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DocMagic, Secure Insight partner to create national eNotary training program

Posted by DocMagic on 03/18/2021

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.

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RON update: First new remote online notarization law of 2021 passes

Posted by Pauline Vu on 02/12/2021

The first remote online notarization (RON) law of 2021 has passed, and it has a surprising detail—it also enshrines remote ink-signed notarization (RIN) in the state’s statute.

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Paradigm shift: 4 key mortgage industry changes over the last year

Posted by Pauline Vu on 01/27/2021

Brian D. Pannell, DocMagic’s Chief eServices Executive, examines some of the key changes the mortgage industry has seen over the last year.

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Relive some key mortgage industry milestones in 2020

Posted by Pauline Vu on 12/29/2020

2020 has been a year unlike any other—and that includes for the mortgage industry, which faced some of the biggest changes the industry has ever seen.

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DocMagic’s Brian D. Pannell to speak at free ESRA webinar on eMortgage tech

Posted by Pauline Vu on 12/01/2020

DocMagic’s Chief eServices Executive Brian D. Pannell will be leading a webinar for the Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA) this Thursday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

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Michigan Supreme Court ruling puts state's RIN closings at risk

Posted by Pauline Vu on 11/05/2020

(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.

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Remote online notarization (RON) has several benefits beyond safety

Posted by Pauline Vu on 10/22/2020

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.

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An eClosing Q&A with DocMagic's director of enterprise solutions

Posted by DocMagic on 09/09/2020

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.)

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5 key questions about ID validation during RON

Posted by Pauline Vu on 08/12/2020

Lenders who are interested in a remote online notarization (RON) closing often have questions about how the identity validation works. Here are some of the most common questions and answers about it.

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RON update: Remote online notarization sees forward momentum—and a setback

Posted by Pauline Vu on 06/26/2020

—Update (2/12/2021): RON update: First new remote online notarization law of 2021 passes

The remote online notarization (RON) landscape is still very much in flux. Three states recently passed RON laws and a new survey shows RON usage surged during the pandemicbut a powerful official from one of the country’s biggest states also announced his opposition to any federal law.

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