The changing laws on remote online notarization

On July 25, 2000, the first paperless real estate transaction took place in Broward County in Florida. That transaction involved a home purchase and financing and took less than five minutes to record. Immediately, recorded documents were returned to the…

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State Laws Authorizing Remote e-Notarization

Emergency orders and guidance issued by states on RON do not necessarily conform with the ALTA-MBA model or RULONA standards for consumer protections and anti-fraud safeguards. 48 states and the District of Columbia have either passed a RON law or…

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Electronic Notarization vs. Remote Notarization

It’s important to distinguish between eNotarization and remote notarization. While they sound similar, there’s a key difference. The first allows documents to be signed and notarized digitally BUT requires the signer to be present in the same room as the…

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Why Can’t I Just Slap an E-signature on a PDF Note?

With the industry ramping up their use of remote online notarization, emergency video notarization and remote ink-signed notarization for security instruments, the natural question is when will we see new legal authority to make it easier to electronically sign mortgage notes? The…

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RON Executive Orders or Emergency Legislation – State by State

RON legislation has been changing rapidly over the past few weeks. From emergency legislation to Executive Orders, there are an abundance of new states allowing some form of remote notarization. Information on states that have not enacted RON legislation in…

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