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Wisconsin Updates Remote Online Notarization Guidelines

02/16/2021 - 10:06am
On January 27, 2021, the State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) released a notice with guidelines for implementing remote online notarization (RON) in Wisconsin. The notice...

Wire Instructions Update for Chicago-Area Closings

01/20/2021 - 11:52am
ATG updated the Wire Transfer Instructions for closings in our Chicago-area offices (see details). For closings in other ATG offices, see Wire Transfer Instructions. ATG has procedures in place for...

Closing Protection Letter FAQs

11/24/2020 - 11:48am
What is a Closing Protection Letter (CPL)? A form of insurance issued by title insurance underwriters to Buyers (or owners in the case of a refinance), Sellers, and Lenders insuring the actions of...

ATG COVID-19 Update #24: New Procedures to Keep Our Partners, Customers, and Employees Safe

11/13/2020 - 12:27pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: For all ATG updates related to this topic, see COVID-19 Updates. All ATG Agents COVID-19 cases are rising across the nation and here in Illinois.The health and safety of our customers...

DuPage County Announces New Fee Schedule Effective December 1

11/04/2020 - 9:52am
The DuPage County Recorder has announced new rates effective December 1, 2020 (see Recorder's Notice attached below for all fee changes). For more information, visit the Recorder's Office website.

Mortgage Forbearance Agreements and Payoffs

09/21/2020 - 10:48am
When the forbearance agreement servicer is not the mortgagee, obtain a separate payoff statement. As unemployment numbers rise due to the effects of COVID-19, many lenders and their borrowers entered...

Cyber Crime Update, New Defense for ATG GO Users

09/18/2020 - 11:30am
Wire fraud cost Americans billions of dollars in recent years and the threat continues to increase as cyber thieves grow in number and skill. In its Consumer Sentinal Network Data Book 2019, the...