Bulletin: ID2018001

Date:
February 22, 2018
To:
All Idaho Issuing Offices
RE:
RATE AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - RATE MANUAL UPDATE Effective February 12, 2018

Dear Associates:

A number of changes were made to the Rate Manual effective February 12, 2018. The manual was completely reorganized in order to bring simplification to the Schedule of Charges in an effort to make the manual easier to use. The manual format was streamlined to bring simplification and clarification to the charge structure. Below is a summary of the changes. 

All of the Basic Rates found on page 7 of the manual remain unchanged. 

On Pages 5 and 6 a “Definition” section was added. 

On Page 11, Section E-Loan Policies, Item 8-SMART Policies: this section was clarified by inserting a chart to set out the charges that apply to the section as well as clarifying the description for the section.

On Pages 11 and 12 under Section F-Simultaneous Issue:  the section was clarified by inserting a chart setting out the charges for the various policy combinations. 

On Pages 12 and 13 under Section G-Guarantees, Item 1-Trustee’s Sale Guarantee: This section was revised to clarify and include the conversion of the trustee’s sale guarantee to a policy. 

On Page 14 under Section H-Miscellaneous, Item 2-Reissue Charges, Credits, and Additional Fees: the language was clarified in the event the new loan policy amount exceeds the prior policy amount. 

Please contact PropertyInfo Customer Care or your title production software vendor to get the changes implemented in your system.

Do not use any Rate Manual (electronic or hard copy) dated prior to February 12, 2018.   

These changes have been made to the Rate Manual which can be found at https://www.stewart.com/Idaho.

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References

Bulletins Replaced:
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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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Forms:
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