National Bulletins

  • SLS2019004 - UNDERWRITING - HEMP
  • SLS2019003 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Wire Fraud Prevention Tips
  • SLS2019002 - UNDERWRITING - Remote Online Notarization
  • SLS2019001 - GENERAL - 2019 Reminder Bulletin
  • SLS2018008 - UNDERWRITING - US Department of Treasury: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) - Geographic Targeting Order: Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island, NY; Counties of Bexar, Tarrant and Dallas, TX; Counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, FL; Counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara, CA; City and County of Honolulu, HI; Clark County, NV; King County, WA; Counties of Suffolk and Middlesex, MA; Cook County, IL [Revised 5-16-19]
  • SLS2018007 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Stewart Title Guaranty Company Anti-Fraud Plan
  • SLS2018006 - RATES AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - Decertified ALTA Forms
  • SLS2018005 - UNDERWRITING - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 - Rights of Tenants in Foreclosed Properties
  • SLS2018004 - UNDERWRITING - US Department of Treasury: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • SLS2018003 - UNDERWRITING - Remote Online Notarization
  • SLS2018002 - UNDERWRITING - Non-Institutional / Hard Money / Private Lenders Transactions [Revised 7-11-19]
  • SLS2018001 - GENERAL - 2018 Reminder Bulletin
  • SLS2017005 - UNDERWRITING - HAMP * Loans and Sales by Borrower ( * the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP®)
  • SLS2017004 - UNDERWRITING - Land Used for Marijuana Activities
  • SLS2017003 - UNDERWRITING - Indian Lands - Leases and Underwriting Review
  • SLS2017002 - UNDERWRITING - Electronic Signatures and Electronic and Remote Notarization
  • SLS2017001 - GENERAL - 2017 Reminder Bulletin
  • SLS2016005 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Email Impersonation Wire Fraud Scheme Targeting Customers; FinCEN Advisory
  • SLS2016004 - UNDERWRITING - Condominium/Homeowner Association Lien Foreclosures
  • SLS2016003 - GENERAL - 2016 Reminder Bulletin
  • SLS2016002 - UNDERWRITING - Foreclosures Extinguishing Subordinate Mortgages or Title Held By Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FDIC, or HUD
  • SLS2016001 - UNDERWRITING - Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA)
  • SLS2015018 - UNDERWRITING - Same-Sex Marriage
  • SLS2015017 - UNDERWRITING - Private Lender and Seller Financing Transactions
  • SLS2015016 - GENERAL - The Bulletin Process
  • SLS2015015 - UNDERWRITING - Bank of America, N.A.v. Caulkett /Bankruptcy
  • SLS2015014 - GENERAL- ALTA Accuracy Standards for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys [Revised 01-08-16]
  • SLS2015013 - UNDERWRITING - Indian Lands - Insuring Access in Reliance on Roads that Traverse Native American/Indian Lands
  • SLS2015012 - UNDERWRITING - Expediting Policy Issuance: Payoff of an Institutional Mortgage or Deed of Trust
  • SLS2015011 - UNDERWRITING - Overlimits Request Form and Related Documentation
  • SLS2015010 - GENERAL - Foreign Sanctions Evaders List Temporary Search Workaround [Revised 07-21-15]
  • SLS2015009 - UNDERWRITING - Servicemembers Civil Relief Act [Revised 5-2-17]
  • SLS2015008 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Fraudulent Earnest Money Deposit and Request to Release Funds Early
  • SLS2015007 - RATES AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - ALTA U.S. Policy Revised 12-03-12
  • SLS2011017 - Stewart Title's Forgery Watch Award Program [Revised 3-25-13, 2-12-14, 2-17-14 and 3-11-15; 3-30-16; 9-1-16; 3-21-17; 1-15-19]
  • SLS2014014 - GENERAL - Foreign Sanctions Evaders List [Revised 02-27-15]
  • SLS2015006 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Fraudulent Releases of Deeds of Trust
  • SLS2015005 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Email Impersonation Wire Fraud Scheme
  • SLS2015004 - GENERAL - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Consent Orders
  • SLS2015003 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Identity Theft Scheme Involving Closing Documents
  • SLS2015002 - GENERAL - 2015 Reminder Bulletin
  • SLS2015001 - UNDERWRITING - Forfeitures (Revised)
  • SLS2014016 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Check Fraud Involving Identity Theft, Inspection Contingency, and Early Disbursement
  • SLS2014015 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Check Fraud Involving Large Overpayment
  • SLS2014013 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Continuing Wire Transfer Fraud Involving Compromised Email Accounts
  • SLS2014012 - UNDERWRITING - Indian Lands, The HEARTH ACT
  • SLS2014011 - UNDERWRITING - Indian Lands - Review and Update
  • SLS2014010 - UNDERWRITING - Insuring Post-Foreclosure Transactions Where Property Is Occupied By Foreclosed Mortgagor/Related Parties
  • SLS2014009 - GENERAL - Wire Transfers
  • SLS2014008 - GENERAL - Stonebridge Title Services, Inc. Consent Order
  • SLS2014007 - This bulletin number intentionally omitted.
