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Real estate notaries go virtual

Agreement leads to paperless loan closings

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Over the past several years the majority of loan closing involved a remote notary, or notary signing agent, in some form during the closing process. Legislation, technology and distribution now enable the conversion of traditional paper-based home loan documents to a viewable and signable electronic file. Three entities have combined efforts to bring the future of in home, home-loan document signing here today: CBC-Nationwide Document Service is providing a national distribution and management network of trained and tested electronic signing agents; Safedocs is a secure digital ASP closing and post closing end to end turn-key work flow solution that uses multi-optional eSigning methods including biometric, PKI signatures and digital notary seals to execute digital closing loan documents; and the National Notary Association's legislative and e-commerce activities have set the stage for this process. Training is currently underway to equip and train traveling Notaries Public to prese...