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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 ...

30
Apr 2018
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s…Deal Savers!

Lurking in the shadows of real estate is the enemy of every loan officer, real estate agent, buyer and seller: Captain Complication. He shows ...

20
Mar 2018
WWLT American Idol: What Makes a Great Realtor/Loan Officer?

American Idol is back, along with its original host, the indomitable Ryan Seacrest, and some added celebrity firepower in the form of Katy ...

16
Feb 2018
Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency and Meeting the “Good Funds Rule”

A underwriter bulletin released yesterday by First American Title Insurance Company provided further clearance on how title underwriting guidelines will view real estate ...

15
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 ...

11
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 ...

11
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 ...

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