Industry veteran O’Connor to join WFG as a regional resource for regional agents WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG”) has appointed Kimberly O’Connor as VP/Michigan State Counsel and Underwriter. She joins WFG’s current Michigan Underwriter, Allan Dick, to support the company’s rapidly-growing base of title agents in the market. WFG is the fastest growing national… Read More »

Presented by Mary Thuemmel, Vice President and Pacific Northwest Underwriting Counsel It seems as though the whole world of title insurance is premised upon the execution, delivery and recordation of deeds. But what exactly must a deed include in order to be valid and effective to transfer title? Who must sign? And what is a… Read More »

What happens if a lender’s written instructions make you or your agency non-compliant? We thought now would be a good time to remind you that it never hurts to spend a bit of extra time and attention on lender instructions—especially where there are penalty provisions. As settlement agents, we are responsible to comply with written… Read More »

Written by:Bruce Phillips, CISSP SVP & Chief Information Security Officer, West a WFG Company Our industry is currently experiencing an increase in fraudulent schemes surrounding a sustained effort to alter wire instructions and divert funds. Criminal organizations are discovering the tremendous amount of funds being transacted in real estate. Awareness about these fraudster’s efforts is… Read More »