Are Wet Signings Still Part of Our Future?

Are Wet Signings Still Part of Our Future?

As the world quickly pivots to online notaries, how does this affect traditional Wet Signings? Called wet signings by many banks, it means the notary and signer(s) sign must both be present, and must use a pen. This has origins all the way back to the ancient middle east. They were literally wet signings. As […]

Is There Sunshine on the Horizon for Notaries

Are we at a Point where the Sunshine Begins?

As more parts of the country begin returning to work, and people beyond notaries return to normal life, we hope we are starting to see the Sunshine again. 2020 has been a really tough year for just about everyone, businesses have been shut down for a long time and many people are regaining confidence in […]

Mona Lisa in Coronavirus Mask

The Pandemic and the Notary Swimming in the Storm

The Notary and the COVID Pandemic, seems like the nightmare that is never going it end. Can you believe we’ve been at this for two months already? And while we hope that the end of the tunnel is in sight, the fact is we are still a small fish in a large ocean, and hurricane […]

Oklahoma and Election Law Changes to Notaries

Oklahoma, COVID, the Election and Notaries

Spurred in some part by COVID, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that absentee ballots no longer have to be notarized. It was spurred by the League of Women Voters, as well as medical advocacy groups and at risk people. Essentially, they argued that the notary requirement should be removed, as some voters will be unwilling […]

Notaries Prepare for Online Signings

Notaries and New York 202.7

What does New York Executive Order 202.7 mean for notaries? As part of the pandemic response, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order concerning online notarizations. The order opens the door for closings performed in New York to be done remotely, at least temporarily. The change in notary procedures allows commerce to continue […]