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For Comment by July 29, 2016

Please submit all comments to bestpractices@alta.org.

Proposed Amendments: ALTA Title and Settlement Company Best Practices (for comment by July 29, 2016)
The proposed changes to the ALTA Title and Settlement Company Best Practices include modifications to the Best Practices to better reflect marketplace trends and common business practices.

Proposed Amendments: ALTA Best Practices Assessment Procedures (for comment by July 29, 2016)
This revision to the ALTA Best Practices Assessment Procedures provides clarification to areas of confusion, allowing the procedures to better reflect how agents operate.

Proposal: ALTA Best Practices Maturity Model (for comment by July 29, 2016)
This new ALTA tool allows agents to demonstrate the steps they have taken towards implementing the ALTA Best Practices by measuring a company's practices against benchmark compliance levels.


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News on Best Practices
June 23, 2016 Quiz Time: Gramm-Leach-Bliley
An understanding of Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) is needed to recognize the type of data is allowed to be shared. Read on for a Q&A on a few data/document sharing scenarios. Answers were provided by Richard Andreano and Kevin Leitao of the law firm Ballard Spahr.
June 22, 2016 Your Website's Two Most Valuable Pages
Realtor Mag | June 21, 2016
Do you know how to optimize your website for conversions? You don’t have to be an expert in conversion rate optimization to make a big difference in your website’s performance. It just comes down to applying a few basic principles to the two most valuable pages on your site.
June 17, 2016 Use ALTA’s On-demand Print Shop to Boost Consumer Education
New England Real Estate Journal | June 16, 2016
ALTA offers an exclusive on-demand print service as part of its Homebuyer Outreach Program (HOP) that allows members to easily customize marketing resources, download modified digital files for free or order discounted print products for use in their local market.
June 16, 2016 Best Practices Certification Without Breaking the Bank
There seems to be much misinformation and misunderstanding about Best Practices and third-party certifications. Read on as this article dispels several myths about compliance and certification to ALTA Best Practices.
June 14, 2016 BofA Provides Guidance to Help Meet Closing Dates; Encourages ALTA Best Practices Certification
In its latest communication to settlement agents, Bank of America provided guidance to help ensure closing dates under the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule are met and encouraged settlement to "continue on their best practice certification path."
June 14, 2016 Greater Illinois Title Completes SOC 2 Report and ALTA Best Practices Certification
Illinois-based Greater Illinois Title Company that it recently completed its Service Organization Controls SOC 2 examination under AT Section 101 and its AT 101 ALTA Best Practices Certification.
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