DocMagic is teaming up with New Jersey-based Secure Insight to set up a training program on remote online notarization (RON) technology and processes. The move will establish a database of notaries who have been fully trained and certified on DocMagic’s industry-leading, 100% paperless Total eClose platform. The partnership combines DocMagic’s technology and Secure Insight’s unique database and individual training for notaries.
(Update: On Nov. 5, Michigan enacted HB6297, which confirms the validity of remote notarizations performed between April 30, 2020 and Jan. 1, 2021, and HB6296, which requires registers of deeds and financial institutions to accept electronic documents notarized during that same period. The state later extended the deadline for both laws to July 1, 2021.)
When the pandemic hit in March, Michigan already had a law on the books that allowed remote online notarization (RON) closings. But the state took it a step further when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) declared a state of emergency and issued a series of executive orders, including one allowing the use of remote ink-signed notarization (RIN), a lower-tech alternative to RON.
DocMagic is joining forces with Simplifile, a document collaboration and eRecording provider, to create new process efficiencies that will further digitaize the closing process.
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.”
DocMagic has improved the process for for settlement agents to link up with notary providers to complete an eNotarization—especially a remote online notarization (RON) that allows signers and notaries to meet in virtually. The change is crucial in the current COVID-19 climate.
—Update (2/12/2021): RON update: First new remote online notarization law of 2021 passes
—Update (6/26/2020): RON update: Remote online notarization sees forward momentum—and a setback
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.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March, 25 2019—NotaryCam®, the leader in online notarization solutions, today announced that eMortgage pioneer Mid America Mortgage is now using the firm’s integration with DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, to conduct remote online notarizations (RONs) through DocMagic’s Total eClose™ platform. Mid America will leverage the integration throughout its retail, correspondent and wholesale channels.
MBA and ALTA are collaborating to make it easier for states to accept remote online notarizations
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 27, 2018—DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, and NotaryCam the leader in online notarization solutions, announced an integration that eliminates the need to wet-sign loan documents in the physical presence of a notary by allowing loan documents to be quickly and compliantly eNotarized online.
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