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WOW – I Didn’t Know You Can Do a Notary Online!

April 14th, 2014 No comments

WOW – I Didn’t Know You Can Do a Notary Online!

It’s the most common expression we hear. Second most often heard? Really cool, why didn’t I think of that?

Our secret sauce? Nothing short of a determined focus on a clear vision. Our customers from all over the World are very surprised that we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary since we processed our first live e-Notarization back in 2004. Our professional team of notaries do an unbelievable job instilling the assurance needed to help our first timers. Proud to share what others have said over the past several days: 

  • NotaryCam, you guys were excellent. Your startup idea is amazing! …….The sign up process was quick and easy. I also talked to someone in online chat right there on the website to ask all the questions I needed. The support was quick and precise. The notary session was relaxing and it was quite a fun experience for me. Once again thanks for providing this awesome service NotaryCam! Keep rockin!  Max Vershinin, April 13, 2014 
  • NOTARY CAM IS AWESOME!! Welcome to the power of the digital world. They linked me and my partner from one coast to the other, with signed and notarized documents In our inbox within the half hour. This is service that’s relevant, affordable, and efficient. And the staff is helpful, professional, friendly, and timely. You won’t be disappointed!   Alexander Smith April 8, 2014

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E-signatures and e-notaries: How far will new technology go?

October 14th, 2013 3 comments

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A notary’s job is to ensure an individual signing documents appears in person, is properly identified and acknowledges his signature in front of a trusted and impartial witness. The notary is the eyes and ears making sure the signer intends to sign, is competent to sign and is not being forced to sign the document. Technology and legislation, such as the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA), allow notaries and the signers to conduct the entire transaction electronically. but is that the best way?

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Chase and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Units Loosen IRS 4506 Transcripts During Government Shutdown

October 7th, 2013 No comments

The government shutdown has caused havoc in the mortgage Industry as the IRS is not processing any 4506 transcripts – a mandatory and critical document in the home mortgage loan process. According to the National Mortgage News, Chase and Wells have relaxed their policies temporarily… However, loan officers must get the borrower to sign the IRS 4506-T form so it can be processed when the government shutdown ends.

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Settleware Partners with NCS for e-Signature of the 4506-T

September 24th, 2013 No comments

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Settleware Partners with NCS for e-Signature of the 4506-T

NCS’ TRV® Services Fulfill Settleware Secure Services’ Mission to Provide

Full Electronic Execution of Mortgage Docs from Origination to Close


EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ | September 24, 2013 – NCS
(National Credit-reporting System, Inc.), a full-service consumer reporting agency specializing in income, identity, and credit intelligence, and Settleware Secure Services, Inc., a pioneer in the implementation of electronic signature technology, have announced a partnership to provide NCS’ best-in- class income verification services to Settleware’s clients and partners.

Settleware customers may now upload 4506-T forms direct to NCS for verification with the IRS through a dedicated TRV Services tab within the Settleware platform.

“We are excited about Settleware’s decision to provide TRV Services to their clients,” said Curtis R. Knuth, executive vice president of NCS. “Settleware is now uniquely positioned to offer a complete loan solution through its wide range of mortgage, real estate, and escrow settlement professionals.

According to Settleware President & CEO C. Richard Triola, “NCS is now a vital part of our network of industry experts and pioneers dedicated to creating a completely digital, paperless transaction. The 4506-T is one document that had held the industry back, but with the acceptance of electronically signed 4506-Ts by the IRS, and soon by the FHA, Settleware and NCS now offer lenders, REALTORS, and their customers a loan process performed entirely online – from origination to closing.”

NCS has been providing IRS Income verification products to the mortgage industry for 20 years. In 1994, the New Jersey-based company was the first IRS IVES (Income Verification Express Service) vendor to offer TRV Services nationwide.

For more than a decade, Newport Beach, CA-based Settleware has been a leader in bringing electronic signing capabilities to the mortgage and real estate industries, focusing on the need to complete the entire real estate and mortgage transaction over the Internet – at anytime from anywhere. Based on patented secured technology, Settleware’s real-time signing solution fully automates contract execution – collapsing to minutes a cumbersome process that often takes days or weeks.

