Underwriting Bulletin

September 19, 2023

Bulletin UNTX-Bulletin-2023-008-Residence Homestead Tax Exemption

On November 7, 2023, Texas voters will consider and vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to Article VIII of the Texas Constitution which, if passed, will […]
August 24, 2023

Bulletin UNTX-Bulletin-2023-007-Notable 2023 Legislative Summary

Conveyance Instrument Naming Trust as Grantee (SB 801): Effective September 01, 2023* The trustee of a trust is considered for all purposes to be the named […]
July 3, 2023

Bulletin UNFL-Bulletin-2023-006- New Restrictions on Property Transfers to Certain Foreign Persons or Countries

Florida Senate Bill SB 264, which was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis, took effect on July 1, 2023. The new law forbids the acquisition of an […]
June 13, 2023

Bulletin UNNAT-Bulletin-2023-005- ALTA Decertified Forms

Decertification of 2006 Series ALTA Policy Forms on 12-31-2022: In line with prior guidance, ALTA is decertifying certain 2006 series ALTA Policy Forms effective 12/31/2022. As […]
May 11, 2023

Bulletin UNCO-Bulletin-2023-004-Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) expands to Colorado

Over the past several years, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (FinCEN) has issued, extended, and amended what is known […]
April 12, 2023

Bulletin UNTX-Bulletin-2023-003-Use of RON (Remote Online Notarization) for a Foreign Signatory

Part of the RON process includes a multi-step verification composed of Identity Proofing utilizing dynamic Knowledge-Based Authentication, known as KBA, and Credential Analysis. The RON provider […]
January 27, 2023

Bulletin UNFL-Bulletin-2023-002-Annual Florida Administrative Surcharge is Due Monday, January 30th

This is a reminder to all Florida FNTI Agents that the annual Title Administrative Surcharge must be paid by January 30, 2023. F.S. sec. 624.501(26)(e)(2) requires […]
January 23, 2023

Bulletin UNNAT-Bulletin-2023-001-Fraud Alert: Mail Away Closings

A mail-away closing or closing “by mail” is a transaction in which one or more of the parties is out-of-state or otherwise, cannot be physically present […]
October 31, 2022

Bulletin UNNAT-Bulletin-2022-003-Choctaw American Insurance, Inc. (CAII)

Dear Agents: FNTI has recently been made aware of various transactions involving the Choctaw American Insurance, Inc. (“CAII”)—most recently, assignment and/or lease to own transactions wherein […]