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LPS National Flood, LLC is now Servicelink National Flood, LLC
| March 2014
On Thursday, January 2nd 2014, Fidelity National Financial (FNF) announced its acquisition of Lender Processing Services (LPS). In addition, we are pleased to announce that Lender Processing Services (LPS) and ServiceLink have united as Black Knight Financial Services, Inc (BKFS). Black Knight is comprised of two businesses: Black Knight Financial Services, a technology, data and analytics company; and ServiceLink, a transaction services company that includes our Flood division. Both businesses will work together to deliver the premier solutions our clients and business partners need to achieve long-term success.
Effective January 24, 2014 our name officially became ServiceLink National Flood, LLC. You will see our new name on flood zone determinations starting May 1st, 2014. This will give you ample time to change the name in your systems and forms. For your convenience, a W9 reflecting our new Tax ID number will be provided within the next 30 days.
All of us, who have worked with you in the past, look forward to working with you today and in the future. Our customers will see no interruption in our service or structural change in our operations. Your current contracts, service agreements and indemnifications with LPS National Flood, LLC remain in force. All Life of Loan flood certifications that have been issued in the past under the name of LPS National Flood, LLC will continue to be serviced by ServiceLink National Flood, LLC. Customer satisfaction will continue to be our top priority.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Formation of Black Knight Financial Services
| January 2014
Jacksonville, Fla. -- (January 3, 2014) -- Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a leading provider of title insurance and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries, today announced the reorganization of the former Lender Processing Services, Inc. ("LPS") businesses, the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary called Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. ("Black Knight") and the issuance of a 35% interest in each of Black Knight's two operating subsidiaries, ServiceLink Holdings, LLC ("ServiceLink") and Black Knight Financial Services, LLC ("BKFS"), to funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and certain related entities. Black Knight, through ServiceLink and BKFS, now owns and operates the former LPS businesses and FNF's ServiceLink business. FNF's core operating subsidiaries now consist of Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. and Black Knight.
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The Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form
| August 2012
The new Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form (SFHDF), FEMA Form 086-0-32 has been published. FEMA has granted a three year transition period before final adoption of the form is required. The previous form can be used until that time. Users may choose to update their systems at any time to the new format. Please periodically check the following websites for updates: FEMA Library and FEMA Forms.
The new Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form (SFHDF), FEMA Form 086-0-32 has been published. FEMA has updated their website located at http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1394 with the following message:
"The Agency will be allowing users a three year transition period ending on the expiration date so user systems can be changed before final adoption of the form is required. The previous form can be used until that time. Users may choose to update their systems at any time to the new format."
This will provide LPS National Flood with ample time to make the necessary changes.
According to the FEMA website and form instructions, the changes include:
- FEMA Form 81-93 is now FEMA Form 086-0-032
- Expiration date is May 31, 2015
- Property Address and Parcel Number
- LOMA/LOMR Number
- Section D: Add the following additional sentence: Please note, the risk of flooding in this area is only reduced, not removed