Mortgage news to keep you compliant.

09/06/2017

Can a Single Platform Handle Both TRID & UCD?

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09/29/2016

Corporate Settlement Solutions Implements DocMagic's Total eClose™ Solution

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Fully TRID-compliant solution delivers superior service and a competitive advantage

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2016—DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced that Corporate Settlement Solutions (CSS), a title and settlement services company, has successfully implemented DocMagic’s Total eClose™ solution.As a result, CSS can offer a completely new customer experience, gain a competitive advantage, and remain 100 percent TRID compliant at all times.

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09/13/2016

The URLA Gets A Facelift

Industry experts weigh in on recent changes to Fannie Form 1003/Fredie Form 67.

By Patrick Barnard

In the first update for the form in more than 20 years, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have redesigned the Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA – Fannie Form 1003/Freddie Form 67) in order to make it simpler to use and to add new data fields for increased reporting under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

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09/07/2016

No More Excuses

New CFPB compliance requirements mandate that it's time for 'e.'

By Tim Anderson

Back in 2002, when Fannie Mae said it would begin buying this thing called a MISMO category one SMART-Doc e-note, some in the industry thought, “If Fannie Mae is mandating it, the world will quickly embrace it.” 


Boy, were those people wrong. 

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02/16/2016

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

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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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01/05/2016

Revolutionizing Mortgage Lending

Dominic Iannitti, president and CEO of DocMagic, talked candidly about what the mortgage industry needs to do to improve the lending process.

With the TRID deadline behind us, the industry is breathing easy again. But should it? Recently ComplianceEase, a provider of automated compliance solutions to the financial services industry, released an analysis of compliance defects for closed loans and estimated that the cost of correcting these errors is increasing the cost of origination, on average, by approximately $28 for every loan. The analysis was based on a cross-section of 700,000 audits that were performed in ComplianceAnalyzer and RESPA Auditor during the first quarter of 2015. It found that 17 percent of the loans failed for Truth in Lending Act (TILA) reasons. Another 6 percent of the loans—or one in 15—failed for being outside of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) tolerances.

So, this industry clearly is struggling with compliance. The answer to ironclad compliance is migrating to a truly data-driven process according to Dominic Iannitti, president and CEO of DocMagic.

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01/04/2016

Paperless Automation Key to Lender Compliance and Competition

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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10/16/2015

TRID will make the eMortgage an industry standard

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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10/02/2015

DocMagic Selected by PHH Mortgage to Further Enhance its Compliance Capabilities

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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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09/08/2015

Countdown to TRID–The Final Implementation Checklist

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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