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October 12, 2016

WNC, Precise Adjustments and Hurricane Matthew Claims

Please note that WNC's wholly owned Precise Adjustments is your direct contact and resource regarding Hurricane Matthew claims that you or your customers may file. To report a loss or file a claim, please call Precise Adjustments directly at (800) 627-7601. For more information about the claim process, please download Precise's special bulletin here.

April 17, 2014

Heartbleed Exploit
 
There have been many questions to service providers relating to the recent Heartbleed bug virus which exposed a security flaw in certain types of web site security certificates which can expose those sites to malicious code. Our Cisco and Internet published servers are not impacted by the OpenSSL Heartbleed security flaw. We’ve thoroughly tested all of our internet facing sites and they are not vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack. Our Beyond Security AVDS security scanner and Qualys SSL Labs tests shows none of our services are vulnerable to this security flaw.

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Federal Register, Vol. 78, No. 210, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards – SUMMARY: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)collectively, the Agencies) are proposing to amend their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
 
CFPB Final Rule on Mortgage Servicing

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NEW YORK STATE
 
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

SIXTH AMENDED ORDER REGARDING SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN INSURANCE AND BANKING LAW PROVISIONS

WHEREAS, the Superintendent of Financial Services ("Superintendent") on November 3, 2012, entered an Order Regarding Suspension Of Certain Insurance And Banking Law Provisions that was effective October 26, 2012; and
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NEW YORK STATE
 
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

AMENDED ORDER REGARDING SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN
INSURANCE AND BANKING LAW PROVISIONS

WHEREAS, in anticipation of extensive power outages, loss of life and property, and ongoing harm to public health and safety expected to result from then-Hurricane Sandy, Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, issued Executive Order 47 on October 26, 2012, declaring a State of Disaster Emergency for all 62 counties within the State of New York; and
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March 16, 2012

FEMA MEMORANDUM FOR: Write Your Own (WYO) Company Principal Coordinators
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Servicing Agent
SUBJECT: Non-Federal Flood Insurance Policies -
FEMA recently provided clarification of our position regarding non-Federal flood insurance and how such insurance policies should be evaluated by lending institutions.
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WNC Insurance Services, Inc.’s 2011 Comment to the Interagency Questions and Answers, Question Numbers 60 and 62 – Read the full text of the official comment from WNC Insurance Services, Inc. to the Federal Agencies Flood Q & A, Questions 60 and 62.
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Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 200, Monday, October 17, 2011, Loans In Areas Having Special Flood Hazards; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance –
Read the official text of the Federal Agencies Flood Q & A. The Agencies invite public comment on the changed answers to Questions 60 and 62, and on the changed answer to Question 57.
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NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

May 27, 2010


An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal outlook issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service. As with every hurricane season, this outlook underscores the importance of having a hurricane preparedness plan in place.

 
FLOOD INSURANCE:  NFIP Reauthorization Update - And By The Way—Isn’t the Power to Contract Enough?

By: Jordan N. Gray, Esq., SVP Compliance and Legal Affairs

As I write this, the NFIP Reauthorization time clock is ticking away in Congress. If you will recall, on April 15, 2010, a bill extending the NFIP through May 31, 2010, was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on the following day.

 
The NFIP Has Lapsed – So Now What?

As many of our clients know, the authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to issue flood insurance contracts under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) lapsed at midnight on March 28, 2010. In an effort to maintain an orderly process, at least two of the six federal lending regulators have each issued “Informal Guidance” on the subject – the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) and the Federal Reserve System (Fed). So now what?
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March 29, 2010
Federal Reserve Board: Consumer Affairs Letter CA 10 - 3 TO: THE OFFICERS AND MANAGERS IN CHARGE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS SECTIONS
SUBJECT: Lapse of FEMA's Authority to Issue Flood Insurance Contracts -
The authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to issue flood insurance contracts under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) lapsed at midnight on March 28, 2010.  The attached informal guidance provides information on issues that may arise during a period of lapsed authorization for lenders and borrowers concerning loans that are or will be secured by property located in a Special Flood Hazard Area. 
 
March 29, 2010
FEMA MEMORANDUM FOR: Write Your Own Company Principal Coordinators and the National Flood Insurance Program Servicing Agent
SUBJECT: Lapse in NFIP Authority -
While we await legislative action to reauthorize the NFIP, the attached Frequently Asked Questions may be useful to you. Two versions are provided: (a) a consumer-oriented version, and, (b) a more technical version. 
 
March 4, 2010
OFFICE OF THRIFT SUPERVISION MEMORANDUM FOR:  Chief Executive Officers
SUBJECT: Lapse and Extension of FEMA Authority to Issue Flood Insurance Contracts -
This memorandum provides guidance to assist thrifts in dealing with the period during which the authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) to issue flood insurance contracts under the National Flood Insurance Program (the “NFIP”) lapsed (March 1-2, 2010). 
 
October 27, 2009
FEMA MEMORANDUM FOR: Write Your Own Company Principal Coordinators and the National Flood Insurance Program Servicing Agent
SUBJECT: Recommendations/Guidance for Possible NFIP Authority Lapse and Hiatus -
As Congress continues passing resolutions for short-term extensions of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the possibility of an NFIP authority lapse remains. 

FEDERAL AGENCIES FLOOD Q & A: CHANGE IN POLICY? The Agencies Flood Q & A is “Informal Guidance”.

On September 16, 2009, WNC filed its official comment on the Federal Agencies’ Flood Q & A. For those who don’t know, the buzz is over the latest proposed Supplemental Questions and Answers issued by the six federal lending regulators – the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the Farm Credit Administration and the National Credit Union Administration.
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WNC Insurance Services, Inc.’s 2009 Comment to the Interagency Questions and Answers, Question Numbers 60 and 62 – Read the full text of the official comment from WNC Insurance Services, Inc. to the Federal Agencies Flood Q & A, Questions 60 and 62.
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WNC’s REOSelect ™ for Foreclosed Real Estate Well Received by Mortgage Industry

South Pasadena, CA – August 24, 2009 – Since its official launch in May this year, WNC Insurance Services, Inc. has seen positive acceptance of its REOSelect™ product – especially created to help protect a mortgage lender or servicer’s foreclosed and Real Estate Owned (REO) properties.
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Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 138, Tuesday, July 21, 2009, Loans In Areas Having Special Flood Hazards; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance – Read the official text of the Federal Agencies Flood Q & A.   Find Question 62, regarding the 45 Day notice, on page 35934.
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Confused On Lender 45-day Flood Notice Requirements?

You’re not alone. WNC often receives inquiries regarding flood lender placement process. Following are three of the most common questions, and our
responses:
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Northern California Flood Maps Revised

In December 2008, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) revised its Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for five communities located in Northern California.
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National Insurance Regulation On The Horizon?

The Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises of the House Committee on Financial Services recently held a mark-up session on HR 5840 – the Insurance Information Act of 2008. 

 Just days after the official close of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record and with one hurricane still churning in the Atlantic, the first 2007 forecast is out already. To the surprise of no one it predicts an active season.

There's some modestly good news, however. [
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