  • SLS2014006 - UNDERWRITING - Insuring Title Based Upon a Judgment, Order or Decree: Appeal Period and Proper Notice
  • SLS2014005 - UNDERWRITING - Forfeitures
  • SLS2014004 - Reminder Bulletin
  • SLS2014003 - UNDERWRITING - Insuring Water Rights
  • SLS2014002 - UNDERWRITING - Extrahazardous Risks
  • SLS2014001 - UNDERWRITING - The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and The Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA)
  • SLS2013017 - UNDERWRITING - Insuring Dockominiums
  • SLS2013016 - UNDERWRITING - Reinsurance
  • SLS2013015 - UNDERWRITING - New STG Indemnity Agreements
  • SLS2013014 - UNDERWRITING - Documenting Paid-Off Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
  • SLS2013013 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Timeshare Sales Scam
  • SLS2013012 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Wire Transfer Fraud Involving Compromised Email Accounts [Revised 6-02-14]
  • SLS2013011 - CLAIMS AVOIDANCE - Conveyance Scam Involving Recently Foreclosed Properties
  • SLS2013010 - UNDERWRITING - Documenting Paid-Off Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
  • SLS2013009 - UNDERWRITING - FDIC Owned Real Estate Mineral Reservation
  • SLS2013008 - UNDERWRITING - Wells Fargo and Short Form Title Policy
  • SLS2013007 - LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - Federal Estate Tax [Revised 1-30-14; 2-26-15; 01-18-18]
  • SLS2013006 - UNDERWRITING - Creditors' Rights Coverage for the Current Transaction
  • SLS2011003 - Federal Estate Tax and the 2010 Tax Act
  • SLS2013005 - Reminder Bulletins
  • SLS2013004 - FHFA Short Sale Deed Restrictions
  • SLS2013003 - Search Services and Limitation of Title Insurance Underwriting Agreement
  • SLS2013001 - Bank of America - REO/Title Affidavit Forms
  • SLS2013002 - Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA)
  • SLS2011005 - Disbursement Practices: Good Funds vs. Collected Funds [Revised 04-27-12]
  • SLS2012013 - Overlimits Form [Form Revision Date 1-21-14]
  • SLS2012012 - Drafting Easement Exceptions - Elevations or Contour Lines
  • SLS2012011 - Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure
  • SLS2012010 - Renter Title Fraud
  • SLS2012009 - Date of Policy on Schedule A
  • SLS2012007 - Agency Identity Theft
  • SLS2012008 - Creditors' Rights Coverage for the Current Transaction - Reminder
  • SLS2012006 - Mortgage Release Scams
  • SLS2012005 - Post-Foreclosure Conveyance out of Fannie Mae
  • SLS2012004 - Reducing Fraud and Forgeries in the Execution of Documents
  • SLS00234 - Loan Fraud (Replaces both SLS00229 and SLS00230)
  • SLS2012003 - 2011 Bulletin Recap
  • SLS2008001 - Patriot Act Requirements and the Special Alerts Database [Revised 01/18/12]
  • SLS2011016 - Fraudulent Release of Deed of Trust or Mortgage [Revised 09-12-11]
  • SLS2012002 - 2012 Policy Reporting Requirements
  • SLS2012001 - Privacy Policy Opt Out Option
  • SLS2011018 - 2011 Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA / ACSM Land Title Surveys
  • SLS2011021 - Freddie Mac Short Sale Affidavit Requirements
  • SLS2008005 - Short Sale Transactions
  • SLS2011020 - Creditors' Rights Coverage for the Current Transaction
  • SLS2011019 - Closing Instructions
  • SLS2009008 - Stewart Title's Forgery Watch Award Program
  • SLS2011015 - Check Fraud Involving Smart Phones
  • SLS2011014 - Sales by Receivers
  • SLS2011013 - International Sweepstakes Check Fraud
  • SLS2011012 - Request for Approval (Overlimits) Form
  • SLS2010005 - Hill-Burton Funds
  • SLS2011011 - Hill-Burton Funds
  • SLS2010008 - Avoidance of Potential Conflicts of Interest [Revised 5-26-10]
  • SLS2011010 - Avoidance of Potential Conflicts of Interest
  • SLS2009015 - This bulletin has been replaced.
