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  • Radian rebrands title insurer EnTitle Direct; launches Radian Title Insurance

    Title insurance company to carry Radian name
    When Radian Group acquired EnTitle Direct Group, a title insurance and settlement services company that specializes in selling title insurance directly to consumers, last year, the company said that Entitle would continue operating under its existing name. Since then, Radian launched a company-wide rebranding effort, and now, EnTitle is being rebranded to Radian Title Insurance.
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  • WFG National Title Insurance Company hires exec to lead New York team

    Julie Curlen will manage operations at new Manhattan office
    WFG National Title Insurance Company, a Portland-based title insurance and real estate settlement services provider, hired Julie Curlen to lead its New York agency team. Curlen, who has more than 30 years of experience in the title insurance industry, will manage a team to service New York-based clients.
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  • Fidelity National Financial takes digital closing nationwide

    Title insurance giant rolls out hybrid and fully digital closing options
    The digital real estate closing revolution is about to take a giant step forward, as the nation's largest title insurance company is rolling out hybrid and fully digital closing options throughout its entire title insurance network.
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  • Here’s what title insurers need to know about the feds’ new rules for all-cash real estate deals

    Deloitte experts on FinCEN’s new requirements
    [Expert commentary] Last month, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network announced that it was expanding on its rules that require title insurers to report buyers’ identities and the source of the funds for certain residential real estate deals. Here's what title insurers need to know about the new rules and what they can do to comply with them.
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  • First American, Old Republic Title bringing blockchain to title insurance

    Old Republic will use First American-designed blockchain solution
    Two of the biggest names in title insurance are joining together to bring blockchain to the title insurance industry. First American Financial announced Wednesday that it is launching a shared blockchain system to be used in the title insurance process. And the first company to sign on to use First American’s blockchain system is Old Republic Title Insurance Group, the nation’s third largest title insurance underwriter.
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  • Feds significantly expand investigation into all-cash real estate deals

    Title insurance companies’ reporting threshold lowered to $300,000
    Title insurance companies in 12 of the nation’s largest markets will now have to provide federal authorities with substantial details on all real estate deals of $300,000 or more if the buyer is paying all cash. The requirement comes at the hands of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which is significantly expanding its investigation into whether foreign buyers are using shell companies to buy U.S. real estate in order to launder money.
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  • American Land Title Association CEO Michelle Korsmo stepping down

    Trade group’s longtime leader leaving for the liquor business
    For the first time in nearly seven years, the American Land Title Association will soon have a new leader. The trade group, which represents more than 6,200 title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and real estate attorneys, announced this week its longtime CEO, Michelle Korsmo, is stepping down to move to a vastly different industry.
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  • Flat fee real estate company Home Bay buys 50% stake in OnTitle

    Real estate tech company will now offer title and settlement services
    Over the last few years, Home Bay, a San Diego-based real estate technology company, has steadily expanded its operation beyond California. And now, the company is about to grow again, but not by expanding to a new state. Rather, Home Bay announced this week that it is getting into the title insurance and settlement services business.
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