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This week in The Notary Bulletin
States Moving To Make Loan Servicing Standards Permanent
The document-signing, notarization and other loan servicing standards implemented by the National Mortgage Settlement currently apply to only five major lenders and are set to expire in 2015. As a result, states are beginning to introduce measures to expand the reach of the terms and make them permanent.
Supreme Court Judges Accused Of Campaign-Related Misconduct Involving Notaries
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has launched an investigation into three Supreme Court justices who allegedly used court employees to notarize their 2012 campaign paperwork. Investigators have accused the judges of improperly using on-duty staff Notaries to assist in their election campaigns.
Online Services Helping States Meet Demand For New Notaries
Many states are now allowing Notaries to apply for commissions online in order to save time and money on processing. In Pennsylvania the state’s top Notary official said that online commissioning services have been key to ensuring enough Notaries are available to protect businesses from identity theft and other document-related crimes.
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