  • SLS2011009 - Work Share/Support Service Agreements
  • SLS2011008 - Recap and Reminder
  • SLS2010023 - Insuring at or after Mortgage or Deed of Trust Foreclosure
  • SLS2011007 - Short Sale Transactions
  • SLS00346 - This bulletin has been replaced.
  • SLS2011006 - Gap Coverage and Reducing the Gap
  • SLS2007004 - This bulletin has been replaced.
  • SLS2011004 - Use of Prior Title Evidence (Starter) for Commercial Transactions
  • SLS2010006 - This bulletin has been replaced.
  • SLS2010028 - This bulletin has been replaced.
  • SLS2011002 - Service Member Foreclosure Protection Extended
  • SLS2011001 - Class Actions on Foreclosures
  • SLS2010026 - Issuing Authority and Escrow Instructions
  • SLS2010027 - Mortgage Challenges
  • SLS2010025 - Stewart Bulletins and New Bulletin Coordinator
  • SLS2010024 - New HUD-1 Closing Certifications for HECM closings required by FHA
  • SLS2010021 - This bulletin has been replaced.
  • SLS2010020 - RESPA - More HUD-1 Updates and Section 8 Interpretive Rule
  • SLS2010022 - STG Request for Approval to Issue Overlimits (Large) Policy or Extra Hazardous Coverage
  • SLS2010019 - Closing Protection Letter (Insured Closing Letter) Updates
  • SLS2010018 - Considerations when insuring a sale from a lender while there is a pending mechanics' lien claim
  • SLS2010017 - Cyber crime; Zeus botnet
  • SLS2010016 - Affiliated Business Arrangements under RESPA - Importance of Required Disclosure Form
  • SLS00158 - USA Patriot Act - Money Laundering; Executive Order and Terrorists Activities
  • NL000057 - Federal Reporting Update: 1099-S, FIRPTA, and Over $10,000 Cash
  • SLS2010015 - RESPA - HUD's Suggested Course of Action when Disagreement with Lender's Instructions on Preparation of the 2010 HUD-1
  • SLS2010014 - Release of Judgment Liens After Debt is Discharged in Bankruptcy
  • SLS2010013 - Check Fraud Schemes
  • SLS2010012 - Flagstar Bank Loan Instructions for TILA and HUD-1
  • SLS2010011 - Company Policy Regarding Stewart Bulletins
  • SLS2010010 - Updates on RESPA and 2010 HUD-1
  • SLS2010009 - Acknowledgements
  • SLS2010007 - Reminder - Availability of Reduced Rates
  • NL000088 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2010005.
  • SLS2010004 - Short Sales
  • SLS2010003 - Certified Check Scam
  • SLS2010002 - RESPA
  • SLS2010001 - RESPA Rule and New HUD-1 Form - HUD-1 State Underwriter List
  • SLS2009018 - Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure Deadlines and Timeframes
  • SLS2009017 - Drafting Descriptions of Exceptions
  • SLS2009012 - Short Form Loan Policy; Reduced Search
  • SLS2009016 - ALTA Policy Licensing Initiative
  • SLS00259 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2009015.
  • SLS2009014 - Mortgages/Deed of Trusts to Multiple Individual Mortgagees
  • SLS00161 - MERS®
  • SLS2009013 - Fraudulent Reconveyance Documents
  • NL000070 - Federal Update: Federal Estate Taxes; Multiple HUD-1s; Truth in Lending; Bankruptcy; Federal Tax Liens; IRS Reporting on Attorneys [Revised 9-18-09]
  • SLS00180 - Native Americans/Indians: Title Insurance, Leasehold Loans, etc. - UPDATE
  • SLS2009011 - Insuring at or after Mortgage or Deed of Trust Foreclosure
  • SLS2009002 - RESPA Reform 2009 - NEW HUD-1, NEW HUD-1A, Average Cost Pricing, and Required Use
  • SLS2009010 - AmTrust Bank and Short Form Policy
  • SLS2009009 - Stewart® Bulletins
  • SLS2007005 - Contact Information for New Bulletin Coordinator
  • SLS2008008 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2009008.
  • NL000093 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2009008.
  • NL000043 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2009008.
  • SLS00307 - 2006 ALTA Forms
  • SLS2009007 - Mechanic's Liens Recap
  • SLS2009004 - Use of Starters for Title Search [Revised 3-23-09]
  • SLS2009006 - Searches, Starters, Subordinations, Satisfactions and Surveys
  • SLS2009005 - Short Sales
  • SLS2007001 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2009004.
