Notarize Founder and CEO Pat Kinsel weighs in on New York's newly adopted online notarization regulations that went into effect this week.
You're just a few clicks away from transforming your business by digitizing your spousal consents for plan distribution entirely online through Notarize.
Here's what you can expect to see from the Real Estate industry in 2023 and beyond.
Here's what you can expect to see from the financial services industry in 2023 and beyond.
Here's what you can expect to see from the business services industry in 2023 and beyond.
Here's what you can expect to see from the auto industry in 2023 and beyond.
Notarize is excited to announce its newest product offering, which creates an even more efficient and streamlined process for its real estate customers.
Buy-Now for Business is bringing retail customers to get started on the Notarize platform on their own terms and with their specific business needs in mind.
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Notarize is proud to donate $5,000 to Bridging Tech in support of its 2022 Holiday Campaign working towards bridging the digital divide and address inequitable access to education and learning.
Both platforms streamline lender and title workflows to deliver a better, more integrated digital consumer experience.
At its core, digital wealth management is the process of automating services for clients so that wealth advisors can make investing efficient for customers. Learn more.
As the year comes to a close, we take stock of things that matter the most: good health, close friends, and a loving family. Here at Notarize, we’re kicking off the holiday season by spreading joy about one other thing we’re thankful for — online notarization.
Notarize celebrated #GivingTuesday by pledging $10,000 to help Title 1 teachers clear their Amazon wishlists.
The concept of identity is complicated, but the ways in which we verify it can be far more simple.
By using eClosings, lenders can process significantly more HELOCs in the same amount of time while providing a better customer experience.
In honor of National Notary Public Day, three featured independent notary business owners share their stories of their experience on the Notarize platform and the path that led them here.
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Notaries play an important role in transactions across the world, however it's important to note the differences when notarizing abroad.
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This is what some of our Stampers got up to during our second annual Chillax week, allowing them to recharge with friends, family, and fur babies!
We're adding to the list of states where notaries can enjoy the business benefits of Notary Sourced Transactions on the Notarize platform.
Document digitization and process automation allows organizations to break free from the weight of paper-based documentation and streamline their entire system.
According to the law, notaries based in Washington, D.C. can perform online notarizations, allowing them to serve clients in the district and beyond.
A notary that works as an independent contractor on the Notarize platform as a member of the On-Demand Notary Network. Learn more here.
A legal document used to transfer the assets of an individual's personal estate to their beneficiaries after their death.
An electronic signature that is authenticated to ensure that it was applied to a digital document by the intended signer.
A declaration made under oath or in the presence of a notary public that statements within a given document are true.
The act created by the Uniform Law Commission that gives electronic signatures related to business, commercial, and government transactions the same legal effect as traditional handwritten, wet-ink signatures.
An act created by the ULC that permits for the recording of documents in electronic form.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit association of practicing lawyers, judges, legislators, legislative staff, and law professors. For over 125 years, the members of ULC have been appointed by state governments to research, draft, and promote enactment of uniform state laws in areas of state law where uniformity is desirable and practical.
A standard notarization requires individuals to appear physically before a commissioned notary public where they must demonstrate proof of identity, sign (or acknowledge their signature on) a document, and, if their document requires a sworn statement, be placed under oath.
A feature on the Notarize platform that allows account holders to annotate a document once for use multiple times. This can streamline the transaction creation process when you frequently send the same document to multiple signers.
A signing process where signers are in different locations and are either unable or unwilling to join the same online notary meeting. This is also known as a Sequential Signing.
A functionality that enables users of an organization to login to multiple different applications using a single username and password.
A method of authentication where the signer provides a code that has been sent to their phone via text as proof of their identity.
A feature on the Notarize platform that allows users sign documents that do not require notarization prior to meeting with a notary.
A signing process where signers are in different locations and are either unable or unwilling to join the same online notary meeting. This is also known as a Split Signing.
An act created by the ULC that includes provisions and infrastructure requirements to perform notarial acts using electronic records and signatures.
A feature on the Notarize platform that populates state-specific elements and templates of a notarial certificate and enables them to be dropped seamlessly into the document.
Someone who signs a document on behalf of an individual who is physically unable to do so.
A notarized form that grants a person the legal ability to act on behalf of another person in a limited capacity.
A form of identity verification that relies on personal knowledge. On the Notarize platform, signers who can be identified through personal knowledge do not need to complete KBA or Credential Analysis. However, they must still upload an ID as additional assurance of their identity.
Information that directly identifies an individual (e.g., name, address, social security number or other identifying number or code, telephone number, email address, etc.) or by which an agency intends to identify specific individuals in conjunction with other data elements, i.e., indirect identification.
