Tag Archives: title services

Accurate Group adds residential and commercial title services talent

Today we announced that Accurate Group has hired two former executives from the FirstMerit Title Agency that was recently closed due to FirstMerit Bank’s decision to exit the title business. Kelly R. Westbury, FirstMerit Title’s former President and Laurice Petit, FirstMerit Title’s former Commercial Relationship Manager have joined the Accurate Group team effective April 20,... Read more

Accurate Group introduces EquityClear for home equity title search and lien clearance

Today, Accurate Group launched its new EquityClear™ solution. This addition to our home equity suite of title and appraisal products is designed to help lenders accelerate real estate title decisions, improve the borrower experience and reduce risk. With EquityClear, the burden of lien clearance is removed from the lender. Accurate Group facilitates the title search, automates... Read more

Important CFPB enforcement – title supplier selection and title order placement

On January 22, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took significant RESPA enforcement action against two of the nation’s largest banks for alleged illegal kickbacks paid to loan officers or underwriters who selected title suppliers. Are you still allowing loan officers to select their preferred title or closing agent? If so, why?  Don’t take this... Read more