The Trusted Adviser

July-August 2017 | Volume 10 - Number 5

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Applause for Consumer Alerts, ATG Lobbying in D.C.

Peter J. Birnbaum photoAll year we have been providing you information about how to protect your firm and your clients from wire fraud. The schemes targeting home buyers, sellers, and other parties to the transaction are now reaching alarming proportions.

Industry groups such as the American Land Title Association (ALTA) have issued multiple warnings about wire fraud and continue to be a great source of information for underwriters and the consumers we serve. Relatedly, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) posted a notice to consumers July 7, 2017, echoing our industry’s concerns. Read more...

Peter J. Birnbaum
ATG President and Chief Executive Officer

ALTA Breaking News - CFPB Publishes Alert on Wire Fraud and Final TRID Amendments


Hot Topics

The New 2016 ALTA Commitment: Expressing Limitations on Liability — A summary of the changes to the form focusing on the important new notice and the express prescription on the title insurance issuing agent's limited role on behalf of the title insurer.

Wells Fargo June 2017Closing Insight™ update, service provider verification of identity, documents requiring Wells signature as lender, changes to tax services, RESPA reminders.


Claims Corner

An "As Is" Provision in the Sales Contract Does Not Trigger Exclusion 3(a) under the Policy

Real Estate and Title Insurance News

Lawyers Lend-A-Hand volunteer flyerVolunteer Tutoring at the Chicago Bar Association — A great opportunity for lawyers to connect with a very deserving part of our community.


Website Updates | New to the ATG Home Page: Transaction Tools and ATG Fast Track
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Relocation | ATG Metro East Operations Moves to Swansea
ATG Metro East Operations Moves to Swansea

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New Logan Square Location | Opening August 28! Schedule upcoming northside closings in our new facility, and plan to join us August 23 for an open house.
New ATG Logan Square Office Open House - August 23, 5-7 pm

Community | ATG Co-Sponsors Northwest Suburban Bar Association Annual Golf Outing
ATG Co-Sponsors NWSBA Golf Outing

Team ATG | Our softball and volleyball teams pulled off big wins. We applaud their teamwork on and off the field.
ATG Wisconsin Volleyball Champs

ATG Softball Takes First Place

Top Member Event | Celebrating a successful 2016 and a very promising 2017.
ATG Top Member Event - Go Cubs Go

Financial Rating | ATG has a solid track record of success.
Demotech Affirms ATG's Top Financial Rating


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