Bulletin: NY000648

Date:
November 09, 2020
To:
All New York State Agents, Office Counsel, and Managers
RE:
US Department of Treasury: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) - Geographic Targeting Order: Boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island, NY; and others.

This bulletin is continuing guidance on the FinCEN Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) which were issued to all underwriters. A New GTO has been issued, extending the effective date of the reporting requirement to May 4, 2021. As a reminder, the GTO has defined a covered business to include Stewart Title Insurance Company, Stewart Title Guaranty Company (the Stewart family), its employees and its authorized Title Agents

Please Click Here to view the Bulletin issued by Stewart Title Guaranty Company, which outlines the updated order and provides information on the important changes.

In the event you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Stewart Title Legal Department at 212-922-0050 and speak with any Underwriting Counsel.

For on-line viewing of this and other bulletins, please log onto www.vuwriter.com.

Forms: CTR; ALTA Form WORD; ALTA Form PDF
Attachments: FinCEN GTO

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.