December 2020
Title Notes E-news
Reminder that Bankers Title
and the Circuit Courts will be closed
on Thursday, December 24th
and Friday, December 25th
The 7 Soft Skills That will Matter the Most in 2021
by Lindsay Tigar

Whether you are hoping for a raise or a promotion in 2021, or you’re looking for a new job, being able to illustrate soft skill strengths will make a huge impact. According to a career expert, "The best part about soft skills is that they are transferable across industry sectors and career levels. Most often, soft skills can be parlayed in a way that enables the job seeker to be a more strategic fit for the position based on their ability to adapt into different roles and needs of the company." Click HERE to learn more about the most desirable soft skills of 2021.

2021 Bankers Title Desk Calendars 
will be delivered throughout
the month of December.
Limited Quantities Available
Click HERE to reserve yours today!
Be on the lookout for more information about the BT Calendar photo bomb contest to be held later this year!

Investors Title Company Announces Record Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Investors Title Company announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. The Company reported net income of $15.3 million, or $8.07 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2020, compared to $8.0 million, or $4.20 per diluted share, for the prior year period. All-time quarterly records were set for total revenues, net premiums written, and net income. Click HERE to read the full announcement.
Working long hours to process your client's loan applications? Our online quick quote rate calculator is available 24/7/365

You can easily access it from the home page of our website. Check it out HERE. Get your title premiums, settlement fee, and recording fees with three clicks. The quote can be saved as a PDF document and emailed to your client. Fast, simple, easy, anytime!
Four Risks Could Make 2021 the Toughest Year for Banks Since 2009, says S&P
by Elliot Smith

The ratings agency currently has a “negative” outlook for about one third of global banks, with many downward revisions taken in light of the Covid-19 crisis and the oil price shock earlier in the year. S&P’s base case is for a sharp rebound in global growth in 2021, and in a series of reports published, the agency suggested that this in combination with “strong bank balance sheets, support from authorities to retail and corporate markets, and regulators’ flexibility,” should limit further downgrades next year. Click HERE to read on.

Bankers Title is Offering Drive-Through Closings for Added Safety
The Bankers Title Settlement Team is offering clients the convenience and safety of outdoor closings. We are happy to coordinate, just let your settlement processor know in advance.

Bankers Title is Currently Conducting Hybrid Closings
Many lenders are beginning to offer hybrid closings where non-notarized documents can be digitally signed in advance of or at the closing. We are able to accommodate client and lender needs.

Coming Soon: Bankers Title Will Have E-Notaries on Staff
This will enable us to complete full remote on-line notarization (RON) closings. More to come!
Contact Robyn Parker to learn more.
An Actionable Approach to Tough Issues Even Timid Leaders Can Employ
by Dan Rockwell

The worst agonies of leadership are self-inflicted. Poor results and toxic environments are often the result of misplaced tolerance. Click HERE to learn what happens when you avoid tough issues, how to address frustration, and an actionable approach to these tough issues.

Announcing Anna Eley as New Settlement Processor

Please help us welcome Anna Eley to Bankers Title, LLC team. Anna brings 27 years of experience handling real estate closings and title abstracts. For the last 17 years, she has served as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant for a local Attorney.

Anna attended Virginia Commonwealth University with a Biology and Chemistry major. She has a long list of additional educational programs and achievements she has completed in her career.

Anna has settled into her new role with Bankers Title and is looking forward to serving your next real estate closing need.

Send Anna Eley an e-mail to welcome her to the team!
How to Nail the Small Business Banking & Lending Market in 2021
by Steve Cocheo

Small business owners and managers have never seen anything like the COVID-19 recession. What many need, however, goes beyond credit and includes easy-to-use digital access and relationship managers who truly understand their company. Shining during the Paycheck Protection Program was great but it won't carry you through the pandemic by itself. Click HERE for insights into how to create a successful strategy for 2021.

5 Threats Banks Face to Their Commercial Business (And How to Respond)
by Debbie Smart

The major revenue stream banks derive from small business and corporate clients is under siege from several quarters including new digital competitors and low interest rates. Each challenge can be met through a combination of operational and strategic decisions and by embracing digital channels. Click HERE to read about some of the key concerns, challenges and opportunities commonly heard from hundreds of commercial banking clients.
Two-Thirds of Financial Services Firms Suffered Cyber-Attack in the Past Year
by James Coker

Almost two-thirds (65%) of large financial services companies have suffered a cyber-attack in the past year, while 45% have experienced a rise in attack attempts since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Technology is a key part of cybersecurity of course, and no organization will ever be secure without the right security solutions to protect the organization here and now. However, of equal importance, especially for longer-term strategic goals, is ensuring the right processes are in place and educating and training employees.” Click HERE for more info.

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9011 Arboretum Parkway
Richmond, VA 23236
Phone: 1.800.1414 | 804.560.7202
Integrity. Security. Excellence

Bankers Title is a full-service Title and Settlement Agency that is committed to integrity and transparency in each of our transactions. Our team is made up of the best in the business and we look forward to helping you make informed decisions about your home.