For Immediate Release
March 27, 2017
Eric Morgan, President of Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATGF) of Denver, Colorado, is pleased to announce that the company has named Brian Phillips as Associate General Counsel. “Brian brings a wealth of real estate and title insurance experience to our team. He’ll be a tremendous asset and resource for our agents” said Eric Morgan.
In his new position, Mr. Phillips will act as senior underwriting and claims counsel for the company for Colorado and Utah. Prior to joining ATGF, Mr. Phillips was Vice President and Senior Claims Counsel for a major national title insurer. He is licensed in Colorado and Texas and will soon be licensed in Utah.
“Brian’s skills and experience are tremendous, and he’s a great fit for our culture of agent support and innovation. He’ll be a key contributor in shaping ongoing enhancements to the support services and technology we offer our agents,” said Morgan.
Mr. Phillips’s extensive experience includes land use disputes, title claims, defense of title insurers, as well as acquisitions, development and finance. He has a proven track record assisting clients and achieving desired results. Mr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the University of Colorado.
About Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Founded in 1960, ATGF has been providing best in class title insurance underwriting and services for more than 50 years. The company’s mission is helping agents succeed through trusted products and services, innovative technology and amazing support. The company currently pursues this mission by underwriting, training and supporting agents in Colorado, Utah, Minnesota and North Dakota. ATGF has maintained a strong Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) of A, Exceptional, from the independent rating agency, Demotech, Inc.
For more information on ATGF, contact ATGF’s president, Eric Morgan at email@example.com or 303-383-4321. www.atgf.net
ATGF Added to the Approved Master Title Underwriter List of Wells Fargo Mortgage Banker Finance Group
January 18, 2017
I’m pleased to announce that Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. has been added to the Approved Master Title Underwriter List of Wells Fargo Mortgage Banker Finance Group (WFMBFG). This is a significant achievement for all of us as it recognizes the value WFMBFG places on an ATGF policy. It is also a result of the continued support that you and all our agents have shown to ATGF over the years.
This is also significant because WFMBFG is the warehouse lender to a wide variety of mortgage brokers and bankers who rely on WFMBFG’s analysis of title underwriters. These mortgage companies accept or deny the agent’s underwriters based on the Approved Master Title Underwriter List, which I’ve attached to this email for your records.
We do not anticipate any issues, but if you receive a lender rejection letter, let us know immediately and we’ll get in touch with the lender involved and attempt to resolve the issue.
This announcement is a terrific way to start the year and I believe it signals a strong 2017 for all of us as the U.S. economic forecasts point towards solid growth. This follows our recent underwriting approvals for Minnesota and North Dakota in 2016. We are also developing innovative new offerings to help you remain competitive in 2017 and beyond. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
Dec 12, 2016
We're proud to announce that ATGF is now a licensed underwriter for North Dakota, effective immediately. Our expanded capability is in addition to the underwriting approval we received earlier this year in Minnesota. Read the full announcement below.
This is a message forwarded on behalf of the Land Titles Association of Colorado (LTAC).
DOI Sunset Review – NEED FEEDBACK:
The Sunset Report for DOI has just been published and is attached. The report contains a recommendation that title insurance companies participate in a recovery fund; the discussion begins on page 61. It looks like they are contemplating a pre-funding mechanism but no details are provided as to how the pre-funding would occur and at what amount, directing DOI to fill in the blanks through rule-making.
PLEASE EMAIL YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS to Land Titles Association of Colorado by Tuesday, October 25.
The Colorado Division of Insurance has released two new draft regulations (8-1-4 & 8-1-5) for comment. The deadline for comments is 5 pm October 25, 2016.
Attached is the draft of proposed new Colorado Insurance Regulation 8-1-4 - Title Insurance – Fiduciary Duties. The purposes of this regulation are to set forth the fiduciary duties of title entities and to create reporting requirements to assist the Division of Insurance (Division) with identifying and mitigating certain risk factors which may have an immediate and direct impact on the solvency of title insurance entities. The Division requests comments on this new draft regulation, so please submit comments to Matt Mortier at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 pm, October 25, 2016.
The Division has also released a draft of proposed new Colorado Insurance Regulation 8-1-5 - Title Insurance Agent Licensing for comment (attached below). It is believed that this is the language that is left so they may repeal 3-5-1. The purpose of this regulation is to set forth the title insurance agent licensing requirements. The Division requests comments on this new draft regulation, so please submit comments to Matt Mortier at email@example.com no later than 5 pm, October 25, 2016.
Dec 30, 2015
There was a revision in the Minnesota Trust Law which became effective January 1, 2016 and affects trusts created before, or after, that date. The language in EPIC has been changed as follows:
December 11, 2015
Introducing our NEW online rate calculators for Colorado and Utah! Go to http://www.atgf.net/agent-services/rates-fees to access the new calculators.
Join us as we navigate through the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule and its effect on your business. We'll also show you how you can start the important conversation with your realtors and lenders and what you can do to prepare your agency for this big change. Login to EPIC for your link to the webcast. https://www.attorneydonedeal.com/atgfplus/login.asp.
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