“We look forward to having NCS as our exclusive partner for 4506-T tax return verification,” said Triola. “Their history of product development, as well as customer service, is

something that drew us to the company.”

NCS’ TRV Services are unique in the marketplace, providing concise ability-to-repay insight with customizable reports based on data obtained through the IRS form 4506-T. NCS has an industry-leading IRS acceptance rate of 96% for the 4506-T forms it submits to the governmental agency on behalf its clients.

Two other products NCS offers in addition to the TRV Services are SSA CONFIRM, which validates Social Security numbers through the Social Security Administration, and the Record of Account, which combines the tax return transcript and the updated account transcript into a single report.

About NCS

National Credit-reporting System, Inc. (NCS), founded in 1978, is a full-service, consumer- reporting agency specializing in income, identity, and credit intelligence. NCS provides cutting-edge, superior quality, data-driven solutions that enable its clients to meet compliance requirements and minimize risk. In 1994, NCS became the nation’s first company to 4506-T solutions nationwide. Visit www.ncstrv.com or call 800-582-7066.

About Settleware Secure Services, Inc.

Settleware® has been a pioneering leader in the area of e-Signatures and e-notarizations to the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry since 1999. Its patented secure electronic signature solution has been certified by County Recorders, Secretaries of State, MERS e- Registry and Fannie Mae – providing the only end-to-end transaction in a pure compliant, electronic, and paperless environment. Cloud computing services reduce time frames and eliminate paper-based delays by enabling users of its technology to securely send, e-Sign, return, track, and e-Vault any contract and agreement requiring signatures or initials. If you would like to learn more about Settleware, visit www.settleware.com, call 888.632.3833, or email info@settleware.com.

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Cristofer Gross

NCS Media Relations cgross@ncstrv.com (909) 337-0570

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MERS Janis Smith on Washington Supreme Court Opinion

August 17th, 2012 No comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Jason Lobo

Phone: 703.652.1660

Email: jasonl@mersinc.org

Statement from Janis L. Smith, Vice President for Corporate Communications

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. on the Washington Supreme Court Decision

 Reston, Virginia, August 16, 2012 – Today’s Washington Supreme Court opinion held that if Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) is not the promissory note-holder, then it is not considered to be the beneficiary for purposes of non-judicial foreclosures in Washington.  The court does not find that deeds of trust that name MERS as beneficiary are invalid and states that there is nothing in this opinion that prevents the parties from proceeding with judicial foreclosures.  Nor does it prohibit MERS from acting as mortgagee in the land records or a lenders’ use of the MERS® System to track changes in mortgage servicing and ownership of the promissory note.

As we have maintained consistently, MERS is an agent of lenders and their successors and assigns.  In fact, the opinion written by Justice Tom Chambers states: “nothing in this opinion should be construed to suggest an agent cannot represent the holder of a note.  Washington law, and the deed of trust act itself, approves of the use of agents.”  The opinion also states: “MERS notes, correctly, that we have [the Court has] held ‘an agency relationship results from…consent by one person that another shall act on his behalf…’”

MERS ceased commencing foreclosures in its name over a year ago, so this opinion does not impact its current operations.  The opinion will, however, create confusion for Washington homeowners while the trial courts consider its effect on pending cases.  We remain confident that MERS’ role in the U.S. housing finance system is valid and will withstand legal challenges.

For descriptions of cases and other materials pertaining to MERS’ business model and role in U.S. housing, please visit www.mersinc.org

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MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. is a privately held corporation that owns and manages the MERS® System and all other MERS® products.  It is a member-based organization made up of thousands of lenders, servicers, sub-servicers, investors and government institutions.  Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) serves as the mortgagee in the land records for loans registered on the MERS® System, and is a nominee (or agent) for the owner of the promissory note.  The MERS® System is a national electronic database that tracks changes in mortgage servicing and beneficial ownership interests in residential mortgage loans on behalf of its members.

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