Notarize, a platform for legal online notarization, has formed a partnership that will give direct offices and independent agents of Stewart Title the ability to offer fully online and hybrid closings powered by Notarize.
Stewart and Notarize have completed thousands of closings – both fully online and hybrid – for buyers and sellers. Stewart has approved online closings in more than half of the states, and this partnership ensures that as more states pass legislation, the experience and expertise Stewart and Notarize have will bring rapid deployment and adoption across the country.
“Since completing the first online closing in the country with Notarize back in 2017, we’ve spent the last few years understanding how we can bring a transformational digital process to consumers that enhances the customer experience for how they want to close on their home,” says Stewart Title’s Scott Gillen. “Notarize has been our top partner in the space, not only from an advocacy and enablement perspective, but because we share the same vision on putting convenience and experience first.”
“Scott and the team at Stewart were the first title underwriter to see the promise of online closings,” says Notarize Founder and CEO Pat Kinsel. “They created a vision for the future and worked tirelessly to provide consumers a better closing experience. We’re proud to deepen our relationship with Stewart to take online closings to full scale in 2020.”