Category: Education & Training

12 Aug

Training & Education | What is a title defect?

Recently, I was asked by a consumer what exactly a title defect was and what kind of things a policy won’t cover. It’s important for everyone in our industry to understand all aspects of title and not just how to cure title. Below will explain exactly what a title defect is along with some examples

17 Jun

FNTI Education Programs Offer Credit for Escrow Officers

The Texas Department of Insurance made several changes to the continuing education (CE) process in March.  The biggest change is that escrow officers will now renew their licenses during their birth month instead of when the agent license is renewed.  Escrow officers will now have more responsibility in making sure the CE requirements are met,

22 Apr

2nd Quarter Deadlines to Remember for 2019!

APRIL  Payroll reporting to federal and state • 940 (payment only, if any) • 941 (forms only – if payments made timely) • TWC (forms and payment)  Sales tax reporting (monthly and quarterly filers) – due April 20  Report to underwriters of March closings with $  Deposit into solvency account, if

18 Mar

Eduation & Training | T-64: Do You Know?

Some of the questions I have been asked are: Do the commission amounts have to be disclosed on the T-64? Answer- No only the payees on the CDA. Do we have to fill in the recording? Answer- It is optional; however, it is a great practice to fill in all information. Do we disclose all

15 Jan

2019 Deadlines to Remember for the New Year!

It’s a New Year which means deadlines. Please find the below deadlines for the first quarter of 2019!! We at FNTI strive to make sure you have the knowledge you need. Please do not hesitate to email me at april.roberts@fnti.com with any questions or concerns. You can find the full year calendar here: https://www.tlta.com/documents/Owner_Manager_Checklist_Jan18.pdf JANUARY

03 Jan

FNTI Educational Seminars Contribute to Gracefully Strong Success

As many of you know, First National Title (FNTI) stays busy throughout the year presenting Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) continuing education seminars to our agents’ Realtors.  This program has been in place for a few years and several hundred seminars have been presented during this time.  We select a charity each year to receive

15 Nov

EDUCATION & TRAINING: Friendly Upcoming Reminders!

Just a few friendly reminders for November and December items due. Please feel free to reach out to us for any questions you may have! NOVEMBER Sales tax reporting – due Nov. 20 Report to underwriters of October closings with $ TDI Form T–S5 quarterly withholding tax report – due Nov. 15 DECEMBER Sales tax

22 Oct

TITLE TIPS: Protect Yourself from Cyberattacks – Terms to Know

Protect Yourself from Cyberattacks Every day there is another story in the news about cybersecurity threats, fraud, and the losses they incur.  Many of these are caused by phishing, but did you also know about spear phishing, whaling, vishing, or smishing?  It’s important to know the differences of these types of cyberattacks and how to