in fact, been operating fundamentally without paper up until the loan closing, when they print all of the forms for their borrowers’ signatures.
We all know regulation drives change, and the new integrated disclosures lenders will begin using next year provide all the incentive needed to let go of the paper once and for all. Here’s why.