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December 2020 | Volume 13 - Number 9

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A Holiday Message from ATG President Peter Birnbaum

Putting a Memorable Year in Perspective

Peter J. Birnbaum photo photoDear ATG Agents and Friends,

2020 was a year unlike any other. The pandemic, followed by protests over race relations, and then a highly contested election.

Despite the challenges, there is much to appreciate. At home, more time to connect with loved ones, reach out to those who may need a kind word. At work, an opportunity to rethink our processes. Some good things have emerged. ATG's Christine Sparks recently said it best when summing up 2020: Resilience. Read more...

Peter J. Birnbaum
ATG Vice President - Downstate Operations

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ATG AGENTS | Underwriters' Bulletin

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EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 14, 2020: NLT Title Changes Agent Service Rate

ATTORNEYS | Practice Notes

Real Estate and Title Insurance News

Demotech Reaffirms ATG's High 2020 Financial Stability Rating — For the third quarter in a row this year, ATG has been maintained its A' (A Prime), Unsurpassed Financial Stability Rating.

NOW IN EFFECTIVE: Accommodation Recordings: Price Change — ATG has updated its fees for this service to more accurately reflect the increased amount of work necessary for recordings unrelated to real estate closings.

REMINDERS | Cyber Crime and Wire Fraud Support

Cyber Crime Update, New Defense for ATG GO Users — The growing threat of wire fraud, actions you can take, and a solution for ATG GO users.

Protect Clients from Cyber Crime and Wire Fraud — Download and print flyers to distribute to your clients and to use as guidelines in your office.

ATTN ATG Agents: Beware of Email Phishing Schemes, Wire Fraud, and Other Internet Crime — Our industry is a target. Fraudsters know there is a lot of money changing hands; in the throes of settlement service details, some parties are easily duped.


The ATG GO App Makes You a Hero | Learn more about how to turbocharge your real estate practice. Watch our short videos.
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Free Flyers for Real Estate Professionals | Distribute to clients and staff to help prevent fraud.
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ATTN Wisconsin Attorneys: If you were admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in an even-numbered year, you must meet the state's CLE requirement by the end of 2020 (learn more). More than ten credit hours available. See the full list of Wisconsin-qualified programs in our OnDemand CLE catalog.


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