VATC & CATIC COVID-19 Resource Pages

The VATC Team is dedicated to serving your needs throughout these challenging times. Although most of us are working remotely, we are are available by calling the VATC office or via email.

The past couple of weeks have been very overwhelming and the weeks ahead will most likely be life-changing for our industry. In addition to the emails being sent out by VATC and CATIC, please be sure to visit both resource pages: VATC
If there is a helpful resource you are aware of and it is not on either website, please email  Katie

We will continue to work with you to find solutions as issues arise. We will all get through this together. In the meantime, stay healthy and be safe.
Underwriting Guidelines During COVID-19

 For the latest guidelines please visit the VATC website, news and announcements (lower right hand corner). 
Cyberattack Concerns Increase Due to Coronavirus

Experts are alerting businesses that as coronavirus concerns grow and more employees work from home, hackers will increase attacks. Businesses need to prepare themselves and their personnel, by ensuring that they stay alert and continue cybersecurity practices. For example, avoid using email to convey sensitive information, but if email has to be used be sure it is encrypted. Also, do not forget to use appropriate fund transfer practices: verify and confirm, with independent sources, before clicking on a link or attachment, responding to emails, or transferring funds, as well as other security initiatives.   

To learn more, see articles like Five Cybersecurity Practices to Minimize Risk During Coronavirus, from JD Supra LLC, published on March 16, 2020.
VATC Donates $7,500.00 to Vermont Bar Foundation Access to Justice Campaign

VATC is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors approved a $5,000.00 contribution to the Vermont Bar Foundation's Access to Justice Poverty Law Fellowship. 

In addition, VATC's contribution was increased by $2,500.00 to match contributions made by first-time donors to ATJ. 

What does Bar-Related look like? Since 2011 VATC has contributed $162,500 to the Vermont Bar Foundation. 
FREE Wire Fraud Service to CATIC Agents U ntil  April 30, 2020

Due to the COVID--19 crisis, CertifID is offering all CATIC agents the ability to use the system for free until April 30, 2020. Using CertifID will provide:
  • Identity verification without the need to meet the customer;
  • Secure exchange and confirmation of wiring instruction; and
  • $1 million per-wire guaranteed.
If you are interested in signing up for this service, please click here  (be sure to have your login information handy).  

CATIC Connections: As a CATIC agent you have access to many other products and services that will help you run your business more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Lau's Corner & Title Tips

Monthly Marketable Title Mayhem:
This month's quiz is available NOW! Last month's winners are: Brian Amones (Law Office of Brian Amones); Michael Gawne (Cahill, Gawne, Miller & Manahan) and Laura Gorsky (Laura E. Gorsky, PLLC).