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Patchwork of state laws in US hinders 21st century remote notarisation

Face-to-face meeting with a notary public becoming passé in an era of FaceTime, Skype, live-streamed social media

CUTTING COSTS: Broadly speaking, webcam notarisations could reduce expenses for lenders, notaries and borrowers.

New York

AS Chuck DeBonis was wrapping up his stint as a civilian paramedic at a military base in Kuwait earlier this year, he found a home that he wanted to buy in the Virginia town of Bristow for his return.

The problem? His mortgage lender wanted him to sign paperwork, in person