  • NL000017 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2009004.
  • SLS00300 - Virtual Underwriter, the Bulletin Process and Underwriting Questions
  • SLS2009003 - Privacy of Personal Information; Updated Privacy Notice [Revised 01-17-14]
  • SLS2009001 - FDIC - Temporary Liquidity Program/Transaction Account Guarantee Program and Escrow Accounts
  • SLS2008024 - Vacation Homes and Mechanic's Liens
  • SLS2008023 - Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (July 30, 2008)
  • SLS2008022 - Washington Mutual Bank Takeover - Further Guidelines
  • SLS2008021 - Foreclosures and Mechanic's Liens
  • SLS2008020 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2008022.
  • SLS00365 - Changes in the Bulletin Process
  • SLS2008019 - Insuring Dockominiums
  • SLS2008018 - Prohibited Source of Down Payment Assistance
  • SLS2008016 - Washington Mutual Bank Takeover
  • SLS2008017 - U.S. Judgment Liens; Federal Tax Liens: Tenancies by Entireties and Marital Rights
  • NL000123 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2008017.
  • SLS2008015 - Paying Off Line of Credit Mortgages
  • SLS00344 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2008015.
  • SLS2008014 - Conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • SLS2008013 - Red Flag Rules - Identity Theft Prevention
  • SLS2008009 - FDIC Requirements for "Pass-through" Deposit Insurance for Escrow Accounts
  • SLS2008012 - Sweep Accounts - New FDIC Rule
  • SLS2008011 - Bank Information
  • SLS2008010 - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) role as Receiver and Conservator for failed banking institutions - Title implications for sales and loan payoffs
  • NL000046 - Mechanic's Lien Coverage - Construction Loans
  • SLS00144 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2007005.
  • NL000135 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS00158
  • SLS00230 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS00234.
  • NL000062 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS00345.
  • NL000010 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS00233.
  • NL000081 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS00180
  • NL000066 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2007005.
  • NL000077 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS00161.
  • NL000064 - This Bulletin has been replaced by NL000076.
  • NL000050 - This Bulletin has been replaced by NL000069.
  • NL000068 - This Bulletin has been rescinded.
  • NL000035 - This Bulletin has been replaced by NL000063.
  • NL000041 - This Bulletin has been replaced by NL000061.
  • NL000020 - This Bulletin has been replaced by NL000056.
  • NL000089 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS2008004.
  • SLS2008007 - The Bulletin Process [Revised 10-04-12]
  • NL000105 - This Bulletin has been replaced by SLS00180
  • SLS2008006 - Builder Transactions and Mechanic's Liens
  • SLS2008004 - Mark up of service fees
  • SLS00253 - Privacy of Personal Information of Consumers and Customers; Disposal and Updated Privacy Notice
  • SLS2008003 - Mechanic's Liens
  • SLS2008002 - Sharia Compliant Mortgages
  • SLS2007011 - Down Payment Assistance
  • SLS2007009 - FDIC Special Alerts Distribution
  • SLS2007010 - Internal Controls Over Fiduciary Funds
  • SLS2007008 - Prohibited Source of Down Payment Assistance
  • SLS2007007 - Insuring Around, Over, or Against Outstanding Enforceable Recorded Defects, Liens, and Encumbrances
  • SLS2007006 - Underwriting Alert - Erroneous Tax Lien Release
  • SLS2007003 - ACH Transfers
  • SLS2007002 - Mechanics and Materialmens Liens
  • SLS00368 - Mortgage Lenders That Are The Subject Of Closing Alerts Or That May Be Troubled
  • SLS00345 - Federal Reporting Update: Modified 1099-S Reporting on Sales of Principal Residences
  • SLS00297 - Underwriting and Retainer Agreement Update
  • NL000072 - This Bulletin has been rescinded and reissued under MGT-16
  • SLS00265 - Closing Alert Bulletins and Fraud Alert Bulletins
  • NL000076 - Limited Agent Status
  • NL000061 - Due on Sale Clauses
  • NL000055 - Arbitration ALTA 1987, 1990 and 1992 Policies Under $1 Million
  • NL000032 - Date of Incorporation Check
  • SLS00258 - Unauthorized Comments
  • SLS00247 - Fraudulent Release Schemes
  • NL000103 - Privacy of Personal Information of Consumers and Customers
  • SLS00160 - Privacy of Personal Information of Consumers and Customers; Update
  • NL000097 - Revised Over Limits Approval Form
  • NL000079 - Market Conduct Examinations
  • NL000048 - RESPA (The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) and the New Escrow Accounting Procedures (May 24, 1995)
  • NL000049 - HUD Nonjudicial Mortgage Foreclosure
  • NL000051 - Regulation Z: High-Cost Mortgage Act
  • NL000052 - Federal Update
  • NL000053 - HUD Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994 (12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq.)
