Industry & Technology news compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 11/15/17
Compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Industry Events
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Industry News
Global Title Insurance Business Revenue Market Share in 2017
SATPRNEWS - adds “Global Title Insurance Market Size, Status And Forecast 2022” new report to its research database. The report spread across 92 pages with multiple tables and figures in it.

TitleTap Launches New Title Insurance And Real Estate Law Website Blogging Service
NB Herard - TitleTap, the leading provider of real estate law and title insurance website marketing tools, announced the launch of their new blogging service for Title Agents and Real Estate Attorneys.

Know Your Traditional and E-closing Options
American Land Title Association (ALTA Blog) - There’s been a lot of buzz about online notaries and digital closings over the past year. While many states will start to consider online notary legislation, the fact remains there are four main ways closings can occur. 

Residential Briefs - Mortgage Bankers Association
MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association)
  • Title Company Owners Launch Guaranteed Fraud Protection Platform
  • LendingQB, PreApp1003 Partner on Mortgage Pre-Qualification Experience 
  • Guaranteed Rate Selects ARMCO's ACES Audit Technology
  • Qualia's Closing Platform Now Available in All 50 States, Releases Mobile App
  • ReverseVision Partners with Premier Reverse Closings 
Legal News
Miami Attorneys Sink $8 Million Title Insurance Claim
Daily Business Review - Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman attorneys defeated an $8 million claim against a title insurer blamed for derailing a commercial real estate project near downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Tech / Social Media
Electronic Mortgage Closings Improve Homebuying
JD Supra - The financial services industry — and the consumer financial services marketplace in particular — is experiencing significant innovation. Technology has facilitated the emergence of fintech as a major industry — fundamentally changing virtually every aspect of the financial services landscape.

How a phishing scam tripped up a Va. bank
American Banker - A phishing scam at a small Virginia bank shows how easy it is to fall prey to a cyberattack. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia in McLean disclosed in its quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it suffered an attack from a malicious email.

Hacking Today is Child’s Play? Teen Hacks CIA Chief
The Knowledge Group - When asked to picture a hacker, most people envision an overweight and unkempt 20 or 30-something slumped in front of the computer in a dimly lit room for hours on end. In reality, hackers come in all different sizes, shapes and ages. In fact, an 18 year-old from Britain recently hacked the CIA chief’s computer. The teen, Kane Gamble, hacked into several computers of top-level United States government officials.

In Other News
What Happens in an Internet Minute in 2017?
Visual Capitalist - Just a month ago, it was revealed that Facebook has more than two billion active monthly users. That means that in any given month, more than 25% of Earth’s population logs in to their Facebook account at least once. This kind of scale is almost impossible to grasp.

Wired Away: Couple loses life savings during home purchase
ABC 7 Eyewitness News - The I-Team has a warning after a local couple's life savings vanished. They lost more than $300,000 during the purchase of their dream home in a scam that could happen to anyone.

The Gibberish That Sparked One of the Internet’s Oldest Unsolved Mysteries
Atlas Obscura - More than 20 years later, the true meaning of the Markovian Parallax Denigrate remains elusive.

Title Agents Go Nationwide
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Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group