May 2018
New Geographic Targeting Order Shrouded in Secrecy

FinCEN, the primary U.S. government authority involved in anti-money laundering compliance and enforcement, has issued a new Geographic Targeting Order (GTO), effective May ...

May 2018
Update on SB 595: Notary Requirements Change

After receiving valuable input from the Pennsylvania Land and Title Association and other invested parties, Sen. Mike Folmer has made some much-needed changes to Senate ...

Jan 2018
Are we watching CSI: NY Department of Financial Services?

In the battle over inducements in the Title Industry there have been twists and turns, high-profile politicians, lobbying, stays of execution. It’s all ...

Dec 2017
Wigs, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering: What we learned in 2017

With every passing year, it’s important to take stock of what you’ve learned in the past 365 days. We learned a lot in ...

Sep 2017
FinCEN: Additional Reporting Requirements for Wire Purchases in NY, Elsewhere

In its effort to combat money laundering in luxury residential real estate purchases, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has announced a new Geographic ...

Mar 2017
ALTA Weighs in on Electronic Notarization Statutes

As a leading provider in NY and PA title insurance, World Wide Land Transfer pays close attention to technological developments that affect real ...

Jul 2016
Montgomery County Maryland Transfer Tax Increase

Montgomery County Council in May unanimously approved increases in the recordation tax that will result in homebuyers and sellers having to pay more when ...

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