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DocMagic Unveils New Premium Rep and Warrant Offering Guaranteed TRID Compliance up to $5 Million

Posted by DocMagic on 02/16/2016

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DocMagic puts its money where its mouth is with the most far-reaching compliance guarantee of its kind in the mortgage industry

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2016 -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, today announced the development of an extensive set of new reps and warrants for its calculations, documents and data, which provides peace of mind to lenders when it comes to compliance with the TRID rule.

The greater risk of civil liability under the new TRID disclosure requirements means lenders and investors may face liability for incorrectly completing various sections on the TRID disclosures. With DocMagic's TRID-ready systems and now the Premium Compliance Guarantee, DocMagic has implemented a solution that mitigates lender risk of non-compliance. With the Premium Compliance Guarantee, the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure are guaranteed to be accurate and complete.

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Paperless Automation Key to Lender Compliance and Competition

Posted by DocMagic on 01/04/2016
After lenders and their technology providers spent much of 2015 implementing the TILA-RESPA integrated disclosures, forthcoming compliance audits and a government-sponsored enterpriseplan to start collecting data from the new forms will tell if those efforts truly paid off.

Lenders are also looking ahead at other technology initiatives to bolster their competitive advantage at a time when more purchase originations are expected to take a larger share of overall mortgage lending.

"TRID was like the story of the century because it had such an impact on technology, process and regulatory compliance. The story in 2016 will be auditing that compliance," said Tim Anderson, director of eServices at Torrance, Calif.-based document technology provider DocMagic.

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TRID will make the eMortgage an industry standard

Posted by DocMagic on 10/16/2015

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.

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DocMagic Selected by PHH Mortgage to Further Enhance its Compliance Capabilities

Posted by DocMagic on 10/02/2015

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Enables lenders to adhere with TRID requirements and provides the SmartCLOSE™ portal for settlement providers and other parties to collaborate efficiently, compliantly and cost effectively

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2015 — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that PHH Mortgage (“PHH”), one of the largest providers of residential mortgages in the United States, has signed a multi-year license agreement to use its expansive set of products to help ensure compliance with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule that goes into effect on Oct. 3, as well as other federal, state and investor requirements.

“We have worked closely with DocMagic for the last year to thoroughly evaluate, test and integrate their technology and compliance solutions, and we will use various components to ensure we are TRID compliant,” said Eric Sadow, chief compliance and fair lending officer. “We are confident that our use of the DocMagic technology and compliance solutions will meet our needs and the needs of our clients, regulators, investors, partners and borrowers.”

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Countdown to TRID–The Final Implementation Checklist

Posted by DocMagic on 09/08/2015

The one-month countdown until the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule is implemented is in full effect. This checklist of the critical items you will need to will not only ensure compliance, but more importantly deliver the electronic evidence when the Consumer Financial Protection  Bureau (CFPB) comes knocking on your door asking you to prove what you said you did to prevent paying fines that could run up to $1 million dollars a day per infraction!

It’s déjà vu’ all over again. I remember in 2010 when the last major RESPA overhaul occurred and the response by everyone, (Lender, LOS providers, DocPrep companies, Title system vendors) was to build a GFE/TIL calculator; however, no one stood behind them and rep and warranted their accuracy.

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DocMagic's SmartCLOSE Production Ready - Receives High Scores from Lender and Settlement Providers

Posted by DocMagic on 08/14/2015

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Most Feature Rich and Easy-to-Use TRID Solution in the Industry Hits a Home Run

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015 -- DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that after extensive testing by lenders, settlement providers and other relevant parties, SmartCLOSE™ has been honed to perfection and been moved to a secure cloud-based production environment for its official release date of Aug. 15, 2015.

In June, over 250 lenders participated in the testing of DocMagic's new SmartCLOSE collaborative closing portal in order to provide key feedback to DocMagic for continued fine-tuning of the system. As a result of months of preparation and testing, lender and settlement provider feedback and fine tuning the technology, SmartCLOSE is now ready for production.

"The innovative enhancements that DocMagic has added to the portal makes SmartCLOSE the most feature rich and easy-to-use TRID solution in the industry," said Kevin Marconi, COO of United Fidelity Funding. "Even though the TRID deadline was pushed to October 3, DocMagic's early readiness today gives me the peace of mind I absolutely must have to know that I am TRID ready."

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DocMagic Officially Kicks Off Client Testing of its SmartCLOSE Collaborative Closing Portal for TRID Compliance

Posted by DocMagic on 06/24/2015

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Phased testing approach with select clients enables DocMagic to perfect new solution

TORRANCE, Calif., June 24, 2015 - DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced today that a group of clients have begun to test the features and functionality available within its new Collaborative Closing Portal, SmartCLOSE™. 

The portal was made available to nearly 250 lenders last week to start working with the system and provide comments. The complete product will be rolled out in two planned phases as features are continuously added and the solution is enhanced.

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DocMagic Will Be Fully TRID Compliant by Aug.1, Regardless of When the New Rule Actually Takes Effect

Posted by DocMagic on 06/19/2015

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Oct. 1 due date is only a “proposed delay” by the CFPB; it could still come sooner and DocMagic will be ready

TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2015 — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that the CFPB’s proposed delay will have no bearing on its plans to be ready to meet the CFPB’s originally planned Aug. 1 due date to implement the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule.

“The CFPB only stated that they will be issuing a ‘proposed amendment’ to delay the rule to Oct. 1, which means it could possibly finalize a shorter time period,” commented Rich Horn, TRID legal advisor to DocMagic and former senior counsel and special advisor at the CFPB. Mr. Horn led the 1,888 page final TRID rule and the design and consumer testing of the new mortgage disclosures. “Lenders would be wise to keep their foot on the gas and proceed with their TRID implementation work, and DocMagic gets that,” said Horn.

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Compliance Edge™ Webinar Series | TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule | A 360° Perspective

Posted by DocMagic on 06/15/2015

Join DocMagic on June 24th, 10AM PDT for a Compliance Edge™ Webinar

TRID Implementation: A 360° Perspective

This webinar will offer multiple perspectives for TRID implementation from several distinct vantage points in the mortgage industry. We're excited to feature a unique lineup of special guest speakers providing insight into lender, investor, and LOS company perspectives.

The webinar will focus on TRID pain points, working with vendors, changing processes and policies, educating staff, internal testing, and operational risk.

We will also provide the following tools to help you with your TRID implementation effort:

  • A recording of the webinar
  • The complete presentation deck

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LIVE TRID Question and Answer Session

Posted by DocMagic on 06/01/2015

Join DocMagic on June 4th for a Compliance Edge™ Webinar!

TRID: Question & Answer Session

We know you have many questions!

This exclusive TRID webinar has been added to our TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule Webinar Series to provide as many answers as possible. 

We’ll be joined by our guest presenter, Richard Horn, formerly Senior Counsel and Special adviser to the CFPB's Office of Regulations and one of the key architects of the TRID rule.

Together we will be answering your TRID Rule questions live for a full hour. As a reminder, all registrations will be sent a copy of the webinar recording shortly following the webinar.

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