A feature on the Notarize platform that allows signers who are traditionally served by In-House notaries to be connected with On-Demand notaries. Learn more here.
A capability exclusive to Notarize which enables signers to reach out to pre-designated contacts before or during the notary meeting without ever leaving their documents or meeting should questions arise.
A person promises to perform an act faithfully or affirms the truth of a statement; may be written or verbal.
A type of estate planning through which an individual explicitly provides advance directive on their preferences for medical treatment should they become unable to give informed consent or refusal.
An optional feature on the Notarize platform that automates state-specific alerts if certain elements of a compliant transaction are missing or incomplete.
Notarization requests that are brought to the Notarize platform and serviced by independent notaries. Learn more here.
Notaries public (often abbreviated as “notaries”) are public officials authorized by their state government - typically by their state’s Secretary of State’s Office - to perform a variety of official acts (notarial acts). As public officials, notaries are typically trusted to verify the identity of signers and to act as disinterested and impartial witnesses to transactions.
Notary adherence to the protocols, regulations, and requirements of their commissioning state.
An official act by a notary public that assures to those involved in a transaction that a particular document is authentic and may be trusted.
A signed statement completed by the notary at the end of every (online) notarization which certifies that the notarial act was properly and compliantly performed.
A comprehensive standard and guide for public officials who are establishing rules to govern the notarization of electronic records. MENA is the latest NNA model act that weaves best practices for reliable authenticity and fraud deterrence with the high ethical norms expected of a notary public.
The mortgage industry’s standards development body. The organization is responsible for developing a common data language for exchanging information for the residential finance industry.
A notarial certificate that is contained on a separate sheet of paper and is not part of the original document, allowing a notary to apply the correct notarial statement by act and all state required annotations.
A legal agreement through which a signer agrees that all outstanding dues have been paid, thereby forfeiting their right to seize property or goods.
A notarized form that grants a person the legal ability to act on behalf of another person in a limited capacity.
A step in the identity verification process of an online notarization where the signer answers a series of questions designed to confirm their identity.
The territory or realm of power through which a court or government agency may hear or determine cases.
Record within the Notary Journal which includes the date and type of notarization; type of document; name and address of the signer; and how the signer was identified.
An agreement made between states to legally honor transactions and notarial acts performed in accordance with the laws of the originating state.
A feature on the Notarize platform that offers enhanced accessibility for individuals with hearing and speech impairments, and provides a secondary option for communication if technical issues arise.
A notary that works on behalf of their employer to execute transactions and service their organization's internal and external customers.
The process of confirming or denying that a claimed identity is correct by way of credential comparison and analysis.
A party who is independent of a trial or legal proceeding who cannot be unfairly influenced by those involved.
A digital file storage and transmission system whereby signed digital image copies of documents are treated as the original document for legal purposes. This is much more efficient than traditional paper copies and has lower rejection rates for improper document preparation.
A photo ID issued by a government agency with sufficient authority and importance to be universally recognized.
Coverage notaries acquire that protects them from financial harm due to unintentional mistakes. E&O Insurance differs from a notary bond (also known as a surety bond), which a notary obtains on behalf of the public to protect them from financial harm due to notary mistake or misconduct.
A file management solution that allows eNotes to be safely tracked, delivered, and stored.
A public official commissioned to certify contracts, deeds, and other documents electronically. Electronic notaries may only perform notarizations remotely and online if their state has adopted RON legislation. States that have only in-person electronic notarization laws also call their notaries electronic notaries.
A federal law which states that electronic records and signatures are as legally valid and binding as physical paper documents and wet-ink signatures.
An electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with an electronic document that is executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document.
An electronic version of a paper promissory note. eNotes are managed, maintained, and transferred using eVaults.
A custom link built on the Notarize platform that connects a signer transaction with a specific business account using the Business or Real Estate API. An EasyLink button can be customized to connect signers with a specific document template or to allow signers to upload their own document. You can learn more about EasyLinks here.
The third party responsible for certifying and holding documents in electronic or physical form to minimize the risk of theft or loss.
A connection to the signer or transaction which has the potential to inappropriately influence notarial conduct when completing a notarization.
Information within a notarized electronic document that includes the notary's name, jurisdiction, commission number, and commission expiration date (requirements may differ by state).
A digital certificate is an electronic credential used to digitally tamper seal notarized documents. Notaries on the Notarize platform must maintain an x.509 digital certificate, which relies on a public key infrastructure (PKI) to tamper seal notarized documents.