  • NL000054 - "Common Law Liens" and "Wild Documents" In The Chain Of Title
  • NL000058 - New RESPA Rule and Policy Statements
  • NL000059 - Overlimit Authority and Reinsurance Form
  • NL000060 - Claims Prevention
  • NL000063 - Losses Caused by Failure of Policy Preparer to Include Matters in Closing Documents
  • NL000028 - FIRREA\Subordinate Liens by RTC and FDIC
  • NL000029 - Counterfeit Checks
  • NL000030 - Farm Credit System Institution Loans
  • NL000031 - Mortgage Company Funds
  • NL000033 - Amendments to Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Regulation
  • NL000034 - Durrett Revisited
  • NL000036 - The Hidden Costs of Claim Losses
  • NL000038 - Delayed Recording-Gap Insurance
  • NL000039 - Easements - Commercial Transactions
  • NL000040 - Closing Instructions\Closing Representation
  • NL000042 - Mailaway Program\Prevent Forgeries and Documentation Alteration
  • NL000044 - Historical Properties
  • NL000045 - Receipting for Money You Do Not Have
  • NL000009 - 1099-S Reporting\Real Estate Transactions\Regulations Effective January 1, 1991
  • NL000011 - Settlement Certification - HUD-1 Addendum - Single Family FHA - Insured Transactions
  • NL000012 - Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act of 1990
  • NL000013 - Judgment Liens
  • NL000014 - FIRREA\RTC and FDIC\New FDIC Statement of Policy - Second Bulletin #ALL 7-7/92 (Replaces Bulletin ALL 3-5/92 dated May 18, 1992)
  • NL000015 - RESPA
  • NL000016 - Form 1099-S Reporting
  • NL000018 - Description of Mortgage, Mortgagee Policies
  • NL000019 - Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act
  • NL000021 - Reporting of Cash in Excess of $10,000
  • NL000022 - Insuring Around
  • NL000023 - Insuring Purchasers at Foreclosures
  • NL000025 - ALTA Form 6\HUD Adjustable Mortgage Loans
  • NL000026 - Federal Tax Liens
  • NL000027 - Subordinations of Mortgages
  • NL000002 - 1099 Reporting\Charge
  • NL000003 - Forgeries
  • NL000007 - Wire Transfers
  • SLS00233 - Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of 2003
  • SLS00207 - New Privacy Policy
  • SLS00171 - Importance of the Positive Pay System
  • SLS00156 - Copyright Issues
  • SLS00149 - This bulletin number intentionally omitted.
  • NL000127 - Issuing Commitment and Insured Closing Letters When No Title Insurance Required
  • NL000128 - Fannie Mae and Electronic Production of Policies
  • NL000114 - Enron Bankruptcy
  • NL000117 - Trust/Escrow Accounts Positive Pay and Reverse Positive Pay
  • NL000118 - Obtaining Information on Federal Tax Liens
  • NL000110 - Executive Order Freezing Assets
  • NL000106 - Native American/Indian Land - Policy Transaction Codes
  • NL000094 - Checking Buyer's Name
  • NL000090 - Lender's Loan Number on Loan Policy
  • NL000087 - Survival of Federal Liens after Disclaimers in Decedents' Estates
  • NL000086 - Bankruptcy Court Orders
  • NL000085 - American Mortgage Solutions
  • NL000080 - Y2K Issues
  • NL000074 - Escheat of Unclaimed Property
  • NL000075 - Computer Related Contracts
  • NL000069 - Restrictions Based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, or National Origin
  • NL000067 - Funding Alert - Common Point Mortgage Corporation
  • NL000065 - World Plan Executive Council, Boone, North Carolina Edward Williams, Trustee
  • NL000047 - Date of Policy and Endorsements
  • NL000004 - Save Money by Preventing Earnest Money Losses
  • NL000006 - Indexing Title Plant Right of Way Deeds & Exceptions
  • NL000005 - Syndications and Serving as Trustee
  • SLS00222 - This bulletin number intentionally omitted
  • SLS00223 - This bulletin number intentionally omitted
  • SLS00221 - This bulletin number intentionally omitted
  • NL000109 - Uniform Commercial Code, Article 9, Secured Transactions
  • NL000056 - Forfeitures
  • NL000037 - This bulletin number intentionally omitted.
  • NL000001 - 1099-B, Real Estate Reporting