Everything you need to succeed in the new regulatory environment.
As our industry prepares for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) mortgage disclosure rule to go into effect on October 3, 2015, Stewart is working hard to equip our Trusted Provider network of independent agencies with the training, products and services you need to ensure you’ll be CFPB compliant.
Education and Training
In addition to our ongoing series of CFPB focused webinars, we offer online access to a host of educational and training materials.
Access our extensive and continuously expanding catalog of training courses and webinars on a variety of topics. Take advantage of recorded webinars on topics such as underwriting, risk mitigation, 1031 exchange, technology solutions, sales and marketing, and a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) webinar series. Or, review the many computer-based trainings on management and professional development.
We connect you with the experts who provide a variety of services to help you meet the requirements of the increasing lender and regulatory requirements.
With the increased regulatory environment, it’s recommended that you perform pre-hire and ongoing background checks to help protect your business and customers. We've partnered with a third party company, a leading screening services provider, as part of our agency due diligence and risk mitigation program. And now you can too.
As a Stewart Trusted Provider, you get access to an easy-to-use web portal, created through the third party, so you can perform your own progressive and efficient background checks. Also, you will receive discounted pricing from the third party company on each employee screening.
Escrow Account Reconciliation
Count on Stewart Financial Services (SFS) to provide you and your customers peace of mind. SFS offers escrow account reconciliation services that allow you more time to focus on your customers while we focus on reducing your risk and protecting your investment. Our risk analysis of your escrow accounts gives you the most current information to help ensure a successful escrow account audit.
From the right insurance policy to robust technology we can provide exactly what your agency needs to be ready for CFPB.
Errors & Omissions (E&O) Protection Plus
These days, just having an E&O policy is not enough if you want to protect the investment you’ve made in your agency. Get the full coverage you need through SSIS’ E&O Protection Plus. With this program, you get an E&O policy that is designed to protect title professionals, you can also get the added protection of an Escrow Security Bond. Coverage is available in all 50 states, and SSIS has negotiated with carriers to provide midterm quotes, as well as to allow you to make a flexible payment plan.
Escrow Security Bond and Surety Bonds
Safeguard your assets today with an Escrow Security Bond from SSIS. Although you may have Errors & Omissions or general liability policies, in many cases neither are enough to protect against financial loss due to fraudulent activities. With the Escrow Security Bond, you and your customers can have peace of mind that funds are safe and you are doing what it takes to comply with increasing lender and regulatory requirements. Surety bonds are also available to help you meet state requirements.
Stewart Trusted Provider Policy Template Library
Expedite your path toward regulatory compliance utilizing various business policy templates from the Stewart Trusted Provider Policy Template Library. Each template (easily modifiable for your specific needs) was designed by Stewart’s team of experts in the area covered to use common, easy-to-understand language to help get your agency on a path to safety, security and compliance.
Reduce title claims, theft and mortgage fraud with AgencySecure. This program provides online access to agency technology and services that includes production software (AIM+), transaction management (SureClose®), three-way escrow account reconciliation, suspicious activity detection, best practice alerts and more.
The AIM+ online production system efficiently processes real estate transactions for residential and commercial properties. AIM+ accelerates your workflow in the office to improve the overall management of the process to enhance each real estate transaction. With Positive Pay integration and the new closing disclosure statement to be featured in 2015, AIM+ is a key component that will give agencies the tools they need to comply with the CFPB. AIM+ is available 24/7 on the internet and all data is stored off-site using a centralized data-hosting center, giving you peace of mind that your information is backed up and secure.
E-Closing is a user-friendly and intuitive web-based title production system ideal for attorney agencies. E-Closing software automates redundant tasks, helping you save time, as well as improve accuracy, which is extremely important in an effort to stay CFPB compliant. When you take advantage of E-Closing, you’ll experience a simpler way to run your business – all at no cost to you.
Communicating with buyers, sellers and lenders is a breeze with SureClose. This online transaction management platform delivers a streamlined, paperless real estate transaction from listing-to-closing. SureClose is available online 24/7, and is a surefire way to boost productivity while decreasing daily faxes, phone calls and deliveries received.
For more information on any of these tools, contact your Stewart Agency Services representative.
Sellers, buyers, borrowers, lenders and agents, attorneys, or employees of those persons – please confirm you are in compliance with your state DOI regulations before utilizing any resources, content or information from this site.