June 2021

Title Notes E-News
Bankers Title Shenandoah and the Courthouses will be closed on Friday, June 18th in observance of Juneteenth Day.

Join us in celebrating the freedom of African Americans from slavery in the U.S. in 1865
If You Sleep in This Position Every Night You Are Aging Your Skin by 10 Years
by Meredith Lepore

Like many people, you have probably just been worried about getting enough sleep at night to help yourself stay energetic for the next day. However, if you have been sleeping in a certain position it doesn’t matter if you sleep more than 12 hours a night because the damage to your skin has already been done and is prematurely aging you. Click HERE to read on.
Wire Transfer Scheme Targets Mortgage Payoffs, Secret Service Warns
from ALTA

The U.S. Secret Service issued an advisory warning of a drastic increase in wire transfer fraud related to real estate transactions and mortgages. According to the alert, cybercriminals impersonate lenders with the intent to elicit payment of mortgage payoffs. The Secret Service said the criminals send fictitious or altered mortgage payoff statements to title companies. Click HERE to read the tips provided by the Secret Service to help prevent the fraud.
When It Comes to Change, Are You a Cuddly Curmudgeon or Early Adopter?

Individuals will always have different levels of hesitancy when it comes to change. Any change event can trigger three general responses in us and in those we lead. It is important for us to identify them in ourselves and in others. Click HERE to gain insights into addressing skepticism in a way that makes change easier for everyone at your organization.
How COVID-19 Continues to Reshape Consumer Banking Behaviors
by Steve Cocheo, The Financial Brand

The ripple effects of the coronavirus economy will be felt for years as people resume their lives. The safest prediction is that more shifts will occur over the rest of 2021 and into 2022. The best advice may be to take no predictions too seriously until the changes wrought by the pandemic truly harden. Click HERE to learn more.
How to Say "No" Without Saying "No"
by the Eblin Group

Everyone has been on a full out sprint for the past year as we’ve run the biggest business social experiment in history. Lots of folks are headed for a crash if they don’t master the art of answering the next request for their time and attention with something other than an unqualified, “yes.” Click HERE to learn about the ten things to say besides "yes."
How Banks Can Support Small Businesses After COVID-19
by Banking Exchange

The pandemic has had a profound effect on small businesses – yet the post-pandemic rebirth is rife with opportunity. Small businesses still want and need banking relationships, despite the acceleration in digital change across financial services. The pandemic prompted many banks to embrace digital banking services and substantially increase their digital offerings as a way of overcoming restrictions on movement and social distancing requirements. Up to 84% of small businesses reported trusting in their bank, yet focus groups and interviews revealed that expectations were rising – along with frustration and confusion over complex and opaque fee structures. Click HERE to read on.
Why Every Buyer Needs an Owner's Policy
Owner's Policy Comparison Chart
Protect Your Clients From Wire Fraud
Butch Rutherford
Vice President & Agency Manager
Bankers Title Shenandoah, LLC
20 Bobby's Way, Suite 101
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 1.888.437.9560 | 540.437.9560
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