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Fraud Alert in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Fraud Alert in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Based on our research of the pertinent land records and court records in connection with insuring title to real property in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, the following names have been red-flagged in ATIDS:

  • Antoaneta Iatova
  • Issak Almaleh
  • Mihail Yotov
  • New York Sport Foundation
  • American Home Mortgage Servicing
02/06/2014


Florida's Title Insurance Data Call FAQ

Florida's Title Insurance Data Call FAQ

What is the Data Call?
For many years, title insurers have provided financial information to state regulators. Beginning in January, 2014, licensed title agencies must start capturing certain information regarding their practices, income and expenses to be reported annually. The information captured in 2014 will be reported to the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) in 2015.

01/17/2014


Fraud Alert!

Fraud Alert!

We would like to alert you to a fraud scheme that could result in the theft of money from your accounts. Here is how the scheme works:

01/09/2014


Policy - Express Checkout

Policy - Express Checkout

We are thrilled to bring you a new, efficient way to issue your policy at closing.  It is called Policy - Express Checkout, which enables policy issuance and delivery before instrument recordation has occurred.  You may now work directly from your marked-up commitment to prepare the final owners’ and lenders’ policy schedules at the precise moment when all of the required and pertinent information is at your fingertips and top-of-mind. 12/19/2013


CFPB Releases Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule

CFPB Releases Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule

CFPB released the Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule also known as "Know Before You Owe." You can find the entire rule, summaries of the rule, and other information by visiting the CFPB Integrated Mortgage Disclosure website.

11/22/2013



First Community Bank of Southwest Florida CLOSED

First Community Bank of Southwest Florida CLOSED

We have been advised that on Friday, August 2, 2013, First Community Bank of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, Florida, also operating as Community Bank of Cape Coral, was closed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.  To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with C1 Bank, Saint Petersburg, Florida, to assume all of the deposits of First Community Bank of Southwest Florida.

08/05/2013


Local Bank Operating Under Alias

Local Bank Operating Under Alias

We have been advised that on Friday, August 2, 2013, First Community Bank of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, Florida, also operating as Community Bank of Cape Coral, was closed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.  To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with C1 Bank, Saint Petersburg, Florida, to assume all of the deposits of First Community Bank of Southwest Florida.

08/05/2013


Title Insurance Policy Surcharge Delayed

Title Insurance Policy Surcharge Delayed

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has delayed the implementation of the title insurance policy surcharge to August 6, 2013. As The Fund previously alerted you, OIR has ordered a surcharge of twenty-eight cents ($0.28) to be collected on each title insurance policy issued in Florida. This now applies to policies with effective dates of August 6, 2013, and thereafter until further notice by OIR.

04/25/2013


Chipola Community Bank, Marianna, Florida

Chipola Community Bank, Marianna, Florida

We have been advised that on Friday, April 19, 2013,Chipola Community Bank, Marianna, Florida, was closed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver.

04/22/2013

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