The Unexpected

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For years the industry has expected electronic closing adoption to be pushed by lenders or investors, but that may not be the case. For example, DocMagic, Inc. just announced that Corporate Settlement Solutions (CSS), a title and settlement services company, has successfully implemented DocMagic’s Total eClose solution. As a result, CSS can offer a completely new customer experience, gain a competitive advantage, and remain 100 percent TRID compliant at all times.

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“We recognized early on that in order to differentiate ourselves from a crowded marketplace, it was paramount to offer elevated service to our clients,” said Jerome Jelinek, CEO and general counsel at CSS.  “With the addition of DocMagic’s Total eClose, we offer lenders the opportunity to transform their mortgage origination process through the elimination of paper, thereby significantly reducing costs and increasing efficiencies.”

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CSS combined DocMagic’s functionality, services and integrations into a single offering to create an easy-to-use, out-of-the-box eClosing solution.  DocMagic’s Total eClose functionality unites eNote, eSignature, eNotary, MERS eRegistration, eDelivery, and eVault services to provide a highly-efficient, paperless end-to-end eClosing.  In addition, documents that need to be notarized can be conveniently eSigned and eNotarized without leaving the comfort of their home.

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“We are excited that CSS is successfully leveraging our Total eClose solution to provide a completely electronic closing process for their customers,” said Dominic Iannitti, president and CEO of DocMagic. “As a settlement service provider, it is impressive that CSS has taken a leading role in promoting the benefits of eClosings and as an early adopter, they will enjoy a significant advantage over their competitors.”

After the introduction of TRID and its increased liability for lenders and their assignees, if you originate, sell, buy or service loans, you must be able to demonstrate TRID compliance years after a loan closes. DocMagic’s system provides electronic proof and evidence of compliant transactions for future audits with a date and time stamp audit trail of everyone who has touched the transaction at any level.  From the original loan application and Loan Estimate (LE) to receipt of delivery of the final Closing Disclosure (CD), data, calcs and documents are stored in an eVault to provide the ability to replicate proof of compliance.

With TRID’s increased compliance requirements and soon the implementation of the new Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) requirement, the future is in fully-electronic transactions that help lenders meet strict timing requirements and provide the ability to fully recreate all compliance checks at every point in the transaction.  The CFPB and industry experts agree that it’s better to adopt and implement the technology and processes to make eClosings a reality now as opposed to later.

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